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Michelle Rushton

Co-Founder & Director, People of Influence

The Smiling Ox Paradox: How to Master the Art and Science of Influence

In order to better communicate, collaborate and get the best out of other people, being able to deliver a compelling message is simply not enough. The key to understanding influence, persuasion and relationships is that people will not believe your message unless they first believe the messenger. Together we will unpack:

  • The science of how we make judgements of other human beings;
  • The two qualities that have the greatest impact on your influence; and
  • The extent to which you currently exhibit each of these qualities and how you can improve

You will walk away with practical strategies to become a person others trust, believe in and are compelled to follow

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About Michelle:

With over 15 years of experience with tens of thousands of people, Michelle has designed and delivered award-winning behaviour change and leadership development programs for companies like Microsoft, Australia Post and American Express. She is director and co-founder of the learning and development consultancy People of Influence, which specialises in leadership and team development. Michelle’s expertise is the habits of high performance and the development of high performance cultures. She combines the latest insights of behavioural science and her up-close observations of high-performers at work into practical tools that professionals can use to make excellence habitual in their work and life.

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