People want to do business with people they like. Making someone smile or chuckle will have the effect of: Quickly building rapport Connect you and your information with positive feelings Lower your listener’s defenses creating a more receptive mindset Studies have shown that humor can also increase...
Let’s start with some statistics.
Women are still earning 82 cents for every dollar a man earns. If part time workers were included in that statistic, it would be much lower.
Upwards of 75% of all caregivers are female, and may spend as much as 50% more time providing care than males. [Institute on Aging. (2016)]
Have you tried to get your child to go to bed on time?
What about enticing a certain someone to date you?
Or...telling senior management that you deserve a raise and a promotion?
How much of your communication involves persuading and influencing others? Think about it. The most efficient and effective way to persuade someone is through storytelling.