INFLUENCE IS A GAME of moves and countermoves. A blur of social strategies that position, reposition and de-position. For a few it’s instinctive. For many it’s critical knowledge. Playmaker knows this game. Precisely. Our system is like no other.


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“The Elements of Influence is a remarkable and timely book. It’s also a good read, not only for those in the professions of influence, but for those of us subject to their maneuverings. No one in marketing, sales, public relations, lobbying, and other forms of psychological influence can call their understanding complete without first examining what Alan Kelly has written.”

— James S. O’Rourke, IV, Ph.D.
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