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The Ultimate Book of Influence: 10 Tools of Persuasion to Connect, Communicate, and Win in Business by Chris Helder

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Appendix: How are you tracking?

A summary of the quick questions

Chapter 1 — Tool number 1: breaking down the e-wall

• Can you do a better job at finding out who all the decision makers are?

• Are you consistent at discovering preferred methods of communication with your customers?

• If so, is the client’s preferred method also the most effective?

• Do you lay out a decision timeline with your customers and establish clear expectations?

• Are you in the habit of laying out Next Steps at every contact point in the decision cycle with your clients?

• Do you leave something in the chamber for face-to-face meetings? Do you leave clients with a reason to need to meet with you?

• Are some customers simply wasting your time? Are there clients in your business that are simply taking too much time for no reward?

Chapter 2 — Tool number 2: the butterfly

• What activities do you procrastinate on that you know should be prioritised?

• Do you catch yourself falling into a negative state when you have failed to prioritise and take action on important tasks?

• How can you change your own language with yourself when you feel the butterfly effect?

• In which areas of your business and life will you be able to apply the butterfly effect?

Chapter 3 — Tool number 3: the sunset

• What does your 12-month sunset look like for you professionally?

• What actions do you need to take to achieve it?

• How could you get better at living in the now?

• What are the chips on your shoulder that sometimes ...

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