Issue 48


Influencing Like Jesus: 15 Principles of Persuasion (video curriculum)
From the classroom to the courtroom to the boardroom to our kid’s room, each of us can be more persuasive. Whether we’re coaching on the ball field or witnessing on the mission field, the principles are essentially the same. But few of us have been taught the art and science of persuasion. How do we get someone to say yes who may be inclined to say no? This free, 75 minute video series offers 15 Biblical principles of persuasion. Also available for a limited time: Free download of the entire study in Spanish!

How to Prevent Your Good Ideas from Being Shot Down (video)
John Kotter, one of the foremost thinkers on leadership and change, discusses four ways people attack our ideas and five persuasive responses we can offer.

In this TED Talk, William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes, offers an elegant and simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.

Bono on Jesus 
Love him or not, U2’s front man can be quite a persuasive evangelist. It might be worth passing this along to Bono fans who are not yet fans of Jesus.

TOOLKIT: How to Prepare a Business Case Study … and how not to (video)
An animated look at some of the classic do’s and don’ts. Seven tips from Professor Michael Zigarelli.