Join Dorie Clark for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting people to listen to you when you’re not seen as an expert, part of Personal Effectiveness Tips.
- If you have a lot of experience or credentials,…it's usually not that hard…to get people to listen to your point of view.…But what if you're relatively new…in your company or your field…and you're not seen as an expert?…How do you get people to listen to you…and take you seriously?…Here are three strategies you can apply…to make sure your ideas get heard.…First, you can always borrow other people's expertise.…You might not be an expert in HR policy,…or project management, or data analysis yet.…But you can bolster your credibility…by citing recognized experts in those fields.…
This accomplishes two things.…First, it shows that you're conversant…with the discourse in your field.…You get points for knowing who the authorities are…and being familiar with their work.…And, second, having their research in your corner…helps bolster your argument,…whether you're debating the merits…of how you structure your team brainstorming sessions,…or how to launch your new product.…Next, a good way to get people to listen to you…
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