Last week, I found myself presenting a workshop to over 1,300 women around the globe--none of whom I could see or hear! I was leading a webinar on leadership for a high-powered, top-notch group of women as a guest of Professional Business Women of California (PBWC).Â As the registration numbers climbed prior to the event, so did my anxiety. I fussed and fretted and it wasn't until I found a list I'd jotted down last year that I got my focus back; that list contained four strategies that I'd focused on and upheld during my best presentations.
You'll often hear me say that in today's world, it's not enough to be good at your job. Women who secure seats at the top echelons of business know that above all else, they need influence. Beyond delivering exceptional results, women leaders behave, communicate, and utilize their power strategically to garner respect.
I discussed this very topic in a recent television interview with the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). In the interview, Robin Dorian and I talked about the kinds of influence that exist, how to get your ideas embraced, and ways to find your leadership voice. Check out the additional strategies below and let me know what YOU do to build influence:
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