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What is so difficult about convincing others of your point of view?

When you put forward an idea or an opinion in the workplace, do people pay attention?  Do you find yourself increasingly frustrated because you can’t bring others over to your position or opinion?  The ability to convince and persuade others is a critical skill that can close a sale, obtain the resources you need, garner support for a new initiative, and even get you a job.  Yet so many people find that their inputs to a discussion don’t get the consideration they deserve.

What obstacles do YOU face when it comes to persuading others over to your viewpoint?  Is it because you don’t state your case compellingly enough?  Or do you struggle with finding the right words to make your point? Share your toughest problems at www.AskMerge.com, and I’ll do my best to answer as many as I can in my live Audio Conference coming up on September 16.

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