Watch this intriguing conversation between Carmine Gallo and Guy Kawasaki - both extremely accomplished and authentic individuals who have influenced and persuaded millions.
Want your ideas to have more impact?
A group of us tackled that ambition recently. Here's an insight into what we found - our day of deliberation and discussion condensed into a minute - click here to watch the video
When we were toddlers, we were very good at getting our message across very clearly. It’s a lot harder as adults.
Here are 3 steps to take to significantly increase your level of success in getting your message across to your audience.
3 small changes for 7 days - and improve the impact of your messages.
If you have a great idea that could really help your business and customers, make sure you choose the right words to convey your message most persuasively.
Here are 3 simple tips to help you create that specific, desired perception of your idea in the mind of your audience.
Ever wondered how some people are so much more influential than others? Are their ideas so much better?
Often though, it is their message about the idea that is the key to their influence. The words they have chosen create a specific, desired perception in the mind of their audience. It’s no accidental influence, but rather great message design.
OK, so you have a great idea too. It’s a great idea that could really help your business and customers. Make sure you choose the right words to convey your message most persuasively.
"You can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm ......"
....an influential and persuasive person, with real value to add to the conversation.
Not quite how the Bee Gees had it in their 'Stayin' Alive' original soundtrack, but a real eye-opener to us all at the 'WondrousWomen@Work'© event in London recently.
Although we were a group of experienced professional women (and a man too!), we each learned very specifically how our own physical entry into a standard business meeting room created a wide range of perceptions in the minds of the others in the room.
Well, 500 of them were with me in a room in London yesterday discussing the latest tech trends including AI & cobots, the tech industry and increasing inclusion. Beyond those 500 in the room, we were also joined by over 1,000 others virtually at the 2018 everywoman in Tech Forum: Energising Tomorrow’s World. Of course, there were men there too and very welcome.
We were all born with the innate ability to communicate our ideas and needs very clearly from our very first hours of life.
So what changes to make so many of us nervous or uncomfortable when communicating our ideas? Life experiences, social norms and external influences all take their toll on our self- confidence.
Happily, a few techniques and the patience to practice is all it takes to transform your delivery and your outcomes as a result.
"If you want your company to operate with wisdom, with care, then women are the best"
So said Jack Ma at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. As a man running a company that delivered 61% revenue growth last year, serving 488 million customers, he knows what works and what doesn't.
Diversity of thought is essential to an organisation's economic success.
Listen to his excellent Q&A at Davos here