3 Simple Tips On How To Inspire Others To Agree With You
Everyone’s got their own opinion, but there are always those on the fence or primed to be persuaded. Even those set in their ways can be swayed with a little practice and persistence.
There will be times when it’s your mission to inspire others to agree with you. It’s not that you frown on opposing viewpoints, but because you believe that your theories and message are on point. Lots of folks become defensive when another tries to steer them in a different direction, but with the right attitude and assurance, you can get these stubborn types to turn around. And for those who aren’t sure what to think, your confidence will bring them over to your side to share your perspective.
Getting others to agree with you isn’t always accomplished. But when you’re sure they’d benefit from believing what you do, encouraging them to listen and learn will eventually enlighten them to the point of partnership.
Here are three simple tips to influence others to jump on the bandwagon of your beliefs. Anyone can be agreeable as long as the reasons are clear and you are confident.
Tip 1: Listen Up
Just like you have a particular outlook on a scenario or situation, the same goes for others. In order for you to provide the full story of your standpoint, hearing others out is valuable. Knowing where they are coming from will give you insight and information that you’d never have without finding out their frame of reference. Once you understand their position, you’ll be primed to point out why yours is superior. That said, don’t be stuck in your ways either. If someone has a smart idea, rise to the challenge and cooperate.
Tip 2: Be Positive
Arguments and “tit-for-tats” won’t win you any support. If you are strong in your convictions and have faith in your cause, you won’t have to battle it out for others to believe in you. Stay calm, be clear, and remain courteous. When you know where you stand, you’ll be cool enough to cleverly relay your message without getting messy. Plus, as the saying goes, you’ll attract more bees with honey. So be sweet and sincere, and the power of suggestion will flow freely.
Tip 3: Know Your Stuff
If you aren’t crystal clear as to why you believe what you do and why it’s smart, you won’t get far in terms of influencing others. You could have everyone eager to hear you out, but once you fumble or forget the facts, you’ll lose your audience in no time. In order to inspire, you must be educated and evolved. “Just because” won’t cut it. Read up and be ready, and you’ll be better able to advise others. Agreed?
Stand tall in your beliefs. Agreement comes from your level of certainty around that particular subject.
xoxo Coach Michaela Logue