Maximize Your Influence

What makes someone successful? Why do some people achieve wealth while others don't? How can we predict who will make it big, who will barely make ends meet, and who will fail? How do we quantify the characteristics of highly successful people?

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Given that increasing your EQ is critical for your success, you need to master this skill.  Influence is on1 of the 12 areas of Emotional Intelligence.  Join me for this week’s podcast on Fine Tune Your EQ or Emotional Intelligence.  You will discover the areas that are critical for your ability to master your own emotions and reading/adapting to the emotions of others.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:09am CDT

Imagine that there is a giant rubber band inside of you. When dissonance is present, the rubber band begins to stretch. As long as the dissonance exists, the band stretches tighter and tighter. You've got to take action before it reaches a breaking point and snaps. The motivation to reduce the tension is what causes us to change; we will do everything in our power to get back in mental balance.

Sleepless And Selfish: Lack Of Sleep Makes Us Less Generous

We like to feel a level of consistency in our day-to-day actions and interactions.  This harmony is the glue that holds everything together and helps us cope with the world and all the decisions we have to make. Dissonance causes us to distort our memories or remember what we want to see or how we want it to happen.  This blurs reality and allows us to cover our mistakes.

Do you want your persuasion to stick?   Do you want your sales never to have buyer’s remorse?  What causes that dissonance or regret for saying yes?   Join me for this week’s podcast on Saving the Sale: Refunds, Regret, And Remorse.  You will discover the techniques used to get those sales to stick.  

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

Let’s talk about where negotiation fits into the world of persuasion and the difference between the two.  Persuasion occurs when your ideas are so convincing that the other party adopts your point of view.  With persuasion, there is no compromising as there is in negotiation.

While persuasion is the ultimate ideal, anytime any one of us presents our ideas, the other party is often equally committed to their convictions, thus making negotiation the next best path.  When we hear the word “negotiation,” we often think of a complex deal in the business world.  However, in reality, all of us are involved in multiple negotiation processes every day.

10 Hard Bargaining Negotiation Skills

What about negotiating a raise?  What if your boss is going to use those hardball negation tactics?   What do you do?  Join me for this week’s podcast Negotiating A Raise – Mistakes To Avoid.  I will focus on which tools work best, which techniques to avoid, and how to deal with those difficult mean tactics of the other side.


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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

Moods affect our thinking, judgment, and willingness to say yes. When the person you are trying to persuade is in a good mood, they are more likely to accept your offer. The opposite is also true. If they're not in a good mood, chances are much higher they won't bite. This is a massive advantage to you when it comes to persuasion. Great persuaders create the right mood.

Leading with Humor

Using humor is the fastest way to get someone in the right state.  Yes it works and yes, you can get better?   Do you get people to laugh?  How about a smile?  Join me on this week’s podcast on How Humor, Happiness, And Mood Increase Sales.  Discover how to use appropriate humor to get your prospect in the right state and easier to influence.

Direct download: Podcast_435_-_How_Humor_Happiness_And_Mood_Increase_Sales.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

Do you know how long waiting times affect persuasion? Do they bave a negative or positive influence? Listen now to see how waiting is either helping or hurting your persuasion.

Psychology of Waiting Lines

Starbucks still has a problem with long lines

Long Waiting Times Cost You Sales