One of my favorite scenes from the movie Gladiator is when Proximo talks to Maximus prior to entering the arena. Here, Proximo says, ‘’win the crowd and you will win your freedom!”
A few minutes after, Maximus enters the arena and fights an epic battle. He also brilliantly wins the heart of the crowd by using the right body language, words, and attitude. Maximus’s ability to influence the crowd saved his life from his pre-planned execution.
Influence is one of the most essential skills in life and business. It is a skill that differentiates the rich from the poor, the fulfilled from the miserable, and the superstars from the rest.