EPIC Thought of the day – Stop Competing. Start Influencing.
Stop Competing. Start Influencing.
Today I want to challenge you to Stop Competing. Start Influencing.
The ability to Influence and Persuade – we call that IP – is crucial in the business world. On a day-to-day basis, we need to use ‘IP’ with colleagues employees, clients or prospects to help them consider new ideas and suggestions.
In your business today… nothing will be achieved without someone influencing, and persuading …
If you look at the most successful business people in the world, you will see people who have mastered the art of influence and persuasion.
And that’s the difference between being a good communicator and being an EPIC Communicator – people with advanced communication skills understand not just how to communicate with others, but also how to influence and persuade them.
As an EPIC Communicator, when you use IP – you are connecting at a very real, authentic level… the level called RAPPORT.
The ability to create rapport is an important concept in the business world. It’s behind most relationships that you will have with bosses, subordinates, suppliers, partners, and clients. Rapport means that you established a level of relationship that is characterised by a genuine “I like you… you are credible… I feel comfortable with you.”
If you can master the art of IP, you master the ability to create impact… to engineer meaningful outcomes… and this always results in sustainable business growth.
Today I challenge you to stop competing and start influencing. Your business will thank you for it!
You can find more information on how to use to stop competing and start influencing in my blog post titled ‘The Language of Influence’.