How to Influence People and Events

Langevin Learning Services Inc.
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Corporate / Group Training
3 days

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United States of America
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How to Influence People and Events

Course description

How to Influence People and Events

This How to Influence People and Events workshop is designed for both training and non-training professionals. Regardless of your background or position within your organization, this workshop shows you how to effectively influence others. It gives you a step-by-step influence process and the confidence needed to produce consistent results and ensure win-win outcomes. Learn how to work collaboratively with colleagues, peers, and upper management to accomplish any objective.

This workshop is available as on-site/company specific. For programs held or attended in Canada, listed prices will be charged in CAD. Please contact Langevin for more details.

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Who should attend?

For anyone (not just trainers) who wants to use ethical influencing skills to advance themselves, their department, and their organization. Whether you’re in HR, Sales & Marketing, IT, or Operations, this workshop will elevate your influencing skills so you can attain win-win outcomes for all parties involved.

Training content


  • Manage your sphere of influence in the organization.
  • Identify key individuals to influence.
  • Assess your professional image, working relationships, and power base.
  • Expand your power base to gain positive results.
  • Set a realistic and achievable influence objective.
  • Determine the right time and right person to approach.
  • Assess the likelihood of a successful influencing interaction.
  • Select a strategic course of action.
  • Build a persuasive case that will generate win-win outcomes.
  • Tailor your case to your audience’s influence preferences.
  • Present facts, ideas, and concerns persuasively.
  • Gauge individuals’ reactions to refine your influence approach.
  • Apply specific strategies to deal with challenging people.
  • Assess the outcomes of each influencing interaction.

What you will learn

Manage Your Sphere of Influence

  • How to maximize your capacity to get things done.
  • Tips for assessing key relationships as a foundation for successful influencing.
  • How to identify the scope of people you can reach.
  • The boundaries of your influence.
  • 3 facets of your professional image.
  • How to project the best image you possibly can.
  • A comprehensive 30-item checklist to assess your work relationships.
  • How to determine your current power base.
  • Over 75 tips to expand your earned power.
  • How to apply power without jeopardizing your relationships.

Develop Your Strategy

  • How to persuade others to take action – through commitment rather than compliance.
  • Proven techniques for building a compelling win-win case.
  • A simple 5-step technique for setting a realistic and achievable objective.
  • When to proceed with your objective – and when to hold back.
  • How to identify the decision-maker and all the key players.
  • How to evaluate your professional and personal relationship with the decision-maker.
  • 10 tips for determining the best order in which to approach individuals.
  • 18 critical questions to determine the consequences of pursuing your objective.
  • How to use earned power strategically.
  • The 5 most effective strategic courses of action.

Build Your Case

  • The 5 key influence strategies.
  • How to create a simple yet effective action plan for moving forward.
  • A 4-step worksheet for planning a successful influencing interaction.
  • A 6-step worksheet to build a persuasive case.
  • 11 logical thinking hazards.
  • 10 quick tips for perfecting the presentation of your points.
  • Over 20 tips to build the most persuasive case.
  • 5 techniques for writing persuasive points.
  • How to anticipate possible objections.

Present Your Case

  • How to convince others to buy into decisions without pulling rank.
  • 16 tips to enhance your verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • How to speak the other person’s language and get your message across with impact.
  • How to instantly establish rapport.
  • Tips for listening to others with interest and empathy.
  • How to state your purpose “with purpose.”
  • Powerful questions that probe for hidden facts and buried opinions.
  • How to gauge an individual’s positive and negative reactions to your ideas.
  • How to tailor a response without losing the essence of your message.
  • A handy memory jogger for interpreting body language.
  • How to present your views in a persuasive way, using both logic and vision.
  • The 4 main levels of resistance.
  • How to effectively embrace resistance and turn a situation around.
  • Effective strategies for dealing with the 6 types of challenging behaviors.
  • 6 easy steps to end a discussion with clear and concrete “to do” items.

Why choose Langevin Learning Services Inc.?

35+ years helping learning professionals achieve success in their careers

20,000+ people have achieved Langevin's professional trainer certification

82% of Fortune 500 companies send their trainers to Langevin

About Langevin Learning Services Inc.

Langevin Learning Services Inc.

For more than 35 years, Langevin has been a provider of highly renowned workshops, professional certifications, and products for trainers and business professionals. They are committed to providing practical, real-world, performance-based workshops and products guaranteed to set you up for...

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Langevin Learning Services Inc.

5718 William McEwen Drive
Kars, ON K0A 2E0

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews.

K. Gowanlock Boultbee

Fantastic workshop for trainers and non-trainers alike. Great takeaways for your professional and personal relationships. Well done! Excellent materials and set-up. Lots of solid content but never dull because of the variety of teaching methodologies employed.

Michele B.

Langevin courses have had a huge impact on my current role as a mentor and trainer. This class was amazing! I learned so many new techniques, the course leader was an exceptional role model, and the course content has been a great help.

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