In today's challenging economy, clients want (1) high
content with (2) a positive business message to
accompany (3) a dynamic presentation. No topic delivers
all three better than negotiation. Ed Brodow's keynotes emphasize
that you can overcome the current economic malaise and overtake
the competition by using core negotiation skills, such as
aiming high, challenging negative assumptions, and improving
listening skills. Ed's stories exciting, funny, and
to the point provide the dynamic pacing. After witnessing
the hypnotic effect of Ed's presentation on the audience,
a speakers bureau owner said: "I always thought it was a seminar,
but now I see how powerfully negotiation works as a keynote
the way Ed delivers it."
When you book Ed as your Keynote Speaker, you are ensuring
that your audience will be in the right frame of mind to maximize
their experience of your meeting or convention. Your audience
- Charmed by Ed's charismatic stage presence, unforgettable
stories, and infectious humor -- derived from his colorful
show business background.
- Motivated by Ed's practical content and helpful ideas
-- derived from his vast business experience and complemented
by his standing as a negotiation expert, television personality,
and author of popular books, videos, and articles.
- Impressed with Ed's extensive customization -- he cares
enough to do his homework about your group and your industry.
|"It was wonderful
working with a speaker who cares enough to research
your group so that his keynote has that personal
touch. The reviews are all great!"
| Banks of North
Ed will customize his Keynote Presentation for your event.
His most popular Keynote Topics:
in Turbulent Times
Audiences relate to this topic because in today's challenging
business climate, the ability to negotiate can make the difference
between success and failure. That's why Ed Brodow's entertaining
and informative negotiation keynote is always SRO: Standing
Room Only. His message is that you can overcome the current
economic malaise and outpace your competition by utilizing
core negotiation strategies, such as aiming high, challenging
negative assumptions, and improving listening skills. Audiences
love how Ed relates his talk to their unique issues. For a
group of real estate brokers and agents, he gave advice about
negotiating with clients when the market takes a nosedive.
For an audience of bankers, Ed discussed the importance of
negotiating with the system to achieve a workable life balance.
For a publishing association, Ed talked about negotiating
with "the devil," referring to their tongue-in-cheek reference
to literary agents. Ed's high energy, humorous anecdotes,
and useful ideas will create an upbeat rhythm for your meeting
|"Thank you for
delivering an outstanding opening keynote. You really
set the tone for the conference with your energy
and enthusiasm, and the way you connected with the
audience. In fact Ed, you were rated the best out
of our eight speakers. I think every person at the
conference would be happy to act as a reference
| Turnaround Management
When more than 400 senior HR professionals were asked to
name the most important skill their employees will need in
the next five years, critical thinking ranked the highest.
In this exciting new keynote, negotiation expert Ed Brodow
explains how your organization can import critical thinking
to improve all areas of the organization. Benefits of critical
thinking: it helps maintain effective leadership, promotes
creativity, improves team performance, and enables people
of diverse backgrounds to work together. Critical thinking
forces managers and employees to look at a situation and weigh
all possible solutions before coming up with a final answer.
Optimism Is Everything
In this inspirational keynote, Ed Brodow draws on time-tested
principles of negotiation to prove that the only guaranteed
way to be successful is to expect to succeed. "Successful
negotiators are optimists," he wrote in his bestselling book,
Negotiation Boot Camp. For two decades, Ed's
Fortune 500 clients have learned the five pillars of optimism:
aiming high, maintaining Negotiation Consciousness,
exuding the Confidence Mystique, carrying on an affectionate
inner dialogue, and being willing to walk away. Companies
that make it to the top are led by optimists who expect to
out-do the competition and grow the business in spite of economic
setbacks and other factors that have nothing to do with getting
the job done. But optimism is an individual responsibility.
You have to negotiate with yourself. Nobody will do it for
you. “Perpetual optimism,” said Colin Powell, “is a force
The Human's Guide to Win-Win
Chimpanzees are hostile. Bonobos make love. Which are you?
Using the unusual metaphor of our closest relations, monkeys,
Ed Brodow's entertaining program proves that success happens
when you treat other people as partners. The
differing behaviors of chimps (adversarial) and bonobos (cooperative)
remind us that win-win collaboration works best. Trust develops
when you acknowledge the other side's perspective and explore
options for mutual satisfaction. According to Ed's bestselling
book, Negotiation Boot Camp: "If both sides
feel satisfied, everything is possible." Your audience will
laugh their heads off when Ed shows photos of monkeys negotiating.
And they will love it when Ed challenges them to decide: "Are
you a chimp or are you a bonobo?"
|"You have a great
gift in speaking to people without lecturing."
| Mission Foods
National Sales Meeting
Negotiation: More Is Better
When it comes to the selling price for your product or service,
more is definitely better. In fact, closing the sale means
nothing if the deal is not profitable. Ed Brodow draws on
his sales negotiation experience to show your sales force
how to create satisfied customers at higher prices.
According to Ed, the most satisfied customers are the ones
who pay top dollar because they appreciate the value of their
investment. Successful sales negotiators exude confidence,
focus on perceived value, and aren't afraid to say "no." Your
sales force will stop discounting after they hear Ed's entertaining,
real-life stories about how to turn customer price objections
into value-based sales. The mantra for the rest of your sales
meeting will be "More Is Better!"
|"As I listened
to your talk, I realized how to salvage a multi-million
dollar deal that we had given up for lost. You put
your finger on the cause and the solution. Thanks,
Beating the Success Trap
Ed Brodow debunks the myths of success as he shows your audience
how to lead a more personally fulfilling life. Based on his
critically acclaimed book, Beating the Success Trap,
Ed argues that balancing the competing aspects of your life
is more important than money, fame, status, and power. With
insight, humor, and self-revelation, he challenges our toxic
definition of success: Instead of envying people who have
more money or fame, create a balanced lifestyle that fits
your own temperament and preferences. In this increasingly
complicated world, success is the result of taking risks,
maintaining a sense of balance, and appreciating the contribution
you make to others. Your audience will walk away feeling more
excited about their jobs and their lives.
Acting Techniques for Executives
Ed Brodow applies Hollywood acting skills to give business
executives greater command over presentations and business
meetings. He demonstrates how to convert nervousness into
energy, tell an exciting story, and hold the audience in the
palm of your hand. A veteran member of Screen Actors Guild,
Ed has appeared on film with Jessica Lange, Ron Howard, and
Christopher Reeve. This talk originated when several of Ed's
clients begged him to share his crowd-pleasing presentation
techniques. At the National Speakers Association National
Convention in Dallas, it was Standing Room Only.
In Lies We Trust
Millions of Americans at both ends of the political spectrum
are angry and fed up with being lied to by politicians and
the media. Negotiation expert and political commentator Ed
Brodow exposes the outrageous lies that have been disseminated
about the most vital issues of our time. He tells the uncensored
truth about terrorism, climate change, healthcare, welfare
entitlements, racial tension, political correctness and other
important things that our elected representatives don't want
your audience to know. This keynote is based on Ed's book,
In Lies We Trust: How Politicians and the Media Are
Deceiving the American Public.
To book Ed Brodow as your keynote speaker, email firstname.lastname@example.org