Influencing skills course


Influencing and building rapport

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one-day course
Learn new skills and strategies for influencing people.

This one-day course helps delegates develop their influencing and persuasion skills, building confidence and rapport, to enhance personal impact.

Target Audience

Our influencing training is suitable for employees, managers and executives in all professions.

Course Aim

This course is designed to help delegates become more influential, persuasive and successful in the workplace. Run in a practical and fun environment, the training develops the delegates’ ability to successfully collaborate with others, at different levels in their organisation. Importantly, delegates learn effective persuasion skills to achieve more of their desired outcomes.

Course Objectives

By the end of the influencing skills training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop effective influencing skills in a variety of situations
  • Improve their ability to overcome resistance in others
  • Respond to diverse personalities using a variety of communication styles and bargaining powers
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Course Overview

  • Impact of a Powerful Communicator
    • How your behaviour impacts on your chances of success when trying to influence others
  • My Personal Impact
    • Understanding the power of having strong personal impact to confidently influence others
  • Communicating with Impact
    • Using rapport building techniques, and persuasion and influencing skills to create a positive impact
  • Influencing Strategies
    • Using a self assessment you will consider the impact of your preferred style of influencing
  • Building Relationships
    • How to use Johari Window to develop your internal and external networks
  • Handling Questions
    • How to deal with the resistance you face from others
  • Influencing Planner
    • Preparing yourself to influence others in the future
  • Action Plan
    • How will you influence more effectively and create greater impact in the future.

The influencing training will be supported with:

  • An optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading
  • A colour printed workbook with coaching tips, techniques and space for personal notes

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The influencing skills training is normally run “in-house”, at our client’s business premises, anywhere in the UK. Alternatively, it can be run at an external venue of your arranging. Contact us for pricing or to discuss your needs.

Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

We can deliver influencing training to companies across the UK, with local trainers in the following areas:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Reading, Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Exeter and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

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