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INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY

A PROGRAM FOR HIGH POTENTIALS AROUND THE WORLD

I've been speaking to conference and corporate audiences for nearly three decades on leadership and influential intelligence. I've met so many smart, insightful professionals in my seminars and masterclasses who desired higher levels of responsibility, accountability, and authority. But many struggled with grasping how to acquire greater degrees of influence because of a presumed authority that came with the title of "director", "vice-president," or "chief <whatever> officer." 

Now, I'm offering several accessible options of the INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY® program for high-potential professionals around the world who must chart their own course forward to control their career acceleration, trajectory, and velocity. 

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Scheduled book release: May 2023

This online learning program takes you through building a platform of branded value and expertise; creating a scalable, repeatable influence strategy; to implementing proven tactical approaches that create allies, advocates, champions, clients, customers, and followers. 

It shows you how to get seen, get heard, and get noticed — without being in positions of authority.

The 15 modules in the INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY program take you through the necessary steps to become successful as an influencer without authority or to build upon your influence success if you’re already in a leadership position.

This program will show you how to: 

  • Leverage Your EXPERTISE

  • Increase Your VISIBILITY

  • Position Your AUTHORITY

  • Expand Your INFLUENCE

  • Transform Your LEADERSHIP

  • Elevate Your TRAJECTORY

  • Launch Your PLATFORM

 

Each self-paced module has videos specifically created for this program. Each video module will include downloadable files, such as examples, scripts, or templates that you can use. I'll also include a recommended reading list for additional insights.

You don’t need another training session, another seminar, or more coaching....what you DO want is RESULTS, which this program delivers. INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY is the conduit to take you from where you are NOW to where you actually want to be with your influence, regardless of your title status.

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PHASE 1: MODULE 1

INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY

Learn how "connectworking" as an important platform essential helps increase your visibility by being a resource for others as connect people in touch with each other for their benefit. 

PHASE 1: MODULE 2

CREATE YOUR BRANDED VALUE

Your branded value and expertise are what decision makers are drawn to. Start developing your own brand of value and expertise that attract the interest of others. 

PHASE 1: MODULE 3

DIFFERENTIATE YOUR BRANDED VALUE

Now that you've got a handle on the elements of your brand, now start differentiating your own brand from those of others who are vying for the attention of decision makers.

PHASE 1: MODULE 4

IDENTIFY YOUR INTENDED AUDIENCE

Not everyone will have a need for the value and expertise you have to offer. Identify decision makers in those industries and professions who would welcome someone with your platform.

PHASE 2: MODULE 1

DEVELOP AN ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

Learn the tactics behind the strategy of "engagementality" to connect with decision makers from your intended audience. No pitches or unsolicited calls...just creating relationships first.

PHASE 2: MODULE 2

POSITION YOUR VALUE AND EXPERTISE

You'll learn Donn's unique approach to positioning your branded value and expertise with getting decision makers in your intended audience to ask: "How do you do THAT?" 

PHASE 2: MODULE 3

INFLUENCE

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PHASE 2: MODULE 4

DRIVE THE CONVERSATION TO CONVERSION

Learn the strategy behind applying social proof of your expertise and value to move decisions in your favor that includes Donn's "Trojan Horse Technique©" to seal any deal.

PHASE 3: MODULE 1

RESHAPE THEIR IMPRESSION

Learn how to reshape the lens through which people view your branded value and expertise so that it becomes aligned with your objective — whether you want a project/budget approved, a promotion, or to sign up a client.

PHASE 3: MODULE 2

EVOKE PARALLEL PERSPECTIVES

Learn strategies to evoke decision maker attitudes that would favor your proposal, project, idea, or situation by altering their behavior/body language that reflects their aligned perspective.

PHASE 3: MODULE 3

APPLY SOCIAL PRESSURE

Social pressure is a highly effective method for aligning decision maker attitudes and behavior with your objectives. Learn how to use social norms and the power of similarities to get others to line up with your ideas.

PHASE 3: MODULE 4

REPEAT YOUR MESSAGE

Apply strategies to have decision makers become familiar with your proposal or idea in advance to make it more likely they'll accept it or approve it. Learn Donn's "mind worm" approach to staying top of mind with decision makers.

PHASE 3: MODULE 5

LEVERAGE YOUR MESSAGE

Learn how others evaluate your message and how to properly leverage (or adjust) it so that it aligns with how decision makers will appraise the merits of your proposal or idea.

PHASE 3: MODULE 6

TURN UP THE MOMENTUM

Too many people just "say and pray" when it comes to using influence with decision makers. Learn ways to continue driving decision makers toward acceptance, approval, or compliance with your proposal/idea.

PHASE 3: MODULE 7

SUPPORT THE CONVERSION EFFORT

Your influence approach isn't finished until a decision is made. Incorporate Donn's "20 Ways I Add Value to Your Organization" document to seal the deal once and for all.

THE INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY ONLINE COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR ONLY

$199

When I offered private executive leadership mentoring, I charged $15,000 for a three-month engagement while 2-1/2 day corporate masterclasses run much higher. So, people are asking...

 

Why am I offering this program at such a minimal investment level?

 

Two reasons. First, I've decided to eliminate some programs and consolidate others, and I just wanted more free time when my wife and I move into our new home next fall in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest South Carolina.

Second, I want to have as many people as possible learn the fundamentals of being influential without having assigned authority. I was taught a long time ago by Zig Ziglar that if you help enough people get what they want, you will eventually get what you want. That's the essence of influence. That philosophy has provided me with remarkable leadership opportunities throughout my career for Fortune 100 companies, the federal government, and academia.  

 

Select your INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY Program 

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BLUEPRINT

$199

The BLUEPRINT program option offers 15 modules and downloads to take you through the steps you’ll need to build a leadership platform; design your repeatable, scalable four-phase influence process; create a strategy for implementing seven influence tactics for use in your four-phase process. 

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AMPLIFIED

$525

  • Get access to all 15 modules and related downloads 

  • 45 days of email support from Donn from the date of purchase.

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COLLABORATIVE

$849

  • Get access to all 15 modules and related downloads 

  • 45 days of email support from Donn from the date of purchase 

  • 45-minute coaching call with Donn

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COMPREHENSIVE

$2500

  • Get access to all 15 modules and related downloads

  • 60 days of email support from Donn from the date of purchase

  • Three-hour Zoom coaching call with Donn

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