Identifying influentials: Development of the connector, persuader
, and social maven scales.
This interdisciplinary study draws upon history, literature, speech, religion, education, sociology, and psychology; essentially, however, it is an intellectual history of oral and written persuasion, with the central persuaders
in this story being Lyman Beecher, William Ellery Channing, Catherine Beecher, Elizabeth Peabody, Sarah Josepha Hale, Catherine Sedgwick, Bronson Alcott, Horace Mann, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott--together with Charles Chauncy, Jonathan Edwards, James Freeman, Joseph Buckmaster, Timothy Dwight, and Jedediah Morse in the opening background chapter on the period from the Great Awakening through the post-Revolutionary era.
Artillery major, with one of the massive eight-inch Persuaders
, insisted on passing through our forward area to somewhere several kilometers in front of us.
Our development of the framework begins with the basic relationship of a persuader
and a person being persuaded (see Figure 3).
The counselor was such a powerful persuader
that he convinced the child's parents to allow him to be alone with their son, take him to baseball games, and on similar day trips.
installs easily as a single piece, using an adjustable-width mounting bracket that attached to the conveyor framework with two bolts on each end.
Tak's original Kubotan is still available, and has been copied by many companies; in my opinion the only good or even improved copy of the Kubotan is the Persuader
II, developed by Monadnok Lifetime Products, the firm that made the original Kubotans for the Shihan.
Department of Labor's (DOL) final "persuader
rule." Officially titled Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption, it revises the definition of what activities constitute "advice" and expands circumstances under which public reporting is required per the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.
Department of Labor's forthcoming "persuader
rule," which would require employers to report all communication with outside attorneys and consultants pertaining to labor law compliance.
"The Marines apparently used a Number Four Persuader
- in other words, a sledge hammer."