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How to Be More Influential


No matter where your career takes you, you’re likely to find yourself in situations where you feel the drive to transform something or have a new idea you’d like to convey. Perhaps you feel stuck, not properly listened to, or unable to create meaningful change. We’ve all felt powerless in the face of the circumstances, but that doesn’t mean you must be resigned to feeling that way forever. Influencing the people around you is one of the most powerful professional skills you can develop. Being influential doesn’t mean being forceful or domineering. It means that you can demonstrate why your ideas are worthwhile and have the skill to persuade others of your point of view. The more influence you have, the more you’ll see that people change their beliefs and intentions directly from how you behave. You will understand how to increase your influence and how to use that influence responsibly. You will also have the tools to maintain your impact when you come up against any obstacles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the meaning of influence
  • Increase your levels of influence and persuasion
  • Understand the difference between control and influence
  • Examine how important meaningful relationships are for increasing your levels of influence
  • Discover how to overcome some of the barriers preventing you from being more influential


Professionals who are looking to be more influential and persuasive.