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💥 The exact formula for following up with prospects without sounding salesy
💥 An unlikely trick to being more influential, persuasive, and charismatic
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In an effort to combat loneliness among its elderly population, a popular Netherlands supermarket is opening up 200 “Kletskassas” this year.
These designated “chat checkouts” are designed for lingering…chatting…and engaging in face-to-face conversation.
Whether it takes you a couple of minutes or 10 minutes, there’s no rush.
“Many people, the elderly in particular, can feel lonely,” one of the company’s employees said.
“Our shops are a meeting place and that means we can do something to combat loneliness. The Kletskassa is just one of the things we can do.”
The chat checkouts are a direct response to recent reports that millions of edlerly individuals around the world are feeling more isolated and lonelier than ever before.
And while neither you nor I are in the supermarket business, I think there’s a lesson in there.
As much as we focus on being productive, efficiency isn’t everything.
Rushing should never take precedence over relationships.
Sometimes we just need to pause and be human.
Not because we’re going to “get” something out of it, but because it’s the best way to show other people that they’re valuable and worthy of being loved.
Can we make a pact to be more available this week? 🤝
And I trust you are, too!
1 Caffeinated Neurohack
We can all agree that being more influential, persuasive, and charismatic is something we’d like to strive for.
And that’s why I find this particular piece of research so interesting.
It shows that people tend to be LESS charismatic when they’re at a low point in their circadian rhythm and MORE charismatic when at their peak.
To put it another way, night owls are more influential and persuasive later in the day, while larks are more charismatic early in the morning.
Use these findings to your advantage…
If you’re a night owl, try scheduling meetings, webinars, and sales calls later in the day.
If you’re a lark, front-load the early portion of your calendar so that you always show up as your best self.
☕ TL;DR: Align your daily calendar with your circadian rhythm for greater influence, persuasion, and charisma.
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Jeremiah D. Desmarais
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