I just returned from the 6th (my 1st) Design for Conversion in Cologne, Germany. What a great experience. All these professionals in different fields of expertise working together on business cases provided bij the sponsors. Creativity, deadlines, storytelling, persuasion, design and group dynamics put together in 3 x 1 hour pressure cooker sessions facilitated by the team captains. Luckily, there were the excellent keynote speakers who provided for inspiration, learnings and entertainment. Martin Kupp, Andy Budd, Dan Lockton and Eric Reiss got the participants thinking, laughing, wondering, standing up and clapping their hands. We finished up with a nice barbeque and afterparty, leaving me physically exhausted but mentally on edge.
Too much to sum up here, I’ve created a Storify version of the #dfc6. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Last week I had the chance to visit dr. Cialdini’s 1-day seminar about the Principles of Influence (refresh: here). Not only did I attend, but I also arranged for an interview with dr. Cialdini about the application of the 6 PoP’s in the field of Social Media Marketing. We had already discussed the topic briefly via e-mail, along with some other thoughts about the 6 human emotions that form the basis of behavioural motivation, resulting in the click-whirr heuristical behaviour that the PoP’s are based upon. As a media psychologist, I was already familiar with the PoP’s and was looking for a more in-depth conversation with dr. Cialdini about Social Media.
In this blogpost I would like to share dr. Cialdini’s thoughts with you by means of a transcribed interview with raw audio files to go with it.
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