Maximize Your Influence


So, there is this difficult conversation you need to have.  You know that person is going to get emotional.  You might even feel a chance that you could get a little angry or they could trigger another negative emotion.  How is your EQ - Emotional Intelligence?  Can you read their emotions?  Can you control your emotions?

There is a fine line between logic and emotion.  To influence someone, you have to have both.  Emotions will override logic every time.  I am going to assume that you can form a logical argument here (I know I shouldn’t do that). 

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How do you prepare for this difficult conversation?  What formula should you follow?  Are you putting it off?  Join me for this week’s podcast on How To Have That Difficult Conversation You Are Avoiding And Maintain The Relationship.  We will explore ways to keep emotions in check and the major mistakes people make during this conversation.



Based on over 20 years of study, research, and experience in the field, my findings astound even me.  People aren't won over by tactics and gimmicks.  In fact, they 're are tired of them.  A New York Times poll found that 56 percent of respondents felt you can't be too careful in dealing with most salespeople, and 34 percent said most people would try to take advantage of you if they got the chance.  When asked what they thought about persuaders, only 32 percent of respondents said, "I have a positive attitude toward salespeople."

How to Deal With Annoying or Frustrating Salespeople

So…. Are you an irritable, annoying pest or a welcomed guest?  I’ll bet you have a little bit of both in you.  There are things you are doing that attract prospects and things you are doing that repel your prospects.  Join me for this week’s podcast, Are You That Annoying, Frustrating, Irritating Salesperson?  The Science And Solutions.  Discover the traits of frustrating salespeople and learn how to implement the techniques that help you close the deal.


Stories are powerful tools for persuaders. Compelling storytelling automatically creates attention and involvement with your audience. We can all think of a time when we were in an audience and not paying attention to the speaker. We were off in our own world when we suddenly perked up and started to listen because the speaker had begun to tell a story. We sat up, listened attentively, noted what was being said, and wanted to know what would happen next.

The ability to tell a story is a powerful tool for all influencers.  What is the structure of a great story?  Is there a downside to telling a story?  What is happening in the brain when you tell a story?  How can you leverage stories to influence on command?  Join me for this week’s podcast on How Story Selling Persuades Without Detection And Under The Radar.  We will discover the lost art of story selling.



Moods, hunger and emotion can affect our thinking, judgment, and willingness to say yes. When the person you are trying to persuade is in a good mood or feeling a positive emotion, they are more likely to accept your offer.  The opposite is also true.  If they're not in a good mood or feeling a negative emotion, chances are much higher they will say no.  A good state is a huge advantage to you when it comes to persuasion.  Great persuaders create the right state.

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So how do you get your prospect into a better state?  How do you get yourself in the right mood or state before you attempt to influence?  What about those negative emotions or dealing with those that suffer from Hanger?  Join me for this week’s podcast on How To Persuade, Understand, And Sell A Hangry, Mean Person.  We will discover the techniques to understand and flex your EQ to persuade with power.

What is the question you need to ask yourself?  Is now the time?  Are you done with mediocrity?  Is this your year?  If the answer is yes, things will start to change and improve for you.  If your answer was, hopefully, that would be nice, or maybe then we need to back up and look at your why. 

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The goal is to understand how much potential we have.  It's been said how tall will a tree grow? And the answer is “as tall as it can.” That is so important for us to understand in today's world.  I have college students that say, “What's the least amount I can do to get a B in your class?” Or people on their jobs, what’s the least amount I can do to keep from getting fired?  That doesn’t increase happiness, and that doesn’t equal success.   How successful should you be – as successful as you can?


Want to be more successful?  Want to be a millionaire?  Join me for this weeks podcast on The Proven Simple Habits And Behaviors Of Millionaires.  You will discover that the formula is quite simple.  You just have to start thinking and acting like a millionaire.  I will reveal the tools and techniques of the super-successful.

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