Alpine Link's Free "Influence Readiness Assessment"
Assess your readiness to sell an idea, product, or service. See how ready you
are to influence others or make a change in yourself.
Contrary to what some believe, increasing your influence is not a matter of
raising your voice or being more charismatic. It isn't merely the result of
having a great idea or possessing an impressive title. Nor is
being influential reserved for those born with special talents or
The secret to inspiring your team as a leader, selling products or services as a
sales person, or persuading others to adopt a new idea in any circle of
influence is the application of eight core principles of influence. They are
the same principles you would use in influencing yourself to successfully
complete a self-improvement initiative or in overcoming a bad-habit. These
principles fundamentally enable persuasion - of others or yourself.
The core principles of influence take advantage of the rational and emotional parts of
the human brain. They cultivate both the mindset and aptitude for change. They gently,
but powerfully move people through the process of thinking and taking action. They promote confidence and sustainability. They are the principles that form the core of the art and
science of influence. When applied properly, they enable results.
This readiness assessment steps you through
questions regarding how well you are employing the eight principles of
influence. Use it to gauge your general ability to influence others or as a tool
in preparation for a specific presentation. Use it to guide you during a sales
pursuit or as part of your preparation for a self-development initiative.
To begin, identify the targeted individual or market of your influence and state
the specific goal you have in mind on which to apply this assessment, e.g.
"Convince my management team to embrace a new business idea", "Sell a complete
solution to the ABC account", or "Improve my physical fitness by eating better
and exercising more". Then answer the questions that follow to calculate the
scores for your particular goal.