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7 Laws of Influence – Entrepreneur of Influence, Douglas Vermeeren

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The 7 laws of Influence – Entrepreneur of Influence, Douglas Vermeeren

By Douglas Vermeeren

(The following is a brief summary of the 7 laws of Influence as taught in the Entrepreneur of Influence program by Douglas Vermeeren.)

Entrepreneur of Influence

Influence and attention are two of the most prized assets that any company can acquire in todays marketplace. Without these assets companies drift into obscurity and the sea of sameness and as a result are left to fight amongst their competitors in price and marketing battles that can’t be won. 

Influence is not just about the number of likes, shares, subscribers and thumbs up that you can acquire on a post or profile page. Influence is about the ability to become relevant to those that matter to your business.  Influence is about becoming a company that people care about.  The following are a brief overview of the 7 laws and things you can do that will make your more influential in your niche and will help you receive the benefits and opportunities that come with being more influential.

Law 1 – Serve the Specific – Most entrepreneurs make the mistake of trying to serve masses of people and to try please everyone. The best and most influential entrepreneurs know that influence begins with serving a select group at a high level. Focus is an essential element for beginning influence. Influence starts with becoming valuable to a specific group of people. Specialists in all fields are worth more to those they serve. You only become valuable as you go deeper into a specific niche. Cover less ground, but cover the ground you have in a better way. What are you doing to become valuable to a specific group?

Law 2 – Find Relevance – Influence is all about connection.  Connection comes through being of service in a way that matter most to those you serve. Your personal agenda does not matter and your audience can certainly sense when you are self-serving. Authenticity, constant learning and connection to the individual is an essential part of becoming and staying relevant. What are you doing to become more relevant to those you serve?

Law 3 – Accessibility – In todays marketplace those who are involved personally in their brand are the most influential. Are you involved in conversations with those you serve in real time? Do those you serve feel as though they know you and are acknowledged? If you consider the most influential entrepreneurs in todays marketplace their tribe feels as though they have a relationship with that person. What can you do to become more authentically connected to those in your audience?

Law 4 – Speed – We live in a world where people expect to be acknowledged and receive what they want instantly. This concept of speed has not only created a desire to have what we want now, but also an expectation that we can receive it in the way we wish. Speed therefore, is not just about timing, it is about flexibility as well. Entrepreneurs today are expected to be able to support their communities quickly and with flexibility. Influence requires trust. Trust is developed by consistent delivery. And when you deliver faster and more flexibly than others in your niche your influence grows exponentially. How can you be faster and more flexible than others in your niche?

Law 5 – Premium Exchange – We often hear entrepreneurs talking about the importance of creating a fair exchange of value. (More on this another time) I find that most do not understand what that even means. However even if they did, it is not enough. They must create scenarios where prospects and those they serve receive a premium exchange. In fact, the exchange needs to deliver higher value to the others in their niche. When they do it gives their tribe incentive to be more loyal to the brand and help it grow. How can you create more value for your audience than anyone else?

Law 6 – Build Community – A community is a group of people with similar values, beliefs, desires and opinions. When people feel as though they are part of something important they tend to care about it, promote it, support it and even make sacrifices for it. Recently a friend told me about how he woke up early and stood outside in the snow to get tickets for a concert to a favorite band.Your prospects will make the same kind of efforts when they feel this sense of ownership.  When the are truly part of a community they will almost feel a sense of betrayal when they do not support you. In a sense, it is genuinely like belonging to a family. How are you currently building and supporting your community?

Law 7 – Leverage possibilities- There is a reason why this law arrives as the final step in the laws of influence. Leverage is utilizing the support, networks, knowledge, money, time and other resources from other influencers or high level partners. However, if there is one thing that is clear about leverage is that those worth partnering with will not partner with you until you can demonstrate value to them also. To use leverage at high levels you must demonstrate competence at the previous laws of influence. Who can you work with to create power and influence through leverage?

Influence is not something you either have or you don’t. It grows by degrees. As your level of influence rises you will see more opportunities unfold for you. Your profits will rise. Your name and brand recognition will improve. You will be considered an authority or expert in your niche. Your sales will arrive more from inbound inquiries rather than outbound campaigns. 

Get started now to look for ways you can improve your influence today.

 

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Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill.  He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the CEO of Entrepreneur of Influence . He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

3 Morning Rituals from an Entrepreneur of Influence that you’ve never heard… Douglas Vermeeren

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Entrepreneur of Influence and Effective meetings

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Entrepreneur of Influence and effective meetings

By Douglas Vermeeren

Meeting are required for operating an effective meeting. Some of these meeting swill be with potential clients, hiring people to help and support your business, potential partnerships and joint ventures and to train your staff to implement new strategies and take over jobs you need to delegate. Whatever the purpose of the meetings they need to be effective if your business is going to thrive.

For those of you familiar with our Entrepreneur Influence program you will know that I had the chance to observe and learn first hand from more than 400 of the worlds top achievers. Some of the companies whose leaders I was privileged to learn from included FedEx, nike, Fruit of the Loom, Uber, UGG boots, Disney, JW Marriott and others. In this relationship of learning I was able to observe how they prepared for and participated in meetings.

The following suggestions will help you to make your meeting more effective and valuable for you:

1) All meetings should have a clear outlined purpose. One of the top achievers that learned from stated it this way, “We don’t attend meetings without a purpose and we don’t attend unprepared.” Speaking to the point of purpose first, all meetings must have an objective. I see many entrepreneurs who will accept and participate in nearly any meeting that any one wants to have. This included meetings with a client. Many small business owners and entrepreneurs take meetings too easily and too quickly. They meet with anyone who could be a potential client or relationship without qualifying that individual and without determining a purpose for the meeting.

Everyone in the meeting should be aware of and in harmony with the purpose. The more all involved are moving in the same direction and with the same conviction the more powerful and effective your meetings will be.

If you come to the meeting in a careless and casual way your results will be the same way.

You can’t create results without creating a purpose.

2) All meetings should be timely — What I mean by this is that all meetings should be at the right time and have a time limit. Firstly, what I mean by the right time is that meetings should be in their proper sequence and when those in the meeting are in a position to act on things. Part of this can be described as qualifying. For example, you wouldn’t meeting with a customer who is not ready to make a decision. But I also see many entrepreneurs who meet with potential services even though they are not yet in a position to hire those services. They claim they are just doing research. Why would you research services in an ever changing marketplace if you are not ready to act. Research when you are ready. Have meetings when you are ready to take action.

Another important consideration is to take the appropriate time to have your meeting. As I interviewed the worlds top business achievers I had one of these leaders teach me this lesson in a unique way. When I first approached him I asked if I could have fifteen minutes of his time. I believed that asking for less time would make it more likely that he would say yes to meet with me.

I was surprised that when I showed up for our meeting he placed a stop watch on the table and indicated he would measure our fifteen minutes. Thankfully I was prepared and the timing worked. After the conclusion of our fifteen minutes this individual thanked me for being on time and commented that I had earned his respect to be able to qualify for future meetings.

In a future meeting we talked about time. He pointed out something very interesting to me. He observed that most people when they meet with a client or group meeting they feel a need to have it be at least an hour. He further pointed out that this was a pattern we grew accustomed to through our time in school,. The teacher told us it took one hour to learn math or social studies and so therefore that’s what we think it takes. And now when we meet with people we automatically assume it takes the same. When people plan on meeting for an hour they fill up an hour.

He then asked me to think back over our fifteen minute meetings and point out how much more we had been able to get accomplished because we were focused.

In all our business activities we are training people how to treat us and respond to our business and brand. How you use your time in meetings is a powerful teacher.

3)All effective meetings require preparation — Determine ahead of time what you would like your outcomes to be, your objectives, your questions and what you would like to have taught. Make sure you consider all possible questions and difficulties. As I observed and worked with the top business leaders mentioned about I found it interesting that their meetings were rarely brainstorming sessions to consider questions that they were paying other people to come up with solutions for. Most of the time these meetings were session where people presented their findings and answers they had already prepared and thought about.

As we work with top entrepreneurs and train them for success we encourage the same patterns. When you meet with a client you should have already considered their questions, challenges and objections. You should have answers to these that make sense. This is what will position you as the expert. No one wants to hire a brainstorming partner. They all want resources they can trust and benefit from. The more you can demonstrate competence in your relationship the more trust and confidence you will earn.

In addition, when it is time to meet with someone for the purposes of hiring, partnering or joint venturing the more clarity you have around what you need and can offer and how you will support and train that individual the more likely success is in the end.

While there is more more that could be said about meetings these are three of the most important things to get you started. Remember never take a meeting unless it has the potential to reward you for your time and effort and move your business forward.

Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill. He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the CEO of Entrepreneur Influence . He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others. Come listen to the Podcast Entrepreneur of Influence for more business ideas and support!

Millionaire Mentor, Douglas Vermeeren on Fox Business news with Lauren Simonetti

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Millionaire Mentor, Douglas Vermeeren on Fox Business news

Millionaire Mentor, Douglas Vermeeren on Fox Business news

Millionaire Mentor, Douglas Vermeeren on Fox Business news

Millionaire Mentor, Douglas Vermeeren on Fox Business news

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Douglas Vermeeren – Wisdom from a Millionaire 6

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Douglas Vermeeren, Millionaire Mentor coming to Red Deer November 29, 2012

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Doug Vermeeren, Millionaire Mentor

Doug Vermeeren, Millionaire Mentor

DISCOVER THE 3 SECRETS ALL MILLIONAIRES KNOW

and how they can give you greater financial advantage right now!

 

Meet In Person: Douglas Vermeeren, Author, Investor and Wealth trainer. CEO of the Monthly Millionaire Mentor

 

For many people today’s economy is creating significant financial difficulties. It is hard for most people to save let alone become financial free.  It is not uncommon to hear of forced foreclosures, credit cards maxed out, delinquent lines of credit, collection agencies calling and more struggles. All because of a lack of money! But it doesn’t have to be that way.

 

ARE YOU FALLING INTO THE POVERTY TRAP?

If so, it’s time to get out!

 

Even in these hard economic times there are vast fortunes made. What are the differences between the wealthy and the impoverished?

 

The differences come down to two things: correct knowledge and opportunity to implement.

 

How many times have you heard someone say that they missed out on an opportunity simply because they didn’t know where to go or what to do?  Have you ever felt that if YOU were given the opportunity you could change your entire situation?  Good News: The opportunity is here and your financial situation can change! It’s ABSOLUTELY TRUE! When you know what to do and are given the opportunity to do it your financial situation can change immediately.

 

Now here’s the part that should interest YOU the most!

YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT TIME AT THE RIGHT PLACE!

 

Now is the best time in the history of the world to grow wealth! According to a recent study from the University of Toronto, there are more than 10,000,000 millionaires in the world today.  There are more than 200,000 new millionaires created every year. That’s 547 per day! Is it time for you to join the club? Douglas Vermeeren, (Author of Guerrilla Millionaire & Self Made Millionaires for Dummies) wants to share 3 secrets that all Millionaires know about knowledge and opportunity that will dramatically change your financial future right now!

 

THIS FREE EVENT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

 

Douglas Vermeeren will be in Red Deer for one day only on November 29, 2012. We would like to invite you attend this workshop. At this workshop you will learn 3 secrets that all millionaires know about creating wealth. Armed with this knowledge you will be in a position to change your financial future forever.

 

FREE WORKSHOP COMING TO YOUR AREA

November 29, 2012

Reserve  your seats today by Calling 1-877-393-9496

Confirm your seat to attend and receive a free bonus gift valued at $39

Douglas Vermeeren, Millionaire Mentor coming to Winnipeg – Nov 22, 2012

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Monthly Millionaire Mentor coming to Winnipeg

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Monthly Millionaire Mentor

Monthly Millionaire Mentor

Do you want to learn what it takes to become a millionaire?

Do you want to learn techniques to accelerate your wealth growth in todays economy? Do you want to discover tools that anyone can apply to create a fortune?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to be in Winnipeg, November 22, 2012.

Monthly Millionaire Mentor Program coming to Winnipeg for One day special event!

Do you want to learn what it takes to become a millionaire? Do you want to learn techniques to accelerate your wealth growth in todays economy? Do you want to discover tools that anyone can apply to create a fortune? If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to be in Winnipeg, November 22,2012.

Monthly Millionaire Mentor

Douglas Vermeeren is the CEO of the Monthly Millionaire Mentor program.

After conducting extensive research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers, much in the style of Napoleon Hill. Since that time he has been teaching others superior and little known ways for growing their wealth securely and consistently in his coaching and mentoring programs.

Vermeeren is the creator of the film The Opus (Featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John DeMartini, Marci Shimoff, Bob Doyle, Morris Goodman, Bill Bartmann and others.) Vermeeren is the author of several books including the latest ‘Guerrilla’ book with Jay Conrad Levinson, ‘Guerrilla Millionaire’ and ‘The Millionaire Myth.’ (With foreword by Bob Doyle from The Secret.) Vermeeren has been highly successful helping many to take giant steps towards their financial freedom.

Why is a mentor important? And what would you look for in a mentor?

Let’s say that your objective wasn’t just to learn about growing wealth. Let’s say it was something a little more dangerous. For example consider the following question:

If you had to walk through a field of explosive land mines which option would you choose?

a) To attempt to go through alone.

b) To go with some one who also had never been through.

c) Go with a person who knew the safe way through.

d) Read a book about it and give it your best shot.

Naturally, the correct answer is C) Go with a person who knew the safe way through. Unfortunately too often people try to go through life and create a life of wealth focused on one of the other three options. Their results are  generally unproductive.

To get to the best results in the quickest time possible you need a mentor who can help you recognize the dangers, time-wasters and pitfalls that will take you off course or even keep you from completing your goals.

The Monthly Millionaire Mentor program is such a program. It is the first program of its kind that involves an ongoing relationship with your mentor and not just a one-time seminar. It is also the first program to take the participants through the process of the education all the way through to implementation. What that means is that you no longer have to wonder what to do next when you hit the inevitable challenges that will appear on your path. Growing your wealth exponentially is not a get rich quick or easy venture. If you want to do it correctly there will be many thins to learn ahead. This program ensures that you get it!

For one day only in Winnipeg, Douglas Vermeeren will be presenting more about The Monthly Millionaire Mentor program. At this event he will be sharing the 7 Reasons why you are not rich and what you can do about it.  A limited number of free tickets will be given away through the Monthly Millionaire Mentor program. If you are interested in qualifying for a free ticket for a free ticket please contact Rachel@douglasvermeeren.com and she will send you details of what you can do to get one of these tickets.

Attendees will also be entered into a draw for several door prizes including a one-on-one wealth building session with Douglas Vermeeren. for more information go towww.TheMonthlyMillionaireMentor.com

The Millionaire Evening

Thursday November 22, 2012 @ 7:00PM