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Influencing Skills

Duration : 2 days 

Influencing Skills that Move People to Agreement and Action that Drive Great Results




Leaders, managers at all levels and top talent in the organization that want to improve their influencing competency so that they can get the very best results from their leadership, teams and colleagues in pursuit of maximum performance, efficiency and the organization’s goals.




Influence is the ability to alter or sway an individual’s or a group’s thoughts, beliefs, or actions. The key to changing yourself, others, or your entire organization is to become familiar with the influence process and deploy it in an effective and ethical manner. The need for influence skills at all levels of an organization is illustrated by the complexity and fast changing nature of the global environment. Mastery of influence is vital for effective placement of an organization’s direction and purpose and driving great results.


Influencing Skills is proven approach to influencing and moving people to agreement and action. In essence, the program examines the process that causes humans to change paying particular attention to Emotional Intelligence practice that creates a positive environment at work that drives change. The program takes a holistic view of influence and introduces the delegate to the knowledge, skills and attitude required to behave influence people to consistently drive change.


The program is well researched, knowledge-based and designed with the individual learner at the centre of the learning process which means that the course is extremely interactive and practical.




By the end of this course delegates will be able to:


✓ Determine influence, persuasion and your sphere of influence

✓ Determine and practice emotional intelligence as a lever to influence

✓ Determine the science of persuasion and six simple, ethical and cost effective methods to influence people to do what you want

✓ Develop influence skills that will allow delegates to:

✓ Create a positive work environment

✓ Build consensus and persuade others to change

✓ Instills drive in people for great results

✓ Practice key influence and persuasion skills

✓ Produce drive to self-develop in influence

✓ Produce positive impact on the overall performance of each delegate and the organization






Understanding Influence

  • Principles of Influence
    • Six Principals of Influence (Cialdini)
    • Reciprocity
    • Authority
    • Social Proof
    • Commitment & Consistency
    • Linking
    • Scarcity
  • Power and Influence
    • Using Status to Stay In Charge


Influence Style

  • The Influence Pyramid
  • Creating the Right First Impression
  • Using Pressure rather than Coercion
  • Seeing the Other Point of View
  • Making Impactful Briefings
  • Giving Positive Feedback
  • Making ‘Weaknesses’ Work For You


Sphere of Influence

  • Your Constituency
  • Expanding your Spheres of Influence
  • Creating a Circle of Champions
  • Understanding Group Dynamics


Influence Strategy

  • Personal Negotiation Strategy
  • Compensation rather than Compromise
  • Knowing What to Give Away
  • Understanding Motivation
  • Activity: Influencing using the science of persuasion




Understanding Emotional Intelligence

  • What is Emotional Intelligence (EI)?
  • Emotional Quotient (EQ) versus Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  • Goleman’s Five Components of EI
    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Regulation
    • Internal Motivation
    • Empathy
    • Social Skills (Handling Relationships)
  • The Impact of EI on the Bottom Line


Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

  • Self-Management Skills
    • Measurement
    • Self-Regulation (Control)
    • Sixth Sense (See Problems Before They Happen)
  • Measuring EI (Emotional Quotient- EQ)
  • Tools and Techniques That help
  • BarOn’s Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi)
  • The Personal Listening Profile®
  • The Emotional Competence Framework
  • Training The Brain to Develop EI
  • Proven Strategies


Using Emotional Intelligence to Influence and Build Consensus

  • Creating a Positive Work Environment Using EI to:
    • Understand and Manage Different Perspectives
    • Solve Problems
    • Decision Making
    • Improve Interaction and Team Dynamics
    • Manage Change
    • Manage Conflict
    • Motivate and Inspire
  • Linking EI to Employee Morale and Productivity
  • Teach Others to Recognize Goleman’s Five Components of EI


Key Learning Review

  • Group discussion and professional feedback to consolidate key learning. Delegates will leave the day with a list of development activities to improve their influencing competency back at work.




Each delegate will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire to determine their individual learning objectives. These will be used by the trainer to give on track training that is focused on the individual learner attending.




The individual leaves this program with a Personal Action Plan to encourage immediate transfer of training to the job.




To register for this course please review the grey box above. If no public course is listed or the location and dates shown don’t suit you then please request a proposal for this course either as a public training course or if you have 6 delegates or more as an in-company training course by clicking on Request a Proposal.

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