To influence other people to do or just believe something you say, can be a difficult task to accomplish, especially if they don’t trust you.
Therefore, it is wise that you first get other people’s trust in you before they actually adhere to what you say.
And getting their trust is not so easy either.
“The true meaning of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less,”
famous author John C. Maxwell states in his book Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know.
And as leaders of our lives, of a family of our own, and maybe of a company under our control, we certainly need influence, not just over ourselves, but over most people we will be meeting throughout our lives.
“If you don’t have influence, you will never be able to lead others.”
In developing such influence, charisma plays a big part. It can give your listeners more reasons to trust you – the fundamental of influence.