I want to let you in a little secret.
The fastest way to become influential is by multiplying your persuasiveness.
You see, persuasion is an element of influence.
Persuasion is when you get people to comply and do what you want them to do.
This typically involves a process of some kind.
It could be a presentation, a conversation or a negotiation.
But a process takes place that results in the other person cooperating and complying.
Do that enough times and you start to become influential.
Let me explain..
Having influence is when you have such an impact on people that they do what you want them to do without really even asking them.
Or without the “persuasion process”.
In other words you don’t really do anything to persuade them. They just become part of your tribe.