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Influence: Why tea can be a great test tool

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I’m often asked the question “what is your favourite test tool?” to which I respond “tea”.
I’m often met with a blank face after my response…
You see, the power of tea is threefold:
•         You make tea.
•         You drink tea.
•         You can offer/share tea.

Communication is a key skill for testers. And every tester has had their fair share of difficult project members that they need to work with, which makes communication very difficult at times. In this webinar, I will discuss the powers of “influence” and how this can be an important skill for a tester to possess. I will detail the various influence techniques, such as:
•         The rule of Reciprocation
•         The Rejection and Retreat technique
•         Social Proof
•         The Likeability factor, and
•         The effects of “Commitment and Consistency”

Detailing my own experiences around difficult scenarios that I’ve had to overcome, I will also share some psychological research and evidence surrounding these influence techniques.

Key Takeaways:

  • Influence skills,
  • communication skills,
  • overcoming difficult situations.


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Dan Ashby

Dan Ashby has been a software tester for around 9 years, testing a huge variety of software ranging from printer drivers to mobile apps and mobile sites (and everything in between). He is an advocate for context driven testing and utilises an Exploratory Testing approach along with SBTM.

Dan currently works for Net-A-Porter in the “Testing Services” team, where his main duties are to aid, support, inspire and give ideas on testing processes, techniques and tools to the rest of the test team with in Net-A-Porter.

Dan likes being involved in the testing community and can be contacted on LinkedIn,Twitter and on his blog site

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