The Art of Negotiation
The title of this Women of Whistler event immediately grabbed my attention and I am fairly certain I am not alone. While we are lucky enough to live in beautiful Whistler and enjoy this amazing lifestyle (let’s face it, life is pretty good here), there are still things to be accomplished, dreams to fulfill, checks to be made on bucket lists. And just how do we get what we want out of life? Perhaps an opportunity to learn more is presenting itself.
Negotiation always seemed to me like a term for corporate executives in large firms. According to the event speaker, Cindy Roney, the art of negotiation is applicable to more than just the big boys in suits, it’s a skill we all should have in our toolbox. And a skill we can fine tune.
Cynthia’s bio lists an impressive number of accomplishments. She has extensive experience in executive business and leadership coaching and is CEO of her own coaching firm. Her clients include Royal Bank and Telus, as well as new start-ups. I will be paying close attention when she talks about why women often feel uncomfortable negotiating, why we don’t ask for what we want, and the how consequences of not negotiating show up in our personal and professional lives. Sign me up.
The key takeaways listed on www.womenofwhistler.com
- The top 10 traits of great negotiators & top 10 negotiating no-no’s
- A simple 5 step negotiation process to get what you want
- Self-assessment tool shows how you measure up as an effective negotiator
Tickets for the December 10th event are available at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce for what promises to be a very interactive and informative evening at Nita Lake Lodge.
Out of the Mouth of Babes
Networking has always been interesting for me, I loved speaking to people and discussing business ideas. I never thought of myself as actively networking, just sharing ideas that would complement our businesses.
Personally, I really love the Women of Whistler events. They are a great opportunity to touch base with the event sponsors and discuss the opportunities that exist to work together. At this event, the buzz was about the powerful speakers who were on the panel and the delicious food that was available. The Collective Kitchen served some fantastic food!
Living in Whistler, where all levels of events can be experienced from the small community fundraiser to the international festival, I was especially looking forward to hearing three different perspectives on events, how they are formed, the execution and the power they embrace.
It was interesting hearing John break down the value of participating in community events and how all these areas are vital to the operations of the event and that every little piece of the puzzle is necessary to create a successful event.