How to Influence and Captivate an Audience:


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So many people begin with their own agendas as they communicate. Since they normally have something to say or prove, they deliver their messages without considering the person they are communicating with.

More often than not, they simply broadcast their message, as they assume that people will think it is the most important information in the world. On the other hand, good communicators know that people won’t start listening unless they connect intellectually and emotionally. The idea is to know your audience and start by conveying an emotional anecdote that shows your common perspective.

But how do you start?

In this article, I share two tips that will get you started.

  1. Know yourself.

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Dig deep to establish what makes you feel good about yourself, your confidence and self-esteem levels, your core message, and objectives. Remember that if you feel good about yourself, and your message, this will show in the way you deliver the message, and ultimately influence the reactions from your target audience.

  1. Know your audience.

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Before you address your audience, take time to find out the general attributes they share. For instance: if your target audience is a business oriented community, find out whether they are small business owners or employed; if they are just starting out as business owners, or already established; what their major challenges are; the dominant sex in the audience, etc. Although people’s interests and expectations in an audience vary, do the best you can to find out their commonalities and formulate your presentation with that information in mind.

Have I caught your attention?

Stay tuned to learn more about my newest book – Communicating Your Way to Success: Master the Art of Persuasion, Positively Influence Others, Increase Sales, and Stand Out from the Crowd” soon to be published by the end of August 2015.

Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D., MBA

Author, Speaker, Counselor / Success Coach

www.tapthegood.com

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Rich Thoughts, Poor pessimism


It’s often said that the quality of our thoughts determines the quality of our experiences. Thoughts are the lens through which we see and interpret the world.

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However, thoughts do not create reality per say. Apparently, reality can neither be created nor destroyed. Thoughts are what determine the realities that we experience. If we choose to think rich healthy thoughts, then we achieve two things:

(i) We experience a rich and healthy emotional state.

(ii) We starve the negativity.

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Therefore, considering that energy flows where attention dwells, rich thoughts equate to poor pessimism: “poor” in regards to being denied the focus.

I’m aware that the topic of positive thinking is not new. Millions of visionaries, teachers and self-development personalities have written about, and discussed the power of our thoughts—due to the complexity and depth of our negative programming. We’ve been so immensely programmed to live in illusion: worrying about things that don’t, or no longer exist: depending on other people’s stories or our past experiences to forecast the future: holding onto negative emotions from our past experiences as if they serve us: blocking the flow of life, and the power in the now.

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Whatever situation you are facing today remember that you have the power to choose which thoughts and states to focus on.

One tip is to go back to the positive state or event right before the negative one happened…the one that is currently bombarding your emotions with negativity. Then, focus on the positive state as you tap into the related positive emotions. Dive into this picture, embrace the positive states. Feel the good feelings you felt during that experience. Then anchor in these emotions by placing your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Every time you feel a negative emotion, place your tongue to the roof of your mouth for a few minutes. This should help you get in touch with the positive state that you anchored.

This process will help you remember that you are not your emotions. You are more. You can hence become a witness, which then empowers you to ease the grip that these emotions have on your feelings.

Thirsty for more? Check out my book – Do Not Force It, Tap The Good. This book shares lessons that the world can live by.

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Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, PhD, MBA

Author, Speaker, Counselor, Success Coach/Mentor

Tapthegood.com

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Can I charge More?


Many business owners struggle with decisions to increase the prices of their products or services–or even set up prices that reflect on the value that they provide.

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Have you ever doubted or felt uncomfortable about increasing the prices of your products or services? What has this got to do with your self-esteem and confidence?

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In this short video, I give a few good tips that can be helpful.

Link to video – https://youtu.be/MLVln4szh5Q

Questions:

  1. Are you struggling with setting the right price for your products or services?
  2. Do you feel uncomfortable about raising your prices to match the value that your services or products provide?

I have a resource for you. Visit my website at http://www.tapthegood.com, fill in the contact form, and you will be signed up for a 30 minutes COMPLIMENTARY session guaranteed to benefit you and your business.

Remember, nothing happens if nothing moves. It’s up to you to move. 🙂

Love and light.

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA

Author, Speaker, Success Coach

tapthegood.com

Is Your Heart Wounded?


Certain experiences have a way of wounding our hearts. The emotions these experiences leave with us, do get in the way of us getting forward.

If you, or someone you know has been hurt, looking to heal negative emotions, or seeking to attract love, I have a resource for you. Click on the following link for details. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-the-wounded-heart-to-attract-love-2-part-series-tickets-17663509031

Love and Light

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA

Author, Speaker, Counselor / Success Coach

tapthegood.com

Who is to Blame?


It’s apparent that since we are born, we are programmed to blame our challenges to our parents, teachers at school, relatives, friends, the government, God, and everything else but ourselves. Name it; we’ve been programmed to believe that someone or something out of ourselves is responsible for our failures or adversaries.

This mindset has disempowered us to take control of our lives. We consistently hope that something or someone out of us will come to our rescue. This is not to say that we don’t need our fellow humans for support or survival. The point in emphasis is that we weaken our minds by thinking that someone other than us will liberate our lives.

The important lesson that I’ve learned is that within us are the seeds of our adversaries, challenges, and disappointments, and also the source of all the solutions that we seek for. The challenge is to recognize this truth and work with it to consistently stand above all challenges, take full responsibility of our well-being, and become the authorities of our lives.

The first and most powerful technique that I discovered and use whenever life is kicking me around is to stop and breathe.  Apparently, breathing deeply and focusing on the breath, relaxes one’s mind, and brain; which then helps one to reconnect to the Kingdom of God within him or her where all solutions and ideas dwell.

The dilemma is re-programming your mind to know that you are powerful beyond power, and that the answers that you seek for are within you.

In my 8 weeks online Life Liberation, and Success Coaching Mastermind, above all benefits, you will be able to get to the root of your emotional challenges, take your power back from these negative experiences, set life, and business related power-goals, develop a winner’s mindset, and learn how to become more productive. I encourage you to check out my website – http://tapthegood.com/business-intelligence-mastermind/ for more details.

Remember, the power is in your hands. You have the control. You have whatever it takes to liberate your life. The ball is in your hands. The decisions that you make now will determine what you will experience tomorrow.

Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, PhD. MBA

Author, Speaker, Counselor/Success Coach

Tapthegood.com

http://tapthegood.com/business-intelligence-mastermind/

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