Words Have Emotions-Persuasive Writing

Last Update: June 28, 2018

PERSUASIVE WRITING.

There is a whole style of writing to use in order to persuade or convince your reader to listen and act upon what they are hearing. Your writing should be logical, yes. But it should also, however, appeal to your visitor's emotions!

WORDS HAVE EMOTIONS.

Yes, you read that right! Words DO have emotions and you can decide on the precise ones to use in order to draw your reader in.

EMOTIONAL vs. INTELLECTUAL.

It is always a great idea, of course, to give your reader facts that will help them to understand about a certain product or service you are offering. Supplying INTELLECTUAL information is a must! However, you also want to add emotion to make it more interesting and personal!

YOUR EMOTIONAL & INTELLECTUAL DIALOG.

There are certain words you can use in the EMOTIONAL sense and in the INTELLECTUAL dialog. Both these tactics combined will drive conversions to your site. The more you get the reader to trust you, the more your site will grow and rank!

Every individual has an EMOTIONAL connection to words. When they hear about facts, they may learn essential and valuable things. But, when they hear certain other words, it will always trigger EMOTION.

HERE'S WHAT I MEAN.

INTELLECTUAL WORDS vs. EMOTIONAL WORDS

hello / hi

yes / yeah

attractive / good looking

additionally / there's more

contact you / write you

difficult / tough

construct / build

dine / eat

donate / give

perceive / see

challenge / dare

at the end / over

ARE YOU GETTING THE PICTURE?

There is a whole art of word choice that adheres to how people will react. Word choice is vital when relating to your audience, and also, when ranking keywords! Choosing EMOTIONAL words are what people tend to type in searches.

Even using slang words from time to time, such as yeah instead of yes, will present a personal appeal, as well!

The EMOTIONAL words are more how people speak on a daily basis. The INTELLECTUAL words have a more educated appeal.

It is smart to use a blend of both and will lighten a conversation immensely, with a greater tone of friendship!

Talk with your reader heart to heart. Yes, teach them, too.---But in a way they can comprehend that will be a much more personal and trustworthy way.

Please LIKE and SHARE this post to spread the EDUCATION! Thank you!

Erin :)!


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QAVAVO Premium
Right words create life where ever applied
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herinnelson Premium
That's beautiful, Taniela!---and so true!

Erin :)!
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MaryCameron Premium
Fantastic post and I totally agree. I know with my site I am hoping to educate dog owners as well as tell the story of my dogs past and present.
Thank you for such an intersting topic.
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Mary! Happy to connect with you, too!
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MaryCameron Premium
And thank you for the follow, My aim is to read all of your posts, I am positive I shall learn from you.
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herinnelson Premium
I'm honored, Mary--thank you! There are 169 of them including this one and 131 questions! Ha ha! I wish you all the best with your doggie site! xoxo
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Great advice. Didn't realize how much difference there was between words!!! I always thought you had to use emojis which I refused to do in business.

Tried and True

Elaine
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herinnelson Premium
Ha ha, Elaine! Informal description is key to relating on a personal level these days!
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NScholz Premium
Duly noted! Thank you for the advise!
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herinnelson Premium
Great! My pleasure, Norbert!
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ptaloboe Premium
Noted and thanks for the important advice.
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herinnelson Premium
Wonderful, Patrick! You're so welcome! :)!
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DimosT Premium
Thanks Erin a much needed tip

Erin I could use your advise.Ihave typed my content for the bootcamp training and twice i tried to publish it and twice there was a warning that my content was dublicated .
It 's a content that I suspect is somewhat the same as hundreds of others. How should I procced.
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Dimos! I've had that happen before, too---with the Privacy Policy. You can publish it anyway. Kyle said in a video that it happens sometimes and to go ahead and publish. You can change it up a bit before you proceed if you want, changing a few words to see if that helps. Otherwise, just proceed.

Erin :)!
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DimosT Premium
Thanks Erin I'll give it another shot.
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herinnelson Premium
Great, Dimos!
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dragonfly10 Premium
I have also wonder about this. There are so many testimonials about WA, as well there should be, it would be most difficult to be unique.
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herinnelson Premium
Read my response to Dimos, Sandra. :)!
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Tirolith Premium
A great way to go.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Tom! Yes, I think it is, too!
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dreadless19 Premium
Great info here Erin - I will certainly use this as for future reference.
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herinnelson Premium
Wonderful Theresa! Happy to connect with you here!
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dragonfly10 Premium
I also add this to my notebook as a future reminder. I think because English is my third language I tend to speak in a more formal fashion.
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herinnelson Premium
Nice, Sandra! What are your first and second languages?
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dragonfly10 Premium
I was born here, but my godfather ( an Episcopalian Bishop) took me to Switzerland at age 2. I grew up bilingual speaking French and German. All my summers were spent on the beaches in Spain. Yes, I do love beaches.
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herinnelson Premium
Wow, think of all the people you can communicate with speaking 3 different languages! You are in the right place, my dear! Wonderful story!
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dragonfly10 Premium
You are a true friend. When I get, my website finished I want you to be the first to read it. I will want a real critical review. I know I can trust you to do that
xoxo Sandy
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herinnelson Premium
I'd be honored, Sandy! Thanks so much! xoxo
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dragonfly10 Premium
Erin how do you keep up with all your e-mail. I find it difficult to read and answer every one of them. I would hate to leave anyone out but at times it next to impossible to answer all of them. I found one new very lost young lady who was new to everything, and no one was answering her questions. I reached out to her and got her started. But the sad part is I almost didn't read that particular piece of mail. When you have time(lol), maybe you explain how you handle the flow
xoxo Sandy
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Sandy: Are you referring to general emails (email subscribers) or replying to blog posts here or on my website?

I have my email subscribers on auto-responder with a campaign of 6 pre-written emails.

In the community, I just go through each person on the list who replied by clicking on the bell.

I get notifications in SiteComments and reply back in a timely fashion, which are spaced out.

Does that answer your question?
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dragonfly10 Premium
This was great training for me.
thanks, Sandy
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Sandra! XOXO
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WorthMillion Premium
Thank you Erin. Being able to paint a vivid picture into the readers mind through a balanced blend of the two inforces and/or helps instill a new perspective within them . Solely cold hard facts and telling readers to do something directly will make the reader feel controlled. But the blend you speak of will break down the readers walls or inhibitions and have a greater chance in opening their mind and allowing them to be reached heart to heart! Absolutely beautiful!

You are a wonderful writer!! Time for me to brush up on my writing skills :)

Suzanne
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks for all the endearing and positive remarks, Suzanne! You've summed it up brilliantly! Happy to help, my dear friend! xo
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Maverick Premium
Great read. Thank you for the information
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Maverick! Happy to help!
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SydneyMac Premium
Super article Erin. Will try to incorporate these in my next posts
Sydney
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herinnelson Premium
Awesome, Sydney! That's great!
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sharon22 Premium
Excellent article! / Awesome article!
Does this make a difference, Erin?

I am always on the lookout to learn more about writing skills. This is very helpful indeed.

Many thanks!
Sharon
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Sharon! It really DOES make a difference in relating with your audience. It's my pleasure to provide it to you! Happy to connect!
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Joes946 Premium
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Joe! Glad to be connected!
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louisaparson Premium
What helps my conversational style of writing is to use voice typing when I write a draft and then add information to support my thoughts in editing.

Telling a story in my writing also helps to be persuasive, especially if it is a story about how I helped someone with a solution to a problem.
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herinnelson Premium
Great insight into your style of writing, Louisa! Very interesting and thanks for sharing your views!
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daviestembo Premium
Very informative! Thanx for sharing
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herinnelson Premium
Hi Davies and thanks for dropping in! Glad I could give your some insight! :)!
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Scotius2001 Premium
Great post! This highlights the concept of writing to your reader as if you were speaking to them one on one at a bar. Love the word examples. Thanks for sharing!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks so much, Scott! Ha ha--love your concept! Glad I could help!
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RiaBatista Premium
I believe this is a great idea. Thank you for sharing.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Yanuaria! Glad you think so! You're quite welcome and happy you stopped by!
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dchapman3 Premium
Never thought of this, but you have a great point.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Don! I'm always studying writing techniques and sharing what's worked for me!
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tinaandjohn5 Premium
Thank u for this. Sometimes its hard to find the right word choices when it comes to writing content. This was a big belp...

Tina.....
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herinnelson Premium
So glad I could help, Tina! You're so welcome!
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firstlearn Premium
Thanks for this Erin. I must admit there are words in your list I rarely if ever use. Being brought up in England we have a slightly different slant on the use of the English language.

Derek
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herinnelson Premium
That's so true, Derek. Well, you get the gist anyway! lol
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DEversley Premium
Thanks, Erin. Quite useful info here.

David
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herinnelson Premium
Glad it will help, David! Thanks!
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Steven-A Premium
good practice to use emotional words --- helpful list, Erin
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Steven! Just putting it out there! :)!
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ptaloboe Premium
Thanks for information. Indeed these words meanings are interesting!
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herinnelson Premium
I'm glad you think so, Patrick! Happy you swung in!
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sglandry Premium
I totally agree. Learned this in a Dale Carnegie course years ago. It absolutely works. Good post.
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herinnelson Premium
Wow! Thanks for sharing that, Steve! Love hearing that feedback on it!
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NScholz Premium
Good advice ~ Thank you!
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Norbert! Happy you stopped by to read!
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janbey Premium
Good post Erin, there are going to be so many people that will be thankful that you have written this. -Age-
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Age! I wanted to post something regarding writing that has tremendously helped me to grow as a writer!
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