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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Influencing People by University of Michigan

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443 reviews

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 Jongeun K

Apr 30, 2019

Very useful course.

And the professors are excellent.

By Vibhak R

Feb 11, 2019

Found the course to be really helpful and crisp.

By Tom K

Apr 16, 2019

uses a dictionary and misreads a definition on the page. also presents mostly psych 101 content.

By Attigui M

Nov 08, 2018

Merci pour ce cours

By Abdul H

Aug 13, 2018


By Rajkumari, N

Jul 21, 2018

a very

By Pedro C J

Sep 08, 2018

Muito bom! Apresenta com fundamentos as estratégias para influencia e para se "proteger" dela.

By Francisco M

Oct 09, 2018

Excellent course, a great amount of information to improve your influence at work.

By Shannon M

Oct 09, 2018

I enjoyed taking this class. There are many actionable insights that can be applied to work right away. Thanks to University of Michigan for making these courses free for Alumni!

By Suzannah H

Oct 15, 2018

Clear and helpful strategies for influencing people without formal authority.

By Leandro C M

Oct 16, 2018

Amazing techniques to boost your influence skill

By Michael L

Oct 18, 2018


By Srinivas A

Oct 18, 2018

Very well organized and great con

By Ana R P

Sep 16, 2018

Such informative course, very interesting. The student had learn a lot, thank you so much to my instructor for instructing Ana Pelayo.

By Dean P

Oct 03, 2018

Top work! Thanks guys!

By Vivek R

Oct 31, 2018


By Audra G

Aug 28, 2018

Gave me strategies; worth my time

By Shekha S

Jul 28, 2018

Good course. Videos are really

By Emilia Y N

May 29, 2016

The course has great quality videos and gave me good insights on the topic.

By Iryna I

Mar 20, 2016

Excellent instructors!

Applicable everyday life techniques backed up by science are well presented.

By Loredana

Oct 31, 2016

I loved this course, very engaging and helpful

By Luiz C D J

Feb 05, 2016

Muito bom esse curso, instrutores com altíssimo nível.


Oct 17, 2017

great course

By Eddah K

Apr 03, 2016

I learnt a lot and gained practical skills. I believe the course has made me a better leader.

By corehuan

Nov 18, 2016

The sample are early to understand, and the teachers explain the principle well.