Knock! Knock! Close the door on high pressure sales tactics

Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on guard when it comes to high-pressure sales tactics over the next few months. There are many businesses that go door-to-door selling everything from cosmetic products to magazine subscriptions. In 2012, BBB received over 1,700 complaints against door-to-door sales companies nationwide. Most complaints alleged products were paid…

Watch for sneaky persuasion techniques

Tomorrow is Election Day, and the candidates are out in full force trying to squeeze out that last-minute victory. You may have gotten tired of the constant barrage of politics a year ago, but politicians can teach us a lot about persuasion techniques used throughout the marketplace. NPR recently aired a story about common manipulations used to…