The ALKISTIS Method
Influence & Persuasion for Leaders
Influence & Persuasion for Leaders
The really extraordinary thing about The ALKISTIS Method is that, for the first time ever the powerful combination of Ethos, Pathos and Logos are not only applied to increasing influence and persuasion skills but… These three great secrets are being applied successfully as a method for finding happiness, fulfillment, love and success in life !
To make it easy to remember, you could imagine Ethos to be like a charioteer, who is harnessing and steering the power of two horses: Pathos and Logos towards reaching the desired outcome or goal.
By the end of this e-course, these concepts will be very clear to you, and you will be already putting them to practice in order to be a better leader. Remember that leadership, like everything else in life, has two dimensions: the external and the internal. The external or interpersonal dimension of leadership relates to the actual business of making things happen, managing relationships and day to day activities. The internal or intrapersonal dimension is about personal attitude, beliefs, emotions and habits. Leaders, like every other human beings, have to deal with their teams, with their people and with uncontrollable, ever-changing, external conditions – and they have to deal with themselves. The really extraordinary thing that is revealed here, for the first time ever in The ALKISTIS Method, is that the powerful combination of Ethos, Pathos and Logos are not only guaranteed to increase your influence and persuasion skills as a professional … They are also, simultaneously, the three keys to finding happiness, fulfillment, love and success in life, a state of being which the Greeks call, “Eudaimonia” ! So, you are twice as fortunate today.
Be Inspired to Move Out of Your Comfort Zone
Today we will be looking at each of these three keys in much more detail so that you can begin to put them to practice as soon as possible, and reap the benefits of your new super-power; to influnence yourself and others towards positive change. But before we do, I would like to tell you true story that can change your way of seeing what you are capable of;
In ancient Greece, there was once a young man by the name of Demosthenes, who dreamed of becoming a great speaker…but whenever he opened his mouth, he was nervous, shy, and troubled by both a stutter and a speech impediment. But Demosthenes was determined to be a great speaker. To overcome his difficulties, he put pebbles in his mouth and spoke loudly towards the sea for several hours every day. In time, he eliminated his stutter and overcame his speech impediment His voice grew louder, stronger, and more confident. Demosthenes became one of the greatest orators in history.
What can we learn from this true story? In order to achieve excellence in influence and public speaking or improvement in any area of your life-skills, you must be willing to move out of your comfort zone; So during this curriculum, as you go through the exercises, you must be willing to feel clumsy and awkward and practice regularly…in order for you to move to a higher level of competence.
INTRODUCTION SECTION EXERCISE - 1
Are you as committed as Demosthenes
to achieve your dream?
Are you as committed as Demosthenes to achieve your dream?
Ask yourself, on a scale from 1-10 how high is your commitment to improving yourself? Because without a serious commitment no progress can be made.I would like for you to prove your commitment now, by doing a short presentation of yourself either in front of a video camera (or in front of a small peer group) in which you say the following lines:“Hello, My name is _________(first & last name).”“My main occupation is _________(occupation, description).”“I really am prepared to move out of my comfort zone while learning The ALKISTIS Method, so that I can improve my influence skills, and in order to experience my full power and potential.”“One simple example which demonstrates to me that I really need to improve is _________(give an actual example of when you were not able to influence someone in a professional context, which caused you frustration and anger.)“So I am committed 100% to this transformation.”
In conclusion, when you do the “inner work” and exercises as outlined by The ALKISTIS Method, (online course or live seminar) you will be able to ‘lead yourself’ ie Overcome your own fears and insecurites. With Ethos, Pathos, Logos, you will no longer be operating from your limiting-fear-beliefs, but rather from the position of Self-Leadership and be able to confidently influence youreself and those around you towards positive change. People easily gravitate towards authentic, confident people, and you will become what Canadian management guru, Robin Sharma calls, A leader without a title. You will be the “de-facto” leader, leading by example, and with presence and personal power; As Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy writes in her book, Presence…”…is the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we’re making on others and instead adjust the impression we’ve been making on ourselves.” Instead, we need to nudge ourselves moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behaviour, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives.
Let’s now look at these three secrets more in depth to understand how they can transform your life.
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