Replay 136 – Experiences change minds

Posted by  Anecdote International —November 29, 2022
Filed in Anecdotes, Podcast

Suggestions and arguments don’t change minds, but experiences do. Listen to hear how a husband finally persuaded his wife to buy herself a new, improved bike.

Woman riding bike

Welcome to another replay episode of Anecdotally Speaking! We’ve spent the past week planning for a big 2023, so this week, we’re replaying our last episode of 2021!

Shawn shares a story he heard from Mike Adams, our Head of Story-Powered Sales. And after discussing it as per our usual episode format, Shawn and Mark talk about stories and the festive season! We are just about to enter December!

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Tags: change, changing minds, experience, persuasion

This story starts at 01:42

A past colleague of Mike Adams’ told him that he was trying to convince his wife to upgrade her bicycle. He had a nice bike, but when he suggested it to her, she would say, “I love my bike. It’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with it. I’m happy with it, and I’m used to it.”

One day, on a bike ride, her bike frame broke. As a result, she couldn’t ride it home.

So he suggested she ride his bike home and offered to get her bike back there too.

When he got home, she was grinning from ear to ear.

“Oh, I love your bike!” she said, “It was so easy to ride, so comfortable. I love the gears…”

So he said, “Well, maybe we should get you a new bike.”

And she said, “Oh, yes, I’d love a new bike!”

About  Anecdote International

Anecdote International is a global training and consulting company, specialising in utilising storytelling to bring humanity back to the workforce. Anecdote is now unique in having a global network of over 60 partners in 28 countries, with their learning programs translated into 11 languages, and customers who incorporate these programs into their leadership and sales enablement activities.

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