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Training and Facilitation

Empowering Training Programs

Developing high performance staff through professional development

As a motivational Trainer and Facilitator, The Persuader will bring the best out of your people. All workshops are interactive, informative, and provide practical skills that can be implemented immediately upon returning to work.

Current topics for 2021 are:

Sales and Marketing…

  • Social Selling for Small Business
  • Easily market and grow your business without cold calling
  • Branding your Business – Creating visibility, credibility, and trust online and offline!
  • Building Sales Relationships
  • Smarter Selling
  • Essential Sales techniques for the non-salesperson
  • Getting the most out of LinkedIn – Grow your customer database and make money
  • Negotiating for Results
  • Marketing and Sales for Growth businesses
  • Overcoming Objections
  • Persuasion Techniques
  • Personal Branding

Be a Leader…

  • The ABCs of Supervising Others
  • Strategic Planning
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Negotiating for Results
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Business Leadership: Becoming Management Material
  • Delegation: The Art of Delegating Effectively
  • Team Building: Developing High Performance Teams
  • Leadership Skills for Supervisors: Communication, Coaching and Conflict
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dealing with difficult people

Engaging Staff…

  • The Essential Skills to Effective Recruitment
  • Motivation Training: Motivating Your Workforce
  • Getting the most out of your one on one meetings with employees!
  • Practical Communication Skills for Managers and Team Leaders – positively connecting with your Employees!
  • Improving communication and reducing conflict between team members
  • Emotional Intelligence

Handy to know…

  • Critical Elements of Customer Service Excellence
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Creative Thinking
  • Fostering Innovation


“I recently completed the ‘ABC’s of supervising others’ presented by Steve Semmens. As this was the first leadership course I have attended I was pleasantly surprised to find there was only a small group of 4. Having such an intimate group allowed each person to interact and ask questions specific to their circumstances. Steve spoke clearly and focused on subjects that individuals highlighted as challenges for them. Not only was Steve interactive and entertaining, he has given me the ability to walk away with a newfound knowledge that I will now be implementing in my future leadership skills. Even after the the course was completed, Steve followed up with an email containing additional resources that will help me build confidence in my role as a manager. I would highly recommend ‘The Persuader’ courses to any individual who wishes to further develop their skills and leadership knowledge.” – Maggie Smith, Macquarie Medi Spa

“Professionalism of leadership was outstanding. Delivered a variety of solutions in being able to get the best out of a team. Plenty of opportunities for participants to be involved. Covered a variety of issues of team building” – Nathan, Vivability

“Resources and examples were great. The inclusiveness with participants kept us on track and the shared experiences invaluable. Provided different perspective of what I believed leadership was about. Steve demonstrated a great range of knowledge.” – Haylee, Veritas House

“Great Class and enjoyed the interaction and involvement” – Greg, Vivability

“Great ideas for leadership! Got a lot to take back and try.” Joanne, Veritas House