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Growing your Influence

Taught in English


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Mariaan Van Zyl

Instructor: Mariaan Van Zyl

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

2 hours to complete
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to strategically build and leverage professional networks to expand your influence within your industry or organization.

  • Enhance your communication skills, including persuasive speaking and active listening to effectively convey your ideas and influence others.

  • Acquire techniques for negotiation and persuasion to achieve desired outcomes and win support for your ideas.

  • Develop adaptive leadership skills, fostering trust, collaboration, and alignment towards common goals.

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There are 4 modules in this course

Embark on an exploratory journey to amplify your voice and elevate your position to that of a thought leader. This course is crafted to equip you with a deep understanding of influence dynamics, personal branding, and effective communication strategies. By embarking on this adventure, you'll learn how to elevate your voice, ideas, and insights, transforming them into powerful tools for change and innovation.

What's included

1 video1 reading

In this lesson, we will examine the underlying principles of influence, offering insights into how personal awareness and branding are pivotal in establishing your presence as a thought leader.

What's included

3 videos1 assignment

In this lesson, we'll explore how to boost your impact by networking, maximizing your expertise, and improving your thought leadership with self-awareness. You'll learn to use social proof, how to showcase your skills, and connect with your community to grow your influence.

What's included

3 videos1 reading1 assignment

In this lesson, we will discover methods to effectively maintain and manage their influence. We'll examine factors that contribute to maintaining influence and create proactive plans to sustain their desired level within your areas of expertise. Highlighting the importance of being consistent, adaptable, and continuously growing, you will understand how to increase and sustain influence over time. This lesson stresses the significance of continually improving and monitoring influence levels, while also identifying chances for growth.

What's included

3 videos1 reading2 assignments


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