Maximize Your Influence

Why is the tendency to procrastinate so prevalent? We know it does us no good, and yet it plagues even the best of us. Putting things off until the last minute never gives the best results.

What are some reasons we procrastinate? Another big one is indecision. We fear being wrong and making mistakes.  Sometimes we procrastinate because we are tired or we don’t have the energy.    

Hey, do you have a second - The upside of workplace interruptions

Let’s talk about the solution to accomplish more in less time.  What are the ways to overcome procrastination and be more effective with your time?  It is impossible to talk about procrastination and not end up talking about time management.

 Join me for this week’s podcast as I talk about traits and characteristics of people know how to turn time into money.  This podcast is called PQ Skill 9 - Secrets to Accomplish More In Less Time.

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We tend to judge rapidly, and that snap judgment is usually correct. When you meet someone for the first time, he will tend to categorize you like someone he already knows.3 The positive or negative characteristics of the person you resemble tend to be transferred to you (fair or not). The bottom line is that your audience is pretty good at sizing you up in the first seconds of your meeting. Great persuaders know how to create magic in those first few seconds, and those feelings will last a lifetime.

Seven Personality Traits of Top Salespeople

Join me for this week’s podcast as I talk about an HBR article about some of the traits and characteristics of power persuaders.  You will be surprised about the studies on people skills, rapport, and how connectivity has changed.  This podcast is called Learnable Personality Traits of Top Salespeople

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:37am CDT

Great persuaders are great communicators. Well-known motivational speaker and best-selling author Jim Rohn said it best: “When I learned how to effectively persuade and communicate, my income went from six digits to seven digits.”

The False Consensus Effect

Your communication skills are critical for your success, yet this is another set of overlooked skills that are not effectively taught in school. Communication includes phone skills, face-to-face interactions, Zoom presentations, and even email.

Do you want to be more persuasive on the phone?  Want to influence over zoom?  These skills are critical to your ability to take a interested prospect to a happy customer. 

 Join me for this week’s podcast as I take a deep dive into these presentation skills and the keys to influence when you are not face-to-face.  This podcast is called PQ Skill #8 - How To Sell Over The Phone - Tools to Persuade With Your Voice.