logo image

TD at Work Guide

Member Benefit

Persuade Effectively and Grow Your Influence

252202_Persuade Effectively and Grow Your Influence
Please see the terms of sale for important information about the use of PDFs.
Save when you buy in bulk.

Communication skills are critical in the workplace. One less-frequently-discussed skill is the ability to persuade others. While some individuals will use the words persuading and influencing interchangeably, there is a nuanced difference in that influencing involves a set of behaviors over time and often includes a title rather than using a specific skill set in one situation. In this issue of TD at Work, Grace Torre details how to improve your persuasion skills and consider actions in the longer term to influence others. She discusses:

  • The difference between persuasion and influence

  • Skills to persuade effectively

  • The benefits of persuasion and influence

  • Tips for using emotional intelligence to persuade and influence others

  • How to put persuasion and influence into action

Tools & Resources in this issue are a persuasion in action tip sheet, persuasion preparation worksheet, and checklist for collaborating with naysayers.

Book Details

  • ISBN: 9781953946478

  • Pages: 20

  • Publication Date: February 2022

  • Formats: Paperback, PDF

  • Product Code: 252202

About the Authors
Grace Torre

Grace Torre is a Toronto-based senior freelance instructional designer and learning strategist with more than 10 years of experience across a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit industries, including professional financial services, banking, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, higher education, and government. Torre enjoys working with diverse client groups, projects, and specializes in applied writing and coaching.

Copyright © 2024 ATD

ASTD changed its name to ATD to meet the growing needs of a dynamic, global profession.

Terms of UsePrivacy NoticeCookie Policy