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Paul is a leader in conversion rate optimisation and user experience design thinking. He has over 25 years experience working with clients such as Doctors Without Borders and PUMA. He is the author of six books and a well respected presenter.

Paul Boag

Encouraging Clicks Without Shady Tricks

Every website seeks to encourage visitors to do something, whether it is placing an order, make a donation or signup to a mailing list. But how do you do that without alienating users? After all, we now live in a world where one disgruntled customer can destroy a brand. This presentation will show you a better way.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • How to convince colleagues and clients to avoid manipulative techniques.
  • How to enjoy users to act through objection handling.
  • How to build trust with users and overcome their cynicism.
  • Why cognitive load is destroying your conversion rate and what to do about it.

  • Speaking: Paul Boag
  • Date:

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