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Six Essential Skills for Building and Maintaining Rapport

Being able to get into rapport with other people isn’t just a key for successful influence, it’s also one of the most enjoyable skills you can learn.

Presentations: It’s All About The Audience!

In 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. Whilst many of these may be excellent, it is also fair to say that many are simply awful. It’s...

3 Principles of the Art of Persuasion

What is the difference between persuasion and manipulation? When hearing the word persuasion, some people think of it as simply another word for manipulation. There is, however, a big difference. Manipulation is using any means necessary to motivate or force a person...

What Does the Way You Look Say About Your Influence?

The way that you look and act has an influence on how you are perceived and treated by others. Like it or loathe it, we are in a 'looks' dominated society. Therefore, when you're seeking to influence it's important to focus on the image that you would like to portray...