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Linda Swindling

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Empowering Leaders to Negotiate Everything from Big Deals to Work Drama using proven strategies that drive results without driving others away

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Linda was FANTASTIC! I’m so protective of the quality of speakers and panelists for our conference. She exceeded my high expectations. Shortly after Linda started the first session, I went upstairs to the back of the theater and sat by one of our board members. The first words out of her mouth were not “good morning”. Instead, she looked at me and pointed to Linda and whispered, “SHE’S THE BOMB!” Thank you so much for helping us to deliver such a top quality conference and for an amazing job well done!

Barbara Sugg, President & Founder, Leadership Foundation for Women See all references

Why you should book speaker Linda Swindling

  • Linda is a real expert of negotiation as she gained first-hand experience both in the courtroom and in the boardroom.
  • She is frequently hired by top companies such as MetLife, KPMG, Pepsico and Ericsson.
  • Her material is research-based and innovative – Linda teaches strategies which produce breakthrough outcomes and tangible results.
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Speaker Linda Swindling is an expert of negotiation. As a former attorney, she gained first-hand courtroom experience in negotiating difficult cases and had tremendous success in sealing multimillion-dollar deals. Linda is committed to showing leaders how to negotiate using proven key strategies. Her keynotes are always engaging and offer solid take-home tactics which work in real life situations. She is frequently hired by Fortune 500 companies such as KPMG, Pepsico and MetLife.

Why you should book speaker Linda Swindling

  • Linda is a real expert of negotiation as she gained first-hand experience both in the courtroom and in the boardroom.
  • She is frequently hired by top companies such as MetLife, KPMG, Pepsico and Ericsson.
  • Her material is research-based and innovative – Linda teaches strategies which produce breakthrough outcomes and tangible results.

During her 10 years practicing law, speaker Linda Swindling received first-hand experience about how to negotiate in the boardroom and the courtroom. She had much success sealing multimillion-dollar deals and settled cases which have been deemed impossible. Moreover, as a chair for Vistage, the world’s leading CEO development organization, Linda gained a deep understanding of how successful leaders think and negotiate.

As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Linda helps leaders to improve sales opportunities, strengthen business connections and to communicate more effectively. Furthermore, speaker Linda Swindling shows leaders how to have the courage and confidence to ask outrageously to get what they really want. Her clients include international organizations, governmental entities and Fortune 500 companies. Previously, she successfully worked together with top companies such as MetLife, KPMG, Pepsico and Ericsson.

Her keynotes are engaging and offer essential strategies which work in real-life contexts. As a speaker Linda Swindling provides research-based innovative material. If you book Linda, you won’t hear intangible theories or lengthy anecdotes – she will give you the key strategies which produce breakthrough outcomes and real results.

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Ask Outrageously! – The Secret to Getting What You Really Want

To get the best results, you must know how to ask outrageously. Winning teams, successful organizations and strong friendships have one thing in common – courageous people who ask for what they want.  In this keynote, Linda Swindling will teach you how to show up powerfully and ask for what you truly want. There is magic in asking – and it can be a tremendous contribution both to your professional and personal life.

  • Turn negotiations into a conversation instead of a confrontation;

  • Show up powerfully and communicate effectively so that others will listen;

  • Reach winning results with integrity and confidence;

  • Create significant connections with key people and attract support for their ideas;

  • Spot other people’s negotiation (DEAL) styles; and

  • Make confident decisions and embrace strategic risk taking.

Keynote by speaker Linda Swindling

Positively Negotiate Work Drama – How to Stop Complainers & Energy Drainers to Get More Done

You get more done with less drama. People who complain take up mental bandwidth, resources and time at the workplace. If you change the culture of complainers to a culture of contributors, you will increase productivity, boost morale and promote effective communication. This keynote will help you discover how to positively influence others to achieve your goals.

  • Identify and negotiate with specific types of energy drainers and complainers;

  • Implement the #1 way to stop a Whiner;

  • Maintain control of destructive conversations;

  • Communicate powerfully with difficult people, including the Toxics;

  • Self-assess to determine when you can be a Complainer and how to stop it;

  • Learn concrete phrases to turn constant Complainers into productive Contributors; and

  • Address disagreements successfully so everyone can get back to work.

Keynote by speaker Linda Swindling

Leadership is a Series of Negotiations – How Leaders Can Effectively Negotiate Anything

Leadership is endless negotiation. If you think about it, a professional’s day is all about negotiating: dealing with clients, controlling costs and working with other departments. In order to be successful, leaders must know how to negotiate effectively. Speaker Linda Swindling designed this topic to give you research-based, proven strategies to help you become a better negotiator and leader.

  • Harness the power of positive influence, persuasion and negotiation;

  • Negotiate for the push and pull for resources while building win-win-win partnerships with stakeholders;

  • Avoid over-committing and unnecessary compromise;

  • Spot and identify others’ negotiation (DEAL) styles and effectively communicate to create desired, durable outcomes;

  • Develop meaningful relationships with key people to attract support for ideas; and

  • Reach winning results with integrity and confidence.

Keynote by speaker Linda Swindling

Negotiating Change – How to Adapt to Change with Clarity & Confidence

Change is inevitable and it comes from various sources. You may experience new leadership, a change in roles or position, losing someone from your team or having to transform your business. Adding personal challenges on top of this, such as losing a loved one, divorce or even positive things like a marriage or new birth in the family can make it seem like your life is out of control. Still, you often have more control than you realize. Really.

 

  • Negotiate the learning curve and respond effectively to crisis, conflict and failure; 
  • Initiate, manage and champion change; 
  • Know the best questions to ASK when faced with a surprise or problem; 
  • Plan for anticipated situations and innovate when unanticipated issues occur; 
  • Encourage breakthroughs when others are breaking down; 
  • Let go of expectations of how it “should” be and embrace calculated risk-taking; 
  • Increase your tolerance for ambiguity and the unknown; and 
  • Influence others to commit even when the change is not fully defined.
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    Linda was FANTASTIC! I’m so protective of the quality of speakers and panelists for our conference. She exceeded my high expectations. Shortly after Linda started the first session, I went upstairs to the back of the theater and sat by one of our board members. The first words out of her mouth were not “good morning”. Instead, she looked at me and pointed to Linda and whispered, “SHE’S THE BOMB!” Thank you so much for helping us to deliver such a top quality conference and for an amazing job well done!

    Barbara Sugg, President & Founder

    Leadership Foundation for Women

    Linda, the evaluations you received from our audience last week are superior! If all presenters were as professional as you, our jobs would be so much easier.

    Steven Hacker, CAE, former President

    International Association for Exhibition & Events

    Everything went wonderfully! Linda was a great keynote speaker!!! Several of our attendees said they were so impressed with her ability to tailor her presentation to our association's needs and concerns.

    Swift Sparks

    STEP (Society of Talent and Entertainment Professionals)

    Linda was absolutely fantastic.

    Mary Ellen Eichler, Director of Worldwide Sales

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
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    5 out of 5 stars

    Linda was FANTASTIC! I’m so protective of the quality of speakers and panelists for our conference. She exceeded my high expectations. Shortly after Linda started the first session, I went upstairs to the back of the theater and sat by one of our board members. The first words out of her mouth were not “good morning”. Instead, she looked at me and pointed to Linda and whispered, “SHE’S THE BOMB!” Thank you so much for helping us to deliver such a top quality conference and for an amazing job well done!

    Barbara Sugg, President & Founder, Leadership Foundation for Women See all references

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