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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Influencing People by University of Michigan

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About the Course

This course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal authority. You will learn about effective ways to build, develop, and sustain a power base in your organization. You will also learn influence tactics that enable you to be more persuasive and influential in working with your superiors, peers, and even subordinates. In addition, you will learn how to build and maintain high-quality relationships to further maximize your informal power and ability to influence others. Importantly, you will distinguish between influence and manipulation and learn how to protect yourself from the unwanted influence of others. The influence strategies you learn in this course will make you a more confident and influential leader, presenter, and decision-maker. You will more effective in pitching business ideas to your superiors, influencing customers, and building coalitions across stakeholders. This course will not only give you strategic guidance on how to develop and maintain your network for influence and power, but we will also equip you with specific tactics and strategies that are proven to work for gaining power and influencing people....

Top reviews


Mar 25, 2019

A very useful course, presented in a very simple and structured way, using an easy English language with a lot of subtitles.\n\nYou shall like and get a huge benefit from the materials and the course.


Jan 22, 2016

Really useful course! I learnt many new ways to influence others and protect myself from other people's influence.\n\nP.S The cover is a deal-breaker. I joined this course after watching the intro.

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By Pei Y

Sep 28, 2016

Adequate information to grasp on. Learn something useful. But the videos are a bit boring that sometimes I have a hard time to carry on. Hope to share more interesting video examples and reading materials. Good effort but spice up the video a bit with salient stuff instead of pure talking and notes would be good.

By Ganesh K

Mar 29, 2016

Super costly. The course needs to make at least some of the quizes available for the free users

By Sudhanva H

Apr 17, 2017

Good Content

By Andrés U d l T

Aug 16, 2016

Opening the quizes and the internal acreditation for free should be a most for such a good course like this.

Its a shame that "non premium" users have access to only the video material.

By Winthrop Y

Dec 25, 2015

Excellent material, good organization and presentation. But - too many ("demanding"?) peer-reviewed assignments for such a short course.

By allan

May 29, 2016

Low on actionable content. Was looking for some specific tactics to use, but even though the course syllabus refers to tactical information on influencing people, it lacked any specificity to make it useful.

By Leone A

Jan 03, 2016

mind-numbingly boring

By abhishek y

Jun 20, 2016

one of the worst course ever

By Birk M

Jan 21, 2016

This is a joke right?

5 minutes long videos with questions after it shall teach me effective?!

you guys are ridiculous!