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We all need to influence others, but most people have only a limited range of strategies – so they’re not effective in certain situations or with certain people. But this is a skill that can be learnt – an essential skill for everyone in business. This stimulating and informative workshop will build on participants’ existing influencing skills and give them additional techniques they can use immediately to get others to say ‘yes’ more often.

Participants will learn how to present their ideas persuasively, how to get people to do things, how to adapt their approach for different personalities and how to influence upwards. They will leave with improved knowledge, greater confidence and enhanced skills that will enable them to be more successful in the many influencing situations they encounter.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be aware of many different strategies that can be used for influencing and persuading
  • Know how to adapt their approach to take account of the behavioural style of the other person
  • Have practised using their skills in a variety of role-plays based on real-life situations
  • Appreciate the value of ‘selling their ideas’ by focusing on what matters to the other person
  • Leave with increased confidence in winning others over to their point of view

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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