Time and opportunities are limited when you lobby — so making a rapid and positive impact is essential to your success. Join this workshop to learn the skills, secrets and techniques to develop powerful messages and present your arguments persuasively.
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2020 sees a shift in the political interlocutors in Brussels, and your organization will undoubtedly be planning to re-establish and strengthen your political network at the European level.
Whether you need to persuade an MEP or a ministerial team, make a 30 second pitch to decision-makers or present your position with a compelling narrative — you only get one chance of making a strong initial impression, so having a positive first impact is essential to your success.
This workshop will equip you with the essential tools to enhance your lobbying skills — hard and soft — so you can perform confidently and effectively in those high stakes moments.
We will focus on:
- Choosing the right approach to your meeting, including meeting strategy, preparation and pre-briefings
- Messaging, persuasion techniques and styles
- How to deliver powerful, succinct and persuasive arguments
- Using body language to be more influential
CEO of Political Solutions – Author, Political Strategist, Advisor and Coach
Darcy Nicolle is an independent consultant and the author of the “Secret Art of Lobbying”. He has thirty years’ experience as a career political strategist and lobbyist for multinational corporations, companies, associations and charities. His coaching is based on the lessons learnt working on scores of political campaigns and thousands of meetings with politicians across Europe and in Brussels, from presidents and prime ministers to parliamentarians, officials and local mayors.
What you will take away from this workshop?
Impact Lobbying is an intensive role-playing workshop to develop your skills and techniques, so you will make the best of your lobbying opportunities.
In this workshop you will learn and practice the following skills:
- Storytelling — making people care
- Persuasion techniques — to gather support
- Survival skills — what to do when it all goes wrong
- Using body language — to maximize your persuasiveness and credibility
A certificate of training will be issued to each participant upon completion of the workshop.
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