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Sales, persuasion and influence

Unleashing Your Persuasive Power: How real estate agents and property managers can harness the four different persuasive types for success in 2024

Unlock the secrets of persuasion mastery for real estate agents and property managers in 2024 and beyond! Discover how to leverage four distinct persuasive types – The Wise Owl, The Commanding Eagle, The Friendly Budgie, and The Captivating Peacock – to attract clients, seal deals, and excel in the dynamic real estate industry. Elevate your effectiveness and thrive with expert strategies tailored for success.

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Sales, persuasion and influence

Tired of Workplace Pet Peeves? Persuasion Techniques to the Rescue!

Tired of Workplace Pet Peeves? Persuasion Techniques to the Rescue! In today’s dynamic and interconnected workplace, effective communication skills are more critical than ever. We often find ourselves navigating complex projects, collaborating with colleagues on projects or work tasks, and interacting with our managers and

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Common Presentation Mistakes

Persuasive Presenting for Career Seekers 2024

This blog has been written to help the stunning Career Seekers interns who attended a 1-hour with Warwick Merry CSP CVP and Michelle Bowden CSP in January and February 2024 What fun we had! – We present (persuade and influence) our family members, friends, clients,

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Success Stories

Success Story – Susan Brandt

Susan thrives in her dual roles as a full-time teacher and part-time lecturer.  Beyond the classroom, she serves as Secretary for the Home Economics Institute of Australia and Chairperson for its South Australia chapter, enriching the community with her expertise. “Michelle’s methods have been transformative

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Presentation Skills Tips

Breaking the Mediocrity Mould: Why Australians Deserve and Should Achieve More Than Average

The article, “Breaking the Mediocrity Mould: Why Australians Deserve and Can Achieve More Than Average,” sheds light on a concerning trend in the Australian corporate world, where individuals seem to be settling for mediocrity rather than excellence. The author, Michelle Bowden, an expert in persuasion, expresses her worry about the impact of this trend on individuals’ abilities to influence and persuade others effectively. Using case studies and real-life examples, Bowden illustrates how seemingly small choices, such as presenting in pyjamas or neglecting grooming, can negatively impact one’s personal brand and authority. The article emphasises the link between excellence, persuasion, and personal fulfilment. Bowden draws on her extensive experience, arguing that mastering persuasion is not only about achieving professional success but also about becoming a more fulfilled and happy individual. The narrative weaves through case studies, urging readers to reject average and embrace their full potential, as settling for mediocrity can limit growth, stifle innovation, and hinder personal and professional success. The article concludes by highlighting the importance of continuous improvement and striving for excellence in a world that is constantly evolving. Michelle Bowden encourages readers to break free from the ordinary, improve their presentation and persuasion skills, and pursue a life beyond average.

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Managing Your Nerves/Confidence

Crunching Numbers, Crafting Narratives: The Art of Persuasion in Accounting

When you ask Google, “what does an accountant do?” the response is as follows: “Typical accountant responsibilities include: Managing taxation matters, including individual or business tax returns. Reviewing the financial health of a business. Compiling accurate financial reports.” Google 2024 It sounds pretty task-focused doesn’t it?

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Common Presentation Mistakes

Persuasive Presenting with EVT GMs New Zealand

This blog has been written to help the stunning General Management team from EVT New Zealand who attended a half day workshop with Michelle Bowden on December 6th, 2023 Rydges Auckland. What fun we had! https://vimeo.com/893186550?share=copy We present (persuade and influence) our family members, friends,

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