Here is a list of the best Persuasion books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition (2006)
- The Female Persuasion: A Novel (2019)
- Persuasion (2018)
- Persuasion (Penguin Classics) (2003)
- Methods of Persuasion: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior (2013)
- The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge Communication Series) (2017)
- Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion (2017)
- Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade (2018)
- Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace (2017)
- The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold (2006)
- Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining, 5e (2013)
- Persuasion (Global Classics) (2018)
- The Art of Persuasion: Winning Without Intimidation (2011)
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion.
To be admired by someone we admire—we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world.Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life.
Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death.The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt, at the same time as the wars come to an end, putting sailors on shore. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife.
At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen’s last completed novel.
Methods of Persuasion: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior (2013)
Using principles from cognitive psychology, Nick Kolenda developed a unique way to subconsciously influence people’s thoughts. He developed a “mind reading” stage show depicting that phenomenon, and his demonstrations have been seen by over a million people across the globe.Methods of Persuasion reveals that secret for the first time.
The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge Communication Series) (2017)
The Dynamics of Persuasion has been a staple resource for teaching persuasion for nearly two decades. Author Richard M. Perloff speaks to students in a style that is engaging and informational, explaining key theories and research as well as providing timely and relevant examples. The companion website includes materials for both students and instructors and expanding the pedagogical utilities.
Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion (2017)
The time-tested secrets taught in this book include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action, and Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick for lowering an audience’s expectations. And it’s also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians’ use of code language to appeal to specfic groups and an eye-opening assortment of persuasive tricks, including the Eddie Haskell Ploy, the Belushi Paradigm, Stalin’s Timing Secret, and the Yoda Technique.
The acclaimed New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Robert Cialdini—“the foremost expert on effective persuasion” (Harvard Business Review)—explains how it’s not necessarily the message itself that changes minds, but the key moment before you deliver that message.What separates effective communicators from truly successful persuaders?
When you type, text or tweet- how persuasive are you? You are 34 times more persuasive communicating in person than on digital platforms. Yet in today’s world, you probably spend the majority of your time trying to influence others to say YES to you using social media, email, and messenger. So how can you close this gap between offline you and online you? Welcome to the art of Digital Persuasion.
“An engaging, highly readable survey of the sophisticated methods of persuasion we encounter in various situations. From television to telemarketing and from self-deception to suicide cults, Levine takes a hard look at all the ways we attempt to persuade each other–and how and why they work (or don’t). . . .
Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining, 5e (2013)
Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining first helps students understand established theories and models of persuasion. It then encourages them to develop and apply general conclusions about persuasion in real-world settings.
Persuasion (Global Classics) (2018)
Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death.The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. The wife’s brother, Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact in more than seven years.
The Art of Persuasion teaches you how to get what you want when you want it. You would love to have that ability, right? After studying some of the most successful men and women in modern history, author Bob Burg noticed how many common characteristics these people have – and shares them all with you.
Best Persuasion Books Worth Your Attention
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That Tyrant, Persuasion: How Rhetoric Shaped the Roman World
Author(s): J. E. Lendon
ID: 3227154, Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf
How Minds Change The New Science of Belief, Opinion and Persuasion.
Author(s): David McRaney
ID: 3313065, Publisher: Oneworld Publications, Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
The Paradox of Democracy: Free Speech, Open Media, and Perilous Persuasion
Author(s): Zac Gershberg, Sean Illing
ID: 3338050, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2022, Size: 409 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.