The Art of Influence

Persuading Others Begins With You

Publisher: Crown Business

From Chris Widener, the author of the breakout bestseller The Angel Inside, comes an inspiring new parable on the power of influence.

The Art of Influence will make you think twice about everything you've ever learned about influence. As Chris Widener’s inspiring story reveals, it’s not something you "do" to other people but rather something that starts with how you shape and transform your own life. Forget about manipulation and slick fast-talking; The Art of Influence teaches that your ability to influence others begins from within.

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GRANDMA'S GIFT


It was a perfect Sunday summer afternoon for a barbecue to honor a young man who had worked so hard to achieve his dreams. The sun was shining and the temperature hovered around seventy-five degrees. Friends and family were gathered together, some of whom had not seen each other for years....
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Advance Praise for The Art of Influence
"Effortlessly master the most powerful and profitable of art forms. Drink deeply of the wisdom of this influential book."
--Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul

"A fantastic little book that reminds us of the importance of integrity and attitude in leadership. A fresh and fun look at the subject of influence."
--Jeffrey Fox, New York Times bestselling author of How to Become CEO


“The Art of Influence is a must-read for anyone desiring the wisdom to influence others.” --Jim Rohn, author of The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle

"The Art of Influence . . . reminds us of the bedrock fundamentals of not only influence, but of a life well lived."
--Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor