Influencing Skills

An interesting course which explores the key skills of effective influencers and how we can influence whilst maintaining integrity and trust. This course will encourage you to recognise effective influencing taking place through many interactions from a variety of different drivers. To be an influential person among your team or in your organisation as a whole, you will need to develop a broad range of skills and techniques, and understand the many aspects involved influencing the people around you.    

Influencing Skills Courses FAQs

How will influencing skills help me?

Influence seldom happens in one action or moment. You will learn a range of ways in which influence is brought to bare and develop a complete approach to enable you to increase your influence. This skill is massively beneficial in every walk of life.

Will this help me to negotiate better?

Understanding influence is a core skill in being able to negotiate successful outcomes, so yes it will help. There are however more techniques that the good negotiator uses, so check out our negotiation courses too.

Who Is This Course For?

For anyone who would like to be more effective at influencing others in different situations.

What Will You Learn?

  • The definition of the influencer
  • What makes a good influencer?
  • The value of inclusion and integrity
  • How to use the hidden skills of effective influencers
  • Appreciation of other perspectives
  • The importance of planning and preparation
  • Understanding motivating factors
  • How to put it all into practice

Latest Influencing Skills Resources and Guidance

Here’s the two most important lessons about influencing.  

The skill of influencing has to be up there as one of the most valuable things to get right.  We start working out what works when we are about 2 years old, pushing and bending our parents will through any means possible.  Back then, we didn’t even care what others thought of us; we would happily throw a wobbly in the shopping line without the slightest concern for our reputation, all in the name of braking our parents resolve and securing whatever it was that we wanted.

How to change your behaviour! 

The ability to change our behaviour is a gift, sometimes however we forget to use it!  It’s easy for every one of us to get very comfortable with a whole range of behaviours that become well worn and frankly predictable.  That’s of course OK when those behaviours bring the best out of me and others, but not nearly as good when they just serve to ‘get me by’ and even make life more difficult for others.