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Sam and Lissa's Blog 11-6
by Lissa Kreisler,posted Nov 6 2013 9:49AM
Some studies are great—make perfect sense…others are just silly and you wonder why anyone spent money on them…but this one fits somewhere in the middle. Just how do you get people to do a favor for you? I never realized it was an issue…LOL .You ask and they say either say yes or no. But what they found out is your chances of getting a yes go way up if you start with an apology. It doesn’t matter what you apologize for. Any apology works. Could be about the weather…that Breaking Bad is over or that you gave out the wrong candy on Halloween….just apologize and then ask for the favor.
Why does it work? By apologizing, even for something trivial, it gives a huge psychological clue that you’re trustworthy and worth doing a favor for.