When making strong arguments that will sway people in favor of what you propose, rely on the facts. For every claim you make, be sure to have two or three facts in support of that claim. These facts can be numbers, percentages, historical events, and scientific research. Facts can be checked so do your homework in advance! This will also increase your credibility in the eyes of the listener.
Here are some of the points we touched upon in this conversation:
- how do you command a room
- executive presence and respect
- how social surrogates and avatars can help you command respect
- examples of social surrogates
- commanding respect in certain contexts
- nonverbal communication for commanding respect
- how to show you are worth paying attention to
- being a pushover/giving in easily vs playing hardball
- saying yes to everything vs turning invitations down
- being (or not being) effusive or flowery in professional settings
What about you? In what ways have you found yourself exerting influence and commanding respect from people around you? Do you have different strategies for commanding respect in casual contexts versus professional contexts? Share those with the Explearning community!
Also, if you haven't checked out the lesson on Stand Your Ground: How To Be Assertive Without Being Combative be sure to watch the lesson!
See you in the next lesson and conversation!
Happy Explearning ⚡