Persuasion—the process of trying to change someone's mind through facts and logic—is a critical but often overlooked skill in business. Influencing someone without having authority over them is vital to getting collaborative work done. Open debates using persuasive techniques without conflict are a key sign of good teamwork. Once a decision is made, stakeholders or customers often must be persuaded to support it.
Fortunately, university researchers and advertising experts have been looking into how to influence people to share your point of view since the 1920s. Their results can tell you how to create any kind of persuasive message, be it a memo, letter, speech, or one-on-one conversation.
This 75- to 90-minute course is based on a 350-source master's thesis and other scientific findings. Perfect for a "Brown Bag Lunch" training series, it will teach you how to:
In the class, students plan and begin drafting messages to address issues in their working or personal lives. Though conducted at your preferred site and customized for your team's real-world issues, the per-person charge is usually less than you would pay for generic off-site training. Contact TeamTrainers right now to provide your group with the persuasion skills that lead to effective teamwork.
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