Let’s face it – some people throw better parties than others. The ones who do are unsurprisingly more popular than the ones that don’t. Fortunately, you need not be the most charismatic or outgoing person to throw an exciting party. When you know the principles of influence and the triggers that influence people, you can make your parties less boring.
The Universal Principles Of Influence
The well-respected behavioral psychologist Robert Cialdini is known for his “universal principles of influence.” These principles are ubiquitous in the world of business. Companies use these principles to gain more customers and greater rapport with existing ones. Likewise, you can use them to gain greater rapport with the people who attend your party.
Focus On Unity
To make your party livelier, the principles of influence you should focus on concern unity with your guests.
In his latest book Pre-Suasion (2016), Cialdini details how the more others identify with us, the stronger our influence will be over them. To make your parties less boring, encourage this feeling of unity as quickly as possible. Fortunately, this isn’t difficult to do. For example, in Pre-Suasion, Cialdini cites the simple act of moving in unity with someone else as creating feelings of connection and co-identification. This is why, he says, dancing is prominent in every culture. Obviously, music and dancing will be a part of your party, but you can do more innovative things than that!
For 35 years, Party Time Rental has provided just the kind of products that make everyone feel like they’re part of the group. For example, one of our products is a Wheel of Fortune that everyone can spin together, taking part in the physical act and competing for the prize on display, creating a sense of engagement and unity. With everyone involved in the game, and acting together in it, everyone feels like they’re having more fun.
That’s just one of many of our products! If you have a party coming soon, and you want to make sure that it’s the talk of the town, remember this principle of persuasion and contact us to see how we can help you make the best use of it!