Win and come on a two day Negotiation Course worth £1,250!


We are delighted to announce that we have secured TWO places on a terrific Negotiation course run by The Negotiation Academy, valued at £1,250 each… and you could win one!

I did this course myself last year and found it to be extremely useful, highlighting many many weaknesses we have in the film making business.

We all know that we need to negotiate, and we all believe we understand the process… But are we walking away from our negotiations with what we want? What are our weaknesses and how easily would a seasoned negotiator spot that? How do we handle negotiations with difficult people? How should we prepare for our negotiations to ensure that we achieve our goals? Most importantly, how do we recognise common negotiation tactics that often cost us not only money but our creative freedom as well?

Most people in our industry are more creatively inclined, leaving our negotiation skills a little neglected. This is why creative people get the sticky end of the stick.

Personally, I have found that if there is one area we all fall down at, it’s when we enter the professional sales and negotiations arena, working with tough people who make tough deals every day of their working lives. No wonder it’s often like lambs to the slaughter!

So now you have a chance to bag a two day seminar that will significantly increase your ability to close the best deal, the right deal. The Negotiation Academy is a leading provider of negotiation seminars in the world, so this really is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY GUYS! REMEMBER, FILM IS A BUSINESS.

All you need to do is send us an email here… …and in the email header, please put the phrase TNA COMPETITION, and add your name and phone number.

The competition will close at midnight on Friday 18th April (GMT) and we will then draw, at random, two winners and announce these winners over the weekend of the 20th (yes that’s next week! So get a move on).

Here’s what we ask you to agree to in return. First off, we will add you to our mailing list so you get notified about the winners, and of free podcasts and other events. Second, we ask the winners to make themselves available after the course to talk about what they learned, so we can podcast their new found tools and strategies to everyone who entered the competition. This means that even if you don’t win, you will still get a slice of the information.

To help you with your film deals, you can sign up to TNA’s regular bulletin here… where you can access a wide range of articles, pod casts and other resources.

So send us that email! I suspect only 100 or so people will do this so the odds that you could win are very good. Last time we did this, one guy walked away with GBP1,500 worth of free Avid software. Here’s the email again…

The seminar itself will take place at Henley Management College, Henley-on-Thames on Thu 24th Apr and Fri 25th Apr, 2008.

You can visit TNA’s website and learn more about this seminar here…

Looking forward to interviewing two lucky winners after they have experienced a great course…!

And if you are interested in film career development, we are running an amazing one off seminar on Sunday the 20th April at Ealing Studios. More information here…

NOTE – You can only enter once, so don't keep trying every day!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

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