Seminar in English

Persuasion and Influence: Speak Up and Convince!

How convincing are your ideas? When you want to persuade, can you successfully adapt to your audience? Do you know how to back-up your ideas with reasons that others find convincing, using effective rhetorical devices? Effective persuasion is the ability to influence the behaviour of others. It is a skill that is extremely important in business and personal relationships. In this hands-on seminar you will sustainably optimise your personal linguistic style and gain in persuasiveness and influence.



Building credibility

Creating rapport

Understanding different personalities and persuasion styles

Persuasion triggers

Non verbal persuasive techniques

The role of emotion in decision making


Framing your argument to influence outcome

Influence through information

Types of questioning and influence

Increasing your sphere of influence

Overcoming resistance

Language and comprehensibility

Communicating information sustainably and sensibly

Improving verbal expression

Rhetorical devices

Using the language of persuasion

Knockout presentations

Knockout opening and closings

Signposting and structure

Rhetorical devices

The power of voice and performance

Online learning environment

Once you have registered, you will be able to access your personal learning environment, including extra materials for consolidating what you have learned.


You will

  • learn the essentials of persuasion and influence
  • develop your ability to persuade and convince
  • become more effective when speaking and presenting
  • learn how to adapt your message to different communication styles
  • become more calm, confident and poised
  • win your audience over with non-verbal communication
  • learn important English vocabulary needed to persuade effectively


Short presentations, discussions, pair and group work, language input, short case studies and role plays. The emphasis in this seminar is on knowledge transfer and as much practice as possible in the two days. This is an interactive seminar.

Who should attend

Anyone who would like to learn how to effectively persuade and influence colleagues and clients achieve business goals. It is also for managers and experts who want to represent their international firm confidently in English.

This seminar is available as part of course:

International Business Skills Programme

Further recommendations for „Persuasion and Influence: Speak Up and Convince!“

Statements from participants

"Lots of great, practical ideas that can be applied quickly. Jillian’s personality, experience and knowledge combined with active participation, theoretical discussions and practical application made for a real value-added session. Highly recommended!"

Michaelle Teuscher

Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH, Hamburg

"Thoughtful mix of theoretical and practical exercises. Excellent trainer with long term experience in communications!"

Frank Eberling

Deutsche Bahn AG, Frankfurt a. M.

"Open atmosphere, honest feedback, good value for money."

Michael Gross

TI Automotive Technology Center, Rastatt

"Honest and very supportive feedback."

Knut Bargmann

TI Automotive Technology Center GmbH, Rastatt

Ø Seminarbewertung

ø 4,7 von 5

bei 79 Bewertungen

Verständlichkeit der Inhalte:

Kostenloses Extra zu jeder Buchung: Ein e-Learning Ihrer Wahl zu einem von 4 Top-Themen!
Mehr erfahren

Transfer Coaching verfügbar!
Weitere Informationen hier

Training in English
2 days
Termine & Orte
Seminar in English
Seminar in English
Frankfurt a. M.
Seminar in English
Seminar in English
Seminar in English
1.-2. Tag: 09:00 Uhr - ca. 17:00 Uhr
€ 1.340,- zzgl. MwSt.
€ 1.594,60 inkl. MwSt.

Die angegebene Teilnahmegebühr beinhaltet

  • ein gemeinsames Mittagessen pro vollem Seminartag,
  • Pausenverpflegung und
  • umfangreiche Arbeitsunterlagen.

Die Übernachtungskosten im Hotel werden vom Teilnehmer direkt mit dem Hotel abgerechnet. Für die Hotelbuchung finden Sie in Ihrer Lernumgebung ein Reservierungsformular.

Noch ausreichend Plätze frei.
Warten Sie nicht zu lange.
Praxistransfer sichern —
mit Transfer Coaching!
Buchen Sie 2 Stunden individuelles Coaching mit Ihrem Trainer.
€ 390,- zzgl. MwSt.
€ 464,10 inkl. MwSt.
Profitieren Sie von unserem attraktiven Rabatt bei gleichzeitiger Buchung von Seminar + Transfer Coaching. Sie sparen 10 % bei Buchung des Transfer Coachings!
Haufe Akademie Inhouse
Firmeninterne Durchführung
Anreise mit der Deutschen Bahn

Speak up – and convince!

Speak up and convince

Rhetoric is a term we are all familiar with and – whether you want to say something in your mother tongue or in a foreign language – it is necessary for effective communication. This is particularly true in the globalised world we live and work in. At the same time, it is a skill you need to keep working on to develop.
Zum Blogbeitrag

Die Haufe Akademie
  • Absoluter Praxisbezug
  • Top Trainer & Referenten
  • 150.000 Teilnehmer pro Jahr
  • Erfolgsmacher seit 1978

Fragen & Antworten

In unserem Bereich Fragen & Antworten (FAQ) finden Sie alle Antworten und die häufigsten Fragen zu Ihrem ausgewählten Thema.

Rufen Sie uns an oder mailen Sie uns

0761 898-4422

Stephanie Göpfert,
Leiterin Kundenservice und ihr Team sind
Mo - Fr 8:00 - 17:30 Uhr für Sie da.

Ihre Nachricht an uns

Telefon 0761 898-4422
Fax 0761 898-4423

Haufe Akademie GmbH & Co. KG
Lörracher Str. 9
79115 Freiburg

Unsere Partner

Folgen Sie uns

AGB Impressum Datenschutz
Copyright © 2017 Haufe Akademie