Positively Influence Others When You Need Support

You learn the ability to influence face-to-face effectively and demonstrating professionalism in your communication.

8 teacher reviews total
1 course reviews total
1 class per week, for 1 week

Single Class Course

90 minutes

Class Duration

1-10 students

Class Size


Per Student

When you have the title of manager it can be a lot easier to get support in achieving tasks because you have authority when it is your peers, colleagues, family or friends that you have to influence, it’s a different ball game, you cannot pull the ‘boss’ card so another more subtle approach is required. This 90-minute course which is suitable for all ages and levels, teaches you a unique process, that although you may not get the positive outcomes you need in all cases, it shows the other person that you are prepared to compromise and support them, whilst also showing empathy of their situation and understanding of their needs. Most importantly, if the answer is still 'NO' at the end of the process, you will fully understand ‘why’! rather than making the assumption that they are just being obstructive and potentially having negative thoughts about them, which can lead to a breakdown in relationships in both professional and private capacities. Key takeaways from this course: • Considering the mindset of others and the correct approach to adopt • Preplanning for the ‘NO’ and profiling the potential support solutions to overcome that negative response • The approach and initial verbal request (words, body language and tone considerations) • Dealing with the ‘NO’! managing your body language and positive acknowledgement of the reason(s) for the No! • Summarising and verbalising the challenges back • Solution seeking process • Recognising that their needs in this particular scenario are greater than yours • Agreement or not (acknowledging their consideration) and thanking
Philip has spent many years working with leaders, individuals and teams in building their confidence when getting the most from others. Critically, when they are trying to gain buy-in and support from those that they do not have authority over. The power to influence others without authority is a skill set that Philip teaches within global organisations which are then utilised for sales, team-working, negotiation skills, cross-departmental working and board meetings.

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Philip Peters

Bringing Business Skills to Life
8 teacher reviews total

About Me

I currently run a freelance global business consultancy and people development practice, after a successful career in the corporate arena whilst operating across many business sectors as the mainboard director in sales, operations and project management. I currently run two successful online platforms, one which is in India and the other across all Russian speaking countries.

My fields of expertise and those which will be my focus on the Learned Live platform, fall into three development areas, firstly, working with 18 to 24-year-olds who are about to leave education and take on their new roles, as this is a specific requirement which managers in 2020 are highlighting as key. This will include such skills as team-working, working with managers, conflict in the workplace, presentation skills and innovation, to name a few.

Secondly, I will be working with existing managers and teams in developing leadership, influencing skills, cross-functional team working, sales and negotiation skills and coaching.

Finally, strategic planning in three areas; for start-ups who have great ideas but are not sure how to implement them, for SME’s who have grown to a certain size and now need fresh direction, and finally, existing corporates who are dealing with challenging times and need to adjust their strategy, culture and ways of thinking.

My style of teaching has been described as fast-paced but easy to follow, dynamic, using real-life scenarios and memorable (the critical bit). I look forward to working with the clients on the Learned.Live platform and sharing my knowledge and expertise.

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March 5th, 8:50am
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