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I contacted the Urban Ministry in Greensboro and asked if my fraternity could conduct our biannual “Alpha Sleep out for the Homeless”.   I am the President for the Eta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at the University of North Carolina at Wilmingion.   On October 22nd, 2003, we set up tents at the fountain located in front of the atrium on UNCW’s campus.   My vision for this sleep out was to show the community the brotherhood and compassion within my fraternity through solicitation for something bigger than ourselves.   Persuasion can be defined as changing beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivations, and behaviors.   For this project I decided to test a few of the persuasion tactics that we discussed in class, Foot in the Door, Door in the Face, and Reciprocity.  
Foot in the door is to ask for something small followed by a large request.   For example to ask for a single canned food item, have small talk and them ask for a financial donation or ask if they have any old clothes that they would like to donate.   I thought this to be the most successful, because people were more receptive to this tactic.   For instance, a group of guys came by the fountain to support the sleep out.   They didn’t know to bring any canned goods or didn’t offer to give anything, so I walked over and begin to carry a conversation with the young men.   I started by asking them how they were doing and how they liked college life so far.   This gave me a bit of an advantage because they were freshmen and to them I am a person of high stature.   Now I have room to educate or to become the big brother.   After talking to them for a while, now I am a credible person to them because I have given them advice on what classes to take, what teachers to take, and why they need to work hard to maintain a good GPA.   How they need to get involved in different organizations on campus so they can be positive role models for those who look up to them and the community.   After going through this process,...

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