How Do You Become A Powerful Influence?
Whatever you’re doing in your life, chances are it will never hurt to become a powerful influence and a great leader.
And in order to be a great leader you MUST be a powerful influence. So what is it that makes someone a powerful influence?
First, and probably the most impactful and important aspect of being a powerful influence is becoming a great and powerful communicator.
Now, here’s the thing. A lot of people instantly find reasons why they think they can’t be a powerful communicator like, “I’m not good looking enough, I’m not big enough, I’m not qualified” etc…
Well, look at Howard Stern. He’s not going to win any super model contests anytime soon. And you want to talk about being big enough? Look at my wife Rhonda. She doesn’t have any kind of chance to win any slam dunk contest and I’m WAY bigger than her but when she speaks, it certainly commands my attention! 😉 You can always find an excuse or reason why you can or why you cannot but focusing on why you cannot gets you nowhere.
So let go of the excuses first and foremost and lets get into how you can become a powerful influence by starting with becoming a great communicator.
Virtually ever expert agrees that these numbers fall within the range of the 3 things that make a great communicator.
1. Your physiology
2. Your Tonality
3. Your Words
Your physiology counts for 55% of your influence on another person.
30% comes from your tonality.
And a mere 15% of your influence comes from the actual words you use.
So 85% of what influences people has absolutely nothing to do with the words you say. And one of my favorite talks of all time is from a guy named Glen W Turner. He was a very powerful influence to many people.
But the thing is, I could barely make out what he was saying and when I had his talk transcribed and read it, the words made no sense! The words he said did nothing for me but his energy had me sold 100%.
Becoming a powerful influence is NOT about what you say but rather about how you say and when you realize that and work on your physiology and tonality, you become infectious!
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