Persuasion Strategies of a Good Leader
Blog / 06/07/2014

Persuasion Strategies of a Good Leader By Michael Lee, Author of How To Be An Expert Persuader   The persuasion strategies of a good leader consist of the drive to succeed, preservation of the group, and attainment of a common goal. As a good leader, persuasion is vital to meet the group’s goal or objective. You must have the instinct of incessantly finding yourself seeking fulfillment through directing others to success. Qualities of an influential leader Thus, you have to influence others to follow in order to meet the team’s need of achievement. You also have to make quick decisions regarding the group to protect their best interests. Some members may not understand your nature or may even feel it unnecessary or simply wrong; but through persuasion, your followers will heed. Persuasive leadership strategies Persuasion strategies also leads the group to attain a common goal as you may try to show the process, the end results, and the rewards of accomplishment to encourage them that their efforts will not be in vain. These persuasion strategies used to accomplish the following stated above are strengthened by repetition and done through different methods varying with every leader. But it is you, being…

Strengthening Your Persuasion Strategy Through Repetition
Blog / 02/19/2014

Strengthening Your Persuasion Strategy Through Repetition By Michael Lee, Author of How To Be An Expert Persuader Once is enough for the wise man, they say. But in the world of sales and trade, there is no such thing as an arrangement being confirmed just once. In order for you to finally close that deal, you will have to exercise a number of sales techniques and persuasion strategies, and one of the most effective is repetition. The more you repeat the benefits of the product or service you are selling, the more it becomes natural to you and your prospect. It is this feeling of naturalness that you want to accomplish; because when an idea becomes second nature, it won’t appear as if you’re trying to sell; but instead, you’ll just be highlighting the obvious. After watching a certain advertisement on television, notice how we find ourselves humming the ad’s catchy jingle even while we’re doing something else. That’s repetition in action. In fact, it operates on several levels. Importance of repetition Repetition is necessary to retain a certain piece of information to memory. For example, if you need to learn a certain poem, you keep repeating it to yourself,…

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Blog / 11/12/2013

How to Be a Persuasive Salesperson By Michael Lee, Author of How To Be An Expert Persuader If you’re in the business world, perhaps the most challenging part of the entire experience is selling. Indeed, nothing is more nail-biting than waiting for the other party to decide whether he or she agrees with you on the merits of a certain product or not. You will likely go through countless books and spend long hours of research on topics like negotiation training, business plans and strategies, resource management and obviously, selling. But one of the most important tools a salesperson should possess, in order to be successful in selling, is persuasion. First, the attitude of persuasion comes from within. You have to believe and convince yourself that you can sell, and sell a lot! You have to orient and tell yourself that you have the capacity to offer a product or service to someone else; have him need what you’re offering. expert persuader If you cannot develop that sense of persuasion in yourself, then it would be very difficult to become a persuasive salesperson. Develop the attitude and belief of being a persuasive salesperson even to the least of things. How?…

How Can Diet Increase Your IQ
Blog / 10/25/2013

How Can Diet Increase Your IQ   You probably know that what you eat does not only influence the amount of energy you get or how much fat do you acquire on your body. What you eat has also severe consequences on your health status, on the way in which your skin looks like and last, but not least, on the way in which your brain functions. The influence of your diet upon health, skin and overall look has been extensively discussed in many types of articles and papers. Yet, few people know what damaging effects a wrong diet can have upon their brain. This is what we are going to talk about in this article. The brain, just like any other organ, needs nourishing substances which can give it the amount of energy and nutrients needed in order to function properly. Thus, foods containing antioxidants, Omega-3 fats and fibers should be included in your daily meals in order for the brain to function normally. Once you start introducing this type of foods in your regular diet, your brain will start working better, will handle more information and will be able to better resist in stress conditions. Also, the intellectual…

Short Term Effects of Alcohol
Blog / 10/11/2013

Short Term Effects of Alcohol   Alcohol is a potent central nervous system depressant with a wide range of consequences. The amount you consume effects how drunk you will get. Its consequence change over time. When you first start drinking. You may feel relaxed. But the more you drink, the more side-effects you begin to feel, like blurred vision and slurred speech. Euphoria is a result that it has on people. Essentially, getting the euphoric effect means you will feel an overall mood improvement. You may be more self-confident when drinking. Your attention span shortens and you may feel more flushed. Whether your believe it or now, your judgment won’t be as good as you think it is and you may well say the first thing that comes to mind or do things that you would not normally do. You will also start to have trouble with fine movements such as signing their name. With more alcohol, lethargy may start to set in. Lethargy is the side effect where you may become sleepy. You have trouble remembering things that happened, even recent things you have done. Body movements are uncoordinated and you may react to situations more slowly. Your vision…

Persuasion Techniques to Handle Difficult Customers
Blog / 09/14/2013

Persuasion Techniques to Handle Difficult Customers By Michael Lee, Author of How To Be An Expert Persuader   Persuasion techniques are essential to apply in the field of sales and marketing, as dealing with an irrational customer is one of the toughest situations you can tackle. How do you exactly alleviate the fury of a buyer who is livid because of something you, the service or product, or your company failed to perform? This is where influence and persuasion techniques may come in handy. Because the field of sales is not a walk in the park, there will be times when you will be shouted at, and even hurled harsh words by clients who are not satisfied. Don’t be alarmed. This is a normal situation. And being so, there are ways to rise above them so that you don’t break down, too. First, find out what the client is angry about. Is he complaining about your service? Is he unclear about certain points in the agreement or the product? Did the problem come from you or did it spring out of his frustration over something he misunderstood? What are his sentiments exactly? You can find this out by being calm…

Good Rest Can Help You Improve Your IQ
Blog / 08/28/2013

Good Rest Can Help You Improve Your IQ   Sleep along with air water and food, is one of the vital constituent of life, an ingredient without which no living creature can survive. The humans are also affected by the amount and quantity of sleep they get. Generally, an eight hour period of deep sleep per night is enough for the human body to function properly. Receiving less amount or lower quality of sleep can seriously affect the way in which the body acts and can result in a poor state during the day, and eventually to serious conditions which can irreversibly damage one’s health. Yet, not only the body has to suffer from sleep deprivation. Whether we are talking about acute sleep deprivation (lack of appropriate amount and quantity of sleep for a short period of time) or chronic sleep deprivation (long-term lack of sleep), its effects upon human brain are serious and should be seriously considered. Mental illnesses, such as psychosis and bipolar disorders are thought to have as main factor sleep deprivation. This is why, if you want your brain to function properly and increase its capacity of accumulating new information, as well as expanding its ability…

How to Persuade Your Audience Through Public Speaking
Blog / 07/10/2013

How to Persuade Your Audience Through Public Speaking By Michael Lee, Author of How To Be An Expert Persuader Want to enhance your persuasive public speaking skills? Perhaps you have already spoken before an audience, have given a great speech, have influenced them considerably to your point and have received a standing ovation a few times. Now you wish to improve that foundation you have in persuasive public speaking. Here are 4 ways that can help you to become a more influential speaker. 1) Body language. Majority of human communication is done non-verbally, and people commonly respond and understand it very well, having said that we primarily did not have formal education on nonverbal language. In order to effectively connect with your audience, mean what you’re saying through nonverbal cues. These include eye contact, hand gestures, pacing and the like to stress your words and statements. For instance, if you’re trying to imply a very important point, you may point a finger up. If you’re telling a story, pace a short distance citing you’re bringing them to a certain point. Public speakers also have their eyes to help them capture their audience. Some public speakers like to give piercing gazes…

4 Things You Need to Succeed in Life
Blog / 03/02/2013

4 Things You Need to Succeed in Life   When you think about it, succeeding in life is actually pretty simple. What I have learned over the years is that there are 4 key elements that can guarantee you success in life: 1) Know yourself The first thing is to simply know who you are as a person. What are you really passionate about? What do you love doing and what are your strengths? When you know who you are, what you’re good at and what you’re passionate about, it sets the direction of where you can maximize the value you give in this world. 2) Have a clear vision and set goals Based on knowing yourself, its then about having a very clear vision of where you want to go in life and what success looks like for you. That then needs to be broken down into specific goals to guide you on the path to success. Most people don’t have the clarity on where they want to go and most people don’t actually set goals! The simple act of writing a goal can put you leaps and bounds ahead of where you are today. 3) Take Action Nothing…

How to Persuade Your Prospect to Make a Commitment
Blog / 01/16/2013

How to Persuade Your Prospect to Make a Commitment By Michael Lee, Author of How To Be An Expert Persuader   You’ve been in this situation before. You spend an entire afternoon talking animatedly about the merits of this one product you’re trying to sell; and after wasting about a bucket of saliva on the effort, your prospect tells you he cannot possibly find any use for it. Deep inside, surely you’d want to lash out at him for pulling your leg in the first place. But, hey, that’s just part of the challenges of being in the sales industry. How do you persuade a person, who thinks he doesn’t need your product, to actually believe on his own that what you’re selling is indispensable and something he shouldn’t be leaving home without? This sounds like an impossible feat, doesn’t it? But it’s actually very possible. You just have to know what buttons to push to get a ‘yes’. And that button, much to the surprise of many, is pain. Yes, you read that right. Hit your prospect where it hurts without him knowing that he has been subliminally injured. It is in his pain where he is unguarded and…