Wed, 20 December 2017
How to Command Attention with Power and Authority
Great persuaders know and understand how to use different forms of power, but if you're like most people, you just cringed at the word "power." Is power something we're really allowed to talk about? Is it good or bad? Can we have power over our audience?
Check out the article here.
The answers to these questions depend on what form of power it is, how it is used, and what the user's intentions are. We all possess different forms of power in different situations. It is human nature to respect and follow power and expertise, and power certainly has legitimate, ethical, and necessary uses. Of course, we know that power can also be used unethically to manipulate and control
Power is different from force. It is all about your intent. Power creates trust, it strengthens, and it empowers. Force must always be maintained, enforced, and warranted. Force sucks the energy and life out of people. True power encourages, revitalizes, and creates unity and synergy. Power causes us to listen and obey. Force causes us to be skeptical and run.
David R. Hawkins said it best: "Power gives life and energy—force takes these away. We notice that power is associated with compassion and makes us feel positively about ourselves. Force is associated with judgment and makes us feel poorly about ourselves."
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Wed, 13 December 2017
I was asked an interesting question last week on a radio interview. I was asked, “How can you resist or repel an unwanted persuasive attempt?” He also asked, “How can you stop someone that always tends to manipulate you?”
I discuss this article here, and the persuasion ninja of the week.
On this podcast, I talk about ways to resist another person’s unethical persuasive attempt. This is good to know for you as a person and as a persuader. As a person, this information will help you resist unwanted persuasive attempts. As a persuader, you will begin to see some of this resistance or behavior in your prospects and will need to adjust your presentation. So how do you resist persuasion or even manipulation?
Direct download: Podcast_218_-_How_to_Resist_Persuasion_and_Manipulation.mp3
Category:sales -- posted at: 6:30am CST
Tue, 5 December 2017
On this episode Kurt interviews Dave Kurlan. They discuss the biggest mistake that sales people make, baseball and sales, biggest mindset obstacles, self-limiting beliefs and how to reprogram your beliefs, how to get your prospect to pay more attention to you than to your competition, the sales process, good closing techniques, how to create urgency early, how to get past a "slump," how to know whether or not your prospect is qualified, and how to deal with resistance.
Dave Kurlan is a Sales Development Expert and a top rated speaker, and the best-selling author of Baseline Selling – How to Become a Sales Superstar by Using What You Already Know about the Game of Baseball. He hosts Meet the Sales Experts, a weekly radio show and is the leading expert in Sales Assessments and Sales Force Evaluations. He is a contributing author, along with Deepak Chopra, Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield, to the new book, Stepping Stones, and a contributing author, along with Jeffrey Gitomer and Zig Ziglar, to the new book, Mastering the World of Selling. He has published more than 800 articles on his popular sales management Blog, Understanding the Sales Force. He is the founder and CEO of Objective Management Group, and Kurlan & Associates, both Inc 5000 companies.
For more information about Dave and his work visit his site here.