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Imagine being able to influence and persuade with confidence, subtlety and ease even in challenging situations or with certain difficult people. Advanced influencing is a skill that can be learnt – an essential skill for everyone in business.

This stimulating and informative workshop uses facilitated discussions, case studies, role-plays and more to build on participants’ existing influencing skills, giving them a different perspective on what they can change to get others to say ‘yes’ more often.

The workshop uses the latest research in influencing – ‘pre-suasion’ – to make sure participants leave being able to present their ideas persuasively. They will analyse the sources of their influencing power, have improved knowledge, greater confidence and enhanced skills which will enable them to be more successful in the many challenging influencing situations they encounter.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be ready to apply a value-based approach that facilitates the influencing process
  • Know how to increase the power and influence they have in any human interaction
  • Have strategies to influence at all levels
  • Have a deeper understanding of the psychology of effective influencing
  • Use framing and re-framing as an advantage when countering arguments and trying to influence
  • Know how to influence people’s subconscious with subliminal priming
  • Know how to apply the learning in a variety of real business situations

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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