we 4 P Every Poet Must Practice Regularly ~ Naija Poets

The worldclass speaker, Brian Tracy once said that the perception of an individual is his or her reality. People act on the basis of their perceptions of you. If you change their perceptions, you change the way they think and feel about you, and you change the things that they will do for you. [You can't to miss out on this Brian Tracy's Book]

In this article, I will mention 4 "P"s that will help any poet improve his or her audience perception towards him or her. Those "P"s are Power, Packaging, Performance, and Politeness.

Power. The more power and influence your audience perceive you to have, whether real or not, the more likely it is that they will be persuaded by you to be gospel of your poetic work of art. For example, if you appear to be a trending or reigning poet or writer, the level at which they will buy into your vision will be much more likely higher than they if they didn't perceive such power in you.

Packaging. This can also be referred to as branding. This is very vital in the area of your audience assessment and which will determine the way they will market you and your poetry to others. Meaning that your packaging in the mind and heart of your audience largely determines how open they are to being influenced by you.

Performance. This refers to your level of competence and expertise in your area. A person who is highly respected for his or her ability to get results is far more persuasive and influential than a person who only does an average job.

Politeness. People do things for two reasons, because they want to and be. Kindness, courtesy, and respect are far better than coercion. Your audience tends to bend more to your side when you are polite. They will remain motivated to go out of their ways to help you accomplish your desired poetic goals.
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