You're on this page because you understand how important the skills of influence and persuasion are.
You might even understand that they are bar none the ABSOLUTE two most important skills you can have.
Maybe you even understand that without those two skills everything else is almost meaninglessness.
Your talent, experience, education and hard work ethic will only get you so far.
You need the ability to effectively communicate those things.
And you need the ability to get people to get people to say "yes, I'm on your side" or "yes, I'll buy that" or "yes, here's my money."
Bottom line....you need the ability to get people to comply with you.
The question then becomes..