Influence Online Courses

Develop the Skills to Become a Persuasive and Influential Speaker with our Influence Online Courses

The Influence Online Courses teaches you how to communicate effectively and develop strategies that will enable you to improve your persuasiveness and influence during interactions. It will also give you a better distinction between influence and being manipulative while teaching you how to protect yourself from unwanted influence from others.

The course will teach you the different strategies and techniques to build your confidence as a leader, coach, mentor, and decision maker. By giving you these skills and knowledge, you will be able to become an effective leader and influencer in your organization or community.

What the Influence Course Will Teach You

Our mobile-friendly courses come with virtual simulations, informative presentations, progress-tracking and goal setting tools that will help you get all the basic and advance concepts to successfully be certified for the Influence courses.

By the end of the course, you will learn:

  • Make decisions about using persuasion versus manipulation.
  • Apply the concepts of pushing and pulling when influencing others.
  • Describe different techniques for getting persuasive conversations and presentations underway.
  • Make a persuasive presentation by using the 5 S’s.
  • Apply storytelling techniques to extend influence.
  • Leverage concepts of neuro linguistic programming in everyday influence and persuasion.


Unless you have been living under a rock for the last eight years, you’ve likely heard about the phenomenon that is ‘The Secret’. This self-help program – which is based off the 2006 best-selling book and earlier movie of the same name – hypothesises that the use of positive thinking and the power of intention can link us to a universal frequency and stimulate the ‘law of attraction’, in order to manifest positive outcomes in our life. Put simply, if you think and feel negative thoughts and emotions, you will attract negativity to your life. If you think and feel positive thoughts and emotions, you’ll attract positivity. Believers of this idea claim that they have been able to improve their wealth, health and relationships – among other things – using this method.

The book itself has sold over 19 million copies in 46 languages and the resulting self-help courses, manuals, seminars, talk show segments and other spin-offs purchased or attended by the concept’s cult-like followers have certainly created wealth for the writer, Rhonda Byrne! It has also created a lot of controversy, with detractors claiming there is no proof whatsoever that the concept works. Whether or not you yourself believe that ‘The Secret’ works, or that it’s a load of bovine excrement designed to suck in rich yuppies and gullible hipsters, one thing is for sure – the act of positive thinking CAN improve your life, regardless of how ‘lah-dee-dah’ you think it is!

Researchers of this concept have started to show that – far from just making you feel or appear happy – positive thinking can actually create a significant positive impact in your life and help you to build soft skills and traits that will last into the future. University of North Carolina psychology researcher, Barbara Fredrickson, is renowned in her field and has recently published a breakthrough paper offering some amazing insight into the power and skill-building effects of positive thinking. Fredrickson investigated how positive emotions can affect the brain by dividing her research subjects into five separate groups and showing teach group a different type of video clip. Group one were exposed to joyful images, group two saw images of contentment – both of these were designed to trigger a positive response. Group three – the control group – were shown neutral images. Groups four and five saw fear and anger images respectively, designed to trigger a negative response.  

Read full article on The Power of Positive Thinking

What’s Included in our Influence Courses

If you wish to enhance your skills and knowledge, we also offer a wide variety of Influence courses that will help you develop and pursue your chosen career in the right direction.

Certificate in Influence and Persuasion Online Course

In this course, you will learn how to speak persuasively, communicate with confidence, build rapport, develop a strong presentation, and leverage storytelling. You’ll also receive an introduction to basic neuro linguistic programming techniques.

Influence and Persuasion Online Bundle, 2 Certificate Courses

Get Influence and Persuasion, and Leadership Skills for Supervisors: Communication, and Coaching, and Conflict in this Bundle. The Influence and Persuasion will teach you how to speak with persuasion and become influential.

The Leadership Skills for Supervisors discusses the coaching models, conflict resolution techniques, and ways to communicate with your employees. You will also complete Velsoft’s signature leadership assessment to help you identify how to connect with others. As a bonus, you will receive an introduction to some important leadership theories, including the Situational Leadership II® model and servant leadership.

Influence and Persuasion Online Bundle, 3 Certificate Courses

In this bundle, you get three complete courses; the Influence and Persuasion, Leadership Skills for Supervisors: Communication, and Coaching, and Conflict, and Conversational Leadership.

In the Conversational Leadership course, you will learn how coaching and mentoring differ from each other. You will also learn the key aspects of each skill as well as supporting skills (such as goal setting, communication, feedback techniques, and adult learning principles).

Influence and Persuasion Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Get access to our most comprehensive collection of Influence and Persuasion online courses. You get the Influence and Persuasion Online Bundle, 3 Certificate Courses; plus:

  • Coaching and Mentoring: Learn the Basics of Business Leadership
  • Business Leadership: Becoming Management Material: Learn the Basics of Conversational Leadership

If you are seeking to enhance your knowledge further, there is a selection of Personal Development Online Courses. 

The Benefits of Studying with Courses for Success

Get the skills and training to prepare for a career with our Influence classes. When you take the certification for Influence courses, you can study where you want and when you want! Plus enjoy all these benefits:

  1. All course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Complete the course and get certified in as little as a few hours
  3. Registered students gain access to the Influence courses
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. Access to assistance via the Courses for Success Help Desk.
  7. Highly affordable courses that are priced competitively

Learn skills to become a persuasive and influential speaker in the comfort of your home or from anywhere at your convenience. Get the skills and knowledge through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly portal, 24/7. Enroll today and get all the training and learning materials you need here at Courses for Success!


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