Every Communicates only a few Connect
ABOUT SPEAKING FOR INFLUENCE
“Only One Thing Stands Between You and Success. It Isn’t Experience. It Isn’t Talent.” World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.
Connecting Goes Beyond Words— Audiences respond to how a communicator makes them feel rather than to what a communicator has to say. Our actions, tone and style communicate far more than our words. Experts estimate that 90% of the impression we convey has nothing to do with what we actually say.
Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation
—If you can connect with others—one-on-one, in groups, and with an audience—your sense of community improves, your ability to create teamwork increases, and your influence skyrockets.
People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done than those who cannot connect. Leaders who have learned the art of connection are able to communicate their ideas persuasively, establishing buy-in and attracting followers.
“LEADERS TOUCH A HEART BEFORE THEY ASK FOR A HAND”
Dr John C Maxwell