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Prejudging is one of the most devastating mistakes you can make because you really cannot judge a book by its cover. Many, many times, we find that the people who seem to be the least likely candidates are the ones who become a big part of your business.

Join me for this week’s podcast #500 with Freebies and fun stuff.  This podcast will focus on The 10 Hottest Influence Tools For 2024.   Get the latest research, studies and statistics on the new secrets of persuasion. 

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Why Your Last Audience Said You Were Boring. Many factors can contribute to boredom and disinterest during a presentation.

 

Avoid the blunders by creating content that is relevant and engaging  Deliver the presentation with enthusiasm and incorporating visual aids.  Be aware of the audience's needs and encourage interaction with the audience.

 

Join me for this week’s podcast on Edutainment, Engagement, and Energy.  You will discover that there is no such thing as a boring topic, only a boring presenter.  Learn how to be more dynamic, charismatic, and engaging for your next presentation.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:26am CST

We all negotiate every day.  Only 10% of business professionals who negotiate every day have taken negotiation training.  The challenge is they estimate this has cost them millions of dollars.  Who is paying for these mistakes?  Usually, the companies that employ them.  Entrepreneurs know this will just cost them income.

Join me for this week’s podcast interview with John Lowry.  We will focus on Negotiation Made Simple.  Discover how to structure a negotiation and what questions to ask before the process begins.  Learn if you should make the first offer and how to deliver that information.
 

For more info about John visit his website here.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:31am CST

So, is that power of charisma good or bad?  I would say is gravity good or bad?  Just like gravity, charisma is neutral.  It is how you use the power that will define you as good or bad.  Some say Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, Mussolini had charisma.  Sure they did have many of the tools of charisma. 

6 Questions Reveal How Charismatic You Are

There are many cases of someone who had some of the skills of charisma and they used them in an unethical way.  Let’s think about this.  You could probably count more people in history and in your life that had this skill and they used charisma to change your life (in a good way).  So what is the difference?

So how do you master this C-factor?  How do you get that RIZZ and empower others to want to do what you want them do do?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Do You Have The C Factor - chaRIZZma, Charm and Confidence.  Discover the simple things you can do to inspire and motivate others.

 


We live in a world where people are less trusting, more cynical, and full of skepticism.  Corporate loyalty is a thing of the past.  Belief in government has eroded away.  Everyone around us is confused, overwhelmed, and more difficult to influence and lead.  Now more than ever, charisma is a vital and critical life skill.

 Can charisma be taught? Tests of two interventions.

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The challenge is that some think they have the Rizz (charisma) but don’t.  Just because you can get somebody to do something doesn’t mean you are influential or charismatic.  We know there is a direct correlation between the manager/leader and the employee that dictates the amount of productivity.

What is your RIZZ ranking?  Do you have it?  Can you improve it?  Can you deliver a presentation that inspires and influences?  Join me for this week’s podcast on What Is Your RIZZ (Charisma) Ranking?.  You will discover the secrets of charisma.

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

Do You Attract or Repel Others? It’s Either The Rizz or Fizz.
 
The skill of charisma can propel you into leadership and success.  When someone is charismatic, they can connect, bond, and lead everyone and anyone.  Charisma allows you to be more efficient and effective.  Think about this.  It could be you if others aren’t responding to you or your influence.  Sure we like to say it is them, but when you do not influence others, are empowered by you, or even want to help you – it is you.  Remember:  When a sports team has a losing season or they don’t perform up to expectations, the coach gets fired.

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Have you ever noticed how some people can lead without effort?  People instantly like them and want to be around them.  Have you seen them enter a room, and everyone notices?  Have you seen people always get what they want, and everyone around them wants to give it to them?  How do they command attention and influence with everyone they meet?  This is the power of charisma, and you will see that charisma can and must be learned.

Rizz is Oxford's word of the year for 2023  

Charisma is the ability to empower and influence others into believing in you, trusting in you, and wanting to be influenced by you.  You inspire them.  You help them see themselves in the future by carrying out your vision.  They are moved and energized by your passion and enthusiasm.  They are magnetized and driven by your charisma.  They are lifted and inspired by your optimism and expectations.  You’re a source of empowerment, encouragement, and inspiration.

Join me for this week’s podcast on Got The Rizz (Power of Charisma).  We will deep dive into what it takes to improve your Rizz Ranking and get that secret ingredient of influence.

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When negotiating, you have to be prepared for anything.  You need to know the ins and outs, the wants and needs of both sides.  The more you prepare, the more knowledge you have, and the better deal you will get.

How to Spot a Manipulator in 5 Seconds or Less

Negotiation is part of everyday life.   As they say - You deserve what you negotiate.   The challenge is negotiation has changed.   Many people are using some old-style, outdated, cheesy tactics that need to be retired.

Join me for this week’s podcast  - The Unknown And Forgotten Rules of Negotiation.  We will talk about your blunders and how to fix them to increase your success and influence.

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Knowing when to shut up and stop talking in persuasion is a major blunder.  Are you able to take their temperature, gauge their interest, or respond to their needs?  Are you the data dumper (Vomit) and overwhelming them with too much information?  What signs or signals are you looking for when wrapping it up and asking for their business?

When Is It Time To Shut-Up?

By paying attention to these cues, you can determine exactly when it is time to close the sale or get the yes.  You must continually take their temperature to see where they are in persuasion.  

Join me for this week’s podcast on When Is It Time To Shut Up?  You will discover additional cues and techniques to know when you are done and seal the deal.  I will also talk about ways you can take their temperature and know exactly where they are in the persuasion process.

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You are trying to influence someone to change and improve their life.  It will enhance every aspect of their life, BUT all you get is resistance.  What is going on?  How can you get others to accept worthwhile positive change that will benefit them?

Where does this resistance come from?  Let’s explore this resistance and those common reasons why people may resist positive change.

For more info about John visit his website here.

Want to get others to want to change?  Want to make change stick in your own life?  Change can be easy.  Join me for this week’s podcast on The Science and Mastery of Change – Interview With John Fisher.  Discover the steps to implementing sustaining and long-term change.

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Influencing and motivating children requires a different set of persuasion tools.  Their brain is not fully developed until they are 25.  This means you have to adapt to their way of thinking and adjust your influence tools to them.

Why Do Teenagers Take More Risks

Want more tips and techniques on How to Persuade Kids, Teenagers, And Those Without Frontal Lobes?  Join me for this week’s podcast, where you will discover the ten specific tools you can use to persuade those younger people, whether it be at work or at home.

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How do you build value so you don’t have to fight on price?  Only rookies fight on price.  We all know you get what you pay for – so why is everyone fighting on price when only 6 percent of our purchases are based on price?

If they say it is too expensive – you have blown your presentation.  So, how do you create value or demonstrate the benefits of our product or service?  Here are a few ways to get started on your path to sell value, not price.

Do you build the value or vomit the features of your product/service and hope they see the value?  Join me for this week’s podcast on The Value Sale - How to Prove ROI and Win More Deals - Interview With Ian Campbell.  We will discover how to build the value and create an irresistible ROI.  This will make the purchase a no-brainer.    

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I know you love to use Powerpoint.  Those slides make everything so much easier, and you won’t forget anything.  You don’t need as much preparation time, BUT your audience hates it, and it is not persuasive.

Let’s discuss the top 3 complaints about Powerpoint and how to fix them.

So, Why Did Jeff Bezos Ban Powerpoint From His Meetings? 

Do you want to know more about the science of visuals and how to rock a presentation using PowerPoint and being persuasive? 

Death by PowerPoint

Join me for this week’s podcast on Why Powerpoint Makes Us Stupid And How To Fix It.  You will discover additional tips and techniques to give a persuasive presentation and the comfort of using a slide deck.

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Have you noticed the dramatic changes in presentations, communication, and training?  The focus used to be on education.  The latest research reveals that we need to spend more time grabbing your audience’s attention and maintaining their interest.

Creating and delivering persuasive presentations can be challenging.  Anyone can inform, but is it influential?  Does your message have an impact?  Is it too complicated?  

Join us for this week’s podcast on Quickly Simplify Your Message - Davina Stanley Interview.  Discover how to simplify, improve, and deliver a clear and concise message.

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Is silence overused and abused?  Yes, but you still need to use.  When it is used in the wrong way or with the wrong person, you can come across as unprofessional and create the wrong type of tension.  The goal of silence is to indicate that you are approaching the end of the negotiation, and the silence is the signal to make a decision. Listen for a few keys to help you use (not misuse) silence to seal the deal.

The 5 Core Skills Of Hostage Negotiators

Want to know more about silence and other negotiation tools?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Using Hostage Negotiation Skills In Business I will reveal the tools hostage negotiators use that you can use in business negotiations.  These techniques will enable you to close more deals and win more negotiations.

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The thought of using the "dumb is smart" technique in persuasion and sales may seem counterintuitive because your prospect wants to deal with the expert.  This strategy has two parts.  This is the ability to simplify your message and simplify your presence.  Sometimes, your presence with a prospect can be too complicated or arrogant. 

Believe your own lies

Join me for this week’s podcast on Dumb Is More Persuasive Than Smart - Dumb Is Smart.  We will explore how to use this technique to bond with your prospects.  You will discover certain things you are doing that repel your potential customers because they feel you don’t understand them or your message is too complicated.

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I want to explore ways to resist another person’s unethical persuasive attempt on this podcast.  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 see some of this resistance or behavior in your prospects and need to adjust your presentation.  So how do you resist persuasion or even manipulation?  Join me for this week’s podcast on How To Resist Those Super Persuasive People.

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Influential individuals have the ability to understand nonverbal cues. By learning to read body language, you can gain insights and adjust your approach accordingly. Look for clusters of these nonverbal signals, as one alone may not provide a complete picture.

8 Ways To Identify A Liar

Why do people lie?  Want to know how to spot a liar?  Would it be beneficial to be able to detect deception? 

Discover additional ways to spot deception and leverage it during the persuasion process. 

Join me for this week’s podcast -  How to Leverage The Liar - Detecting The Lie And Dealing With Deception.

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Join me for this week’s podcast on How To Influence As The Underdog (Dark Horse) - The David And Goliath Effect. I will explain the David and Goliath Effect and how to leverage it to persuade with power.  I will explain additional techniques on how to use these concepts to get more support and increase your sales.

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Charisma is the 20% that gives you 80% of your results. Charisma is the skill that will give you the quickest return on your time and dramatically increase your success and income.
 

Charismatic individuals and psychopaths have mastered the ability to influence others.  Both have the tools and traits to get others to see their point of view.

 10 insights into the mystery of charisma

The Quality That Makes Some Psychopaths So Successful

 Those are the similarities, but there are also many differences.  Join me for this week’s podcast: Are You Charismatic Or A Psychopath

You will discover the differences Between Charisma and Psychopaths.  We will also discuss how to know someone is a psychopath.  You will be surprised many CEO’s, and your favorite politicians are considered Psychopaths.  

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Why do people tend to resist you?  For some reason, the moment they sense you are trying to sell them or persuade them to do something – they go in the opposite direction.

So why are you getting resistance?  Are you causing it or is in coming from your prospect?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Selling through Resistance and Stigma - Interview With Franco Perez.  You will discover how to deal with resistance, stigmas, objections, and the new form of communication.

For more info about Franko visit his website here.

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Studies show how people use, react to, configure, and occupy the space around them.  We all want our own space and feel uncomfortable when people violate our personal territory.  While it may sound overly obvious, research shows that many persuaders get too familiar too fast.  Disrespect for your audience’s personal space—especially when you are first meeting them – you can’t build rapport and cause resistance.

Many persuaders don’t know they are violating their audience’s space. They may think, for example, that by reaching out and touching their audience members on the arm, they will be seen as warm and friendly.  This can turn off and repel your prospect.

Bad Habits That Make You Less Attractive

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Join me for this week’s podcast on Personal Space, Proxemics and Violation of Boundaries.  You will discover how you are violating other people’s space and boundaries.  Find out your prospect's top complaints against you and how to easily fix them.

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Selling is changing every day.  This is due to advancements in technology, shifts in consumer trust, and evolving markets.

You speaks to me - Effects of generic-you in creating resonance between people and ideas

Join me for this week’s podcast on The Trifecta (3 Traits) of a Perfect Sales Person.  Now you know what has changed in the sales world – Discover the 3 traits and characteristics of a perfect salesperson.  Find out the key area you can develop to change your sales success.

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The Mum Effect refers to the phenomenon where individuals in a group or crowd are less likely to help a person in need when other people are present. This happens because individuals assume that someone else will take action, leading them to do nothing.  The Mum Effect also occurs when you have food in your teeth or your zipper is down, and no one tells you.

Praise for intelligence can undermine children's motivation and performance.

How do you influence others to help you without getting stuck with the Mum effect?  Especially when you need their support?  Join me for this week’s podcast on The MUM effect – Why People Don’t Tell You If You Have Food In Your Teeth Or Your Zipper Is Down.  Discover how to use these tools to your advantage and get others to open up and not get stuck on MUM (or saying nothing).

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Adapting your selling approach to customers who are high in Influencer (DISC) and have an Expressive type personality can be beneficial in building trust and increasing your chances of persuasion and influence.  How do you know if a person is this personality type, and how do you adapt your persuasion?

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Constantly adjust your persuasion approach based on your prospect's style and needs. This will increase your chances of influence.  Want to discover how to read, understand and adapt to this personality?  I take a deep dive into how this personality thinks, makes decisions, and needs to be persuaded. 

Join me for this week’s podcast on How Do You Persuade And Sell That Influencer, Energetic, Spirited, Expressive, Yellow Type Personality?

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Adapting your selling approach to customers who are high in Steadiness (DISC) and have a C-type personality can be beneficial in building trust and increasing your chances of persuasion and influence.  How do you know if a person is this personality type and how do you adapt your persuasion?

The unconscious mind can detect a liar–even when the conscious mind fails

Always adjust your persuasion approach based on your prospect's specific preferences and needs. This will increase your chances of influence.  Want to discover how to read, understand and adapt to this personality?  I take a deep dive into how this personality thinks, makes decisions, and needs to be persuaded.  Join me for this week’s podcast on How Do You Persuade And Sell That Harmonious, Steadiness, Relater, Type Personality.

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Adapting your selling approach to customers who are high in Dominant (DISC) and have a Red (Color Code) personality can be beneficial in building trust and increasing your chances of influence.  How do you know if a person is this type of personality?

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Always adjust your persuasion approach based on your prospect's specific preferences and needs. This will increase your chances of influence.  Want to discover how to read, understand and adapt to this personality?  I take a deep dive into how this personality thinks, makes decisions, and needs to be persuaded. 

Join me for this week’s podcast on How Do You Persuade And Sell That Red, Dominant, Driver, Direct, And Assertive Type Personality.

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Adapting your selling approach to customers who are high in Conscientiousness (DISC) and have a white (Color Code) personality can be beneficial in building trust and increasing your chances of influence.  How do you know if a person is this type of personality?

The Psychological Study of Smiling

Always adjust your persuasion approach based on your prospect's specific preferences and needs. This will increase your chance of influence.  Want to discover how to read, understand and adapt to this personality?  I take a deep dive into how this personality thinks, makes decisions, and needs to be persuaded.  

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We already know you should adjust your influence and persuade people how they want to be persuaded.  This is true for personality, culture, and especially age.  So, do you know how to adapt to Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z?   Here is a quick reference guide of what to adjust for each generation.

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Generational Differences in Workforce

This is just the tip of the iceberg on how to adapt and persuade each generation.  It is essential to understand the why of each generation, how they think, and the do’s and don’ts of the influence process for each target audience.  Join me for this week’s podcast on How Do You Sell And Adapt To Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, And Gen Z? and you will discover exactly how to understand each generation and how to adapt to each generation.

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Overcoming the fear of failure is essential to unlocking one's potential for success.  Understanding your EQ, anxiety, fear, and just getting stuck on your way to success.  Join me for this week’s podcast on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Get Unstuck – How To Eliminate Fear, Anxiety, Worry In Your Life.  I will interview a Psychologist on the skills needed to take your life and success to the next level.

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You find yourself in a tense team meeting, striving to defend your stance on a significant project, but you begin to sense that you're losing ground.  Your volume escalates, and you interrupt one of your colleagues to correct their perspective.

Your Brain Is Hooked on Being Right

How do we use brain chemicals to change minds?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Brain Chemicals That Help/Hurt Influence - Cortisol, Oxytocin, Dopamine, And Serotonin.  I will reveal how to use these different brain chemicals to help you persuade and influence.  You need to know some drawbacks before triggering this feeling/chemical in your prospect.  Discover more persuasion tools for your influence toolbox.

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While it is essential to maintain ethical practices in persuasion, it's important to be aware of common deceptive techniques that some salespeople may employ. Understanding these tactics can help you recognize them and avoid falling victim to them. They are here to understand how they are used and not to use them. 

On being happy and gullible: Mood effects on skepticism and the detection of deception

Want to know more about these tactics?   Where are people crossing the line between persuasion and manipulation?  Discover the correct way to refute these tactics.  Join me for this week’s podcast on Top Deception And Dishonesty Tactics.  

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Imagine a life where fear has no power over you. A life where you confront your fears head-on, just like the most successful individuals. It all starts with a crucial realization: unless you face your fears, how can you ever overcome them?

Now, imagine unlocking the remaining steps to success. Envision programming your mind for the success and abundance you truly deserve. There's one crucial ingredient that most people overlook or postpone. Join me on this week's captivating podcast episode: "The Missing And Forgotten Tool Of Success And Wealth." Together, we'll explore the keys to success and unveil that elusive ingredient you may have been missing.

10 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Active Listening Skills

Embrace your potential. Unleash the power within you. It's time to conquer your fears and embark on a remarkable journey toward the life you've always envisioned.

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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 viewpoint. With persuasion, there is no compromising as there is in negotiation. 

Negotiation, on the other hand, is a process of give and take. It’s overcoming objections on both sides of an issue and ultimately reaching some common ground.

The challenge for most people during a negotiation is what they are doing wrong vs what they are doing right.  These mistakes create others to either withdrawal or retaliate in the negotiation process.  Are you committing any of these negotiation blunders?

Join me for this week’s episode on The Key Factors (And Mistakes) Of A Successful Negotiation.   You will discover the keys to success in any negotiation.  Take a deeper dive into those negotiation mistakes and know when to persuade and when to influence.

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It’s the old “80/20 Rule.”  The most highly successful people expend 20 percent of the effort and get 80 percent of the results, while the less effective folks put out 80 percent of the effort only to get 20 percent.

Sound unfair?  Let me give you a tip for entering the world of 20 percent work/80 percent results.  Great persuaders understand that time is more important than money.   They are fanatically aware that while we can accumulate money, we cannot accumulate time.

How Do You Use Your Limited Time & Brain Cycles

How Not Using Keyboard Shortcuts Makes You Lose 64 Hours Every Year

Want that extra hour a day?  Discover on time management hack that can save you over 60 hours a year.  Join me for this week’s podcast on 4 Time Management And Productivity Hacks – How To Gain an extra hour a day.  These 4 hours can dramatically change your productivity, and you can accomplish more in less time.

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Are you tired of feeling like your success is just out of reach?  It's time to unlock your full potential with the power of charisma!  Charisma isn't just a trait that a lucky few are born with - it's a skill that can be learned and mastered by anyone.  YES, anyone.

Charismatic Leadership

16 Compliments You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Pretty Insulting

Revenue AI and Sales Trends

Want to become more charismatic?  Want to know the formula for instant influence?  There are significant benefits to becoming more charismatic, but there is also a negative side to the tool of influence.  Join me for this week’s podcast on Weighing the Pros and Cons of Charisma and using Insulting Compliments.  You will discover the keys, tools, traits, and shortcomings of using the technique of charisma.   

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AI has the potential to revolutionize the sales process and provide numerous benefits to salespeople.

By leveraging AI tools to automate routine tasks, analyze data, and provide personalized messaging, salespeople can increase efficiency, improve customer service, and ultimately close more deals. However, it's important to note that AI should be used in conjunction with human expertise and judgment, not as a replacement for it.

How to Respond to Rude or Inappropriate Remarks

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How crazy is it that the above text is written with Artificial Intelligence or ChatGPT.  This can be a game changer for you in the world of sales and influence.  BUT there are some negative consequences to using AI in the persuasion process.  Join me for this week’s podcast on How AI (Artificial Intelligence) And ChatGBT Will Help/Hurt Sales And Persuasion.  I will take a deep dive into the good, the bad, and the ugly of using AI.

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Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your social media feed, only to be captivated by a clickbait headline?  You're not alone.  Clickbait is here to stay. There's a scientific reason why you can't resist clicking on that link.

We don't want to miss out on anything we could own.  We want to get around any restrictions placed upon us. We feel uptight and want our freedom back. This causes tension and unrest. The Law of Scarcity not only pertains to physical products, but also to time, information, price, and knowledge. 

10 Clickbait Examples That Will Make You Cringe

How Does Clickbait Work?

To increase your persuasion, you need to improve your clickbaitness or scarcity.  Get people to beg you to purchase your product or want to be convinced. 

Join me for this week’s podcast on Clickbait Your Way To Influence.  Discover ways to use clickbait ethically to increase your ability to persuade and influence.

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Have you ever met someone utterly clueless about their incompetence?  Or worse, have you ever worked with someone who thinks they're a genius but can't seem to get anything right?  If so, you may have encountered the Dunning-Kruger effect, a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their abilities and underestimate their weaknesses.

We Are All Confident Idiots

Dunning–Kruger effect

Join me for this week’s podcast on Do You Work With A Confident Idiot?  How To Persuade Through The Dunning–Kruger Effect.  I will explain how to identify, deal with, and persuade the person with it.  The tools needed to persuade this person with the illusion of confidence will surprise you.

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Times are changing.  There is no doubt we have more options.  Communication over the phone poses unique challenges.  A first impression over the phone is just as important as in face-to-face contact, but the first challenge is that your audience can’t see your face, body language, or presence.  Everything about you is being judged entirely through the phone.
 

The challenge is the phone sales call is slowly eroding away.  We usually have to use other forms of contact.  Where should you start?  What has the biggest persuasion impact?  Should you use email, text, phone, or face-to-face?  The answers are here.  Join me for this week’s podcast on  How To Lead, Persuade And Sell In A Hybrid Digital Changing World.  You will discover how to leverage each form of contact and when each one should be used during persuasion.


 

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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The Dubious Art of the Dad Joke

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.

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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.

 

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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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How to Be a Less Hangry Person

Here’s Why You Get Hangry, According to Science

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. 

I spent 5 years interviewing 233 millionaires—here are the 6 habits that made them ultra wealthy

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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FOMO or the fear of missing out, is human nature 101.  When anyone feels their freedom to act or choose is restricted, they will attempt to restore it.  With this restriction or fear, we are psychologically driven to latch on to something we fear will be restricted even more.  Suddenly, that restricted item or information is even more important to us.

Can you judge trustworthiness based on looks -  Rice research says no

Join me for this week’s podcast on FOMO vs Trust -  10 Ways To Create Instant Action.  We will explore ways FOMO does work and when it doesn’t.  Also I will reveal the 10 (or more) ways to get someone to act, make a decision or instantly do what you want them to do.

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We think we are logical creatures, but most of the time, we don't know why we do what we do. The majority of influence involves a subconscious trigger. This tendency means that inclinations like "It just feels right," "I trust this person," or "I don't like this person" are all based on unconscious emotional reactions.

Conscious and Unconscious Thought Processes

So how should you sell the brain?  How can you understand what is happening in the unconscious mind?  Can you leverage this knowledge to persuade on command?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Brain Selling - How Current Brain Research Empowers You To Influence The Subconscious Mind’.  You will discover how to use the latest science to influence under the radar.

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Sales professionals use words carefully. They know that one wrong word can send their prospect's mind somewhere else and lose them the sale.  Some examples of language that salespeople use to help diffuse a potentially tense situation.

Words also have a strong bearing on how we remember certain details. In one study, subjects were asked if they had headaches "frequently" or "occasionally." Those interviewed with the word "frequently" reported 2.2 headaches per week, while those interviewed with the word "occasionally" reported only 0.7 per week.

What are other subconscious triggers?  What is happening with your brain?   How can you use these triggers to become more persuasive?  Join me for this week’s podcast on The Iceberg Of Influence - Those Hidden Persuasion Subconscious Triggers.


Having courage (or being brave) does not mean you don’t feel fear.  It means you have the heart and emotional stability to face the fear and do what’s needed anyway.  This is a process of learning about yourself—who you are and what you are able to do.  Identifying your weaknesses, changing your habits, and fixing your attitude all require personal bravery. Courage is about helping yourself and helping other people become better, knowing as you grow and help others develop that you could be subject to criticism.

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Join me for this week’s podcast on The Keys to Instant Courage - Fortune Favors The Bold (Brave).  I will use the acronym B.O.L.D. to define courage.  You will discover how to be more persistent, stand up for your beliefs, and have more confidence in everything you do.  If you don’t feel confident, your prospect won’t feel confident doing business with you.

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Trust is critical in persuasion. Unfortunately, we live in a day and age when people are more skeptical and mistrustful than ever.  Twenty years ago, the mindset was: “I trust you; give me a reason not to.”  Now the mindset is: “I don’t trust you; give me a reason why I should.” Trust is at an all-time low and still falling.

Global Trustworthiness Index 2022.

The Most And Least Trusted Professions In America

Lawyers per Capita by Country 2023

Trust is also magnified or diminished based on your occupation or profession. For example, medical professionals enjoy higher trust levels than lawyers do. An individual’s general trust of a certain industry or profession is dictated not only by experience, but also mainly by rumor and reputation (especially if they have had no direct experience with that industry).  All things being equal, people will do business with and refer to those people they know, like, and trust.

 Join me for this week’s podcast on World Trust trends and Tools.  I will give you the numbers from around the world about who has instant high trust and automatic low trust.  Once you discover where you rate, I will give you some tools to help build trust or the glue to the persuasion process.

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These skills are essential in persuasion and leadership.  What about managers and politicians?  Are they leaders?  Do people trust them?  Probably not.  What needs to change?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Why Politicians Are Not Leaders And Have Low Trust. 

Why Democracy Produces Incompetent Leaders – And How to Fix it

Discover how to adjust your influence/leadership style.  Find out if you are a true leader or one of those politicians/managers.  Let’s become true charismatic leaders.

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We were taught through the years that closing skills were all you needed to persuade and sell. You had to learn more closing skills if you did not sell enough people.  Nowadays, sure, it's nice to have a few closing skills in your persuasion toolbox, but shouldn't you spend more time opening up your audience before you even think about closing a deal with them?  

24 Sales Mistakes to Avoid in 2022 (and Beyond)

When closing skills are used at the wrong time, in the wrong place, or with the wrong person, another brick is added to the wall of resistance.  When people sense that they are about to be hit with a hard close, the wall increases in thickness and strength.

What other mistakes are you making in the persuasion/sales process?  What do you need to fix for 2023?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Top Sales And Persuasion Mistakes To Fix This Year.  Learn what you need to do to get better skills to persuade with power in 2023.

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"Door-in-the-face" is one of the most common techniques for implementing the Law of Contrast. An initially large and almost unreasonable request is made, likely to be declined—hence the "door slammed-in-the-face" as the prospect rejects the proposal.  Then a second smaller and more reasonable request is made.  People accept the second request more readily than if they'd just been asked outright because the contrast between the two requests makes the second one seems so much better.

Does the Door-in-the-Face Technique Really Work?

Want to know more about how to use Door-in-the-Face?  You can also discover when DITF will backfire on you.  Find out the do’s and don’ts of this great persuasion technique.  Join me for this week’s podcast on DITF – When, How, Can It Backfire (Door In The Face Technique)


During each persuasive encounter, you must be careful with what gestures you use and don’t use.  Your gestures can attract your prospect and build trust or repel them and trigger distrust.  When you are aware of your body language, you can synchronize your nonverbals to create instant likeability and rapport.  You can create positive subconscious triggers.  If you don’t have to understand these nonverbals, you could come across as lying or nervous. 

Masks can put cognitive performance in check

Are you unknowingly doing some of these gestures and triggering distrust?  These are just a few of the things you are doing that could hurt your ability to influence.  Join me for this week’s podcast on Negotiation - Deception and Dirty Mind Tricks #2.  I will reveal the why, what to look for, and how to deal with deception.

 

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What dirty mind games do people play during negotiation and persuasion?  What do they use to intimidate or change your perception of reality?  They tactics are not to use but help you be aware of when someone is trying to use these dark tricks to get their way.

Psychological Power is people's ability to influence you while disguising their true intentions. People who are adept at using Psychological Power seek to alter another individual’s perceptions. 

10 Moves to Reduce Deceptive Tactics in Negotiation

Join me for this week’s podcast on Negotiation - Deception and Dirty Mind Tricks #1.  I will detail many of these dirty tricks and why people still use them.  We will also talk about some solutions to each one of these tactics.

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What does it take to persuade with power in any encounter? Think about it. When was the last time you didn't get something you wanted?  What happened? Did you fail to get your point across? Were you persuaded by someone else? Our understanding of persuasion and influence has changed dramatically.  In the past, we did not know or care how consumers thought or what prompted them to buy or take action.

The challenge is that many of persuasion rules and sales are changing fast.  What worked a few years ago – no longer work.  You must be aware of adjusting your persuasion and sales techniques to the new world of influence.

16 Latest Sales Trends & Forecasts for 2023

Join me for this week’s podcast on Surprising Sales and Persuasion Trends.  You will discover what has changed and how to adjust for the future.  Where does technology fit in?  Join me to get the tools and techniques to understand the game of sales

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The mental trigger of potential loss causes such great anxiety in people that they act to prevent the loss—even though they might not be completely interested in the product itself. Imagine making a decision where you have all week to make up your mind, and you have the reassurance that when you return tomorrow, the item will still be available at the same good price. You could take days, weeks, or months to make that decision.

How do you create legitimate scarcity?  How do you make them feel it is urgent to make a decision ASAP?  How does this affect the human brain.  Join me for this week’s podcast interview with Mindy Weinstein.  We will discuss How To Create Legitimate Scarcity And Urgency To Increase Buying Desire.

For more info about Mindy and her work, visit her website here.


Humor can be a powerful tool to create rapport. Humor makes the persuader seem more friendly and accepting. Humor helps gain attention, enables you to create rapport, and makes your message more memorable. It can relieve tension, enhance relationships, and motivate people.  Appropriate use of humor increases trust in your audience.

Another aspect of humor is the smile.  A smile is free, generates a great first impression, and shows happiness, acceptance, and confidence. Your smile shows you are pleased to be where you are, or you are happy to meet this person. As a result, they become more interested in meeting you. Smiling also conveys a feeling of acceptance, which makes your listener more trusting of you. It has been shown that sales representatives who smiled during the sales process increased their success rate by 20 percent. However, as with traditional humor, use a smile appropriately.

Global collaboration led by Stanford researcher shows that a posed smile can improve your mood

Does a fake smile work?  Can a smile backfire?  Can humor hurt influence?  The answer is both to all of these questions.  Join me for this week’s podcast on How A Smile (Certain Ones) And Humor (Targeted) Increases Likeability And Influence.

 


The Law of Verbal Packaging states that the more skillful a person is in the use of language, the more persuasive they will be. People are persuaded by us based on the words we use. Words affect our perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, and emotions. The words we use in persuasion make all the difference in the world. Language misused will trigger the wrong response and decrease your ability to persuade.  

‘Annoying’ people say these 75 things, according to Reddit users

I take a deeper dive in this week’s podcast with all those words you are using that repel people and cause a bad association triggers.  The votes are in, and I am going to say you are guilty.  You will be surprised by the top picks.  This week’s podcast is Top Words You Are Using That Repel, Offend And Annoy.


Have you heard about foot-in-the-door" (FITD),  or the "sequential request theory? Basically, it is a means of using a person's self-perception to motivate them to take a desired action  When an individual complies the first time, they perceive themselves to be helpful.  If they are asked to comply a second time in an even greater way, they are more likely to consent.  The key to using FITD is getting the person to initially agree to a small request.

Join me for this week’s podcast on Triggering The Right Response: Yes vs No.  How do you use FITD?  Do you know when to get the yes, the no, and maybe?  You will discover how to be more influential by triggering the right responses.  Even find out how to turn a no into a yes.

Direct download: Podcast_441-_Triggering_The_Right_Response_Yes_vs_No.mp3
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You could have the greatest product in the world, but if there is no trust, there is no sale. Trust can be ambiguous, but certain things are pretty clear: 1) You can’t get others to trust you unless you first trust yourself; and 2) your message will not be convincing to others unless it’s convincing to you.

Whenever someone tries to influence us, in our minds, we ask ourselves, “Can I trust this person? Do I believe him? Is she concerned about me?” We are less likely to be influenced if we sense that the person trying to persuade us is driven solely by self-interest.

Trust is the glue that holds the entire persuasion process together. Trust is created when you put your audience’s interests and wants before your own. Research shows that, deep down, people want to trust others.

Gaining and keeping trust for both the short and long term is vital to your success as a persuader.  Do people trust you?  Are you sure?  What is the one element of trust that most people don’t have on their radar?  How to you create that instant trust from your prospect? 

Join me for this week’s podcast on Increase Trust -  How Will Power Affects Character.  Discover your missing element for massive trust.

Direct download: Podcast_440_-_Increase_Trust_-__How_Will_Power_affects_Character.mp3
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Not only do charismatics use your gestures in the right way, they also have the ability to read and interpret nonverbal gestures.  You can read people like a book and obtain the knowledge you need to adjust yourself and your presentation based on what body language you are reading.  When you can read and be aware of your body language, you can synchronize your nonverbals to create instant likeability and rapport.  You can create positive subconscious triggers.  If you don’t have control of your nonverbals, you could come across as flustered, nervous, or out of control. 

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Be more aware of your body movements and nonverbal behavior.  Sure it takes some effort, but the rewards will last a lifetime.  Join me for this week’s podcast on How to Instantly Connect With Anyone:  Your First Impression – Rapport or Repel?  I will go through each body part and non-verbal so you can identify in others (and yourself) how to instantly connect with people or cause resistance.

 

 


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.

Direct download: Podcast_438_-_Fine_Tune_Your_EQ_or_Emotional_Intelligence_EI.mp3
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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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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 CST

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 CST

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


Many times, when we are trying to be persuasive, we want to highlight all the perks and plusses. It's only natural. Wouldn't helping someone see the potential gains of your product or service be a good thing? Yes, but here is the issue: Your audience will buy for their own reasons and only their reasons.

How managers can spark, not squelch, our motivation

They don't care about why you like the product or service. They don't care how much you know about it—don’t bury them in detail. The more you spout off about features, the more your audience mentally checks out.

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

Do you think people are trying to flatter you into submission?  Are they using manipulation tactics and want to know how to resist.  Are you seeing signs of gaslighting and feel like they want to take advantage of you?   Let me give you the answers. 

How to Spot Manipulation Tactics, gaslighting, coercion

Join me for this week’s podcast on Resisting Manipulation And GasLighting – The Dark Side of Influence

 


A poll with your prospects found that Trust is at an all-time low.  Their default setting is not to trust you.  In fact, only 12 percent of the prospects trusted their persuaders, while 88 percent of the persuaders felt they had established trust with their audience.  Wow, what a disconnect.

It’s harder to gain credibility nowadays than in the past.

Are you good at what you do? Bragging about it could make people trust you less

Are you credibile?  Are you sure?  You say yes, and your prospects say no.  What are you doing that destroys your credibility?  The answers and science surprised me and will surprise you. 

Join me for this week's webinar on How Being Too Qualified Hurts Trust.

Direct download: Podcast_431-_How_Being_Too_Qualified_Hurts_Trust.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Our task is not only to realize humor’s profound influence but also to develop the necessary skills to use it powerfully and ethically. As you become more and more skilled at incorporating humor into your presentations, you will discover that humor almost always has a place.

Humor puts your audience in a good frame of mind. Your audience is in a good disposition and less likely to disagree with you. When you develop rapport with your audience, they will like you more. Humor also increases trust.

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The skill of using humor can be learned and mastered, but only with consistent practice. Sometimes you may fail but keep at it until you have harnessed the power to make others laugh. Then others will always feel good when they are in your presence. They will also take what you have to say more seriously. Humor will give you the power to motivate and influence others in a productive, positive way.

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What else is used to persuade below the radar?  What are companies doing to their slightly deceptive products that you are not even aware of?  How do JND and Shrinkflation sway your thoughts and opinions?  Join me for this week’s podcast on JND, Shrinkflation, Advertising - Brilliant Deception?  You will discover how to persuade below the radar.

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

Most people don’t address why it is taking so long to achieve their goals or find their success.  The first step is always self-discipline. When we hear the word self-discipline or willpower, we tend to get a little tense, tune out or think about something else.  We think of all our bad habits, things we don’t want to do, or all the times we tried to exercise willpower and failed.  It is something we are constantly working on and can never neglect. 

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How Far Away is the Moon?

What can you do to strengthen your willpower and your self-discipline?  It is easier than you think.  You already have the desire, and you already know you are capable of more.  You know you want more success in your life.

This is a critical life skill.  Are you ready for the next steps?  Join me for this week’s podcast on how to Reprogram Your Brain For Success And Wealth.  You will discover wealth is an open book test, and now it is time for you to have all the answers.

Direct download: Podcast_429_-_Reprogram_Your_Brain_For_Success_And_Wealth.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Optimistic persuaders outpersuade pessimistic persuaders every time. Not only is optimism essential to influencing others, but is also a critical for success in life. Optimism is more than a positive mental attitude. It is not constantly saying positive things to yourself and then hoping they will come true. Rather, true optimism is a state of mind that dictates how you look at the world. An optimistic view of life and the world around you can inspire hope and courage in others. We all want to feel inspired and encouraged. When a persuader can deliver this type of message, we want to follow that person. This tendency is how optimism helps you in influencing others.

Pessimism on the other hand is always taking the negative view. Others will consider a pessimist as irritable and always looking for the negative in every situation. Pessimists are the ones who will be the first to complain and tell everyone else that nothing goes right. As a result, they never get the success or recognition they deserve.

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Countless studies have shown that optimists do better in school, persuade better, have more friends, perform better in their careers, and live longer than pessimists. Pessimists, on the other hand, frequently battle depression, have fewer friends, find it difficult to persuade, and give up faster and more easily. To illustrate this point, in one study, those who sold insurance were monitored on their optimistic or pessimistic outlook in relation to setbacks. The optimistic persuaders sold more policies and were half as likely to quit.

Great persuaders have what we call “influential optimism.” This means that they see the positive in all situations. Rather than focusing on disappointment, cynicism, or negative feelings, they look for ways to move forward. People want to be persuaded by individuals who have a positive view on life. As an optimist, you see the world as a series of exciting challenges. You inspire positive feelings about everything you stand for. People want to be around you because they live in a very pessimistic world. The optimistic mindset is contagious and helps to empower other people to believe in you and in themselves. As an optimist, you help others see failure or setback as temporary. You have no doubt that success will happen.

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How did you learn what you know about money? You likely picked it up, a piece here, a tip there. 

You absorbed attitudes from your parents and from the media. You absorbed the examples of friends. You proceeded through trial and error—the school of hard knocks. 

You learned haphazard, mostly wrong, and certainly out of context. 

Money is one of the most important subjects to study in your entire life. Some of life’s greatest enjoyments and most of life’s greatest disappointments stem from your money decisions.

Wealth is an open book test, and the answers are obvious.  What small results can you add to your life that can bring you large financial results?  How much do you know about the wealth formula?  Join me for this week’s podcast on Wealth Formula Secrets - Tom Painter Interview.

Click HERE for more info about Tom & his work.

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

By adding Expectations to your persuasive toolbox, you can change your audience's expectations of you—and their expectation of buying your product, service, or idea—and you will be infinitely more persuasive.

Staring at yourself during virtual chats may worsen your mood

The challenge is you are creating negative expectations – they feel the desire to say no because of your mindset, body language, or word choice.  When we suggest (subconsciously) that it is OK to say no – they do.  Join me for this week’s podcast on  Resistance: Do You Create Your Own NO?

Direct download: Podcast_426_-_Resistance_-_Do_You_Create_Your_Own_NO.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

When you become a great Persuader, you will learn to love objections. You will understand that when people voice their objections, it indicates interest and shows that they are paying attention to what you are saying. The key to persuasion is anticipating all objections before you hear them. Fielding questions and handling objections can make or break you as a persuader. These skills will help you in every aspect of your life.

Praise and intelligence: Why telling kids they are smart make them act dumb

Handling objections has become a lost art.  Very few persuaders know how to turn an objection into a sale.  There are three other lost persuasion tools that most influencers have forgotten to use.  Have you ever needed a persuasion technique that would reduce resistance and turn a no into yes?  

Join me for this week’s podcast to learn more about  3 Critical BUT Forgotten Sales And Persuasion Techniques.


Life is change; persuasion is change. As a Persuader, you must be able to create and motivate change. Understanding human nature is knowing that most people will resist change and burrow into their comfort zones. We tend to follow the path of least resistance. BUT when done it the right way, people are very accepting of change.

Mood Has Less Control Over Behavior Than We Think

Those are some good fundamentals to change, BUT most persuaders want to get it done better and faster.  How can you get people excited to change?  What tools do you need to have people beg you to change their product/service? 

Join me for this week’s podcast to learn more about  The Quickest Way To Get A YES To Change.

Direct download: Podcast_424_-_The_Quickest_Way_To_Get_A_YES_To_Change_.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Persuaders know emotion will override logic every time.  I will assume here (I know I shouldn’t do that) that you can form a logical argument.  Reading emotions and your emotional intelligence is the missing piece for most people that want to become more influential.  Very few know how to read and trigger the right emotional states.

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What emotions do you need to trigger with your message?  Can you read and change your prospect's emotions?  Is it helping or hurting your ability to influence? 

Join me for this week’s podcast to find out more about emotions and what to do when anger hits – for you or them.  As a bonus you will also discover How To Get Out Of A Speaking Ticket.

Direct download: Podcast_423_-_How_To_Get_Out_Of_A_Speaking_Ticket.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:29am CST

A great persuader can connect with anyone in thirty seconds or less. First impressions take only seconds to form, but they last a lifetime. This is a critical skill to develop because the cement dries fast. How do you ensure that you’re making those early seconds really count?

‘Mind’s eye blink’ proves ‘paying attention’ is not just a figure of speech

So do people like you?  Can you develop rapport?  Are you sure?  It is doubtful in the current climate.  What are you doing that destroys connectivity?  What can you do to instant connect with more people? 

Join me for this week’s podcast on Conversation Starters For People to Like You.  I will focus on critical areas to increase likeability and enhance your ability to get anyone to like you.

Direct download: Podcast_422_-_Conversation_Starters_For_People_to_Like_You.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:28am CST

All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.

People choose healthier food when with outsiders for fear of being negatively judged

So do people trust you?  Are you sure?  It is doubtful in the current climate.  What are you doing that destroys trust?  What can you do to increase trust?  Join me for this week’s podcast on 7 Reasons People Don’t Trust You.  I will focus on critical areas to increase trust and enhance your ability to influence command

Direct download: Podcast_421_-_7_Reasons_People_Don_t_Trust_You.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:31am CST

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.

Why Do Hugs Feel Good? This Chemical Messenger

Want to know when to use negotiation tools?  What about when to know when it is time to negotiate and when it is time to persuade.  We tend to go to negotiation too fast and don’t get the best terms possible. 

Join me for this week’s podcast on Sales vs Negotiation: Different Tools For Different Times.  I will focus on which tools work the best and when to use them.


Do you repel people?  Most people say no. Howeve statistics show that this is happening to you. 

What are you doing that turn people off, and cause them to run?  

Want to take a deeper dive into the boomerang effect?  What else could you be doing that is antipersuasive?  How can you connect more with your prospects? 

Do Zoom Meetings Kill Creativity?

Join me for this week’s podcast on The Boomerang Effect And Why People Resist You.  Get more people to connect with you, open up and become more influential. 

Direct download: Podcast_419_-_The_Boomerang_Effect_And_Why_People_Resist_You.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:25am CST

Join me for this week’s podcast on Shut-Up And Sell: No More Data Dump

During this podcast, I will reveal how to know when it is time to ask for their business. 

What do you look for in their body language to know the persuasion process is done and they are ready to roll. 

Upward Physical Movement Brings Back Happy Memories

Click on the link and get a few more influence tools that help your prospect persuade themselves.

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

As a persuader, you need to help your audience be one step closer to taking action. As a Power Persuader, your goal is to decrease the distance someone has to go to reach your objective. Your task is to make it as easy and simple as possible. You need to decrease the mental, social or physical distance they need to travel to be persuaded.

How to Get People to Speak Up in Virtual Meetings

If your prospect is not listening, doesn’t care, and is not participating in the process – you can’t influence them.  Is it you?  Is it them?  Take some ownership and admit that you can be more engaging and even more charismatic in your online and offline presentations. 

Join me for this week’s podcast on How To Increase Meeting (Zoom) Participation, Engagement And Influence.  I will focus on key things you can do today that will get more people to listen, increase their online participation, and keep your audience wanting more.


The moment people sense that you are attempting to persuade them, their resistance increases in size and strength. To counter this tendency, persuasion and sales must take place below the conscious radar.

Women seen as happy and men as angry despite real emotions

Great persuaders have cultivated a sixth sense regarding the "push and pull" aspect of persuasion. You must encourage without pushing. Entice, but don't ensnare. You have to sense and then predict what you can do and how your audience will respond based upon knowledge, instinct, experience, and nonverbal cues. With this sensitivity, which you can learn, you can persuade and influence below their resistance radar.

Are you causing resistance?  Are your influence tools outdated? 

Join me for this week’s podcast on The 3 Keys To Increase Your Power Of Persuasion. You will discover the most important things you can do to reduce resistance, adapt to your prospect and get more YES in your life.

Direct download: Podcast_416_-_The_3_Keys_To_Increase_Your_Power_Of_Persuasion.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Most of the time, closing skills are overused or used in the wrong way. When closing skills are used right and sparingly, it can have a powerful effect by helping others say “yes faster. The key is to use closing in the right way in any aspect of persuasion. This is where you get the yes. It is not a time to beat around the bush or hesitate.

Want to know how closing has changed in the last few years?  Ever wonder what closing mistakes you could be using?  Want to know how to close more sales? 

10 Sales Mistakes Reps Make Way Too Often

Join me for this week’s podcast cast on Top Ten Closing Mistakes. You will discover how to balance the best closing techniques in the new world of sales.

 

Direct download: Podcast_415_-_Top_Ten_Closing_Mistakes.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:52am CST

Join me for this week’s podcast cast on Negotiation Techniques, Tactics, Tips, and Psychological Tricks With Marshall Wilkinson. 

Marshall has negotiated over 2 billion dollars in contracts.  We will discuss how negotiation has changed, techniques that seal the deal, and psychological tricks that are being used against you.

For more information about Marshall visit his website here. 


What are you doing that causes your prospect to feel – This does not feel right?  Maybe what you are doing causes them to think – I need to think about this because something is not quite right.  What can you do to reduce these feelings and roadblocks to influence?

The Fallacy of Multitasking

Join me for this week’s podcast cast on How Colors, Symbols, And Aromas Help/Hurt Your Ability To Influence.  


Do you repel people?  Most people say no.  Although most of us do things that repel people.  You have met people that just rubbed you the wrong way.  They repelled you, you did not like them, and you did not want to be around them.  The key is that they never told you what you did wrong or how you made them feel; they just left. 

The color red influences investor behavior

Statistics show that this is happening to you.

Want to know other things you are doing that repel people?  Ever realize that common thing you are doing drive people away?  Want solutions to those influence blunders that are costing you money? 

Join me for this week’s podcast cast on Top Persuasion Mistakes/Blunders Of All Time #2.  Discover those mistakes and how to persuade like a pro.

Direct download: Podcast_412_-_Top_Persuasion_Mistakes_Blunders_Of_All_Time_2.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:50am CST

Want to know the top persuasion mistakes?  Want solutions to those influence blunders that are costing you money? 

17 Things Keeping You From Getting Rich

Join me for this week’s podcast cast on The Top Persuasion Mistakes/Blunders Of All Time.  Discover those mistakes and how to influence like a pro.

Direct download: Podcast_411_-_Top_Persuasion_Mistakes_Blunders_Of_All_Time_1.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Do you want to know more about your body language and how to use it to persuade with power?  Did you know many of your gestures tend to repel others and cause resistance?

33 Nonverbal Communication Tips

Oscar Mayer selling mask inspired by its bologna

Join me for this week’s podcast cast on Nonverbals that Influence vs Body Language That Repels. 

Discover the keys to reading body language and understanding what gestures repel your prospect.

Direct download: Podcast_410_-_Nonverbals_that_Influence_vs_Body_Language_That_Repels.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Do you want to be able to think on your feet?  Adjust your presentation on the fly?  Adapt to your prospect and persuade them how they want to be persuaded.  Can you prepare for an impromptu speech? 

The Psychology of Your Scrolling Addiction

Join me for this week’s podcast on How To Think On Your Feet:  The Creative Art Of The Spontaneous, Impromptu Presentation.  Discover the secrets of your creativity and adapt your presentation.


Are your presentations persuasive?  Are you sure?  What about your ability to engage and influence on zoom or other video conferencing platforms?  These skills are critical for influence and upward mobility.

Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes

Eye tracking reveals where people look during Zoom, Webex

20 Astonishing Video Conferencing Statistics for 2021

Join me for this week’s podcast  - How To Make Video Conferencing (And Zoom) More Influential.  We will talk about the science and skills needed to persuade during video conference calls.

Direct download: Podcast_408_-_How_To_Make_Video_Conferencing_And_Zoom_More_Influential.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:36am CST

Great persuaders gain control over their destiny by controlling and directing their thoughts.  Considering that our actions are emotion-driven and our emotions are thought-driven, we've got to get our thoughts on track. They determine everything!

What’s the Cost of Self-Control? New Study Tabulates the Bill

What are the other elements of your success?  What pieces are you missing?  How can you reprogram your brain for massive success?  

Join me for this week’s podcast on The Mindset Of A Successful Salesperson.  We will take a deep dive into success skills, personal mastery, and self-persuasion.

Direct download: Podcast_407_-_The_Mindset_Of_A_Successful_Salesperson.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

No one can follow through on an act or message without first thinking or seeing in their mind that it is possible to accomplish it. You can mentally achieve participation by helping your audience visualize and see in their mind how your product or service will help them.

How are you doing creating images in the mind of your prospect?  Are your prospects questioning your credibility?  Have you lost trust with people?  

Evoking the Imagination as a Strategy of Influence

Join me for this week’s podcast as we tackle both issues that hurt your ability to influence.  The podcast is Lost Trust? - How To Rebuild Credibility In A Skeptical World.


There are many studies the reveal the relationship between visualization and success in sports.  There is a well-known study done by Russian scientists.  They wanted to know the relationship between physical and mental training and what is the most important.

What Is the Ownership Effect

Are you able to help your prospect visualize using your product/service?  Do you want more tools to help people visualize the solution?  It is all about increasing mental involvement and painting that picture. 

Join me for this week’s podcast - Paint The Persuasion Picture – Keys To Mental Engagement.  We will discover the keys to visualization and influence.

Direct download: Podcast_405_-_What_Is_the_Ownership_Effect.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:30am CST

Just because you can create a PowerPoint does not mean you know how to communicate, inspire and present.  Sure, you can give a presentation, and no one leaves the room; it doesn’t say anything negative, but did you really have charisma?  Did you influence them to your point of view? 

When preparing your presentation, be sure you have several ways to support and enhance your message. Great persuaders use presentation aids that will, concisely, and efficiently deliver their main points. Visual aids should improve your presentation and help keep people’s attention, but visual overload will distract from your message.

Are your visuals persuasive?  Are you abusing powerpoint?  Are you violating the common powerpoint mistakes?  Want to know how to use powerpoint to become more influential?  

Well, I have the answers….Join me for this week’s podcast - Break Your Powerpoint Addiction – Mistakes Draining Your Influence.  We will discover how to use visual aid that will help you persuade and influence.


Preparation is the magic ingredient to all successful negotiations. When negotiating, you have to be prepared for anything. You need to know the ins and outs, the intricacies of both sides. The more you prepare, the more knowledge you have, you will get a better deal.

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

Negotiation is part of everyday life.  As they say - You deserve what you negotiate.  The challenge is negotiation has changed.  Many people are using some old-style, outdated, cheesy tactics that need to be retired.  Join me for this week’s podcast  - The 7 Deadly Negotiation Sins - Mistakes Costing You The Deal.  We will talk about the blunders you are making and how to fix them to increase your success and influence. 


The research shows that when you create a positive perception with your prospect, you have an 85 percent chance of influence.  On the other hand, you have only a 15 percent chance of influence when you make a negative perception.

Rapport is key to influence, networking, and building future strategic relationships.  Know when you are connecting with someone or repelling them.  Join me for this week’s podcast on Networking and Building Strategic Relationships – Interview with Ivan Misner.  We will take a deep dive into the keys of how to build strategic relationships.  We are also going to talk about the new tools for prospecting for these new times.


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. Instead, the other party willfully and enthusiastically abandons their position to embrace yours.

Want to learn more about emotion and ego in negotiation?  Wonder the best raise to ask for a raise and earn what you are worth?  Join me for this week’s podcast as I interview the author of Mindful NEGOtiation -  Gaetan Pellerin.  We will take a deep dive into how negation has changed in this new Pandemic world.