How to be Persuasive

keyboard-yes-button-key-red-apple-36272413We all have to sell something at some point in our life. We don’t have to be sales people to do this. Even as presenters and speakers, we have to be able to sell the ideas we are trying to convey to our audience. So how can we be persuasive?

There are seven things persuasive people always do that you might want to imbibe. Here are a few:

1. They Are Purposeful You don’t have to win every battle. By arguing and advocating less often, and doing so when you really have to and with power, that’s the time they become more persuasive.

2. They Listen … and Listen … Then Listen Some More By listening more to the people they are trying to persuade, they will understand better where they are coming from and from there be able to attack the situation in a more subtle yet persuasive manner.

3. They Create a Connection Because they have an emotional stake to the people they are convincing and because there is common ground and shared objectives, they are easily able to persuade the people concerned.

To know more about the seven things persuasive people always do, please head to: 7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

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