Are you convincing or persuading?
So what’s the difference between the two?
You want to convince your patient of the value of meditation.
You want to convince your patient that the flu vaccination is safe.
You want to convince your patient that crash diets don’t work.
You want to persuade your patient to use their asthma puffer regularly.
You want to persuade your patient to do some exercise every day.
You want to persuade your patient to take a holiday.
In a nutshell, you want to convince them that counselling is helpful (idea), but you want to persuade them to go to counselling (action).
How to easily remember the difference?
The i in convince is for idea while the a in persuade is for action.
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