The Power of Being a Person of Influence

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What influence do you have on the people you lead? As a speaker and presenter, you have a responsibility: to the audience. What you say and do should have an impact on them. When you influence others you open doors for them - to new ways of thinking, a way of seeing with new eyes, to possibility, or to a new way of doing things. This post from Donna Lipman shares more about what it means to be a person of influence.

Back to The Power of Influence…I don’t want give the workshop away – in case you want to take it one day (which I highly recommend) – but there are a few key elements I’d like to share. One of the things that has allowed me to become a presenter, workshop leader and presentations coach is the concept of making it about the audience. It’s never about me. One of Bill’s key aspects of influence was to present your pitch in such a way that will have the other see how their lives will improved if they allow themselves to be influenced by you. This was a positive reinforcement for me with an added twist around the question, “Will their reward be worth their effort to work with you?”

Read the full post Are You a Person of Influence? on Donna Lipman.

Open Doors as Person of Influence

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