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Influencing and convincing

Join this program and start building the skill of influencing and convincing. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

We all know the challenge of influencing people when the stakes are high. Convincing a client to stay rather than moving to the competition? Struggling to make a personal connection with your new boss? Getting others to see the validity of your counter-intuitive or unpopular idea? Convincing your teenager to search for a summer job? Whatever the challenge, there's good news! For every situation, there is a scientifically proven and ethical principle that can move others to say 'Yes!' to your request. And it doesn't involve being manipulative, inauthentic, or charismatic.

Strategic Influence for Real-world Success

Joining our Influencing & Convincing training program means unlocking the secrets of six powerful strategies endorsed by the renowned Robert Cialdini. By delving into the principles of reciprocity, liking, social proof, authority, scarcity, and consistency, you'll gain a strategic edge in navigating complex situations. Elevate your decision-making skills by identifying and applying these principles in your daily interactions, propelling yourself towards unparalleled success in both personal and professional spheres.

Master the Art of Compelling Storytelling

Unleash the power of storytelling in your communication arsenal, guided by the wisdom of Shankar Vedantam and his groundbreaking work on 'The Power of Story.' Learn how to craft narratives that captivate and resonate, ensuring your message not only stands out but also leaves a lasting impact on your audience. Elevate your persuasive abilities by incorporating storytelling techniques that resonate with your audience on a deeper level.

Body Language Mastery for Effective Communication

Matt Abrahams, an authority on the importance of gestures in communication, will equip you with the skills to use body language as a powerful tool. Discover the nuances of common gestures and understand how to leverage them for maximum impact. From boosting your confidence to enhancing your persuasive presence, integrating gestures into your communication style is a key subskill you'll master in this program.

Practical Application for Immediate Results

This program isn't just about theory – it's a hands-on, practical approach to influencing and convincing. Through interactive exercises, you'll immediately apply the strategies, storytelling techniques, and gestures you learn. Witness tangible results in your personal and professional interactions, gaining the confidence and competence to navigate various situations with finesse.

Master the skill of influencing and convincing

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Six strategies for influencing and convincing

Identify the appropriate principles of influencing & convincing that you can apply to a real-life situation today.
#RobertCialdini #Reciprocity #Liking #SocialProof #Authority #Scarcity #Consistency

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Use storytelling for impact

Harness the power of storytelling to get your message across more effectively.
#ShankarVedantam #ThePowerofStory

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Add gestures to your communication

Use body language to make your communication more effective.
#MattAbrahams #ImportanceofGestures #CommonGestures

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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