How to be more per­sua­sive

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Lit­tle is ac­com­plished alone. To achieve com­plex goals, we of­ten must rely on the hard work and co­op­er­a­tion of those around us.

Our abil­ity to be per­sua­sive will ei­ther fur­ther our ca­pac­ity to lead a suc­cess­ful, lu­cra­tive ca­reer, or it will greatly hin­der our odds of achiev­ing our full po­ten­tial.

By learn­ing how to get oth­ers to say yes and to fol­low us, we can flour­ish in al­most any ca­pac­ity of our pro­fes­sional lives.

Be­low, you’ll find three cru­cial tips to help pro­fes­sion­als in their quest to win over oth­ers to their way of think­ing.

1The most im­por­tant les­son in per­sua­sion is that you can’t ex­pect oth­ers to care about what you want. If you wish to be­come more per­sua­sive, get into the habit of ad­dress­ing the con­cerns of oth­ers.

Stop ex­pect­ing peo­ple to care about your needs

PHOTO: LERATO MADUNA

EX­TRA­OR­DI­NARY ACHIEVER

Suc­cess­ful South African en­tre­pre­neur and prop­erty devel­oper Richard Maponya

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