what is the sales technique here?

by Kevin McFree 20 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Kevin McFree
    Kevin McFree

    jw's will never knock on your door and say, "hi, we are here to convert you"

    speaking to a reporter recently a jw media rep at hq said " our main purpose going door to door is not to convert but to share bible truths with people"

    does anyone know the sales techniques involved here?

    why not openly say they are in the harvest season, they are sorting fish from the draagnet, they are following the command to make disciples?

    why hide their true purpose of recruitment? does this work in other sales environments?

  • venus

    Exactly the way an Insurance Agent frames his wording--I am not here to sell insurance, but to share information about insurance.

    After purchasing one, when you really need insurance coverage for some loss, then their concern would be how to not give insurance, seeking for all loopholes that would make you ineligible.

  • LisaRose

    It's called lying.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    I would call it a confidence trick.

    "Would you like to know the real meaning of the Bible?"

    This offer to study the Bible with a householder is dishonest because all JWs do is indoctrinate according to a narrow partisan and paranoid viewpoint. Secondly there is in the question a false assertion that there is a "real meaning" to the Bible.

    "Join us and you get everlasting life!" Only fools (like me) fall for the ludicrous offer of everlasting life. Life is precious for the very reason that it is not everlasting.

    Therefore all children should be made to understand this Latin dictum; Caveat emptor-- buyer beware, because the world is full of sales people with useless goods.

  • punkofnice

    Theocratic warfare(TM)

  • stillin

    Yet they ALSO say that they do this out of obedience to Jesus' command at Matthew 28:19, 20. "Go, therefore, and preach, making disciples...."

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    The only undeniable truth the Watchtower ever broadcast: "Religion is a snare and a racket".

    Funny how no new light has come along and replaced this little gem!

  • sparky1

    The Watchtower Society is using techniques pioneered by Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays. In his day, it was called public relations. In our day it is called spin. Bernays was so successful in mind manipulation of the public that his biography was entitled, The Father of Spin. Jehovah's Witnesses have taken Bernays' theories to new heights and applied them to the selling of themselves and their religion.

  • scratchme1010
    does anyone know the sales techniques involved here?

    Misleading advertising. Deceptive sales practices. In other words, lying to their bones.

    Sad thing is that they actually believe that nonsense.

  • recovering

    Bait and switch

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