Influencing Behaviors - Seven Simple Rules

Everything around us is changing... and changing fast. In our professional and personal lives, the rate of change is unprecedented. At times, it can be overwhelming. How can we keep up with it all? Rather than focusing on the change, let’s learn to master that which does not change: Influence, persuasion, body language, and rapport are the keys to moving others and influencing behaviors… and how to move people has not changed in millenia. 

The good news? You already do these things every day. With small tweaks, you can dramatically increase your ability to move people and influence behavior. In this engaging webinar, you will gain the strategies, tips, and general principles to guide every relationship you have, both professional and personal.

Participants will be able to:

-Identify seven simple rules to improve relations with patients, families, and colleagues

-Employ influence principles as tools to change behavior

-Utilize conscious and non-conscious influences to improve communication across interdisciplinary teams


Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility

This webinar is part of our Emerging Professional programming. 

Edmund Tori


Dr. Ed Tori is the Director of the Influence Center at one of the largest health systems on the East Coast. He assists physicians, nurses, mid-level providers, executives, administrators, and healthcare associates to learn the science of persuasion for better communication, improved care delivery, and behavior change. He conducts “Influence Consults” that touch nearly every aspect of healthcare; such consults have already reached diverse healthcare domains including resident recruitment, patient adherence, philanthropic efforts, patient education, professional op-ed writing, bedside manner, conflict management, and more. 

Dr. Tori is board certified in internal medicine. He completed his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by a residency in internal medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where he was both chief resident and resident of the year. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Africana studies from Cornell University. He previously served as the medical director of the cardiovascular step-down unit at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he was responsible for running peri-operative cardiac services.

Dr. Tori is also a certified hypnotist and is trained in traditional hypnotherapy, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and conversational hypnotherapy. Dr. Tori is the author of several medical humor books and is currently completing a series of children's books. He lives in Baltimore where he and his wife (also a physician) homeschool thier 6 children.


02/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
8 Questions
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available