A person s style is how they act, communicate and relate with others. The way that they work in general will either support or hinder other individuals reaching success. A person might have good intentions, such as, motivating others to success or perhaps bringing enlightenment to a group of people, but their style can bring problems to themselves or others. The first step to improving one’s style is accepting who one is and learning to deal with the style that one has developed. Successful people are not afraid to talk about who they are and where they are going, this allows others an opportunity to improve their styles as well.
A person may think they know what they want to do in life, but others may need to be convinced that it is possible. People, such as managers or leaders need to motivate themselves in order to change their habits or ways of thinking. It is important that a person understands that they cannot stop people achieving success, it just does not work that way. There is always a reason behind each action and each step that a person takes to improve their style.
The person is responsible for creating their own unique style, which can take many forms such as descriptive style, power style, sales style or networking style. Each style can be described in detail. An individual’s descriptive style is how they express what they have learned and experience; power style is an individual’s style, which they use to influence others; sales style is a style that involves using language to communicate; and network style is a style which enables the individual to interact with others in order to achieve their goals. There are several books on the subject that explain these different styles in detail.
One book that deals with a great deal of this subject is “Why You Are What You Are: Tips For Creating Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence and Positive Thinking”. This book is very helpful for individuals who need help with their self-confidence issues, communication skills and problem solving skills. The author David Norton is a certified speech pathologist and he uses a number of exercises and examples to show you how you can develop your own persuasive style that will enhance your persuasive skills, which is similar to being an assertive person. In this easy-to-read book, you will learn about the difference between a descriptive style, a power style and a persuasive style and how to make effective use of these styles in your everyday life. A clear example is in how you will be perceived by a person if you are confident and assertive; Norton also teaches how using a narrative style will help you to communicate more effectively and how being descriptive is an important part of it.
Another great book on this subject is “Meditations for a Better Life” by Bob Proctor. This book was written more than fifty years ago and contains Proctor’s own personal experiences. Proctor describes how he was able to apply the techniques found in this book to his own life. He uses a narrative style instead of descriptive writing style and it worked very well for him. One example is where he writes “On my first day on duty as a med student, I felt totally lost…Not knowing where to go or what to do.” This narrative style helps you to see your situation objectively and in your frame of mind rather than just basing it on your own emotions and thoughts.
The key take-away from the examples above is that there are many different persuasive styles and you should learn all three. You will need to be able to effectively communicate your ideas and provide good reasons for them. Using a descriptive style may not be the right approach for you if you are more comfortable using a power style. The best approach will depend upon your personality and communication style. Using a mixture of these three writing styles will help you become a more persuasive writer and better communicator.