The word ‘persuade’ comes from the latin root word, persuadere, from per- ‘through, to completion’ + suadere ‘advise’. In promoting our services or products, we are advising or helping a customer through to fulfilling their needs.
Good stories are hard to come by. I was lucky enough to come across with this simple yet insightful story when doing a research on Relationship Marketing. The story was told by Dr Christian Grönroos, who is a pioneering academic in the subject of Relationship Marketing.