These Tips from Tyrion Lannister Will Make You More Persuasive

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Tyrion Lannister has captured the hearts and minds of viewers and readers of The Song of Ice and Fire. Despite being vertically challenged, his wit definitely makes him one of the giants in the series. This imp has great talent with words – especially when it comes to persuasion.


He could always talk his way out of the tightest spots, like the time when he was about to be tried for death at the Veil. Using smooth words, he claimed that he has a right to trial by combat and was eventually granted his request. Bronn fought for him and won, thereby saving his own life.


We can all learn a thing from Tyrion – never underestimate the power of words.
If you ever find yourself in a difficult situation, save yourself using your wit. Follow these tips I picked up from reading about the adventures of Tyrion in TSOIAF series.



01. Always be reading.


For most of his life, people looked down upon Tyrion because he was an imp. He tried to live with this and read books to distract himself. This allowed him to become more knowledgeable about the world.

If you want to be as persuasive as Tyrion, then you have to be armed with such knowledge, as well. Do not expect people to be influenced by what you are staying if you are constantly spitting out nonsensical facts.

Read as much as you can. The knowledge that you gather may prove handy whenever you are faced with people that you are trying to persuade.




02. When bargaining, know what the other person needs.


Tyrion is an expert at identifying the needs and values of the people he talks to.

When Catelyn Stark tried to take him captive on her way to the Veil, marauding bandits attacked their caravan and. Luckily, Tyrion was quick to his feet and convinced the Lady Stark to set him free so he can fight the bandits alongside their companions. Tyrion knew that Catelyn needed him alive so he can be used as a bargaining chip. So, he capitalized on the interests of Lady Stark to let her do what he asks of her.

Like Tyrion, be keen at observing the interests of people you are trying to convince. Try to find out what drives them and how they see their aspirations. If you can master this then you are one step closer to understanding the art of persuasion.




03. Cite examples to add credibility.


From the recent events that transpired in the TV series of Game of Thrones, you might have noticed how Tyrion had become the Hand of Queen Daenerys.


This happened because he has proven to be a great ally when it comes to matters of ruling people. When he was asked for advice on how to invade the Seven Kingdoms, he answered that an invasion of Westeros could only be successful if the army invading it is also Westerosi. He cited the conquest of Aegon I and how this was no longer a viable method in invading The Seven Kingdoms - unlike before, everyone is now united under the same banner of whoever ruled from the Iron Throne.

Whenever you are trying to convince people, citing examples is a great way for you to bolster the point you are trying to make. For example, if you’re trying to convince your friend to quit smoking, tell them about experiences of other people you know who had some pretty nasty medical situations that were caused by smoking. These will make your points more valid.


Now that you have an idea on how to use the art of persuasion, remember that this talent will not be as effective if you do not practice it. It also takes time for you to learn your way into persuading people. The best way to practice this is to actually use it from time to time. And once mastered, you can be like Tyrion Lannister – the imp from Casterly Rock with the tongue of gold.

Thanks for these tips, Tyrion!



25 comments:

  1. One of my favorite character in Game of Thrones aside from well Daenerys and her Dragons! :D

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  2. Some really interesting tips from the Games of thrones right when the new season is up and running - liked it :)

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  3. One of the characters in Game of Thrones I admire. I hope he makes it to the end of the series though.

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  4. lol I really enjoyed this post! I need to catch up with Game of Thrones... I'm so behind :(

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  5. hahahahahaha Loved reading this article! Also, Tyrion is my favourite character from a song of ice and fire! All joking aside, these are some solid tips, great job ;) Tyrion would be proud!

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  6. I have started watching Game of Thrones but never get to follow the entire series so totally disconnected.

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  7. Tyrion is such a brilliant character! At the beginning of the series I never thought he would become such an important player in the decision making process of the "game".

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  8. I love this. Tyrrrion is one of my favourites.

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  9. I am not a GOT person, I never could get into the whole series. I tried binge watching it to get caught up but only made it season 1 episode 4 and I keep falling asleep during it no matter what I do. My husband is a fan of the show so he'll appreciate this.

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  10. This is so fun! I need to follow all these tips!

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  11. Tyrion is my favourite GoT character so this was so much fun to read!

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  12. Sounds like sound advice. I especially agree with "always be reading" ��

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  13. He is my favorite out of all the characters from the series.. he has a golden heart!

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  14. These are exactly why I root for him throughout the series!

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  15. These are great tips. And truly work. Always know what the other person wants is something that you learn in Dale Carnegie Sales training.

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  16. I adore this character from Game of Thrones, loved your post. Great tips indeed!

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  17. These are really great tips from Tyrion. I watched some series Game of Thrones not all, looking forward to watch all the series.

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  18. Nice tips! Haha, my bf and I are always watching shows and learning how they can be applied in the current world and situation! That's nice of you to summarize for people!

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  19. He is one of my favorite character to watch on game of thrones, I find him amusing and witty. It is always fun watching his character, but I sincerely didn't think of the tips you just posted, which is totally awesome. Thanks for reminding me to not just watch but learn from the character as well.

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  20. I am so sorry that I have never watched The Game of Thrones, but these were some awesome tips, thank you for sharing this with us.

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  21. I've never matcheg The Game oF Thrones, but I agree that this was very useful tips!

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  22. Tyrion Lannister has captured my heart!!! He the best and I love his character!

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  23. Oh, I am huge Game of Thrones fan and Tyrion is one of my favorite characters. He certainly is very smart and wise and we can learn from him.

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  24. Such a great tips for you Tyrion. I have watch some series of the game of thrones and it so interesting. I am looking forward to watch more series of this movie.

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