Welcome back to Just A Minute With Jamie.
Today we’re going to be looking at how to draw on your personal authority. But before we do that, I want to encourage you to think of an upcoming situation where you have the opportunity to influence somebody.
I want you think of what, from your past, of your personal authority can you draw on in order to be more influential. And I want to hear you say things like,
- “In my experience…”
- “My research shows that this is the best option…”
- “Last time I did this, this was the route that we took…”
- Use your network. “Person X does it this way, and they had the result of…”
When you draw on your personal authority people are much more likely to listen to you. So when you hear somebody say, “Well in my experience this hasn’t worked before,” you’re much more engaged as to what will work and what the next steps are going to be.
So really have a think about your personal authority, and how you can bring it into your next situation where you’re influencing somebody.
Join me next time where we’re going to talk about speaking with conviction.