Using Embedded Commands With the Quotes Technique


Would you like and easy technique to influence people? This can help you to be subtly persuasive without sounding like a hard-seller or a hypnotist from an old movie. If that sounds good, ? You’re in the right place! 

In this blog post, we’ll explain how to use embedded commands with the quotes technique—two of our favorite tools that can sneakily influence conversations and make you an outstanding communicator. Whether you’re a therapist, a salesperson, or just someone who loves mastering the art of chat, these techniques can be invaluable assets.

Let’s explore how to combine these tricks to subtly convey your messages in the most delightful way!

Understanding Embedded Commands

Now, let’s talk about one of our stealthy tools: embedded commands. Imagine you could plant a little idea in someone’s mind without them even noticing. Sounds like some kind of psychic power, right? Well, it’s not quite telepathy, but it’s the next best thing in the world of persuasive communication!

Embedded commands are like secret codes or suggestions that are tucked away inside a longer sentence. They’re the part of your speech that your listener’s unconscious mind picks up on, even though they might just think you’re making casual conversation. For instance, when you suggest to a friend, “Imagine how amazing it would be to feel completely relaxed on a tropical beach,” the embedded command is “feel completely relaxed.”

The beauty of these commands is that they bypass the usual resistance we all put up when someone tells us what to do. Instead of ordering, you’re suggesting. And who doesn’t like a good suggestion, especially when it’s wrapped up in a friendly chat?

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The Quotes Technique

Imagine you’re a magician, and your words are the magic trick. This isn’t just about making rabbits disappear but about making your point appear right where it needs to—inside someone’s mind! That’s the essence of the quotes technique. You use a story or an anecdote to engage and entice, slipping in a command while someone’s curiosity has them wide-eyed and ready for the big reveal.

Take the story of Paul, a clever fellow who needed to deliver a message to his rather dickish boss without stirring up a storm. One day, Paul came into work looking visibly upset, his expression painted with distress. His boss, noticing this unusual demeanor, immediately asked, “What’s wrong?”

Seizing the opportunity, Paul sparked his boss’s curiosity with a mysterious line: “Something happened on the subway; you don’t want to know.” But of course, this only made his boss more eager to find out. Paul then launched into his carefully crafted narrative. “This weird guy pointed at me and yelled, ‘You are a lunatic! Everyone in Toronto thinks you’re insane!’” Right at this climactic moment, Paul pointed directly at his boss, perfectly mirroring the action from his story.

After delivering that zinger, Paul smoothly walked out just like the strange man in his tale. It was a mic-drop moment, done in slow motion and with a mysterious flair.

You could almost see the cogs turning in his boss’s head as he stood there, baffled and a bit off-balance. The rest of the day, the boss was noticeably distressed, probably mulling over that odd, unsettling feeling he couldn’t quite place. It’s like when you watch a movie that sticks with you, making you think about it days later, trying to figure out why it got under your skin.

Mastering the Quotes Technique: A Refined Approach to Embedded Commands

By pointing at his boss while delivering that punchline, Paul cleverly shifts the message from his story directly onto his boss. It’s a sneaky move, embedding a pointed command under the guise of talking about someone else. This technique lets Paul drop a significant hint without coming across as confrontational, making his boss think over the words long after they’re spoken.

Paul’s performance demonstrates how a cleverly disguised message, wrapped up in a bit of drama and mystery, can make someone reflect on their own behavior without getting defensive. It’s a sneaky but effective way to make a point, and let’s be honest, it also makes communication a whole lot more fun.

Practical Applications

While these techniques might sound like they’re just for fun or pulling pranks, they are incredibly powerful tools for productive and positive communication across various settings. Here’s how you can use them to your advantage:

  1. In Therapy: Therapists can subtly guide clients towards healing and understanding by using embedded commands within anecdotes. For instance, a therapist might say, “One of my clients once told me how she learned to let go of her anxiety by telling herself repeatedly, ‘relax now’.” This subtly suggests the command “relax now” to the listening client, embedding the idea of relaxation. However, your command must be aligned with your broader approach and the techniques you’re using.
  2. In Sales: Sales professionals can embed commands that encourage a decision, subtly directing customers towards making a purchase. For example, a salesperson might say, “Customers often tell me they ‘feel confident’ after purchasing this insurance plan,” embedding the command “feel confident” to associate the product with a positive emotional state.
  3. In Everyday Communication: To influence or uplift others in daily interactions, embedded commands can be particularly useful. You might say to a friend who is hesitant about making a change, “My sister decided to move to a new city and said it really helped her to ’embrace change’.” Here, “embrace change” is the embedded command encouraging your friend to consider a similar leap.
  4. In Leadership and Management: Leaders can motivate their teams by embedding inspirational commands within their communication. Saying, “We need to meet this challenge head-on and ‘perform at our best,’” can act as a subtle command to enhance performance and engagement.

Unlock the Power of Persuasion

Embedded commands and the quotes technique aren’t just clever conversational tools; they are powerful methods for influencing and guiding thoughts and actions in a positive, subtle manner. 

Whether you’re applying these skills in therapy, sales, or everyday communication, mastering these techniques can enhance your ability to communicate effectively and compassionately. By embracing these methods, you open doors to more meaningful interactions and greater success in both personal and professional settings.

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