How do human beings make decisions? By choosing the quickest path to pleasure or away from pain. In the art of influence, this is valuable intel. You can better lead people when you understand their underlying motives. People are motivated by many different kinds of pain and pleasure. That's why influential people keep track of their target’s observable triggers - what they want to move away from and move towards. So, today, I’d like to delve into one of the lesser-discussed pain/pleasure triggers. Using this technique can swiftly shift your target’s perspective. I’ve [...]
Annoying people are everywhere. Knowing how to deal with them is a precious skill. So, how can you influence somebody that you don't get along with?
Conversations. They can lead to powerful moments of realization and revelation. Conversations are how we, as a species, connect, learn, and grow with each other. And…conversations can be a huge source of stress, anxiety, and missed opportunities. One of the worst moments in any conversation is that terrible awkward silence. Not knowing what to say next can make you panic and worry whether or not you're making a good impression. So, today, l'm sharing a few tips that will help you keep that conversational flow going, always. Tip #1: Visualize Then Clarify Your [...]
The answers to these influential-intel-gathering questions help influencers discover exactly how to persuade someone else and can be used by you at any time, in any situation.
Influence has a lot of fantastic purposes in business, but let’s talk about some tenets of influence that actually make the world a better place.
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 [...]
Want to be more convincing? Bring your content and conversations to influential life by leveraging content with these three tips.
All my life, I’ve had this fear in the back of my mind. I’ve struggled with it, made my peace with it, and then looped back to wrestling with it once again. I don’t know if I’m normal or if I’m different, but I’ve always been afraid of people knowing this about me. So, of course, the rational thing to do is to post a blog about it on the internet where it will remain forever. Brilliant. And so, I’m about to reveal a potentially embarrassing fact about myself because I believe that [...]
Awkward sales conversations are the worst. Plan your next launch and drive more sales with this easy-to-follow influential strategy! Plus, grab the influence cheatsheet to help you plan a year of better sales conversations!
You don't need fancy persuasive strategies to be influential. Sometimes the simplest techniques can be highly persuasive, and easily hidden. Here are 3 subtle ways to be influential every day.