3 Ways To Instantly Increase Your Influence By Making Others Feel Important

Posted: January 26, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Do you ever have problems getting others to do what
you want? Is it hard for you to move others to action?
It seems to be a common issue. It can be frustrating
because so much of your ultimate success depends
heavily on your ability to influence others. If you want
to win in life, you have to be able to influence. It’s
unavoidable.
Whether you’re a professional working at an
organization, or an entrepreneur who is building your
own business, your ability to persuade is essential if
you want to become successful.
Here’s the good news: Becoming more influential is not
difficult. There are simple things you can do to gain
more influence.
The issue isn’t just being popular or more talkative.
The issue is how you make others feel . It’s a common
saying: “People will forget what you say, but they will
never forget how you make them feel.” What would it
be like if you were able to make other people want to
do what you’re asking?
It doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to make
them feel what they want to feel. So how do they want
to feel? They want to feel important. If you’re going to
influence others, you must be able to make them feel
important.
Here are 3 tips you can use to instantly
become more influential by making others
feel important :
1. Gratitude
Gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to show
people how important they are. It’s been shown to
enhance the relationships you can have with those
around you.
Think about it. How often do people take time to
express true, heartfelt gratitude to others? How did you
feel the last time it happened to you? Exactly.
Expressing sincere gratitude is a wonderful way to get
people to see that they truly matter. When you make
people feel this way, they will attach these positive
emotions to you.
And the great thing about this is that it’s so easy! All
you need to do is find something that the other person
did that benefitted you in some way. It doesn’t have to
be something huge. Even the small things will work.
When you identify what the other person has done for
you, take some time to let them know. You don’t even
have to do it face to face. I usually do it by email
because I express myself better by writing.
Regardless of the method you use, make sure you do
it. It’ll increase your influence dramatically.
2. Get Them To Talk
People love to talk about themselves . If you’re trying to
make others feel important, you would do well to
remember this fact.
Showing people how important they are means getting
them to talk as much as possible. You have to show
that you are genuinely interested in what they are
saying to you.
The best way to do this is to ask good questions. You
need to ask questions that invite a longer answer.
There are two types of questions you can ask in a
conversation. These are close-ended and open-ended
questions.
The difference? A close-ended question can be
answered with just a “yes” or a “no” or another type of
one-word answer. An open-ended question can’t be
answered with just a “yes” or a “no.” The answer has
to be longer.
Here’s an example of each:
Close-ended : Did you like the new Star Wars movie?
Open-ended : What did you think of the new Star Wars
movie?
See the difference? The open-ended question will get
the other person to go into more detail about how she
feels about the new Star Wars movie.
The more you encourage other people to talk, the more
important they will feel. Again, they will attribute this
feeling of importance to you.
3. Be Sincere In Your
Praise
Praising the other person is a great way to show them
that you think they are important. When you take the
time to talk about the qualities they possess that you
admire, it shows them that you are paying attention to
the things they do right.
Similar to gratitude, praise can be a very powerful way
to make the other person feel like they matter. We all
love it when people notice the effort and hard work
that we put forth.
Here’s a caveat: it has to be sincere . Insincere praise
is just meaningless flattery. If you’re not being sincere,
the other person will pick up on it. This will kill your
influence efforts because they will feel like they are
being manipulated. Needless to say, nobody wants to
feel like they are being played.
When you are looking to give praise, try to pick out
qualities that others have noticed. Look for their
strengths. That way, when you offer your praise, you
can bring up the fact that other people have noticed
that they are strong in the area you are praising. This
brings a “social proof” element to your praise that will
have an even bigger impact.
After all, if you’re telling them something good about
themselves that others have noticed, why wouldn’t that
make them feel more important? The more effectively
you praise others, the more important you will make
them feel.
Conclusion
Being influential means having a positive impact on the
people you wish to influence. The amount of influence
you have is directly tied to the amount of value you
bring.
When you make others feel important, you are giving
them something that has immense value. That’s why
it’s so effective.
Focus on showing others how much they matter to
you. Not only will it make you feel more grateful, it will
also make people more likely to let you influence them.

posted by Hari Krish

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Comments
  1. Lauren Y says:

    Reblogged this on The Art of Becoming While Overcoming and commented:
    Great Read this morning!

    Like

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