Jan 17, 2017
High Stakes Presenting: Casual? Crafted?
Metaphors have been used to close million dollar deals, sell new ideas,
even win elections (“Drain the swamp” anyone?) They work because they resonate
at a deep associative level and instantly reshape the way someone sees what you
are saying. Yet people shy away from them because they think they need special
skills to create these high power communication mind-changers. I have put
together a new graph below that shows the three levels of metaphors you can use
when you need to sell, influence, persuade, or explain anything to anyone.
Please read my new
post on LinkedIn for the full explanation and examples.
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7 Signs You Need A Metaphor (Visual Language)
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Your listener is
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Your listener is
Your listener sees
no difference between you and your competition
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