Communicating to Influence involves more than listening and questioning but also requires you to understand other people’s body language, build rapport and trust with others as well as communicating your message clearly. This rarely happens naturally but is an influencing skill that need practicising and evolving in workplace situations.
Meetings can be unproductive and a waste of time if not managed well. Effective management of meetings can be an opportunity for you and other participants to generate change that would take the organisation to the next level. This course will show you how to ensure every meeting your team attends has a plan, a purpose, full participation with an achievable outcome.
The ability to influence in a group or a team is a multi-layered skill. Influencing has become an essential communication skill and to influence others effectively, you must take into account the preferences of not just one person but many people and behavioural patterns as well as group dynamics. People are different and the most effective influencers can adapt to ensure every member of the team is included and feel valued.
Successful influencers clarify their goals, focus their efforts on the right people and select the most appropriate influencing tactics. They do not bully or manipulate but use their knowledge and experience to improve communication and encourage personal growth within teams. Influencing is not just a communication skill, it’s a mindset!