Episode 500 - The 10 Hottest Influence Tools For 2024
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by Kurt Mortensen
5d ago
Prejudging is one of the most devastating mistakes you can make because you really cannot judge a book by its cover. Many, many times, we find that the people who seem to be the least likely candidates are the ones who become a big part of your business. Join me for this week’s podcast #500 with Freebies and fun stuff.  This podcast will focus on The 10 Hottest Influence Tools For 2024.   Get the latest research, studies and statistics on the new secrets of persuasion.  Power Of Charisma Audios ..read more
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Episode 499 - Edutainment, Engagement, and Energy
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by Kurt Mortensen
1M ago
Why Your Last Audience Said You Were Boring. Many factors can contribute to boredom and disinterest during a presentation.   Avoid the blunders by creating content that is relevant and engaging  Deliver the presentation with enthusiasm and incorporating visual aids.  Be aware of the audience's needs and encourage interaction with the audience.   Join me for this week’s podcast on Edutainment, Engagement, and Energy.  You will discover that there is no such thing as a boring topic, only a boring presenter.  Learn how to be more dynamic, charismatic, and engagi ..read more
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Episode 498 - John Lowry - Negotiation Made Simple
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by Kurt Mortensen
1M ago
We all negotiate every day.  Only 10% of business professionals who negotiate every day have taken negotiation training.  The challenge is they estimate this has cost them millions of dollars.  Who is paying for these mistakes?  Usually, the companies that employ them.  Entrepreneurs know this will just cost them income. Join me for this week’s podcast interview with John Lowry.  We will focus on Negotiation Made Simple.  Discover how to structure a negotiation and what questions to ask before the process begins.  Learn if you should make the first offer ..read more
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Episode 497 - Do You Have The C Factor - ChaRIZZma, Charm and Confidence
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by Kurt Mortensen
1M ago
So, is that power of charisma good or bad?  I would say is gravity good or bad?  Just like gravity, charisma is neutral.  It is how you use the power that will define you as good or bad.  Some say Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, Mussolini had charisma.  Sure they did have many of the tools of charisma.  6 Questions Reveal How Charismatic You Are There are many cases of someone who had some of the skills of charisma and they used them in an unethical way.  Let’s think about this.  You could probably count more people in history and in your life that had thi ..read more
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Episode 496 - What Is Your RIZZ (Charisma) Ranking? PART 3
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by Kurt Mortensen
1M ago
We live in a world where people are less trusting, more cynical, and full of skepticism.  Corporate loyalty is a thing of the past.  Belief in government has eroded away.  Everyone around us is confused, overwhelmed, and more difficult to influence and lead.  Now more than ever, charisma is a vital and critical life skill.  Can charisma be taught? Tests of two interventions. Restaurant Tap Water Test Joke The challenge is that some think they have the Rizz (charisma) but don’t.  Just because you can get somebody to do something doesn’t mean you are influential or ..read more
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Episode 495 - It’s Either Rizz (Charisma) or Fizz (Dull) PART 2
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by Kurt Mortensen
2M ago
Do You Attract or Repel Others? It’s Either The Rizz or Fizz.   The skill of charisma can propel you into leadership and success.  When someone is charismatic, they can connect, bond, and lead everyone and anyone.  Charisma allows you to be more efficient and effective.  Think about this.  It could be you if others aren’t responding to you or your influence.  Sure we like to say it is them, but when you do not influence others, are empowered by you, or even want to help you – it is you.  Remember:  When a sports team has a losing season or they don’t per ..read more
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Episode 494 - Got The Rizz (Power of Charisma).
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by Kurt Mortensen
2M ago
Have you ever noticed how some people can lead without effort?  People instantly like them and want to be around them.  Have you seen them enter a room, and everyone notices?  Have you seen people always get what they want, and everyone around them wants to give it to them?  How do they command attention and influence with everyone they meet?  This is the power of charisma, and you will see that charisma can and must be learned. Rizz is Oxford's word of the year for 2023   Charisma is the ability to empower and influence others into believing in you, trusting in y ..read more
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Episode 493 - The Unknown And Forgotten Rules of Negotiation
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by Kurt Mortensen
2M ago
When negotiating, you have to be prepared for anything.  You need to know the ins and outs, the wants and needs of both sides.  The more you prepare, the more knowledge you have, and the better deal you will get. How to Spot a Manipulator in 5 Seconds or Less Negotiation is part of everyday life.   As they say - You deserve what you negotiate.   The challenge is negotiation has changed.   Many people are using some old-style, outdated, cheesy tactics that need to be retired. Join me for this week’s podcast  - The Unknown And Forgotten Rules of Negotiation.  W ..read more
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Episode 492 - When Is It Time To Shut Up?
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by Kurt Mortensen
3M ago
Knowing when to shut up and stop talking in persuasion is a major blunder.  Are you able to take their temperature, gauge their interest, or respond to their needs?  Are you the data dumper (Vomit) and overwhelming them with too much information?  What signs or signals are you looking for when wrapping it up and asking for their business? When Is It Time To Shut-Up? By paying attention to these cues, you can determine exactly when it is time to close the sale or get the yes.  You must continually take their temperature to see where they are in persuasion.   Join me for ..read more
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Episode 491 - The Science and Mastery of Change - Interview With John Fisher
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by Kurt Mortensen
3M ago
You are trying to influence someone to change and improve their life.  It will enhance every aspect of their life, BUT all you get is resistance.  What is going on?  How can you get others to accept worthwhile positive change that will benefit them? Where does this resistance come from?  Let’s explore this resistance and those common reasons why people may resist positive change. For more info about John visit his website here. Want to get others to want to change?  Want to make change stick in your own life?  Change can be easy.  Join me for this week’s podc ..read more
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