Learn How To Be Persuasive

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Eight Steps to Persuade

Among the most difficult tasks for a speaker is the persuasive presentation – where you would like audience change their thinking or act in a way you ask. Every persuasive presentation can be addressed by following these eight steps.

1. Establish Your Credibility
People are bombarded with information and assaulted by efforts to entice them; so, you need to give them a reason to listen to you. This might be your own experience, research you have conducted or recognized authorities which you draw from.

2. Show Your Awareness
In addition to being credible on a specific subject, you also have to show your understanding of the situation now.

Establishing these first two points could be done in 1 sentence. For instance,”I’ve seen thousands of students progress through this institution over the last ten decades and never have I seen such demands on their time.”

3. Describe the Issue
Explain what you believe the issue is. Make it relevant to the audience with graphic descriptions of problematic situations. Keep these descriptions pertinent with introductory phrases like,”This affects you by…” or”What this means for you is…”. People are extremely enticed by the status quo, coddled inside their comfort zone. The issue might just be that they could lose out on a chance that you are aware of.

4. Explain the Solution
As you should be brutally honest and suitably vivid about the issues; you should not dwell on them. Move quickly to describing your solution.

5. Define the Cost
There is always a price tag. It may be financial, a time commitment, even only a change of mindset. Be honest and realistic about this price so you have control of how it is perceived. Put it in perspective with disputes or comparisons. By way of example,”It will cost you less than the cost of your morning coffee” or”Only one minute a day, that’s all I am asking for.”

6. Describe the Benefits
Just like you were graphic with describing the problem, be equally graphic when you describe the benefits they will receive in your preferred future. As Dr Noel Tichy (Professor of Management, University of Michigan) says,”The best way to get humans to venture into unknown terrain is to make
that terrain comfortable and desired by taking them there first in their imaginations.”

7. Provide the First Step
Once you have convinced them of their need to act, you have to tell them what to do. Make the first step of this process very simple, and if possible, something they can do now. You will need to get them to act as quickly as possible – while they are still convinced by your presentation and until they’re distracted by something else.

8. Finish on a Note of Encouragement
The conclusion is the most important part, so you need to finish on a high. You do this by assuming that everyone in the audience was convinced by your demonstration, and telling them how good life is going to be now that we’re moving forward positively.

They will need to be supported by effective research beforehand to identify strong, relevant examples for this audience an

The Dirty Secret

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In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems said, “You have zero privacy… Get over it”. In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg said that privacy was dead. I think Zuckerberg must feel a sense of irony with what he’s experienced this year over privacy and the transport of Facebook users’ information to Cambridge Analytica. I think it’s fair to say that this season, privacy has been a hot-button topic.

I’m not certain where things will ultimately end-up, and there’s a good likelihood that, in fact, privacy as we knew it’s finished. In actuality, I think that may already be the case, but there is a distinct tension between sharing and privacy. We continue to share, willingly, our information on social networking platforms and browsers, such as Google, continue to track us all over the net.

And, despite the General Data Protection Regulation, which was set into law in Europe, but affects American companies and nonprofits also, you’ve probably noticed by now that corporate lawyers have already figured out how to get about it. Mostly, you agree to tracking, or whatever else they’ve clarified in their Terms of Service, or else you won’t be able to use the programs that will offer you the news, permit you to shop or entertain yourself.

The dirty little secret in the nonprofit sector is that many nonprofits have donor information, including that of volunteers and fans, but they haven’t taken the necessary actions to ensure that information isn’t stolen. They also don’t take the time to notify people about how their data is used, which is something which everyone with a site on the internet should do. Nonprofits have information such as names, addresses, emails, birthdates, credit cards, social security numbers (especially those organizations which have volunteers who undergo background checks), telephone numbers, etc.. It doesn’t take a genius to see how this information can be utilised in ways that are not appropriate.

In fact, a colleague of mine who worked in the nonprofit sector as a fundraising consultant told me not too long ago when she has raised the dilemma of privacy, many nonprofit leaders have said to her they were unaware that donor privacy is such a priority to donors. They’ve expressed their support for transparent public privacy policies but have had no idea that they should have terms of support or donor privacy policies which are easily accessible on their sites, for example, that explain what they do with data. Candidly, I don’t know how that can even be a credible idea in today’s world.

Most donors ought to know or understand that when they’re giving their information to a nonprofit, there is a likelihood that their name and information is sold. Some nonprofits do so as a matter or revenue because they earn money for the titles and data that they market to brokers. If you work at one of the many organizations which sell donor data to agents, as a point of ethics and ethics, you should clearly state that information for donors in your donor policy information.

Furthermore, in recent years, criminals have picked up on the fact that nonprofits can be a wealth of information and it can be reasonably simple for them to crack the”safe” open. And, to make matters even more concerning for nonprofit donors is that there have been cases when donor information has been criminally compromised, and it has been decided not to make the information public for fear of causing donations to dry up.

Protecting Data

Nonprofits occupy a special position in our society, and it often comes with tax-exempt status, mostly, because of the work they do in improving the lives of individuals in a community. Because of this, nonprofits must provide a few minimum standards of advice to be certain they are working with integrity and ethics when they accept donor and volunteer information.

They can remind people who input their identifying information into their sites to remember to delete the web”cookies,” which are files stored on a person’s computer, which link back to the website visited. Clearing this information will eliminate any remnants of names, addresses, credit card info, etc. from the net.
Nonprofits should create and publish a”Donor Privacy Policy,” which tells donors how donor and supporter information will be used. A simple example is provided by Charity Navigator.
Publish “Terms of Service.” Take a look at samples from leading charitable organizations.
The truth is that each nonprofit–regardless of size–should have a donor privacy policy and terms of service that can be immediately reviewed on their website. If your organization does not have the basics done, there’s no reason you should expect people to support your group. There are likely plenty of charities that do demonstrate transparency and should be rewarded with fundraising dollars.

It’s Never Too Late To Start Your Future

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Ever think “There must be something else, something more and something better”?

The world is changing at a rapid pace. Job security is a thing of the past, and for many of us, having a j o b hardly pays the bills. For most people, it doesn’t pay the bills, and certainly does not allow for holidays or luxuries.

School taught us to work hard, get good grades and get a job. What it didn’t instruct us was how to make wealth.

It’s the 21st century, the Information Age and if we do not keep up we will fall behind, big time!

Traditional jobs are disappearing rapidly. Businesses now use half the staff they used to, and oftentimes cover a performance level instead of an hourly rate. And this is just the start of what is to come.

So what can you do about it? The solution is simple – Become an Entrepreneur.

There are millions of people globally who have found the key to creating wealth through getting an Entrepreneur. And it’s easier than you think.

A willingness to learn
A can do attitude
Determination and discipline
The desire to become a better person
Anyone can learn Entrepreneurial abilities. You don’t require a university degree; you don’t even need to have finished school. In fact some of the wealthiest people on earth had very little if any formal education. What they did have was a desire to make something positive happen in their lives.
Do you want more for your life and the lives of your loved ones? Do you want a future that’s quality?

I believe we all do, but we’re so involved in the pace of’daily living’ that we just have not given much (if any) thought to the possibilities which are out there. It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.

Once you understand the basic skills to getting an Entrepreneur, an entire world of opportunities can open up to you.

So what’s an Entrepreneur? Basically anybody who owns their own business.

But do not panic. It doesn’t have to be a huge company, with workers and enormous overhead expenses. Nor does it mean purchasing a franchise. There are literally thousands of business opportunities out there, if you know where to look and how to find them. And the prosperity they could create can make the difference between an average life and an abundant lifestyle. Which one would you like?

Bear in mind, you are new to this, so step one is to start part time. Learn the skills whilst still working your current job. And if you are seriously interested in increasing your wealth, you are able to earn part time, an extra $1000 plus a month. What would additional $$$ per month mean to you and your loved ones?

For many it would mean a significant impact.

The time to get started is NOW. Individuals who wait are waiting all their lives. Do you want the next five years to be just like the last 5? If not, then do it now.

And here’s the key that most people never realise – The time will pass anyway!

Yes that is it – The Time Will Pass Anyhow! Unless you’re happy with your life the way it is now. It’s entirely up to you.

But here’s the key – if you start now, you’re going to be so much better off 5 years from today.

Trust me. Nothing changes by itself. Nobody will jump up and get it done for you. And if you do nothing, then that’s what you get in return.

I live by the motto – The only way to predict the future is to create it.

So start your future now. It will be fun. It will be exciting and it’ll be very rewarding.