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Taking ownership is not just doing a job or working on a project; it means making it your mission to see it through. Don’t look to others to address issues; instead look for problems before they become obvious and find and implement solutions. If you can’t fix it, then don’t just toss the responsibility to somebody else; make it your mission to fix it.

Being able to influence and persuade, get buy-in for your ideas and build relationships with customers and senior managers are key to stepping up and taking ownership.
This interactive and engaging workshop gives participants practical tools and techniques they can use immediately to get others to say ‘yes’ more often, buy their ideas and gain commitment.

Participants will be introduced to the latest know-how and techniques from the world’s leading experts in influencing, including pre-suasion, subliminal priming, lobbying and framing. Learners will also acquire skills to more effectively influence their key stakeholders and people in positions of authority.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Know the importance of taking ownership
  • Discover the three pillars of ownership
  • Have increased confidence in becoming accountable and responsible
  • Know how to use powerful influencing techniques, including lobby, with key stakeholders/senior people
  • Know how to leverage contrast and choice to influence others using words and phrases that grab people’s attention and curiosity
  • Learn how to say “no” without breaking the relationship
  • Be familiar with some of the ‘Cialdini’s weapons of influence’ and know how to use them in real situations
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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

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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