Invisible Influence

Rhonda Scharf

Monday, July 30 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 31 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Your job requires you to influence people just about all the time. Whether you are in a supervisory position or not, you need to gain support, inspire others, work well with others, get things done without support, and improve your relationships. Whatever form it takes, being an excellent influencer makes your job easier. We all want to have influence with the people we work with, but are unwilling to be manipulated, or be a manipulator. Invisible influence explores the science of influence by maximizing our own personal strengths. You won’t manipulate anyone, but instead recognize what your invisible influences are, and maximize their power. There are many ways to influence others and it isn't about right or wrong; it is about being aware of the impact you have when communicating. Invisible influence skills require a healthy combination of interpersonal, communication, and assertiveness techniques. It is about adapting and modifying your personal style when you become aware of the affect you are having on other people, while still being true to yourself. Behavior and attitude change are what’s important - not changing who you are, or how you feel and think.

Key Takeaways:

  • Boost communication skills both at work and in your personal life
  • Evaluate your impact on others
  • Improving your ability to influence others
  • Speaking your mind without offending
  • Finding out how others see you