Persuasion vs. Manipulation

There’s a question I’m often asked regarding the concept of influence. Basically, people wonder if influence is the same as manipulation? As we explore in Influence & Insights Video #6, “Persuasion vs. Manipulation” Influence itself is neither positive or negative. How it is manifested, however, definitely is.

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The Essence of Influence

These days the word, “Influence” is used so often it has taken on different meanings to different people. That’s fine. However, in order to ensure we’re facing the same direction let’s define it a specific way. In Influence & Insights Video #3, we’ll look first at the general definition, and then take it a big step deeper, exploring, “The ‘Essence’ of Influence” which is what the most successful influencers tap into.

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The Importance of Mastering People Skills

You can have practically all the positive attributes of an ultra-successful person including talent, high character, ambition, kindness, creativity and much more. But, as we discover in Influence & Insights Video #2, titled, “The Importance of Mastering People Skills” unless you can influence others, your chances of attaining that stratospheric type of success is somewhat limited.

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Defraying a Potentially Nasty Situation

This new video series is titled, “Influence & Success Insights.” In this video we’ll discover how, with a few simple words and the correct attitude, I was able quickly diffuse what could very well have been a potentially very uncomfortable situation. As you listen to the story look at some of what you see as the key elements that resulted in this very positive outcome.

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