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Make The Ask Masterclass, by Devon Smiley & A City for Her

Negotiation is essential for getting what we want, need & deserve – in business or in life.

It helps us earn a salary that reflects the true value we’re delivering. But it’s also how we’ll bring in projects under-budget and on-time, land dream portfolios, and build strong relationships with clients, vendors and partners. Stepping up and speaking out to make your ask can be intimidating, and avoiding the conversations all together is a tempting choice.

But it’s worth it. So let’s get you negotiating.

Masterclass Overview

In this fast-paced, interactive, 90 minute masterclass, participants will learn:

  • Which gender stereotypes impact negotiation, and how to overcome that bias
  • What negotiation really is, and why it’s a must as a professional
  • How to apply the Make The Ask negotiation method to achieve their goals

The Masterclass includes a case study to put new skills into practice immediately, and to serve as a springboard for discussion during a networking period. In addition to a group Q&A, I will be available after the event to provide guidance 1-on-1.

A summary worksheet for the participants will be provided.

Programme, Price & Location

Get-together starts at 7:00 pm
Workshop starts at 7:15 pm
Workshop ends at 8:45 pm
Networking time and drinks until approx. 9:30pm
Maximum participants: 20

EUR 10,00 for Premium Members
EUR 20,00 for Free Members

(Full refund applies up to 48 hours before the event starts)

88 Boulevard de Picpus
75012 Paris

Exit #1 Avenue du Trône

About Devon Smiley

15 years of negotiation experience, over $5 billion signed, sealed and delivered in commercial contracts

Consulting and Speaking clients: JPMorgan Chase, Rolls-Royce, Mars Chocolate

Pro Bono Partners: UN Women, The Clinton Foundation, God’s Love We Deliver

Featured Negotiation Expert in the New York Times, Glamour, the Chicago Tribune

Mentor with StartupBootcamp FinTech NYC, Startup Canada

Diverse international client base including entrepreneurs, startups and corporates

Devon Smiley is a Negotiation Consultant & Speaker with 15 years of experience with Forbes’ finest and small business alike. She closed $5 billion of commercial contracts as a lead negotiator. She brings this experience to organizations that are focused on securing strong commercial results without sacrificing relationships.

As a speaker, Devon’s dynamic style and best-in-class expertise ensure that audiences leave with a new perspective on what it means to be a great negotiator, increased motivation to make their ask, and the tools they need to take action immediately. Through her keynotes and masterclasses, Devon has helped teams across manufacturing, aerospace, legal, financial and consumer goods markets.

Devon’s global consultancy also includes work with small businesses and startups, and Devon contributes as mentor and advisor for programs including Startup Bootcamp FinTech NYC, and Startup Canada. Her insights on negotiation have been featured in the New York Times, Glamour magazine and the Chicago Tribune.

A strong believer that negotiation benefits more than just the bottomline, Devon is honoured to work with pro bono partners including The Clinton Foundation and UN Women to lead negotiation skills training for their teams and communities.


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Tuesday November 13th 2018, 7:00 pm > 9:30 pm
10€ - 20€


L’Établisienne 88 Boulevard de Picpus 75012 Paris, France + Google Map

Who's Attending

15 people are attending Make The Ask Masterclass, by Devon Smiley & A City for Her

  • Natalia GoncharovaNatalia Goncharova
  • Julie PoneJulie Pone
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  • Frances ChangFrances Chang
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