By Brad Cohen, CEO, Skoolbag


In any industry, at some point you will encounter undecided stakeholders who need to be converted from lukewarm skeptics to red-hot advocates.

Whether you’re a business maven pitching a new idea for your company, an admin seeking final sign-off for an event or a proactive school principal securing funding and support of parents and the wider school community, persuading others of your vision and getting them on board is a crucial skill to help you in the workplace.

Here, we explore five tips for speaking confidently and persuasively with undecided stakeholders to help you realize your vision.

  1. Reaffirm your shared goals and purpose.
    One of the most effective ways to positively influence others is to understand how your objectives play into their objectives—and to find common ground between the two.

Before the meeting takes place, spend…

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