Influencing and persuasion are key skills in business if we are to meet our goals. “The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.” said John Hancock, an American Politician, which echoes Abraham Lincoln’s words: “If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.”
Times may have changed since Lincoln, but being able to win others round without damaging the relationship is still essential, and is almost always included when clients are considering the content of management development programmes. Clients wanting Influencing and Persuading are a varied bunch including an advertising agency and a wildlife charity which shows that these are skills we need in diverse contexts.
You can find a course outline for Influencing and Persuading here. Content will always be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Here’s what some of the delegates said about the course:
“Very good! Great level of theory, role play and practical.”
“Julie was excellent and showed great empathy and understanding towards us as individuals and us as a whole.”
“Knowledgeable trainer with gravitas and a broad understanding of the subject matter who had valuable observations and comments on specific business issues we face. Very interesting course – thank you.”
“You will gain some new perspectives about yourself, your colleagues and new tools to deliver your work. Interesting and enjoyable.”