The Fastest Way To Lose Your Audience

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve spent a lot of time and energy on building up an audience. Or maybe you’ve gained more influence within the office environment. You lost your audience. Losing Your Audience Sucks. Losing your audience sucks. How did I lose my influence?

Increase Your Influence – Stop Talking!

Lead Change Blog

If your life was a silent film, could the people in the audience discern your influence? It’s also good for us to remember that the most powerful way to increase our own influence as leaders is through not talking. You increase your influence through listening.

Capture Any Audience Using the “Magic Formula”

Nathan Magnuson

Communication Influence Leadership Personal Effectiveness Public Speaking action audience benefit communication Dale Carnegie evidence incident influence Magic Formula presentation speaking I was standing in front of a roomful of corporate employees about to launch into my training session. I knew the course content had the potential to make a strong impact in their communication and relationships and I had some specific learning goals for the group.

The Power of the Audience

Leadership Freak

Everyone longs for an approving audience, the standing ovation. Leaders are the audience when: The organization is top down. Taking others higher Marks of leaders Managing Leading Appreciation Influence Criticism Personal Growth Motivation Encouragement Leadership Development Growth Leadership Organizational Development organizational success businessThree of our grandchildren – 2, 6, and 7 yrs. old – spent the week with us. I kept hearing, “Watch this Poppi.”

Secrets of Social Facilitation: Putting the Audience to Work

RapidStart Leadership

Performance isn’t just about the players, it’s also about the audience. Today we’ll unlock the power of social facilitation and show you how you can use the audience to get the best out of your team. Limit “audience” access.

“I” Language Doesn’t Influence

Decker Communication

When we’re giving direction or delivering a message of influence, this is not the time to use “I” language. Notice how eliminating the “I” part makes it a much stronger message that has its audience in mind: “Spin faster!”

Increase Your Influence – Stop Talking!

Lead Change Blog

If your life was a silent film, could the people in the audience discern your influence? It’s also good for us to remember that the most powerful way to increase our own influence as leaders is through not talking. You increase your influence through listening. Getting comfortable with silence and using it properly will help you build relationships, trust, and influence. Increase your influence by saying less.

Pitch your idea with an open mind (and an eye on your audience)

N2Growth Blog

You need passion, but such passion can blind you from reading an audience. Leadership Public Relations Influence John Baldoni leading well“If you don’t connect, you don’t persuade.”

The basics of influencing people

Aspire-CS

The ability to influence others may be the most important thing leaders do. An organization I work with lists influence as one of its top leadership proficiencies. This isn’t influence. Influence is where the leadership rubber meets the road for you.

080: 8 Ways to Engage Your Target Audience

Engaging Leader

When we have an opportunity to influence or lead people, we can’t assume that sharing information is enough. Once you know what you want to communicate, you need to think about how to engage your audience and keep them engaged for the duration of the event.

081: 18 More Ways to Engage Your Target Audience

Engaging Leader

Last week, Jesse and Marty discussed that when we have an opportunity to influence or lead people, we can’t assume that sharing information is enough. The post 081: 18 More Ways to Engage Your Target Audience appeared first on Engaging Leader.

Communicate to Influence

Coaching Tip

It's time to drive audience members, co-workers, collaborators, and innovators to action and inspire them to change. As authors Kelly and Ben Decker write, "This book shows that becoming a great communicator takes just two things: a smart game plan and a lot of practice." " Communicate to Influence " is the first step to reaching those goals. It's time to move from information to influence. Your "audience profile" is the perfect way to find your "point of view."

Three Ways to Tailor Your Communications to Your Audience

Next Level Blog

To be an effective communicator you need to custom-fit your approach by being outcome-oriented and audience specific. Here are three action steps you can take to tailor your communications to your audience. That may not change much from audience to audience. Engage Your Colleagues audience Communications Influence leadershipYou’re probably familiar with the saying that if you’re good with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Do You Understand Your Target Audience? How to Use an Empathy Map [video]

Engaging Leader

” Here is how I apply this to leadership communication: Get to know your audience … the various types of stakeholders you are hoping to influence. A great first step to understanding your audience is the Empathy Map, which is a fun exercise that takes only 15-20 minutes.

Who is the Audience You Are Trying to Impress?

Great Results Team Building

Everyone has an audience that they are trying to impress. As a leader or as a teammate on virtually any type of team, though, what few may realize is that WHO you seek to impress has a profound influence on what you do and how you choose to do it.

How to Connect with An Audience—It’s One of Your Most Important Leadership Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Instead, the aim should be to influence—and often activate—listeners. But the speaker who can put that information into context and reveal why it matters vitally to the audience—well, that speaker will likely be both more memorable and successful. Connecting with Your Audience is Critical to Effective Communication Skills To achieve such effective communication, you need to pay particular attention to the planning stage of your speech.

116: Two Empathy Tools for Influencing People to Take Action

Engaging Leader

What does yawning have to do with influencing people to take action? If you yawn, you trigger “mirror neurons” in most other people, which affect their brain activity and influence them to yawn too.

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How to hook your audience

Deep Imprints

Change Communication Leadership Ministry change Influence public speakingI’ve been reading a new book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. In this book, the Heaths talk about the elements of change. We can try to change things from the outside in, starting with the environment, but lasting change won’t happen until we hook the heart. Once the heart is engaged, [.].

Presentations: It’s All About The Audience!

My Own Coach

The post Presentations: It’s All About The Audience! Coaching Conversations impact influence presentation presentationsIn any given moment, there are thousands of people giving presentations. Around 30 million presentations are estimated to take place across the world in any given day.

Advocacy: How to Champion Ideas and Influence Others

Leading Blog

Otherwise the play may never open; or it may open but, for lack of an audience, close after a week. Advocacy by John Daly, is a comprehensive handbook on influence. Even the most experienced advocate will be able to refine their skills and increase their influence by incorporating the advice found in this handbook. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Even a great idea can be stopped. An idea is like play.

6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence

QAspire

How could a man with no formal authority take on an empire and influence the hearts and minds of so many people across the country? Gandhi’s impact is a testimony to the fact that you don’t need positional power to influence others. Every time I think of influence, I think of Gandhi.

Do Influencers Need to Tell Audiences They’re Getting Paid?

Harvard Business Review

Branding Customers Marketing Sales & Marketing Influence Social platforms Digital ArticleIn some cases, disclosure might make people trust them more.

Influencers Can Help Implement Change and Make It Stick

leaderCommunicator

You can have the best product or program in the world, but if you can''t get your audience on board, you''re not going to have any luck. To garner that must-have support, look to one of the most common overlooked audiences: key influencers. Key influencers can help you raise awareness about a business priority, build support throughout the organization, and communicate important messages--the why, what, how, and what''s next--to a broader internal audience.

The Danger of Public Criticism and the Power of Social Confirmation

Leadership Freak

I was greeting audience members before a presentation when one asked, “What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” … Continue reading → Encouragement Gossip Humility Influence Personal Growth Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

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Choosing Words That Influence And Inspire

Eric Jacobson

And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience. The number one reason speakers fair to inspire their audiences is that they focus on information rather than ideas. Be audience-centric.

Remarkable TV: Want to Be More Persuasive?

Kevin Eikenberry

Watch this video for tips on influencing your audience and having more effective persuasive communications. The art of persuasion starts with understanding your audience. Persuasion cannot happen until we understand one thing.

Resonate: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences Nancy Duarte John Wiley & Sons (2010) How and why to create significant, sincere, and enlightening moments during presentations that “drive the big idea home” Don’t be deterred by the shape of this book (I was) and incorrectly assume that it is heavy on packaging and light on [.]. moments” Carmine Gallo Emotive Storytelling Evocative Visuals Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion John Wiley & Sons Jr.’s

Community Building Isn’t About Influencers

Managing Communities

photo credit: jurvetson I’ve been hearing the word influencer a lot lately. People (companies) want other people, with big audiences, to talk about their stuff. Just don’t confuse your pursuit of influencers with community building. There is some overlap, sure, but if you focus on “influencers&# at the cost [.]. There is nothing wrong with that. Managing the Community Thinking

First Impressions Win Hearts and Minds

Coaching Tip

Being effective in engaging audiences requires one additional element: an understanding of what audiences are capable of, and ways to break through the barriers and connect powerfully with an audience. An audience's first impression is visual. Before the speaker even opens his or her mouth, the audience is making judgments. And once the speaker begins, the visual drives an audience's attention. Audiences need the executive to gesture.

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Create Memorable Presentations

Coaching Tip

The truth is, we all present every day when we’re attempting to influence, entertain, educate and hopefully create an unforgettable moment. In THE BIG EXPERIENCE , Kenny Nguyen and his team note that audiences are so numbed by bad presentations they’re surprised to see a good one. Audiences have become so numb from bad presenters, that they’re actually surprised to see a good one. To 'sell' your idea , product or service, you must pass your audience's ACID test : A.

How to Make Real Change Happen When You’re Not CEO

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s a question we hear all the time from audience members […]. Career & Learning Results & Execution Winning Well influence internal change leadership management persuadeLet’s Grow Leaders Q&A In a recent post we invited you to send us your biggest leadership challenge. We received a great question from a healthcare leader in the United Kingdom.

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Ten Things You Will Learn from Writing on LinkedIn

Lead Change Blog

Leaders should write, not for the sake of writing — but to influence, inform, inspire, and engage a wider audience. I’ve been writing on LinkedIn for a few months, with some specific goals: Create a wider audience for my thought [.] Leadership Development Value Creation Communication Courage influence Inspiration Writing often also forces you to maintain clarity in your thinking, and sustain your perspective.

Why Pitching, Persuading, Guiding, and Influencing are Largely Unsuccessful – a thought paper for sellers, coaches, leaders, parents, and managers

Strategy Driven

But they can only be heard accurately and acted upon when our audience has bought in to, and learned how to manage, any proposed change, and all relevant ‘systems’ are GO. And THEN you can pitch, offer, suggest, or influence. You just finished reading Why Pitching, Persuading, Guiding, and Influencing are Largely Unsuccessful - a thought paper for sellers, coaches, leaders, parents, and managers !

Persuasion Depends Mostly on the Audience

Harvard Business Review

Thanks to their higher EQ , they’re better equipped to read people and are able to leverage this intuitive knowledge to influence others’ attitudes and behaviors. You need influence to succeed. ” Influence Psychology

Remarkable TV: Want to Be More Persuasive?

Kevin Eikenberry

Watch this video for tips on influencing your audience and having more effective persuasive communications. The art of persuasion starts with understanding your audience. Persuasion cannot happen until we understand one thing.

The Hidden Agenda: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Aeschylus Annette Simmons Bibliomotion Carmine Gallo Doug Lipman Hill & Knowlton How and why to “get it”: the hidden agenda Influence: Science and Practice (4th Edition) John Hill Kevin Miller Robert B.

The Influence of C. I. Lewis on Walter Shewhart and W. Edwards Deming

Deming Institute

Edwards Deming had a large and varied collection of influences. Lewis: Influence of C.I. Our analysis of the influence of C.I. Lewis’ influence on Deming’s ideas in a way that doesn’t require understanding the complexity of Lewis’ ideas.

When Leaders Tell Stories

Lead Change Blog

It is a story about influence, a critical leadership skill. The most personal stories can have the greatest effect on connecting our audience to us and our ideas. Leadership Development Authentic Authentic leaders influence Inspiration lead change Leadership Values

Getting an Audience to Remember Your Presentation

Harvard Business Review

At the foundation of any presentation, though, is a fundamental goal that is often overlooked in helping speakers to design their presentation: that the presentation change the audience in some way. To do this, you will almost always be trying to influence their memories, and so you need to be aware of how information gets into memory in order to create presentations that will have high impact. In most talks, you are trying to affect the explicit memory of your audience.

Get Your Message Across to a Skeptical Audience

Harvard Business Review

So what should you do if you find yourself having to persuade an audience that doesn’t know about – or is even skeptical of – your expertise and experience? Influence Communication

Every Leader’s Real Audience

Harvard Business Review

Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address was delivered before Congress and watched by a global audience. But if they did feel motivated by the speech, their energy and determination as they hustle to take action could even have an unanticipated, counter-intuitive consequence: Positive results, however small, could end up garnering enough public support to influences members of Congress to get back to work with related legislation.

Disarm Your Audience When You Present

Harvard Business Review

The audience is. In fact, if you prepare for it, you'll sharpen your presentation and stand a much better chance of winning your audience over. By considering different points of view and addressing doubts and fears before they become roadblocks, you'll demonstrate an open mind — and invite your audience to respond in kind. Emotional resistance: Does your audience hold fast to a bias, dogma, or moral code — and do your ideas violate that in some way?

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

Kevin Eikenberry

Here it is: Here’s the “big idea” in 76 words: There is a fundamental disconnect between the way we pitch anything and the way it is received by our audience. Books Communication Influence Leadership negotiation persuasion salesBy Oren Klaff I love the way the book opens – with a pitch. As a result, at the crucial moment, when it is most [.].