Books Collide Podcast

The Art of Influence | Episode 14

May 30, 2020 Kail Letkemann Episode 14
Books Collide Podcast
The Art of Influence | Episode 14
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What does it mean to BE a person of influence?

In this episode, we're exploring The Art of Influence by Chris Widener.  Chris joined me for an interview to discuss the book.  You'll hear snippets of that interview here, and the full interview is available as a separate episode.

The Art of Influence is a story about a young man graduated from business school who gets to spend a weekend with his dream mentor - one of the most successful billionaires in the world.  Through this parable, Chris teaches us the difference between persuasion and influence, and what he calls the Four Golden Rules of Influence.

• What is undivided integrity?
• What's the importance of a positive attitude?
• How should we consider the needs of others?
• Living a life of excellence - but not perfectionism!

And of course, it wouldn't be a Books Collide episode without a collision - this time it's How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Chris was incredible in our interview.  Be sure to check out his website:

Or email Chris here:
[email protected]

And definitely follow Chris on social!

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The Art of Influence Overview
Persuasion vs Influence
Golden Rule One: Integrity
Golden Rule Two: Positive Attitude
Golden Rule Three: Service
Golden Rule Four: Excellence
Collisions - How to Win Friends and Influence People
Final Takeaway