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Influence and Persuasion Training Activities


Channels of Influence - Who and How?


Time required:

30 minutes.

What it does:

Explores the people your team need to influence and makes them aware of the need to consider the needs of the person they are seeking to influence.

You will need:

Flipchart, pens, post-it notes and the Channels of Influence PowerPoint. Each member of your team will also need a Channels of Influence handout.

In a nutshell:

Can you re-tune the internal radio station of the people you need to influence?

Employee Engagement 1 - What is Engagement?


Time required:

25 minutes.

What it does:

Introduces the concept of Employee Engagement to people who have not encountered it before.

You will need:

PowerPoint slides have been provided to assist with your delivery; alternatively you can use pre-prepared flipcharts.

In a nutshell:

Differentiates between ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Motivation’ and ‘Employee Engagement’ and helps staff understand why engagement matters.

Influencing Stakeholders


Time required:

30 minutes.

What it does:

Introduces the concept of Stakeholder Analysis to identify the key people who need to be won over when working on a project at work.

You will need:

The PowerPoint slide provided and a copy of the handout for each participant.

In a nutshell:

Staff analyse the stakeholders for a project their team is working on.

The Feeling of Change


Time required:

30 minutes.

What it does:

Demonstrates the normal emotions that occur when going through the process of change and allows your team to explore those feelings in a safe environment.

You will need:

A short sleeved t-shirt, a flip chart and the Facilitator Handout from the Resources tab. You'll also need to ask your team to each bring a short sleeved t-shirt to the meeting. Keep it mysterious, tell them that all will be revealed…


flagWe recommend spending some time mastering the folding technique beforehand, so you are able to comfortably and quickly demonstrate it to your team.


In a nutshell:

What does it feel like when we suddenly need to change our behaviour so we can perfectly fold a t-shirt in two seconds?
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