One of the questions I am asked the most is how to be more influential, especially amongst senior executives?
Here are five of the well-proven techniques that I teach my clients:
1) How you carry yourself is what matters the most.
No one else will believe in you until you believe in yourself. Studies suggest that as much as 93% of influence is non-verbal. Influence is much more about who you’re being what you say. Don’t get me wrong, the content of what you say needs to be solid enough. But in today’s hyper-competitive job market, having solid content to share is just table stakes. Improve your mindset and develop more conviction in the value of your point of view, while also clearing honoring other’s voices.
2) Meet them where they’re at.
Anytime you’re communicating, you need to…