Hyperbole

Exagerrrate

Do you wish to get attention from the people you are speaking to? Well, we all want that.

One way you can do it is through hyperbole. It is an exaggerated expression.

For eg, you say: My workloads are like tons of bricks on my shoulders.

What would be the effect?

a. You get people’s attention because you exaggerated that your workload is so heavy that it weighs in tons. Although this is not literal, people immediately understand what you mean.

b. People would form images of bricks on shoulders when you say that.

If you are looking at ways to just get attention, this is a great way. It is different from covert hypnosis since it is not used to persuade or coerce people. But it is similar to covert hypnosis as both aim at getting people to focus their attention.

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