As I type this I’m in Carpinteria, CA, formerly home to Lynda.com, now LinkedIn Learning. This is my fourth time here to film a course. Advanced Selling: Persuading Different Personality Types will be released this fall. Working with LinkedIn is like you might imagine a cutting edge tech company to be. As soon as yo walk into their main facility you see ping pong and foosball tables. Breakfast, lunch are included along with unlimited coffee and snacks. My waistline is glad I don’t work there full time!
But the coolest thing at LinkedIn are the people. They are off the charts amazing at what they do and so much fun to work with. Preparation for a course begins months in advance with script writing. You work with an editor to get the words just right for LinkedIn’s worldwide audience. When you arrive to film you have make-up (yes, I wore make-up!), hair, lighting and sound technicians and a producer. After the filming the graphics folks work their magic. It amazes me what they produce after a day or two in a dark room in front of a green screen. It puts me in awe of what it must take to make motion pictures and televisions shows.
Below is the intro video to my course on Persuasive Selling. I encourage you to take a look and visit LinkedIn Learning to watch it and some of the thousands of other courses they offer. From Adobe to Excel to just about anything else business related, you can learn about everything at LinkedIn Learning.
Brian Ahearn, CMCT®, is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE, LLC. An international speaker, coach and consultant, he’s one of only 20 people in the world personally trained by Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence.
Brian’s LinkedIn Learning courses Persuasive Selling, Persuasive Coaching and Building a Coaching Culture: Improving Performance through Timely Feedback, have been viewed by more than 70,000 people! Keep an eye out for Advanced Persuasive Selling: Persuading Different Personalitiesthis fall.