Secrets of Influence for the Successful Woman

September 26, 2017
Join us: bit.ly/secretsofinfluenceWe are thrilled with the response we've been getting... And excited about the successful Atlanta Leaders who will join us... And we want YOU in the room with us, too! On Saturday, October 7th, You will learn the secrets to getting others to support YOUR vision without feeling that their own is being sacrificed AND as passionately as you do! Bold Favor Media Group is proud to present International Bestselling Author & Chief Influence Officer Elaina Zuker of Montreal, Canada, who will share…

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“My closing ratio zoomed to 88%. These Influence techniques work!”

September 19, 2017
If you’re a marketer who can train or a trainer who can market our user-friendly, proven “Secrets of Influence ™ ” training program, this might just be the new challenge for you. If you’re a consultant, this could be a new way to Influence your clients, increase your influence and help others to do the same. Plus, create a new source of income. Here’s what our successful partner, Molly Sutherland, said about how she became interested in representing the Program…

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Secrets of Influence for the Successful Woman

September 8, 2017
You're invited to join a select group of Atlanta women for a special afternoon of food ,fun, fashion, influence and empowerment! influencers and those who want to maximize their influence skills.   TWO INFLUENTIAL WOMEN are partnering to offer an exciting, educational, and empowering event in Atlanta on October 7th.   When:   Saturday Oct 7 – 2- 5 p.m. Where:   Mary Mac’s Tea Room, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA What you’ll get:   -  An in-person welcome and…

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Labor Less. Earn More. Leverage your Influence.

August 30, 2017
If you’re a marketer who can train or a trainer who can market our user-friendly, proven “Secrets of Influence ™ ” training program, this might just be the new challenge for you. If you’re a consultant, this could be a new way to Influence your clients, increase your influence and help others to do the same. Plus, create a new source of income. Here’s what our successful partner, Molly Sutherland, said about how she became interested in representing the Program…

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The Million Dollar Influence of a Single Idea

July 18, 2017
Several years ago, I gave a speech to about 300 businesswomen, “How to Manage your Time for Success. After the talk, I handed out a simple handout of tips and exercises. Afterward, two women came up to me and asked if they could “use” my handout packet. They were the Circulation Managers for Working Woman magazine, (readership about one million) They wanted to use the booklet as a “premium” – a free gift for new subscribers. I was delighted but…

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Has Your Influence Success Ratio Zoomed to 88%? Molly Sutherland’s has. Here’s what she said:

May 24, 2017
“As I put the tools into practice, conversations changed – they became deeper and more meaningful; meetings changed – they become more focused and collaborative. My close ratio went to 88%! These tools work! “  If you’re a marketer who can train or a trainer who can market our user-friendly, proven “Secrets of Influence ™ ” training program, this might just be the new challenge for you. If you’re a consultant, this could be a new way to Influence your clients,…

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Achieving Real Success with Seminars

May 9, 2017
    My Interview With Joseph Sherman, Editor Of The New York Business Review. What are some of your most successful events? How did you make them a success? Iheld a series of what I called “breakfast showcases”, in New York and San Francisco. These were intended to familiarize potential clients with our “Secrets of Influence(™)” training Program and they were free of charge. I invited people with the title “Human Resource Director” or “Training Director” from a list of…

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My close ratio zoomed to 88% – These Influence Tools work!

May 3, 2017
If you’re a marketer who can train or a trainer who can market our user-friendly, proven “Secrets of Influence ™ ” training program, this might just be the new challenge for you. If you’re a consultant, this could be a new way to Influence your clients, increase your influence and help others to do the same. Plus, create a new source of income. Here’s what our successful partner, Molly Sutherland, said about how she became interested in representing the Program…

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The Essence of Influence

April 21, 2017
THE POWER & ESSENCE OF “INFLUENCE”- EMPOWERING SEMINAR & WORKSHOP   Would you like to be an Influencer? And to be considered influential?   What if the leading authority on INFLUENCE were to reveal her secrets? And…. what if you could “bottle” those secrets?   TWO INFLUENTIAL WOMEN are partnering to offer a series of exciting, educational, informative, interactive seminars in New York City, May 9th and May 10th.   (This is right before Mother’s Day … so celebrate your…

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I’ll be speaking at ISPI – April 30 – May 2

April 12, 2017
http://www.ispiconference.com/about/swift-kick-cants/ I will be giving an opening Talk and a demonstration of the "Peer Mentor" Success Process at the upcoming ISPI conference in beautiful Montreal April 30 - May 2  

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The Million Dollar Influence Of A Simple Idea

March 21, 2017

Let your client influence the possibilities – All you have to do is show up – and listen……

March 21, 2017
Several years ago, I had been traveling the country conducting seminars on various topics – the most popular one was on Goal Setting and Time Management. After seeing an ad for audiotapes (that’s how long ago this was) I produced a one hour tape at a musician friend’s studio, labeled it “Time on Tape” and placed small ads in the Wall Street Journal and other business newspapers. (I called this little venture Education And Research Publishing E.A.R. – I thought…

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FREE download – 4 days only (plus another free bonus inside the book*)

March 16, 2017
  “A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – the new Peer Mentor Model for Success Now” Through Amazon Kindle, the book is being offered as a FREE download for the next five days: Today through Sunday March 19. And please feel free to leave a review on Amazon/Kindle. Here’s the link: http://amzn.com/B01BX25BI4 * p.s. When you open the book, you’ll find another FREE offer on the page right after the Table of Contents!

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FREE download – 4 days only (plus another free bonus inside the book*)

March 16, 2017
“A Swift Kick in the Can’ts – the new Peer Mentor Model for Success Now” Through Amazon Kindle, the book is being offered as a FREE download for the next four days : Today through Sunday March 19. And please feel free to leave a review on Amazon/Kindle. When the book was launched a few months ago ,it quickly rose to “bestseller” status on Amazon. It got some great reviews, too: - must read for anyone who wants to sharpen…

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Use Your Influence to Run a Meeting – So It Doesn’t Run you

March 7, 2017
In my last Article, I talked about general principles for running a successful meeting. Here, a short tip sheet on how to deal with problem people. If you have experiences, ideas or suggestions about how you have handled difficult situations, we’d love to hear them. Just add in the “comments” section. PROBLEM     SOLUTION Latecomer   Start meetings on time-don't wait for stragglers.   Early Leaver     Get a commitment from all members at the beginning of the meeting…

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Use Your Influence to Run a Successful Meeting

February 28, 2017
“SILENCE THE GOSSIP, OPEN UP THE SILENT TYPES, CLOSE THE SESSION, AND GET ON WITH THE WORK AT HAND.” ANOTHER MEETING? There’s nothing more frustrating than sitting through a meeting that’s pointless and seems endless. Not only can unproductive meetings waste everyone’s time (consuming up to 50 percent of the average manager’s work week), but, considering the salaries of the participants, they can get pretty expensive, too. Here are some guidelines to get your meeting back on track so you…

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The Million Dollar Influence Of A Simple Idea

February 14, 2017
Several years ago, I gave a speech to about 300 businesswomen, “How to Manage your Time for Success. After the talk, I handed out a simple handout of tips and exercises. Afterward, two women came up to me and asked if they could “use” my handout packet. They were the Circulation Managers for Working Woman magazine, (readership about one million) They wanted to use the booklet as a “premium” – a free gift for new subscribers. I was delighted but…

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“My closing ratio zoomed to 88%. These Influence techniques work!”

February 8, 2017
If you’re a marketer who can train or a trainer who can market our user friendly, proven “Secrets of Influence ™ ” training program, this might just be the new challenge for you. If you’re a consultant, this could be a new way to Influence your clients, increase your influence and help others to do the same. Plus, create a new source of income. Here’s what our successful partner, Molly Sutherland, said about how she became interested in representing the…

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Communicate for Success with your Peer Mentor

February 1, 2017
Once you have created your contract with your Peer Mentor, and have begun meeting (either in person, via Skype, email or telephone) there are certain guidelines for the process of communication.   The “how” of your interactions, is the process, the manner in which you communication various aspects of your ongoing relationship. For example, you may be frustrated with the number of times your partner has cancelled or shown up late for your appointment. Or feel that the amount of time…

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Creating a Peer Mentor Contract to support your Goals

January 24, 2017
To help you achieve your goal, it helps to have a fellow-dreamer, a peer or mentor to work with you. This peer-mentor can be a friend, a co-worker, other close associate, or a complete stranger, better not with a spouse or best friend. Your peer-mentor need not be a professional (such as a clergyman, social worker, or human resources counselor), but should be a person who has resources or skills which you do not, and who has agreed to support…

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Creative Tension – When Setting Goals

January 18, 2017
In my last post, I talked about the importance of Setting Goals the S-M-A-R-T way. using the 5 key factors that will contribute to your Success Given your present life and circumstances, your goals should be lofty, or at least, a stretch. Once you’ve set them, you can feel anxiety, frustration, and impatience when you don't reach your targets. On the other hand, you can feel unsatisfied or bored when your goals are too easily achieved. Success-oriented people are adaptable.…

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How to Set Goals for Your Most Successful Year Ever! 5 Key Factors

January 4, 2017
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one, that would never  otherwise have occurred.”     Goethe     When you set a goal, it thereafter acts like a “magnet”; you are pulled towards it. The resources you need along the way,which you previously thought were inaccessible, now contribute to your momentum. You may have had this experience: you decide on a goal, but have no idea how to go about achieving…

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An Experiment in Giving for a Sated Society

December 20, 2016
Sated? You betcha! We’re in the age of immediate gratification, where everything we could wish for is just a click away. So we click. And click. And click. Want it? Got it! Editor’s Note: This article was written with Dr. Gabriella Djerrahian, Professor of Anthropology at UQAM, Montreal No wonder we find ourselves at Holiday season, mostly middle-class shoppers, spending ridiculous amounts of time and money to buy presents for other middle-class recipients who really don’t need them. Yet, every year,…

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“A Swift Kick in the Can’ts: The New Peer Mentor Model for Success Now” – Available Free on Amazon

September 14, 2016
Download your free copy from Amazon http://tinyurl.com/hzns876 September 12 through September 16 and learn how to increase your productivity, enhance your earning power, achieve your goals, and reach more overall success in your life. Packed with simple and practical ideas, this is a "must read" if you want to "up" your game in today's world. The road to Success (in any endeavor) need not be a lonely or isolated one. This new book offers a unique system of support which…

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How to Create Influence on LinkedIn – 7 Essential Ingredients for Your Irresistible Profile

January 28, 2016
This Post was written with Dennis Koutoudis, LinkedIn Profile Makeover Specialist Let’s talk about Your “Experience” Section – this is where you get to boast (humble brag) about your professional accomplishments. Don’t use superlatives; let the positions, roles, responsibilities and achievements (measureable where possible) speak for themselves. When you’re listing your experiences/roles, remember to begin with the latest first (LinkedIn does it automatically, if you put in the dates of that role; in addition, if the company is also a…

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How Successful Influencers Use This Power Tool to Win Over Anyone

January 20, 2016
Flexibility – Your Key to Influence In the last post I talked about the value of listening, (attentiveness) to learn all you can about your client, prospect orpotential employer. The value of “doing your homework” cannot be underestimated. While that can be an important first step, in order to influence you must perform the next step. That is, to practice flexibility. Doing It the Win/Win Way Suppose you’re a commercial photographer and want to reach graphic designers to hire you…

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The Secret Strategy: How to Influence People and Win Over Anyone

December 15, 2015
The famous actress Kathryn Hepburn once said, when asked how she became so fascinating, “I only seem fascinating – the trick is to make other people feel fascinating, then they think you’re the fascinating one”.   The Holiday Season is a great time to practice this art; most people want to talk about themselves – their year, their problems, their accomplishments.   When you’re at a Holiday party or gathering, resist the temptation to hold forth about yourself (even when…

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How to Influence People and Win Over Anyone: First Steps

December 8, 2015
How to Influence – First Steps It may seem that to be an effective Influencer, you have to prepare your talk, presentation or conversation. In reality, the more important action in the process is first to listen, the better to know your customer or client. ATTENTIVENESS – Doing It With Empathy The Art of Listening – Listen without judgment, listen with an open mind, evaluate after you get all the information.  When you listen actively and respectfully, chances are that you will…

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How to Influence People and Win Over Anyone: Myths and Misconceptions about Influence

November 18, 2015
In my last post, I touched on the definitions of Influence. If you missed that one, it’s on the bottom of this post. Today, I want to review some of the Myths and Misconceptions around the term “Influence”, and attempt to clear up some of the confusion about it. 1.True or False?. Influence is the same as communication skills True and False– Influence is a subset of the entire concept of communication skills. Many people believe that the ability to…

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How to Influence People and Win Over Anyone; Secrets for Personal and Professional Success

November 3, 2015
What is Influence? Influence is power – the power to motivate, sell, and be more effective, more potent and more productive. Influence is a subtle skill, a more refined approach than the use of authority or coercion. You get the results you want while allowing others to get the results they want. We define Influence as the “power to affect change, or to achieve a result, without the use of force or formal authority”. This means that in order to…

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How to create Influence on LinkedIn: 7 “Must-Haves” for your LinkedIn Summary

September 23, 2015
Dennis Koutoudis – LinkedIn Profile Makeover Professional, founder of LinkedInSuperpowers.com and Elaina Zuker – Management Training, Leadership Development http://www.ezinfluence.com/ When creating or upgrading your LinkedIn Profile, one of the most important areas you need to focus on, is the “Summary” section. It is one of the first things your LinkedIn Profile visitors will look at, together with your photo, headline and background image. After analyzing hundreds of successful Profiles, we are pleased to share the following 7 “Must-Haves” for your…

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The Magic of Rapport – It’s Natural

August 13, 2015
Rapport is the feeling of trust and comfort we have when we’re with someone who knows, hears, understands, accepts, and values us. Some people call it chemistry. It is usually the result of a close association between two people who have had shared experiences or who share a common philosophy or background. Rapport signals a relationship exemplified by affinity, alignment, harmony. Sometimes rapport comes quickly—often because of some or all of the factors mentioned above. Sometimes it’s created by shared…

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How to Create Influence on LinkedIn; Keywords and Beyond

August 11, 2015
Elaina Zuker – Author, Speaker and Consultant, “Secrets of Influence” www.ezinfluence.com Dennis Koutoudis – LinkedIn Profile Makeover Professional, www.LinkedSuperPowers.com There are many ways to get found, get noticed and get contacted on LinkedIn. If you’re not using at least some of them, you may be losing opportunities every day. Keywords: what is special about you? Keywords are the heart of LinkedIn Search. It is therefore crucial that you understand how to utilize them in the most efficient manner. To improve…

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Sales Executives Guide to Portable Power

July 17, 2015
Our theory of the Secrets of Influence provides a framework for discovering your own preferred Influence Strategies learning how to detect the Strategies of others ( we call it “developing your own radar”)  and a system for how to use your new knowledge and skills for maximum success in the complex workplace environment of the 21st Century. Here is a brief presentation that covers the essence of our theory and our “Styles of Influence” that we made to a group…

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Positive Influence or Manipulation. What’s the Difference?

July 17, 2015
Influence Defined; there are many opinions and definitions of  “Influence”. In the following interview we describe our “working definition” of the term, as well as providing clarification of some common Myths and Misconceptions about Influence. Influence Defined [audio mp3="http://www.ezinfluence.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Difference-Between-Positive-Influence-Manipulation-Elaina-Zuker.mp3"][/audio] Where do You Draw the Line Between Influence and Manipulation?

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A Macro Approach – The Key to Influence

February 5, 2015
At a meeting with a  prospective client,  (referred by our affiliate, Consultant “C”) a group of elite physicists at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories described their need for training in “presentation skills”.  As defense contractors, their workload had lightened considerably, and they wanted to sell their skills to the corporate sector so they would not be downsized or eliminated. Listening for Maximum Influence After much questioning about  the organization, its mission, goals and what their specific group needed,they repeated their need for “presentation skills” then…

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Content With Clout – How to Maximize Your Online Influence

February 11, 2014
How to use what you already know to inform and educate others and enhance your online presence. If you’re like me you’ve made a commitment to making this year the best one yet for you and your business and you probably have a pretty good sense of what it’s going to take to make that happen. My friend and web guru, Tom Gray, expert on all things SEO and marketing with content will be offering a FREE teleseminar, the ABCs of Mastering Content Marketing, this Wednesday, February 12 at:…

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The Need for Influence – An Interview with Elaina Zuker

February 10, 2013
Neither WHAT you know (technical or professional expertise nor WHO you know (your network of contacts) will be enough to guarantee your success. In this informative interview (recorded originally for TV), Elaina Zuker explains the importance of influence and why Influence Skills are Needed in today’s business environment. Elaina, also tells you how to replicate your successes. 21st Century changes in technology, organizational structures and societal pressures require us all to have more refined Influence Skills to navigate the new…

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Influence = In-flow-ence : 7 Tips to Improve Your Online Influence

July 12, 2012
  by Guest Blogger, Annie Infinite, Saucy Social Media I don’t know about you, but I would love to be an influencer, an inspirational influencer. The thought that something I say or do may change a life inspires me to be the best I can be. Influencers are those people others look to for inspiration and guidance. Their followers are their advocates, their champions, who create ripples in the conversations on and offline that flow outward from the center. They…

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Delegate to Influence: Guidelines for Success

June 28, 2012
  If you are a manager or supervisor and want to exercise greater influence with other people, get your ideas across effectively, resolve conflicts positively, and to promote yourself a bit in the meantime, you’ll need to follow these simple ideas for Delegating with Influence. There are many reasons managers fail to delegate: from fear of failure,  an overwhelming desire to be needed, a wish to control everything.   One of the most common reasons for failing to delegate work, authority,…

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Get It In Writing – Maximize Your Influence. Strike When they’re Hot, and make sure you get paid what you’re worth

June 20, 2012
  Start With The Most Leverage In addition to my training and consulting business, I also do “premiums or  “custom publishing”. You’ve probably gotten a mailing from a magazine, offering you a subscription with a free gift – a gadget, a diary, or a book of tips or ideas. I’d come up with an idea for one of the magazines in the Time-Life group. First, they would test it by send out a mailing offering my idea  as well as two other…

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Run Your Meetings with Influence

April 25, 2012
  ANOTHER MEETING?  If you’re a manager, a team leader, or an executive, your day is probably full of meetings. This article will teach you not only how to make your meetings more productive, but also how to exert more influence while you’re at it.  As a meeting leader, you have a great opportunity to use your influence skills to your advantage and achieve the results you want. There’s nothing more frustrating than sitting through a meeting that’s pointless- and…

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Influence – Portable Power for the 21st Century

March 5, 2012
  A Study in Influence What if you possessed a magical power that enticed people to cooperate with you?  What if your boss enthusiastically implemented your suggestions, your staff was fascinated with your presentations and willingly volunteered for additional projects, and client contract negotiations were decided in your favor — what if you had this ability? Of course there isn’t a magical power for winning people over, but you can develop a set of skills that will give you that…

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How to Create a Winning Proposal to Score Big

February 28, 2012
  The Proposal  – How I created a winning strategy and scored a big contract Several years ago, my consulting company in New York, got word (via the informal gossip mill at the company) that AT&T was going to send a Request for Proposals (RFP) out to several vendors for a large consulting and training contract. My competitive advantages – I had already worked with several divisions of the company and they had used our training I understood the culture…

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The Ethics of Influence: An Interview with Elaina Zuker

January 20, 2012
  Raymond A. Nadeau, former VP of Creative at Coty and internationally celebrated Branding Expert and Trend Authority interviewed Elaina on the art of influence for his global best-seller, Living Brands: Collaboration + Innovation = Customer Fascination. Raymond Nadeau (RN): Where does influence end and manipulation begin? Elaina Zuker (EZ): Let me start with the definition of Influence. Really, it’s my definition. I define influence as the ability or capacity or power to change a person’s (or people’s) attitudes and/or…

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The Million Dollar Influence of a Simple Idea

January 4, 2012
  How I parlayed one simple idea into a million dollars A few years ago, I gave a speech to about 300 businesswomen, entitled “How to Manage your Time for Success”.  (not the most unusual topic, but a very popular one.) After the talk, I handed out a simple handout of tips and exercises around the topic of successful time management. Afterwards, two women came up to me and asked if they could “use” my handout packet. A few questions…

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The Who, What & How of Influence

January 1, 2012
You get it by discovering your Personal Influence Profile1 and then learning how to “read” others. As you develop your Influence skills, you become more effective and get the results you want. 1 A process for developing your Personal Influence Profile is provided in Elaina Zuker’s best selling book on influence, The Seven Secrets of Influence and is offered as a part of our the Secrets of Influence® Training programs.

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