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PERSUASION. The act of influencing by expostulation or request. While the persuasion is confined within those limits which leave the mind free, it may be used to induce another to make his will, or even to make it in his own favor; but if such persuasion should so far operate on the mind of the testator, that he would be deprived of a perfectly free will, it would vitiate the instrument. 3 Serg. & Rawle, 269; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 207; 13 Serg. & Rawle, 323.

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In an easy-to-digest, well-organized format, Andy Maslen's Persuasive Copywriting discusses psychological principles that underlie effective copywriting.
"Persuasive Copywriting: Using Psychology to Engage, Influence and Sell" by Andy Maslen (Managing Director of Sunfish, a business writing agency specializing in direct response, corporate communications and digital content and CEO of the Andy Masten Copywriting Academy, which trains copywriters) is a 256 page instruction manual and guide the provides aspiring copy writers with the confidence to try a psychological approach yielding instant improvements with respect to copywriting; demonstrates how to write enjoyable, compelling copy that stands out in today's extraordinarily competitive marketplace; demystifies advanced copywriting skills with examples, quizzes, exercises and tips.
The late Apple boss was a master of the art of effective and persuasive speaking, employing various strategies to adapt to differing scenarios and situations, while still delivering a constant message, according to Loizos Heracleous and Laura Klaering, of Warwick Business School.
In the 2011 NAPLAN writing test, students will write a persuasive text....
Ideas are grouped in sections on leadership in the age of transparency, the leader within, the emotions that drive behaviors, and persuasive communication.
Cartographers have treated persuasive maps like unwanted stepchildren.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management examined conversations from 95 meetings and other particularly persuasive key words, including "give," "start," "menu" and "touch."
BRITAIN has obtained "limited but persuasive information" that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Downing Street said last night.
Following a very general introduction dealing with the history of high schools and art instruction, the author sets forth a series of compelling and persuasive ideas about the tangible products resulting from arts instruction.
The focus of this article will mainly be on Year 4 and their persuasive writing about the impact of palm oil production on orangutans, as this is the class I taught; however the successes detailed later relate to both year groups.