What if one of the biggest measures of success in your job was how well you could build relationships through your influencing skills? Well, this was the case for this week’s guest, Angie Bryan, who spent her career in the Foreign Service of the State Department, so she knows a thing or two about making connections in unfamiliar environments.
Angie Bryan is on the podcast to share her insights on some of the very simple things you can do to grow your influence in new environments and with different constituencies. She’s spent decades honing the Power Skill of influence since joining the Diplomatic Corps, holding many different incredibly interesting positions in different locations throughout the world.
While building your influence doesn’t have to be time-consuming, Angie illustrates that it is an essential part of your job if you want to be successful. Join us in this week’s episode to learn more about how to build an intentional practice of expanding your influence though simple, practical, AND enjoyable methods.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- The moment where Angie realized the value of her ability to influence and connect with people.
- The importance of being proactive and not passive in building connections.
- What stops so many people from initiating a connection with another person or group, especially in corporate environments.
- Why following up is the simple secret to fostering credibility and building relationships with new connections.
- Some techniques specifically for introverts to help them become super connectors.
- Angie’s simple but effective tips for creating influence and connection that you can apply in your social or professional life.
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Featured on the Show:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Portland Press Herald
- The Foreign Service Journal
- Leads Club
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Full Episode Transcript: