Three Myths of Behavior Change

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What you think you know that you don’t know!

Try this list before your constructing your next presentation

  • How you present information matters
  1. Tangible
  2. Personalized
  3. Social Interaction
  4. Frame Loss not Gain
  5. Unique messages for each audience
  • You need to change attitudes to change behavior
  1. Set Behavioral expectations
  2. Connect to Values

  • People know what motivates them to take action (they don’t)
  1. Social Norms

Jeni Cross is a sociology professor at Colorado State University. She has spoken about community development and sustainability to audiences across the country, from business leaders and government officials to community activists. As a professor and consultant she has helped dozens of schools and government agencies implement and evaluate successful programs to improve community well-being. In this talk, she discusses her work around changing behaviors.

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Joseph Dager
Business901 is a firm specializing in bringing the continuous improvement process to the sales and marketing arena. He has authored the books the Lean Marketing House, Marketing with A3 and Marketing with PDCA. The Business901 Blog and Podcast includes many leading edge thinkers and has been featured numerous times for its contributions to the Bloomberg's Business Week Exchange.

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