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Practical Influencing Tactics for Startups
Being able to influence others around you is a key trait of success for sales people for many generations. Are influencers born or made? Can you learn to be more influential? The truth is that you can learn how to be more influential with those around you! In 1984, Robert Caildini introduced the Theory of Influence, based on the following six key principles: • Reciprocity • Commitment and consistency • Social proof • Authority • Liking • Scarcity. Paul Davies ( outline the 6 Principles of Influence, and give you practical examples and tips to apply in your Startup Sales today! Paul is a mentor at River City Labs. He has 18 years of B2B sales experience with over $40M of personal selling. Paul has worked in organisations with minimal marketing/branding to sign up big-brand customers.

River City Labs

Level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, · Fortitude Valley

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What we're about

Lean Business Strategies has hosted 65+ events over the past years. We have 1000+ members in our group.

The organisers of the group are: Paul Davies and Joeri (Yuri) Timmermans (about us (

The purposes of this Meetup:

1) Education on business ideas and methodology that can assist Startups, Enterprises and Governments to make their big jump!

2) Access to genuine thought leaders, that are not commonly found on the "speakers circuit".

3) Platform for networking where you can meet other entrepreneurs who are genuinely interested in the event topics and not wanting to swap business cards.

Speakers and organisations we have previously hosted:

• Judd Armstrong, CEO and Founder of JayBird Sport

• Livestream to the Lean Startup Conference (every November/December for the past 3 years)

• NYC Department of Education

• Etsy

• David Binetti, expert on Innovation Accounting

• Suncorp presentation on Lean Startup/Lean Enterprise

• Social.iQ


• Robert Gordon, Founder of Evocca College

• Pitcher Partners

• Shorthand (startup)

• Digital Brisbane (Brisbane Marketing)

Communities that we work with:

• River City Labs (

• Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) (

• Gravity Co-working (

• The Edge (

• Business Studio (

• Fishburners (

• QUT foundry (

• Oracle (

For more information about us please got to BIGJUMP (

Global Connection
This Meetup is connected to the global 'Lean Startup Circle' Community, 80,000+ members worldwide that aims to tackle real problems. No matter where you are ( (
Sponsorship Opportunities

To cover the costs of food/drinks and other incidentals we make sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Paul or Joeri if you have any questions:

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