Being persuasive is a foundational soft skill that everyone in an organization has a responsibility to use, although it’s vitally important to being a successful leader.
Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss the soft skill of being persuasive and how it use can spur an organization’s growth.
Among the topics they discuss are:
- Why being persuasive makes our list
- How to differentiate between manipulation and persuasion
- A working definition of persuasion
- How persuasion leads to “buy-in”
- How persuasion is about attraction
- Identifying what makes a proposal fit the goals of an organization and how being persuasive fits in
- When to set aside an idea because the buy-in is missing
- Knowing when to move things forward
- When persuasion becomes office politics and how to avoid it
- Examples of persuasive arguments
- How to ask for a raise using persuasion
- Tips for what any
- persuasion ultimately needs to include
- When persuasion can run amok
- When persuasion reaches coalescence
- How understanding your audience is critical to any effective persuasion
- Where an organization’s history plays into persuasion
We will explore a listener’s timely suggestion for another soft skill to add to our list of 55 soft skills.