How to Be Influential Without Words

Did you know you can be influential without even speaking? Sometimes your most influential decisions have nothing to do with what you’re saying. Yes, words are an important factor of influence, but sometimes you’ll want to turn your focus from the message and direct it to the messenger. If you want to really step-up your influence game, then now is the time to start paying attention to your state. Let’s start by defining state, then we'll talk about the different circumstances in which your state can enhance your influential conversations. What [...]

Mastering Influence by Using V.I.B.E.S.

Let's talk about how you can be more influential. Get ready because I am about to teach you a critical cornerstone framework that I use in my speeches, for my clients, and what I teach everyone I work with on how they can become more influential. Let’s start at the beginning. If you didn’t already know, there are three steps to being influential. First, you observe, then you connect, and then you influence. So, if observation is our very first step in influence, then the next question is, well, what do I observe? What [...]

The Influential Techniques of Frank Underwood: Persuasive Lessons from House of Cards

Frank Underwood personifies the "dark arts" of influence. Learn his best conversational influence techniques and how you can use them - in a positive and ethical way - to achieve your goals.

Why Being Wrong Makes You Right

Become Your Most Influential Self! Don’t miss another update with a persuasive technique you can use today Let’s just agree right away that people don’t like to tell you things… especially if they believe the information is sensitive. If divulging something could be embarrassing or put them at a disadvantage, they are definitely not telling you squat. You see this all the time in business. Want to know what someone’s budget is? Good luck. They don’t want to tell you because they’re hoping that they can get [...]

How to Create Your Influential Team

What does an Influential Team look like? As you probably know, my work and the writings of this blog are all about closing the gap between the world’s best influencers and entrepreneurial leaders. And, there has been one key element that I have yet to share with you – one thing that the best influencers have that entrepreneurial leaders don’t know about and struggle finding. I’ve regularly talked about how to be influential, you need to observe your mark to find your influential hooks. I’ve even created an Influential Profiling Tool to help you with your [...]

What Good People Can Learn from Con-Artists: Bringing the Dark Arts of Influence into the Light

Why are we so drawn to the con-artists in film and television? The true story of Catch Me If You Can had us in awe at Frank Abignale’s ability to become anyone – from an airline pilot to a doctor to a lawyer. And who didn’t fall in love with Robert Redford and Paul Newman in The Sting? The catchy tune alone has you hooked. The show Leverage gives us the full variety of con-artist archetypes – the mastermind, the grifter, the thief, the muscle, and the hacker. These Hollywood versions of con-artists are [...]