Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading

1 Day
Edinburgh 17th Jul 2024
8th Aug 2024
5.5 hours

Course Overview

An old saying, but true: > “Do what you’ve always done and you’ll get what you’ve always got!”

Have you ever felt that:

  • you have not really understood what is expected of you?
  • you spend more and more time in the office to complete your teams projects?
  • you are having to repeat an instruction several times?
  • you are leaping from one project to another?
  • that someone has missed the point when you communicate with them?
  • you are struggling to put your point across when communicating with colleagues or customers?
  • you have found it difficult to influence someone towards your point of view?
  • you struggle with priorities?
  • you spend more time in meetings than you do producing results?
  • you have awkward or difficult moments with team members or managers which cause you stress?
  • you struggle to build effective relationships with those that may impact on your project or career development?

This course aims to give you the tools to overcome these situations, in order to maximise your effectiveness and reduce unnecessary stress.

This Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

Course Locations

Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading London
Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading Manchester
Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading Nottingham
Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading Birmingham
Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading Bristol
Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading Edinburgh
Maximising Performance by Influencing and Persuading Leeds

This course qualifies for Continuous Professional Development hours. Learn more about CPD



09.30 - 10.00    Coffee and Course Objectives

10.00 - 11.00    Core communication skills and Developing Positive Habits (Understanding how our communication style impacts on the message that we are delivering.  What changes are necessary to enable us to best achieve our objective?  What impact does our choice of words tone and body language have?  

11.00 - 11.15    Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.00    Questioning for Success

12.00 - 12.45    Improving Performance Through Assertiveness (Each person is unique.  It is sometimes a lot harder to work with some people than it is with others.  How can we adapt our approach to maximise from every working relationship?  What changes are necessary to opening our minds to the possibilities of other peoples ideas?)

12.45 - 13.45    Lunch

13.45 - 15.00    Influencing skills and techniques (How to adjust our approach dependant on the person/people, situation and circumstance facing us)

15.00 - 15.15    Coffee Break

15.15 - 16.00    Understanding and Developing Relationships with Colleagues to Reduce Stress and Maximise Expertise (An old expression, yet true!  - Do what you have always done and you will get what you have always got!)

16.00 - 16.30    Summary and Action Plans Agreed


Attended virtual training:

Course tutor was excellent, went above and beyond expectations.

Richard Powell, MBDA

Training was great. Very interesting and opened my mind to another point of view.

Daisy Corner, WCM Europe Ltd

Fantastic course of which trainer adapted to our individual needs. Lovely training style.

Trish Jordan, Nottinghamshire County Council

Great course - really effective.

Carmen De Abreu Trigueros, Orange Group

Training was informal and very effective - feel reassured.

Jackie Walker, Scottish Courts & Tribunal Service

Very useful course, lots of practical application.

Allan Watson, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
Very good course & trainer - well adapted to suit the needs of the delegates.
P Higgins, Newsprinters
This was most beneficial to me enabling me to take time out and analyse my own style
Irvin Watson, Newsprinters
Great course - Help a lot with confidence. Will help all aspects of Life.
Adam Smith, Mark Two Distributors
Really enjoyed this and learned very useful tools and techniques.
Alastair Stephen, Newsprinters
Very good at helping individuals to clarify the point.
Ting Cao, Amadeus
Another excellent and inspirational course. Did not think It was possible to learn so much in one day!
Dan Faulkner, Recresco


  • An understanding of the importance of communication skills and attitude
  • An understanding of behaviours and the impact on outcome
  • Concentration on the true objective
  • Application of theory to practice
In-Person Training
Live Virtual Training
Book your place on one of our scheduled courses...
17th Jul 2024
8th Aug 2024
29th Aug 2024
Bristol (Clifton)
10th Sep 2024
30th Sep 2024
7th Nov 2024
28th Nov 2024
...or create a training session that suits you using one of the options below.
Inhouse Training
1-5 delegates £1,200.00
6-10 delegates £1,650.00
Each additional £100.00
1-2-1 Executive Coaching
½ day on-site£750.00
1 day on-site£1,250.00
U-Choose Training
Per delegate£480.00
Please choose a training location
Book your place on one of our online courses...
8th Aug 2024
Full Day
2nd Sep 2024
Full Day
8th Oct 2024
Full Day
8th Nov 2024
Full Day
9th Dec 2024
Full Day
...or create a training session that suits you using one of the options below.
Private Virtual Training
1-2 delegates £580.00
Each additional £80.00
1-2-1 Virtual Executive Coaching
½ day 1-2-1 virtually£600.00
1 day 1-2-1 virtually£950.00
U-Choose Virtual Training
Per delegate£280.00