Influencing, Persuading Skills

Course details

Course Format: Interactive discussion and practical application, use of tools and templates


Course description

The learning available in our committee member training courses can always be used in your work outside BSI, but in particular being able to influence and persuade others is one of the most valuable and transferable skills to have. This course takes you on a journey of self-awareness, using many different styles of learning to ensure that you leave with a sense of confidence, well founded on enhanced capabilities. In order to influence the thinking and behaviour of others, and persuade them to your way of thinking, you need to communicate confidently, build a relationship and remain assertive even when pressurised. This course is designed to enable you to be more confident, influential and persuasive at work through recognising the link between your communication skills and the impact they can have on others.


Course objectives

Helps members involved in international standardisation:

  • Communicate in a more persuasive manner with colleagues and individuals from outside your organisation
  • Develop more effective and creative working relationships
  • Explain complicated ideas in a manner which aids understanding and increases the likelihood of success
  • Communicate with increased confidence at meetings
  • Become a more active listener and use enhanced persuasion skills to act as an opinion shaper
  • Identify your own preferred influencing style and use it to encourage others to change