The Influential Negotiator

Using the Science of Persuasion to Create Profitable Deals

Today, regardless of your industry or profession, you need to negotiate confidently both externally (with suppliers, clients, partners and stakeholders) and internally (with staff, peers and management). 

Negotiation research over the past forty years means that we now know what skills and strategies create winning agreements.

Persuasion science has been one of the most active research areas over recent years.  We know what it takes to influence others at a deep and sustainable level.

When these two areas of research are put together, their effect is multiplied.  Advanced negotiation processes allow you to use your influencing skills to achieve high-value deals that have all parties walking away happy.

This program has for the first time combined the latest research from these two areas to show you how to be a truly influential negotiator. 

Those new to negotiating will be equipped with the latest knowledge in this dynamic area.  Experienced negotiators will learn new techniques that will improve their success rate.



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This workshop will produce the following outcomes:

  • Participants will learn the most advanced negotiating skills based on the latest research.
  • Participants will learn innovative negotiation tactics and counter-tactics that will allow them to confidently negotiate with anyone.
  • They will learn how to confidently prepare for a negotiation creating the maximum perceived value in their proposals.
  • They will learn the most effective negotiation process and how to assertively conduct each step
  • They will acquire the skills of negotiating with influence to achieve agreements that build stronger relationships and maximise their profits.



Certificate of Attendance will be issued.


2 Teabreaks and Lunch will be provided.

Kevin Ryan

Trainer Description

Kevin is an experienced conference speaker, trainer, facilitator and MC. He has thirty years experience as a corporate trainer and fifteen years experience as a professional speaker.

He speaks and conducts workshops at conferences and seminars across Australia, Asia and New Zealand specialising in the areas of business presentation skills, humour in business, sales and customer service. He has been awarded the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest possible accreditation for a professional speaker and held by less than 600 speakers in the world.  He is a Past National President of the National Speakers Association of Australia.

His clients include large organisations (Australia Post, Carlton United, James Hardie and Suncorp Metway), small-medium enterprises, politicians, members of the judiciary, Olympic athletes and elite sports people. 

He has authored nine books on communication skills and humour in business that are used extensively throughout Australia, South Africa, the UK and New Zealand and in Universities in China and South Korea.  He writes regular columns on customer service, communication skills and humour in business for a number of industry magazines.

He has been a successful contest speaker – twice (1995 &2000) representing his Australian Toastmasters District in the contest for the World Championship of Public Speaking in the USA.

Kevin’s combined expertise in persuasive speech-writing and sales & marketing means he has a unique methodology of imparting business presentation skills that is ideally suited for professionals (engineers, scientists, senior management) who deal with complex information and new concepts.  He is one of the few presentation skills trainers specialising in sales presentations.  After one of his workshops participants will have –

  • A clear understanding of their individual presentation skills and the style of presentation most suited to this; as well as what they can do regarding any areas requiring improvement.
  • The words, phrases and structure to use in their presentation(s) that they can confidently deliver to connect with and engage any group with content that is understood, memorable and persuasive.

The fact that all of his business is referral is testament to how well he ‘walks his talk’ of exceeding clients’ expectations.

Persuasive Presentations for Professionals

Kevin has specialised in the area of helping professionals (engineers, scientists, senior managers) who need to (1) confidently speak to groups of people of different levels of understanding of their topic (2) structure complex and/or detailed information in a way that different levels of groups can understand and appreciate the value of their product, service and/or message. 

Here are some testimonials from those who have attended similar workshops conducted by Kevin Ryan:


Well done Kevin!  The comments and overall evaluation indicates a high level of achievement on your behalf and considerable benefit for the participants.  Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.

Manager - Counselling Services, Lifeline

IT Engineers:

Invaluable techniques to overcome nervousness. Very practical, and I will be using these skills every day. 

Course Participant - CITEC

Accountants & Property Managers:

Thank you for the magnificent job you did. I personally enjoyed it immensely, but more importantly, feedback I have received from my staff is, without exception, positive.

State Manager, Australia Post Property Division


The program uses a number of experts in their field and the evaluation at the end of the course showed that Kevin’s presentation rated the highest in terms of value to the participants.

Course Manager, Qld Rural Industry Training Council

Senior Managers – Brewing & Retailing:

I would be pleased to recommend Kevin’s session to anyone seeking a Public Speaking Course that is of high quality and immeasurable value for money.

Foster’s Learning Coordinator, Carlton & United

Senior Management – Food Manufacturing:

Your presentation was inspiring and gave our people a very different and stimulating outlook. It target clearly the specific needs of our staff and was great value.

Company Secretary, Hans Continental Smallgoods

Senior Managers – City Municipal Authority:

It was awesome. Kevin Ryan's presentation was great - very entertaining and informative. Enthusiastic and a pleasure to listen to. I particularly liked his handy hints and the tips that he gave us to take away.

Participant, Brisbane City Council Leadership Alumni

Senior Managers – Convention Complex:

The material was particularly useful to me. I thought the course was very worthwhile. 

Manager Human Resources,  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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