Do you ever look at all the successful people around you and think, “I wish I had what they have”?
Their success didn’t come because of some magical power they were born with; they simply figured out how to use a simple, everyday trait.
And you’re just as capable of using this trait to enhance your life and become as successful as those people.
Let me explain how with these 3 simple principles…
Every successful person will attribute their position to a single common trait. It’s a trait that’s accessible to anybody who knows just how to use it.
All the self-help books use this trait without openly exposing what it is. Most of them metaphorically hand you a fish, but won’t teach you how to use a fishing pole—because they want you to buy more of their books.
But I want to expose their secret to you, because I can tell you’re serious about it.
The trait all these people and authors use is persuasion.
Persuasion is the one trait that can get you anything you want, if you know how to use it.
Politicians use it, musicians use it, businessmen use it; it’s a universal tool that applies to anything and everything you do.
Persuasion can help you achieve your goals in many ways, whether you’re at the bank getting a loan, presenting your work to a client, or applying for a new job.
The art of persuasion is founded upon 3 basic principles:
Confidence is probably the most important aspect of persuasion. If you’re confident in your ideas and the words you’re saying, they’ll appear a lot more believable and trustworthy to the other party.
Self-confidence is also a strong aspect, because if you don’t believe in yourself, your presentation will come off weak.
The quicker you make your point, the more appealing it’ll be. Whatever it is you’re presenting, create a 1-2 sentence thesis that covers the main idea, and present that first.
This will start your persuasive presentation in its strongest possible position. Don’t attempt to build up to the main point, because you’ll lose the concentration of your audience.
Get straight to the point, and leave the cumbersome facts for your follow-up points.
The aspect of positivity goes hand in hand with confidence. Without confidence, the positivity will seem forced.
Focus on only the most positive aspects of the idea that you’re presenting, and completely refrain from giving your listener any inkling of negativity.
A lot of people tend to weigh in the negatives when presenting an idea. I don’t think they should be mentioned at all.
It doesn’t make any sense to present any hint of negativity in your approach, because that’ll most likely be what your audience focuses on.
These three concepts are absolutely vital to the success of your persuasive efforts, and they’re so simple to master when broken down.
As I’ve mentioned, all successful people use the art of persuasion to get anything and everything they want; it’s how they got to where they were.
With a little bit of practice, you’ll be standing up there with the most successful people, while everyone else looks at you and wonders what your secret is.