Persuasion Masterclass

How To Powerfully Influence People In Business & Life

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PMI Ascent Certificate of Completion

Earn the skills to get buy-in from your target audience.

Why Should I Take This Course?

Many project managers and project team members express a desire to build their skills and experiences with interactive and easily applicable content through relevant examples and scenarios.

This four-hour course will equip students with the understanding, confidence, and know-how to effectively communicate and gain buy-in on a project, concept, or idea.

We have provided you with a template to submit for approval to your Human Resources team. See our FAQ section below to download the template.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to powerfully move people to action.

You will learn:

  • How to develop the seven personality traits of the most persuasive people
  • How to prepare for any interaction in which you want to persuade people (whether it’s a meeting or a speech)
  • Exactly what words and phrases to use to get others to listen to take your suggestions seriously
  • How to master the only three tools you need to get people to persuade themselves
  • How to persuade people while maintaining rapport and goodwill

Course Description

You will be provided with a complete blueprint to use to powerfully influence people to action.

Whether it’s getting your co-workers to listen, getting buy-in from your boss, or have your customers buy what you sell.

Inside, you’ll learn a simple, straight to the point "persuasion & influence system" you can use in your life today to powerfully persuade anyone.

You'll also receive access to self-assessments, assignments, and implementation guides to help you master this course.


Your Instructor

Brandon Hakim
Brandon Hakim

Brandon Hakim is the founder of, and is on a quest to give you the education you’ll never get in school. Throughout his career, he has focused his research on effective communication, influence, and the art of persuasion. His courses have been taken by over 200,000 people.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

As PMI Ascent is in its pilot phase, this course will be available for one (1) year.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

No, there are no prerequisites for The Persuasion Masterclass course.

Can I submit this course for Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

Yes, by completing this course you can submit two (2) Leadership PDUs and two (2) Strategic/Business PDUs by self-reporting in PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS).

Can you help me get this course approved by my Human Resources team?

Yes, please feel free to download and complete this template which explains the benefits of the course.

About PMI Ascent

PMI Ascent is a new platform delivering on-demand, e-learning courses designed to give you the knowledge and tools needed to take the next step in your career.

Choose from a curated collection of high-quality, premium courses developed by world-class subject matter experts. PMI Ascent is a convenient way to keep up with skills being demanded in the modern workplace.

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