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Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

Leaders often influence the direction of their people’s thinking and action without even knowing it. When you engage your people, it is always important to let your people share their thoughts before sharing yours. If not, you often get only the ideas they think you want to hear.

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POWER OF PROMISES KEPT

Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

You integrity climbs with others when you keep your promises. People often get in trouble by breaking the small promises they make to others…then this becomes a habit, and they begin to break bigger and bigger promises. You gain more respect and influence with others by setting a goal of keeping your promises and delivering it.

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Public Speaking & Public Speaking Skills

  • Tuesday Dec 20,2011 04:45 PM
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andyharrington.co.uk Learn public speaking from the best. Andy Harrington is now offering the best free public speaking training available anywhere. Public Speaking – An Essential Skill In the internet and technology driven age there is one unchangeable attribute that underpins all the other skills required for ultimate business success. This unavoidable fact will always remain true… To master public speaking is an essential component in the mastery of business. Because if you can’t lead your audience, followers and potential customers while speaking to them in public… your business will never reach its potential. Whether you are the MD of a large corporate company or brand,obligated to make a keynote speech, or a team leader or manager wanting to maximize influence in a team meeting, or you need to get the maximum conversion from online video and YouTube… you simply can’t ignore the fact that you’ll need both talent and the skills of public speaking to inspire, influence, lead and of course n can have an exceptional impact on your income. But here’s the challenge most people face…. There is no upcoming task or activity that causes more fear, panic and dread than public speaking. The research shows that public speaking in the English speaking world is the highest fear of them all. In fact it ranks even higher than the fear of death! This gives a whole new ring of truth to the phrase “I’d rather die than speak in public!” After the very real fear of an catastrophic

SHOWING OTHERS THAT YOU LIVE IT

Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

Successful leaders are great role models, and from their habits & behaviours, their people see that they really live what they talk about (do=say). What you say and do adds power to your influence when they are consistent, and this is one of the keys to leadership success.

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LIVING UP TO OUR WORDS

Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

For leaders, and for all of us, our biggest problems come from when our actions don’t match our words. The people with great influence live up their words, and this brings power to whatever they say. Others will always listen more closely and invest in what you say, when you live up to your words (you do what you say).

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MAKING IT ABOUT THEM

Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

Influence is not developed by focusing on ourselves, but by focusing on others. Our ability to adapt what we say, to how others would like to hear it, is one of the keys to influence others. We need to always keep in mind to make it about them, and not about us.

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WHO YOU HANG AROUND WITH

Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

Our thoughts drive our actions, and who we hang around with has an influence on our thinking. People often become successful faster, not because of their own original thinking, but because of the seeds of thoughts they gained from the people that they surrounded themselves with.

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FIRST LOOK FOR THE RIGHT QUESTION

Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

Influence comes from getting others to both think and feel. Very often, it is not what we say that creates the strongest thoughts and feelings, but the questions we ask others. Successful communicators first look for the right question, rather than to what they should be saying.

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THE HARDEST PERSON TO LEAD

Mark’s Daily Thought – Ideas from Mark Fritz to help you Get Ahead, Stay Ahead and Be Successful

Leadership is influence, and the consistency of our behaviours is what keeps our influence with others high. However, the hardest person to influence is ourselves, as we often ask ourselves "Why am I not able to do it?". Successful leaders understand that the foundation of their success is built by leading themselves first.

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Authority and control

The Obvious?

It has been fascinating watching events unfold in Egypt and of all the quotes this one from The Guardian summed up best, for me, what was remarkable:

“For 18 days we have withstood teargas, rubber bullets, live ammunition, Molotov cocktails, thugs on horseback, the scepticism and fear of our loved ones, and the worst sort of ambivalence from an international community that claims to care about democracy,” said Karim Medhat Ennarah, a protester with tears in his eyes. “But we held our ground. We did it”

One of the most interesting things about Egypt was what can be achieved by vast numbers of people with no overt leadership or common ideology if they get hacked off enough with the status quo. The arguments as to how much impact the web and Twitter had on events will run and run. For me it is not so much that the tools brought about these changes but that they were happening anyway and we have tools that maybe made them happen a little bit faster and easier.

The issue of control, or rather perceived loss of it, is one that comes up all the time in talking about enterprise use of social tools. It fascinates me that those asking the question feel so apprehensive. What are they so afraid of? Will their employees really run amuck if given access to Facebook at work? Do people only put in productive days’ work because management are keeping them under control? And anyway – do those “in charge” of organisations really have that much control – or do they just have the outward appearance of it?

Control is diffucult to maintain if enough people want things to change – even if you resort to the threat of violence. Authority on other hand can be earned and enhanced through influence. How about trying to increase your influence through the use of social tools rather than banning them? If you are worried about security why not start blogging about why security matters and how to be secure? If you are concerned about time wasting start a forum discussion on productivity and what it looks and feels like?

Mubarak faced an apparently unstoppable desire for change. I believe that many businesses will face the same desire over the next few years. Not caused by social tools but enhanced by them. Maybe Mubarak might have lasted longer if he had had a better social media policy – maybe you will too?

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