Being persuasive is an art.

You want to be persuasive because you want people to consider your ideas and suggestions.

Persuasion is not manipulation. It is the ability to have your words heard and accepted. We are on a constant basis, persuading (hopefully) our kids, partners, colleagues... everybody.

The best part is that it facilitates communication and decreases misunderstandings and conflict.

By being persuasive you become a great conversationalist. And the great news is, the best listeners make the best communicators.

Communication is the basis of all. It affects personal and professional relationships and it is the basis for creating successful relationships.

The key to becoming the best at communicating is being curious. The more attentively you listen and ask questions, the more special the person you are talking to will feel.

Sounds simple? It is, and I have seen my clients implementing this simple tool to improve their personal relationships, to double their sales and to secure promotions.

We sometimes don't realise that it is the simple changes that lead to the biggest results.

Give it a try and notice how much your relationships improve by just being present and setting the intention to make others feel special.

Make this week a fantastic one!

P.S.  My friend and colleague, Nicole Coggiola, is hosting a complimentary virtual retreat starting August 12. It’s called 21 Days of Self-Care: Calm the Chaos to Create a Thriving Life and Business the Feminine Way.  Each day, an expert (including me) will share a self-care practice you can implement into your daily routine, no matter how busy you are. Sign up here to join us:  Show Up As The Mom And CEO You Want To Be.  

You’ll walk away with a variety of practices you can implement to feel happier, more confident, and more in touch with your feminine intuition, so you can be the BEST version of yourself!

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Alba Gomez is an image and personal brand coach, keynote speaker, first impressions specialist and professional image consultant.

Born in Colombia and based in Australia, she travels nationally and internationally for speaking, executive coaching, consulting and training.

Alba works with individuals and small groups right through to large corporations. She brings her client’s image into line with their personal and professional roles, giving them the clarity and confidence to look and feel their best. Alba uses a unique, results-orientated approach, drawing on her 14 years of experience with systems and processes as an engineer.