Why are you captivated by some people but not by others? Why do you recall some brands yet forget the rest? In a distracted, overcrowded world, how do certain leaders, friends, and family members convince you to change your behavior?
Sally Hogshead, author of "Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation"
is here today to reveal why certain things grab our attention more than others. Watch the segment in episode 159
About the book...
"Fascinate is a riveting journey through the forces of fascination-how it irresistibly shapes our ideas, opinions, and relationships-and how to wield it to your advantage." - Alan Webber, author of Rules of Thumb
In Fascinate, advertising and media personality Sally Hogshead explores what triggers fascination-one of the most powerful ways to attract attention and influence behavior-and explains how companies can use these concepts to make their products and ideas irresistible to consumers. Marketing professionals of every ilk will find much of use in the pages of Fascinate; in the words of business guru Tom Peters, "fascination is arguably the most powerful of product attachments," and Fascinate a "pioneering book [that] helps us approach the word and the concept in a thoughtful and also practical manner."
What triggers fascination, and how do companies, people, and ideas put those triggers to use?
Why are you captivated by some people but not by others? Why do you recall some brands yet forget the rest? In a distracted, overcrowded world, how do certain leaders, friends, and family members convince you to change your behavior? Fascination: the most powerful way to influence decision making. It's more persuasive than marketing, advertising, or any other form of communication. And it all starts with SEVEN UNIVERSAL TRIGGERS: LUST, MYSTIQUE, ALARM, PRESTIGE, POWER, VICE, AND TRUST.
Fascination plays a role in every type of decision making, from the brands you choose to the songs you remember, from the person you marry to the employees you hire. And by activating the right triggers, you can make anything become fascinating.
To explore and explain fascination's irresistible influence, Sally Hogshead looks beyond marketing, delving into behavioral and social studies, historical precedents, neurobiology and evolutionary anthropology, as well as conducting in-depth interviews and a national study of a thousand consumers, to emerge with deeply rooted patterns for why, and how, we become captivated.
Hogshead reveals why the Salem witch trials began with the same fixations as those in Sex and the City. How Olympic athletes are subject to obsessions similar to those of fetishists. How a 1636 frenzy over Dutch tulip bulbs perfectly mirrors the 2006 real estate bubble. And why a billion-dollar "Just Say No" program actually increased drug use among teens, by activating the same "forbidden fruit" syndrome as a Victoria's Secret catalog.
To find out what fascinates you, go to: http://sallyhogshead.com/fscoretriggers/
and find out your F Score.