March 22, 2021
The CDC recently updated one of their web pages encouraging people to use manipulative sales tactics in order to convince their friends and family members to accept the experimental gene therapy being touted as a coronavirus, “vaccine.” They recommend using a five-step technique designed to gain the trust of the person you’re speaking with, then lead the conversation to break down any resistance they might have. The five steps are:
- Listen to their questions with empathy – Acknowledge their emotions so they know they have been heard. For example, you can say, “It sounds like you are stressed at work and home, and concerns about the vaccine are another source of stress. That’s really tough.”
- Ask open-ended questions to explore their concerns – Try not to sound judgmental, and ask questions that help you understand their concerns. For example, avoid things like, “That’s a silly concern,” or “Why would you be worried about that?”
- Ask permission to share information – Once you understand your friend or family member’s question or concern, ask if you can provide some information, and tell them where you get information you trust. If they agree, they will be more willing to listen to you instead of feeling like you’re pushing unwanted information on them.
- Help them find their own reason to get vaccinated – After addressing concerns with empathy and facts, you can steer the conversation from “why not” to the important reasons that matter to them—their “why.”
- Help make their vaccination happen – Once someone decides on their “why,” help them make a commitment to get vaccinated…As a trusted messenger to your family and friends, you can play a role in their decision to vaccinate.
You can find the full post on the CDC website, here: CDC: How to Talk With Family and Friends