Lesson for the week: Engagement and Influence
I love presenting and talking and coaching – is one of my geniuses that I love doing it. I can do it daily. But, it’s all well and good doing it – but how do you engage?
When you are having conversations, how do you engage? How do you engage with your teams? How do you engage with your clients?
Obviously you cannot use a “one size fits all” approach. You have to get really personal. You have to really listen in order to connect.
That’s one of the big lessons that we’ve learned throughout this week – it’s engagement.
Another lesson that we learned this week is influence
Having the ability to affect someone’s ideas, character or choices. This is not an easy thing to achieve.
Even this morning as I was running a training session for a client, we talked about influence.
We talked about how are you influencing those people around you? How are you influencing prospective clients, particularly in this market? How are you influencing your current clients?
So, looking at all those different components for us is around engagement and influence.
Now I want you to ask yourselves again:
How do you engage? How do you influence the people around you? Share your thoughts and leave a comment below.