You need to be fully in tune with every movement and every gesture to grasp the meaning of what is going on. There are glances, subconscious noises and movements that you don’t even notice that tell others exactly what you’re thinking. Here are some of the basics for learning to read body language that can give you the upper hand when influencing.
Knowing your influence potential is a great asset because it gives you a heads-up or benchmark of what you’re doing right (your strengths) and what isn’t working out (your challenges). It gives you instant access to self-knowledge which is the start of being a powerful, effective, and influential person.
There are 3 major mistakes people make when attempting to influence others. Do you know what they are?
When it comes to problems, I firmly believe that the first step to solving them is to change them. Change your perspective, change the meaning, and change how you usually approach them. Solving a problem is about eliminating friction and pain. You risk interrupting how things are done. This is how you uncover the potential of resources at your disposal.
What happens when your seven influence traits are not functioning on all cylinders? You have NO influence over others or your own life!
Influence has become a major buzz word in the last few years. Major corporations are investing billions of dollars to build employees’ morale, confidence, and skills. They hold conferences in Vegas, workshops in the New Mexico desert, team-building retreats in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
This is done all in the effort to increase their influence. Is it working? Maybe. Could it work faster? Yes. Might they get better, long-lasting results? Yes.
There's nothing negative about gaining more power, as long as you use it correctly. How are you using yours?
It's easy persuade another person to do something once with some slick graphics and the right words, but when you’re working on changing minds and changing hearts, it takes something more...
Have you ever stopped to think about the words you are using to communicate and how they affect the outcome of what you’re trying to say? Here are a few examples of what to say and what not to say when trying to persuade
If you really want to wow upper level management, you’re going to need to pull out the influence “big guns” next time you’re in the board room.