Use great stories to persuade

Use great stories to persuade

Tell more stories to persuade. If you have attended our persuading for results workshop, you will have experienced the power of stories. At the end of day one we ask participants to come to day to ready to tell a story about themselves.

Typically, participants look uncomfortably at me and ask, “Why do we need to tell stories?” With a smile, I usually tell them after everyone has told their story, they will know.

Passion Drives Practice - Practice Drives Success!

Passion Drives Practice - Practice Drives Success!

Over the past 25 years, we have worked with individuals, teams and companies on how to be persuasive in front of groups to buy your message, and are always asked the quickest way to be successful.

The answer is always the same, have a solid process behind your message and practice, practice, and then more practice.

Music and Sound

Music and Sound

What is the most frightening horror movie you have seen? What is the most romantic love story you have ever watched? Would either of these movies have been as effective without their soundtrack? Music is potentially one of the most effective elements of a presentation. It is also the element that is overlooked most often.

How does Language Help you Persuade?

How does Language Help you Persuade?

The words you use tell the audience a great deal about you. Is your language colloquial? Is it highly technical? Do you use long, complicated sentences, or short, sharp sentences? Do you use unnecessarily long words?

To a certain extent, your language habits are firmly in place. You might use colloquial phrases without even noticing. For example, you might not even notice that you say ‘yeah’ instead of ‘yes’. The audience might not be so quick to overlook it. The good news is it is never too late to improve your language habits. You can avoid falling into several easily identified traps.