As we approach the end of one decade and the beginning of a new one, I wish all of you persuasion success in 2020 and beyond. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours. Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash
Author Archive for: Mark Rodgers
About Mark Rodgers
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Mark Rodgers contributed a whooping 206 entries.
Entries by Mark Rodgers
When you want to convince people to say “yes,” don’t just give them one or two reasons to do so. Give them three. People love to hear things in threes. Psychologists have no idea why, but two seems like too few and four seems like too many. So three is perfect. What this means to […]
“What’s Omaha Beach?” The twentysomething looked at me expectantly. I frequently tell people that not every persuasion priority should be as difficult as taking Omaha Beach. I’ve said it thousands of times. But this was a first, as I realized I had crossed into The Twilight Zone. (Wait, he wouldn’t know that reference, either!) One generation […]
Quick, what’s the most important lesson you learned in college? Go ahead, I’ll wait. No, it wasn’t the differences between a parenthetical or appositive phrase in English. And it wasn’t the law of small numbers, nor the accounting differences between a balance sheet and an income statement. The most important lesson you learned, whether you […]
Black Friday is this week, so if you’re in the retail business, make sure your digital camera is fully charged. You’ll want to take lots of photos that day. You can literally put your buyer in the picture. In the Harley-Davidson world, I tell retailers to take a digital photograph of their prospective buyers when they […]
On a late-night flight to Phoenix, Amy and I found ourselves seated in the first-class cabin with none other than comedians Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. (Yep, I tell everyone I got high with Cheech and Chong; 37,000 feet, to be precise.) I relished watching passengers board the plane and recognize the famous duo who […]
As my wife, Amy, and I stood at the gate waiting to board a recent flight to Dallas, a 30-something traveler pulled up alongside of us and set down a guitar case as if placing the Ark of the Covenant at my feet. I recognized it immediately: an original circa-1950s Fender tweed guitar case. Very […]
Do you remember buying your first home? This time of year, my mind often drifts back to our first autumn of home ownership — oh, so many years ago. After years of carefree condo living, my wife, Amy, and I found ourselves overwhelmed with the chores a house requires. I do not live to putter, […]
In recent posts, I wrote about three ways to acknowledge another person’s viewpoint and three ways to respond to that viewpoint. Those are the first two steps in what I call the “ART” of persuasive communication. “A” stands for acknowledging, “R” stands for responding and “T” stands for transitioning. In this post, I will focus […]
In a recent post, I wrote about three ways to acknowledge another person’s viewpoint. Another critical step in persuasive communication is acknowledging your target’s opposition and responding in an honest, substantive and compelling manner. Meaningful responses are at the heart of your persuasion effectiveness. Your responses should illuminate, inform and educate. So how can you […]
You have made a huge difference.
I have always admired your work and talent, and appreciate how much you have contributed to the success of HDFS.
I personally think that you are one of the most engaging speakers I've seen, the content of your presentation was both interesting and relevant, and you approach the subject matter in a unique and thoughtful way. I only wish you could have spent more time with us.
If you are interested in boosting your career through powerfully impacting the success of individuals and organizations then attend a session with Mark Rodgers.
Mark is a dynamic presenter - lots of substance and personality.
This session was packed with insights to the act of persuasion and unraveling clues to navigate organizational politics.
Classic lessons in organizational awareness and the importance individual relationships and agendas play in getting things done.
Lots of great, practical tips presented in an engaging format.
Mark is a gifted adult educator. His memorable instructional style engages the audience and builds a bridge from the classroom to the work place.
Fantastic and substantive! Great topic and engaging presentation. Thanks Mark!
Your opening Presentation really set the tone for our weekend. Phenomenal ...
You spoke directly to members' needs and provided great take home value. Your presentation skills are outstanding.
Your enthusiasm, terrific sense of humor and obvious love of what you do was infectious (in a good way!).
I hear a lot of speakers. In the brevity of time, Mark got so many of my brain synapses working. Great ideas. Tangible information. Fun!
Awesome information. Awesome energy. Awesome relevance.
To this day people still ask me about the session with Mark Rodgers... you were fabulous.
Powerful speaker on a relevant topic for use in business and personal lives.
Your keynote session was very well received and your retailer sales and marketing ideas were right on.
Mark is a lightning rod - creating a rapid flashing of ideas and solutions in his listeners' minds.
Informative, educational and exciting!
Mark's "Making It Happen" program contains critical human behavior insights that will benefit all people - professionally and personally - when put into practice.
Mark packed an amazing amount of valuable and applicable information that I can put into practice into just a few hours.
Simple, easy to apply techniques that can be immediately applied to any organization or personal situation.
Once again you captured the hearts and minds of our participants in your seminar.
Participants commented on wanting more time with your teaching because of your energy, unbelievable presentation skills and invaluable content.
You gave solid no nonsense responses to their questions. Participants reported this was one of the best seminars they have taken.
Interesting, thought provoking and practical.
Rodgers Performance Consulting