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Impact Skills: Power of Influence

Dec 2nd
18:30 - 20:00
Impact Hub King's Cross
The Power of Influence
What is the best way to tap into the power of influence? What is influence in the first place? And what is the difference between influence and persuasion? Influence is the capacity or power to produce effects on others by intangible or indirect means. Influence is when you automatically make someone do something without trying, while persuasion is when you have to try to make someone do something. Sounds very intellectual? It’s not. Despite the sound of it, this is a fun session that will sharpen your ability to influence others and enhance your ability to sell or increase your impact when presenting.
Your Host: Annik Rau

Annik has over 30 years of experience… of being too scared and declining speaking opportunities due to the fear of looking silly in front of others! This all reached its climax in 2011 when she decided ‘enough is enough’ and PONY Express Speaker Training was born, now one of London’s fastest growing speaker training communities. Annik loves the philosophy that experience is the best teacher; hence she is a great promoter of experiential learning through audience interaction and group work.


What makes PONY Express different?
Pony Express teach in an interactive & experiential way. You will be up learning and doing most of the time, ensuring a much higher progress and learning retention. Experiential learning is a high-impact educational training practice. It’s a learner-centred approach that gets you off your chair, out of your comfort zone, actively involved and responsible for your progress in a safe environment. This training format guarantees an immediate and noticeable difference in your communication approach.
The philosophy behind PONY Express is the concept of risking something. The 1860s PONY Express was this mail delivery service where young PONY riders like Buffalo Bill risk their lives delivering a message. Same today. It might feel daunting to pitch to a panel of serious investors or a room full of industry peers – will they like you and buy into your idea? Will you be able to communicate your idea so it resonates with them?

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