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Through his Persuasion Institute, Kurt Mortensen has sought out and studied the Persuasion IQ (PQ) of the world’s top influencers. Now, in this game-changing guide, he’s leveraging his vast knowledge to teach readers the essential habits, traits, and behaviors necessary to cultivate their natural persuasive abilities. Concentrating on the 10 major Persuasion IQ skills, the book provides readers an opportunity to assess their own PQ, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and start down a path to enormous success and wealth. Readers will discover powerful techniques that enable them to: read people quickly; create instant trust; get others to take immediate action; close more sales; win over clients; accelerate business success; earn what they're really worth; influence others to accept their points of view; win negotiations; enhance relationships; and--most important--hear the magical word “yes” more often!Your professional success, your income, and even your personal relationships depend on your ability to persuade, influence, and motivate other people. Whether you are selling a product, presenting an idea, or asking for a raise, persuasion is the magic ingredient. This powerful, life-changing book will transform anyone into a persuasion genius.
Mortensen ("Maximum Influence") draws on Howard Gardners research on multiple forms of intelligence and Daniel Golemans "Emotional Intelligence" to introduce his concept of PQthe specialized intelligence required for the art of persuasion. While the book is primarily geared toward marketing and sales professionals, the author argues that the inability to command influence is a universal personal and professional dilemma; he makes a compelling case that teachers, social workers, parents and spouses can benefit enormously from the respect power that accompanies finely tuned people skills. Mortensen invokes great communicators from Confucius and Thoreau to corporate CEOs to present PQs key components (the five Cs of trust: character, competence, confidence, credibility and congruence) and rewards (more sales and fruitful negotiations, higher incomes, happier relationships). Sections on mirroring and other nonverbal persuasion techniques are especially fascinating, and the authors emphasis on developing self-knowledge as a crucial ingredient will inspire readers to determine their purpose and passion. Mortensons insights are enriched by anecdotes, humorous illustrations, a persuasion IQ test and an accessible step-by-step structure. Simultaneously useful and entertaining, this book is a thought-provoking examination into developing a vital talent. "" .