This is a great copywriting method to get people to do what you want them to. And its easy too.

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Anyone that’s ever been in my office will know that I have all sorts of notes and idea guides stuck to my walls. Most of them are on copywriting and one in particularly details the 30 most successful ways to start a sales letter.

And sitting at number 4 on this particular list is flattery. In fact the actual idea suggests that when gross flattery is written well, it rarely fails.

So I found this article on the BBC to be a great testament to the persuasive powers of flattery.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18410751

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