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Persuasion and Influence For Dummies by [Kuhnke, Elizabeth]
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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Become more influential in the workplace
  • Develop effective listening and rapport–building techniques
  • Adapt to your listener′s style
  • Use persuasive language to reach your goal

How to win people over and get them to follow you anywhere

Charm, character, appeal, personality call it what you will, it′s that special something that turns No into Yes, closes the sale and makes others want to go that extra mile. At work, it can spell success. In life too, it can be the key to achieving your goals. Now, with the help of top executive coach Elizabeth Kuhnke, you can unleash your own powers of persuasion.

  • The something that′s special get a handle on the qualities people find most compelling and learn to integrate them into your presentation
  • Click! establish a connection with your listener, make your case, and display your credibility and expertise
  • Listen and learn become an active listener and zero in on what really matters to your audience
  • Evolve and adapt define their decision–making style and adapt your approach for maximum effectiveness no matter how different your audience is from you
  • Master the gentle art motivate others by quietly appealing to their drives, needs, and desires and lead by example
  • It′s not just what you say discover the enormous power of non–verbal cues, including body language, tone of voice, and style of dress and learn how to wield it

Open the book and find:

  • How to master body language, style and tone
  • The way to use key words and behaviours that have an impact
  • Ways to find common ground and establish a connection
  • How to capture their attention and keep them interested
  • Advice on putting yourself across convincingly
  • How to get things done through others
  • What makes others tick
  • The secret of adapting an approach to any audience on the fly

About the Author

Elizabeth Kuhnke is an Executive Coach and founder of Kuhnke Communication. She is also the author of the popular Body Language For Dummies.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2523 KB
  • Print Length: 403 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470747374
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (28 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005SFRRDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #211,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When Kuhnke was writing this book, a mutual acquaintance suggested she phone me to pick my brains (BTW, Elizabeth Kuhnke and I have never met and I think we've only spoken the once, so it's not as if I'm praising my best childhood friend here). We talked about various aspects of influence and persuasion. But I was amazed to see how much powerful material Kuhnke has managed to squeeze into one easy-to-read book. She has taken hold of a massive topic, wrung the essentials out of it, and put these gems into an easy to read format. Definitely a winner.

I deliver keynotes and training on influence skills, so I'm pretty clued up on the topic. Yet as I read, I still found myself highlighting bits, making notes in the margins, and otherwise discovering all sorts of interesting new things that I'm putting to use. It's a worthwhile investment in time and money, and you'll enjoy reading it.
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I bought this book because I rate the author's work highly based on her book 'Body Language for Dummies'. We all think we are already pretty good at Persuasion and Influence, but it's sometimes good to see the basics all laid out in an clear and organised way, so full marks to Elizabeth for doing this. I can't wait to try the results in my next business meeting!!
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An excellent overview of why we believe compelling people and how to become one. The explanations are clear and the examples persuasive. "It does what it says on the tin."
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Dummies may have scored here: there are so few books on influencing and leading others that are this accessible, wholesome and practical.

This book distills a massive field into its most usable and essential components, making it 'as simple as possible, but no simpler.' It covers skills AND character, techniques AND ethics, classical influence AND modern approaches in a straightforward way that has you feel comfortable and getting excited about influencing more purposefully.

I'm a business owner who specialises in influence and very much enjoyed this book. What I enjoyed most was the breadth of knowledge and techniques contained on the pages and the depth of integrity in bringing these approaches to life. The author writes with experience, credibility and compassion - an enjoyable mix - using stories, anecdotes and contemporary examples to illustrate the point.

So, I think that whether you're looking to have more impact in business, charity, job-hunting or parenting, you'll learn some essential ways to influence by reading this book. Try it.
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Kuhnke clearly understands old the adage that 'we can get far more done with others than we can on our own'. It's amazing then how frequently we ignore this truism by working around others or on our own. With the right tools, it is far easier to use persuasion and influence to get others on board to our message to create a better product in the end. Opposed to her last book Body Language For Dummies, in this book Kuhnke focuses much more on establishing a connection with your intended audience.

I particularly liked her section on establishing credibility. Many of the types of women I work with have no difficulty in rapport building, but rather need people to recognise their expertise - which this section addresses. Her chapter on understanding the motivations of others is also very useful. Finally, I appreciate how she keeps the topic modern through assessing the impact of email - one of the most common communications methods we now use; so vital to address. I will be recommending it to my clients.
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This is my first 'for dummies' book and I did wonder if it might be quite simplistic. Not so! I am thoroughly enjoying the stories, tips and models within. I love books I can dip into, and this is a veritable treasure trove of things to try and put into practice. A 'must have' for those who want to make things happen and gain competitive advantage in today's workplace.
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By KMM on 18 Jan. 2012
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I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Written in a very simplistic style, with each chapter laid out very clearly, this book is easy to read and even easier to put your new tools into use. After having read the book it gave me the confidence to ask for what I wanted at work - to great effect. Will carry on and see what other persuading and influencing I can apply to my life! In short, fantastic.
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Superlative!!! i reccomend to everyine this book . very helpful .
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