For most, influencing externally comes easier, but when you have to influence internally, there is a mountain of factors and intricacies to navigate. This article was based on research conducted by Conti Advanced Business Learning (www.cabl.ch), a Swiss training company that specializes in Negotiation & Influencing training. 7 Procurement Experts share their advice on how they creatively influence their internal stakeholders to come to agreements and a consensus for any different challenges they or the company faces. Matching their requirements Carefully! The ability to influence internal stakeholders is about knowing what is important to them and finding a solution that matches their requirements.