Present Influence

Speaking Influence

244 episodes

Influence and persuasion are the weapons of leadership and success but do you understand how to wield them and make them work for you or defend yourself against them? Whether you're using your influence to persuade through a speech, online content, a story, marketing copy, personal branding, cult recruitment (not recommended), stand up comedy, leading a business or leading a country... you need to understand how influence and persuasion work and how to make them work for you and make sure they're not working against you. The most common areas to see influence and persuasion at work are in public speaking and presenting, such as political and legal arenas, but they affect all of us in all parts of our life. As soon as we engage with someone, pick up our mobile, turn on the TV or computer, we're either influencing and persuading others or subject to the influence and persuasion of others. My mission is to empower people to understand and utilise influence and persuasion skills within an ethical framework to help improve people's lives and make the world a better place. So often, we see how influence and persuasion are being used to manipulate and sway people, creating division and sometimes even inciting hate. Let's use the art of rhetoric to improve the world and put the tools of leadership into the hands of everyone, not just self-serving elites. Join me for fun chats, serious chats and always educational and interesting guests. You will always come away from the show having learned something valuable and even having had some fun sometimes with industry experts and exceptional people from week to week. Make sure you're subscribed. © 2022 Speaking Influence
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She walked up to him on the street and said, "Hey you! You were that trainer at the event I went to last year. Because of you I left my job and left my husband!" He gulped audibly and said
20th Jan 2022
59 minutes
How can someone go from making people's eyes glaze over when they start a presentation to having the wrapt attention of an audience and a rush for referrals with just a few hours of work? It's all
15th Jan 2022
47 minutes
How can someone go from making people's eyes glaze over when they start a presentation to having the wrapt attention of an audience and a rush for referrals with just a few hours of work? It's all
15th Jan 2022
47 minutes
What's the worst thing that has ever happened to you in your professional life?Would you change it? If you did, would you be the person you are now?In this episode, we take a look at conflict in our
12th Jan 2022
58 minutes
What's the worst thing that has ever happened to you in your professional life?Would you change it? If you did, would you be the person you are now?In this episode, we take a look at conflict in our
12th Jan 2022
58 minutes
Here's a missing word quiz. When you have __________ in yourself, others will have __________ in you. You can use trust or confidence to fill the gap and that is one of the main themes of this
8th Jan 2022
1 hour
Here's a missing word quiz. When you have __________ in yourself, others will have __________ in you. You can use trust or confidence to fill the gap and that is one of the main themes of this
8th Jan 2022
1 hour
Q. What has always been the best form of promotion and probably always will be?A. Word of mouth marketing, ie. getting people talking about you, your product or your service.Happy new year to you!
3rd Jan 2022
44 minutes
Q. What has always been the best form of promotion and probably always will be?A. Word of mouth marketing, ie. getting people talking about you, your product or your service.Happy new year to you!
3rd Jan 2022
44 minutes
Is there a way of holding yourself that displays influence?What are the covert signals of power?We know about Aristotle's rhetoric but was there a school of movement that went with it?Can you tell if
24th Dec 2021
53 minutes
Is there a way of holding yourself that displays influence?What are the covert signals of power?We know about Aristotle's rhetoric but was there a school of movement that went with it?Can you tell if
24th Dec 2021
53 minutes
Authenticity! We keep hearing it.Authenticity! What does it really mean?Authenticity! It's become so overused as to become almost meaningless.My guest today believed that what we're looking for is
22nd Dec 2021
1 hour
Authenticity! We keep hearing it.Authenticity! What does it really mean?Authenticity! It's become so overused as to become almost meaningless.My guest today believed that what we're looking for is
22nd Dec 2021
1 hour
The skills of influence and persuasion have always been important in leadership. So much so that elites have often tried to keep them secret and out of the hands of those they seek to maintain power
14th Dec 2021
2 minutes
The skills of influence and persuasion have always been important in leadership. So much so that elites have often tried to keep them secret and out of the hands of those they seek to maintain power
14th Dec 2021
2 minutes
Few of us could imagine ending up with full custody of a younger sibling and becoming the primary caregiver for them and then discovering they had a terminal condition as they turned 15 years old but
13th Dec 2021
36 minutes
Few of us could imagine ending up with full custody of a younger sibling and becoming the primary caregiver for them and then discovering they had a terminal condition as they turned 15 years old but
13th Dec 2021
36 minutes
Imagine being on your commute to London, the usual crowded train, thinking about what the day ahead holds, wondering if you'll get a chance for a cuppa before you get to the office and then, you hear
3rd Dec 2021
50 minutes
Imagine being on your commute to London, the usual crowded train, thinking about what the day ahead holds, wondering if you'll get a chance for a cuppa before you get to the office and then, you hear
3rd Dec 2021
50 minutes
In the middle of delivering the report, he noticed that not only was she not really paying attention, but she was also playing Yahtzee on her phone. How did he know she was playing Yahtzee? The phone
20th Nov 2021
54 minutes
In the middle of delivering the report, he noticed that not only was she not really paying attention, but she was also playing Yahtzee on her phone. How did he know she was playing Yahtzee? The phone
19th Nov 2021
54 minutes
There was only one thing I knew for sure when I first connected with Brandon Eastman about him being a guest on Speaking Influence, which was that we were going to have an interesting conversation.
30th Oct 2021
1 hour
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