I have fairly incredible influencing capabilities that as of late have started to manifest some very interesting situations. I seem to have a grip on what I can say and do. A guy I work with calls me the prophet.
We work in sales.
The line of work I am in requires me to be on the lookout for negative influence. The worst thing that can happen and has at times is negativity that gets spread in the workplace. Confidence gets lost. Productivity gets lost. I've made it a high priority to dispell negativity. I do this by doing what I call forward talking. Manifestastion happens when words speak ideas into existance in my oppinion.
Thoughts become words and they are spoken in a way that suggests something is going to happen. It's a basic sales strategy if you think about it. A customer interested in my product and service may indicate they will buy after I have forward suggested that they do. Example:
Let's say that I have a colleague at work that is down in the dumps. He has not sold anything recently and the market is beating him up. He walks around the office all gloom and doom. I feel sorry for the guy so I decide to help. I ask him about where he wants to be with his goals and I ask how he will feel once he gets there. I get him to acknowlege good intentions by verbally agreeing with him about the positive out come that he will experience. My colleague has respect for my ability so he decides to trust my suggestions subconciously. I use questions that suggest that a future out come is already planned and waiting in the wings to appear before his very eyes. I follow up with a best case scenario and ask him questions about that. I say something like this.
Hey John. Let me ask your oppinion about something. When you find yourself in the right place at the right time and you are closing more deals than usual, Do you stay relaxed or do you get excited about it?
He answers with the obvious. "I get excited about it!" I quickly follow up with "Yeah! Me too!". What we have done there is made a verbal agreement that he will find himself at the right place and time and close more deals than usual. I am very careful about not over using these tactic because they can have a negative effect on me if I am helping everyone feel better and noone is helping me but I have recently figured out who I can go to that speaks to me in the same fashion that helps me move forward.
In sales I may ask. "Will you be using our product for work or will it be for pleasure? The desired answer suggests moving forward with the purchase. In everyday use for something like helping someone get better from an illness. I might say things like, "I bet you will be glad after your cold goes away. You think?" I throw in the tag on tie down question at the end to get the other person to acknowlege with a yes answer.
If someone wants to find their ideal mate I might ask this.
"John, Will you be happy when you find the woman of your dreams and afterwards will you bring her to meet me?"
I presuppose this into existence by stating also that I have great faith in him and that most likely, he will find himself in the right place and the right time and will experience his desired outcome. This stuff is really fun to do and I could go on for hours about some of my successes.