You can do almost anything in 90 seconds. That’s all it takes to get rolling when you’re doing your homework.
We all know them. Some people seem to have the ability to persuade others effortlessly- whether it’s to buy a product, hire a team member or negotiate a deal. The rest of us need a little help. Now, think about the most persuasive person you know. I think you’ll agree that he or she likely has some common traits. Yes, it’s true – convincing others to do what we need them to do takes a touch of charisma- but the rest of these behaviors just take practice.
Recently, a young professional in his first leadership role asked me for advice on communication. “I’m exhausted,” he confessed. “I feel like my office, even though it’s virtual, is a revolving door. I have to get employees and clients in and out just to have time to solve everything.”
I call it The Revolving Door Syndrome.
Do you remember your first role as a leader? As soon as one issue was solved, they came right back in with another one- it was definitely like a revolving door. It took a little while to realize that I was actually solving the problems they were absolutely capable of handling.
Do you want to communicate even better with your team, clients and customers? Here are two of my favorite tips you can use back in your office today: say “thank you” and ask them how they’re doing. Seems simple, right? Here’s how to use this tactic to be both mindful and strategic.
Recently, I was chatting with a young professional who was preparing for a big presentation-his first- and asked for some tips to boost his confidence- and his presence. “I’m a bit nervous,” he said. “I don’t know everyone in the room and I’m a little worried about handling potential questions.”
When you think of your best leaders, who comes to mind? If you want to make a difference in your company’s culture, it’s time to shift your thinking.
When you’re comfortable using a podium for a talk or presentation, it may not go as smoothly as you’d like. That’s because it’s natural to want to hold onto it with an iron grip! Try letting go of it, whether figuratively or literally. Trust me on this: you’ll absolutely see the difference when you don’t have to rely on it.Sound familiar?
I was recently working with a colleague who was having difficulty preparing for an important meeting with her executive team. What was the issue? The message she wanted to convey was buried- in the background!
If you want to be more persuasive in the way you communicate, tune in here for my two favorite, must-have tactics. You can use these tips right away to get what you want to say out of your head and communicate persuasively. Here’s the secret: DO try these at home! (aka your office).