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Persuasion and Influence™ is a training program that helps you improve your communication skills resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. By providing a supportive and positive learning experience it empowers learners to develop —

Key skills

• Selling
• Speaking
• Presenting

Secondary skills

• Leadership • Communication • Writing • Listening • Evaluations • Self-confidence • Thinking on your feet • Critical thinking • Time management • Organisation and delegation • Team-building • Planning and implementation • Motivation

How the program works

The success of the Persuasion and Influence™ program depends on the participation of the learners. At weekly 2 hour meetings they are required to give presentations, evaluations and participate in impromptu speaking.

Giving presentations

Following projects set out in the Persuasion and Influence™ workbook, learners give presentations focusing on specific areas of development and key skills. Each presentation is between three to five minutes.

Giving evaluations

Presentations are followed with an evaluation by a fellow learner, who points out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Constructive evaluations are central to the Persuasion and Influence™ program — as giving and receiving feedback is a great learning experience. Each evaluation is between two to three minutes.

Thinking on your feet

Impromptu speaking is an important skill in the business world, as spontaneous speaking situations occur all the time. There is nothing more challenging than trying to assemble your thoughts and speak on a moment’s notice. Each impromptu speech is between one to two minutes.




James is a phenomenal people’s person. He has the ability to find common ground with various personality types and bring out the best in them.

Liam Stander

Founder Owner, Company Partners

James is a credit and an asset to the Southern Africa learning and development community. I strongly recommend James as a corporate trainer and a conference speaker.

Charles Cotter

Vice President, Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA)

James held workshops for our staff that were very well received. The knowledge he imparted was invaluable to our organisation.

Lauren King

Marketing, Momentum Insurance


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