The University of Iowa
Chris Voss

Chris Voss

2022 Notable Iowan
Negotiating In Their World: Learning to Never Split the Difference

Presented by
University Lecture Committee
The Pearson Leadership Lecture Series
, and
Tippie College of Business
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 7:30 pm

Chris is a former lead FBI negotiator and dynamic speaker who debunks the biggest myths of negotiation. Chris engages all groups with captivating stories, insights, useful tips for business and everyday life, and interactive audience participation. Chris has lectured on negotiation at business schools across the country and has been seen on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and Forbes. Chris’s keynotes are based on his book, Never Split The Difference.

Topics include:

  • Negotiation secrets from an FBI hostage negotiator
  • Why "Yes" is the last thing you want to hear
  • Two words That immediately transform any negotiation
  • Guaranteeing execution: how to ensure follow-through

Support provided by University of Iowa College of Law

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