Learnit Training
Influencing and Persuasion Course
  • Develop and strengthen your personal influence style
  • Act more confidently, more inspired and more decisive
  • Learn to influence faster and more effectively
  • Learn to influence without manipulating, with a focus on win-win situations
  • Practical training

Influencing is an important skill when working with others. By thoroughly analysing situations without ignoring the interests of your interlocutors, you can act more self-assured, more inspiring and more decisive. Moreover, you know which strategy to use to effectively influence another person. In our two-day training you develop a personal influencing style and learn the power of this.

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"Great opportunity to expand your influence and persuasion toolset." - Rating: 8.6

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Influencing and Persuasion Course

In order to realise your goals, it is often necessary to influence others. Influencing is an important skill when working with others. By thoroughly analysing situations without ignoring the interests of your interlocutors, you can act more self-assured, more inspiring and more decisive. Moreover, you know which strategy to use to effectively influence another person.

In our two-day training on influencing and persuading, you develop your personal influencing style and learn the power of this. Attention is also paid to skills that are important in this, such as negotiating, managing, acting powerfully and motivating. We always reason from win-win situations, because this is the most convincing and honest way to influence someone.


  • Looking from the I and the OTHER to the game of influence
  • Enthusiastic and motivational speaking
  • Using personal persuasion
  • Using push and pull energy
  • Negotiating and dealing with difference of interest
  • Setting limits and giving feedback
  • Motivating and influencing at individual and group level
  • Influencing through attitude change
  • Influencing rules and techniques
  • Subconsciously influencing
  • Model for change
  • Send a call
  • Dealing with resistance


  • You can influence others without manipulating;
  • You can consciously use various influencing skills and
  • You know how to involve others, inspire them and connect with them.

Target group

The training is ideally suited for specialists, experts, managers and (starting) internal and external advisors. Do you recognise yourself in one or more of the points below?

  • I want to develop or strengthen my talent for influence
  • I want to act more confidently and decisively
  • I want to exert influence more quickly and effectively

Of course, this list is not complete: everyone is different. What do you want to pay attention to within the theme of influencing?

Working method

  • Customisation is our focus: through a telephone intake interview, the trainer makes an inventory of your personal learning goals. On this basis, the definitive programme of the training course is determined.
  • We believe a safe training atmosphere is important, as you should feel comfortable experimenting with new knowledge and skills.
  • We strongly believe in doing and experiencing, rather than talking about the content of trainings, which is why all our trainings are active in nature.
  • In order to guarantee the quality of the training, we apply a maximum group size of eight participants, so that we can guarantee the learning effect and efficiency.


The training is provided in Dutch as standard. The trainer has a good command of the English language. Use can be made of course material in English. With a minimum of three participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Prices mentioned are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the on-site training.

On location Online
Duration 2 days 4 sessions of three hours
Price per day, excluding VAT € 475,- € 390,-
Total, incl. VAT € 1149,50 € 943,80


After completion of the training, a Learnit certificate is issued as proof of participation.


We also organise this training online. For this we use Webbex or Zoom. Login with Skype is also possible. On request, this training can also be organised with Microsoft Teams.

The training lasts 4 sessions of 3 hours, spread over 4 weeks.

  • You can participate again free of charge up to one year after the training.
  • For an additional catering fee, you can also participate in a classroom training.


The course Influencing skills and persuasion has been assessed with an average of 8.5.

"J.P. Dijkers, University of Amsterdam (UvA) - "Was absolutely top-notch! If I don't (yet) put what I have learned into practice well, that's entirely up to me." - Rating: 8.4"

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"Great opportunity to expand your influence and persuasion toolset." - Rating: 8.6

Johan Henning, Elekta - Influencing and Persuading

"You learn in this training mainly by doing. In the process, you gain insight into your personal strengths and points of attention, and you learn tools. Seeing yourself and receiving and giving feedback is also very instructive. A learning experience that you take with you! - Rating: 8.4

P. Smit, Calvijn College - Influencing and persuading

"I followed the influencing skills and persuasion training at learnit. They were two intense, very instructive and fun days. I learned a lot through self-assessment, re-enacting real-life events and practising with them. For me, it is one of the few trainings where I really learned a lot and also put it into practice."

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"Instructive training with a motivated trainer. Definitely to be used in practice!" - Rating: 8.0

J. van Zantvliet, TWB Home care with attention - Influencing and persuading

"Fine training, good balance of theory and practice. Concrete tools to apply." - Rating: 9.0

L. Wieten, Maastricht University - Influencing and persuading

"Good overall impression and inspired to attend other training courses at Learnit Training!" - Rating: 8.8

J. Stolk, Gira Giersiepen GmbH - Influencing and persuading

"A training that was given with pleasant fluency and humour, and which is really useful because you get enough handles that you can immediately use in practice. Highly recommended." - Rating: 8.2

R. Houbaer, GBC Construction & Infra - Influencing and persuading

"Fun and varied training with an enthusiastic trainer. Theoretical skills are dealt with briefly, but above all can be applied quickly in practice. Definitely worthwhile." - Rating: 8.4

M. Renders, Municipality of Tilburg - Influencing and persuading

"A practical training where theory does not remain theory, but is transformed into practical tips and goals." - Rating: 8.0

H.J. Huisjes, Hanze University Groningen (HAN) - Influencing and persuading

"An inspiring course." - Rating: 7.5

Agnes Ganzeveld, P-Direkt - Influencing skills and persuasion

"Training and teaching materials offer real tools in the search for support in convincing and influencing. Material and examples are very easy to apply in your daily functioning." - Rating: 8.2

F. van Bijnen, ENCI - Influencing and Persuading

"Do you want to improve your communication with others or do you want to learn to stand up for yourself? Then you should definitely take this training." - Rating: 10.0

J. Vons, Smartware Security - Influencing and Persuading

"I find that the training allows you to change your communication with others in a positive way, both privately and at work." - Rating: 9.4

G. Ince, Woonveste - Influencing and persuading

"Useful training with many practical tips." - Rating: 8.7

Brenda Knoef, St. Dr. Schroeder van der Kolk Companies - Influencing skills and persuasion

"I would absolutely recommend this training to anyone who wants to work on their influencing skills. The teaching material, interaction, and practising with each other on camera and looking back have definitely helped me with that. It can be applied directly in practice." - Rating: 8.9

Cor Klaverkamp, Mokveld Valves B.V. - Influencing and persuading

"Good training, good mix of theory and practice (30/70). People are open to directly discuss current topics. The right tools are provided to make a conversation run more smoothly." - Rating: 8.8

P. Huisman, Gira Giersiepen GmbH - Influencing and persuading

"After the training you are more aware of what is happening around you and you learn to recognise the behaviour of others. You know how to better deal with the person in front of you and have a better grip on situations to prevent escalations."

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"Wonderful, enlightening course on conversation techniques that has made me eager to really get going with it."

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"What you learn here is practical and basically applicable every day." - Rating: 8.3

Joep Van der Peet, Municipality of Castricum - Influencing and persuading

"Everything was well organised and was an informative two days."

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"Good support for self-reflection." - Rating: 8.0

C. Roos-Kempers, Aon Group - Influencing and persuading

"Good training with lots of exercises! Good to get acquainted with influencing skills for the first time, but also to supplement and/or refresh your knowledge and skills. Nice small group, content is adapted to the wishes of the participants. I really have the feeling that I can continue with the insights and methods that I have been given." - Rating: 8.4

M. Knape, Knowledge centre Calibris - Influencing and persuading

"A very interesting training, where the quality of the teaching material is high and there was enough variation in the assignments and exercises. The course holds up a mirror to you and that is sometimes confrontational, but very instructive. In short: a very enjoyable training to follow! - Rating: 9.0

Jean Pierre Welie, Court of Limburg - Influencing and Persuading

"In this course, I was able to zoom in on my areas of interest. This was due to the good intake and the professional approach of the trainer. Our group consisted of three people, so everyone was given a chance. In addition to the theory, you practise using a situation that you brought yourself, which automatically leads you to the reason why you signed up for the course. I would recommend this two-day course at a reasonable rate to anyone who is serious about working on this subject." - Rating: 8.0

Arjan Schop, Alewijnse - Influencing and persuading

"In-depth for both managers and employees. Applicable on all fronts in the work situation to achieve your goals." - Rating: 7.8

C.Alblas, Tetrix Company Trainings - Influencing and Persuading

"The trainer taught well and clearly. I am very satisfied with the content of the training. I am already looking forward to the next training provided by Learnit Training." - Rating: 9.8

B. Roosveld, HVO-Querido - Influencing and persuading

"This training fits very well in practice!"

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"I have found this training to be extremely useful, partly due to the targeted and professional approach." - Rating: 9.6

A. Edelenbosch, Syngenta - Influencing and persuading

"Through the course, you come to different insights to get people moving, but you are also made aware of personal issues (such as presenting in front of a group, having business conversations) that you can improve yourself." - Rating: 8.0

H. Erbrink, Municipality of Amsterdam - Influencing and persuading

"If you want to get to know yourself better and be ready for the adviser profession, this training is a godsend!" - Rating: 8.6

R. Schutte, Hunze and Aa Water Board - Influencing and Persuading

"You should follow this training if you want to be more conscious of the way in which people interact. Normally the way we communicate is more instinctual, but if you want to improve your innate skills you have to understand objectively what works and what doesn't." - Rating: 9.4

S. Hodorogea. MRC Holland B.V. - Influencing skills and persuasion

"Good training to be refreshed regarding communication skills and attitude. Nice to work with a camera so you can see yourself again. Small group is pleasant." - Rating: 7.4

K. Visser, City of Amsterdam East District - Influencing and persuading

"The training was very instructive. For me, despite the fact that I have already taken several training courses in which "eye for the process" was also the focus, many new aspects relating to interaction were addressed." - Rating: 9.0

M. Holtel, Dutch Railways (NS) Passengers - Influencing and persuading

"Excellent trainer, really takes you through the theory. Clear explanation of the theory and then immediately practice. That is exactly the way you learn to put it into practice. Very useful, very informative and you learn to look at yourself again." - Rating: 7.4

M. Brouwer, Municipality of Raalte - Influencing and persuading

"Fine training in which the personal wishes of the student are addressed." - Rating: 8.2

N. Verhoeff, Municipality of Kampen - Influencing and persuading

"Instructive training, which helps you gain insight into the process of influencing and how you can use this to improve your own communication and influencing skills. After the training you are well able to consciously work with this." - Rating: 8.8

M. Hilgevoord, INTENSEA B.V. - Influencing and persuading

"The training gives you a good look at who you are and where you stand as a person in different situations. I experienced the theories dealt with as a revelation. The training contains useful tools that you can apply in your business and private life."

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"Excellent training. The teaching material is clear and easy to use as reference material. The trainer was very professional and involved. I have learned many techniques that I can put into practice. I also thought the intake interview beforehand was very professional. Attention for the individual in order to tailor the training as much as possible to individual needs. The small-group approach is a huge advantage. I have seen all my learning goals reflected in the training." - Rating: 9.2

A. van Tol, Service point 71 - Influencing and persuading

"Learnit Training has many useful training courses in the field of communication. "Influencing skills and persuasion" is certainly one of them. In the training the theory is directly translated into practice. Because you immediately start working with exercises, the theory comes to life and you really notice what is important in influencing skills. I've now seen what I can improve about my influencing skills. After the training, you have enough input to keep practicing." - Rating: 8.2

A. Sleiderink, Municipality of Arnhem - Influencing and Persuading

"The training was perfectly tailored to the needs. The preparation was good, which allowed us to focus on the learning objectives during the training. The quality of the teaching material is excellent and the exercises fit in well. In practice, I am already reaping the benefits of what I learned during the training." - Rating: 8.0

B.J. Beenen, AfterPay - Influencing and Persuading

"An effective training where theory is directly tested in practice with concrete and relevant cases." - Rating: 8.8

T. Wolfs, Maastricht University - Influencing and persuading

"Through this training a world opened up for me. Especially how, by choosing the right influencing style, I can achieve my goals in conversations with others."

- Influencing skills and persuasion

"The level was well suited to the person. We received sufficient attention. Individuals also responded well to the indicated topics. The pace was easy to follow and, in my opinion, the guidance was professional." - Rating: 9.0

H. Speek, QBuzz - Influencing and persuading