by Sally Hogshead

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Ever wanted your team to get motivated… pronto?

Let’s say you’ve got a big deadline coming up. The pressure is on… you HAVE TO deliver the goods. But the amount of work is scary. And your project is only one item on everyone’s looooong to-do list.

How to get your team pumped and moving?

Here’s how: Use your Fascination Advantage, so your team will listen and take action!

How does your personality add value?

Power: Use authority to emphasize the importance of the goal.

Passion: Give emotional support and praise for everyone’s efforts.

Mystique: Offer a secret reward when the project is delivered on time.

Prestige: Emphasize how this project’s success will enhance the team’s reputation.

Alarm: Keep everyone on track with specific details and deadlines.

Rebellion: Present the project as a challenging experiment or adventure.

Trust: Remind them how you’ve consistently reached difficult goals together.

You already have distinct communication advantages. Not certain what yours are? No problem: Take the Fascination Advantage assessment here. It only takes 3 minutes.

Your action for today: Before your next team meeting, print the guide above. Use it to think through how you can present a more persuasive message for your team. Together, we’ll fascinate your team – and make your next project a success.

*This post originally appeared on HowToFascinate.com.


sallySally Hogshead is a Speakers Hall of Fame member, international author and the world’s leading expert on fascination. Over the past decade, her team has uncovered surprising trends about why certain people and companies succeed. Today, she teaches how to communicate and captivate in a world with a 9-second attention span.  Follow Sally on Twitter @SallyHogshead.

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