The Art of Influence: Your Competitive Edge

The Art of Influence: Your Competitive Edge

by Jim Stovall, Raymond H. Hull


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Authors Jim Stovall and Ray H. Hull, PhD are lifelong learners and teachers of successful best practices across a wide spectrum of topics including education, communication, and influence.

The Art of Influence, written in Jim’s entertaining, story-telling style alongside Dr. Hull’s straight-forward, factual approach is a must-read for businesspeople, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and anyone wanting to improve their place of influence in life.

Read this book and understand more about:
  • What makes someone influential
  • How to build your life and legacy into one of influence
  • Why it is important to learn how to gain influence
  • How the changing world affects how you influence others
Universal in appeal and highly accessible, this book acts as a spotlight on the truth that there has never been a better time to learn the art of influence!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640950603
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: Your Competitive Edge Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 560,516
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jim Stovall has enjoyed success as an author, athlete, investment broker, and entrepreneur while dealing with the challenge of blindness. During his remarkable life, Jim has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, as well as the author of more than 30 books. In addition to his personal achievements, Jim was honored as the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as a recipient of this prestigious award.

As co-founder and president of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network (NTN), Jim has also helped make movies and television accessible for America’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. Jim Stovall can be reached at 918-627-1000 or at

Ray H. Hull, PhD brings over twenty-five years experience in training those who desire success in public speaking, speech clarity, voice enhancement, and professional image/style and etiquette. His education includes a BA in Communications and Drama–McPherson College; the MA in Communication Disorders–University of South Dakota; and the PhD in Neurosciences of communication–University of Denver. Beside teaching public speaking at the university level, he brings a lifetime of experience in public speaking with over 300 public appearances in the U.S. and other countries to large and small audiences; successful theatrical experience, and professional radio and television production and on-microphone/camera experience to those who he instructs.


Table of Contents

  • Chapter One - Understanding Influence
  • Chapter Two - Communication as a Powerful Source of Influence
  • Chapter Three - Two-Way Influence
  • Chapter Four - The Power and Influence of Image and Public Relations
  • Chapter Five - Controlling Our Influences
  • Chapter Six - The Influence of Civility and Respect in the Workplace
  • Chapter Seven - On-Purpose Influencing
  • Chapter Eight - The Influence of Learning: Learning That Influences Us throughout Our Lives
  • Chapter Nine - Instruments of Influence
  • Chapter Ten - The Influence of Conflict Resolution in Personal and Professional Life
  • Chapter Eleven - The Legacy of Influence
  • Chapter Twelve - The Art and Influence of Leadership
  • Chapter Thirteen - The Influential Conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • Further Suggested Reading
  • About Jim Stovall
  • About Ray H. Hull, PhD

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richardblake More than 1 year ago
On Building a Life and Legacy into One of Influence New York Times bestselling author Jim Stovall collaborates with coauthor Ray H. Hull, Ph.D. in the book “The Art of Influence.” Through his unique storytelling technique, Stovall lays the groundwork for understanding Influence and demonstrates the importance of two-way influences, controlling our influence and becoming instruments of change. Dr. Hull introduces the subjects: How Communications is an authoritative source of influence in any environment • In the workplace • In Public Relations • As an Image in Communications Step by step the reader is taken through the stages of image building and effective communication, and impacting change. I was inspired by Dr. Hull’s stories of developing his communication skills from being a teenage stutterer to becoming a “sought after speaker” as an adult. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.