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I could listen to and learn from Melissa all day long! She tells stories and shares examples that immediately resonate and captivate. There is no question that she is a deep expert in her field yet her style is so warm and approachable. If you have a chance to have Melissa speak for your event, don’t pass it up. You and your audience will be delighted by her!

– Michelle Barry Franco, www.michellebarryfranco.com


TOPICS

I customize my presentation to the needs of your group. For women’s leadership and networking groups, podcasts and other events, I often workshop these topics.

ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT AT WORK: THREE WAYS TO FIND YOUR VOICE, SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND BE A RESPECTED LEADER

  • Why your mindset matters.
    This is the most underrated and most important part of asking for anything in life. You have to believe that you deserve what you’re asking for…but how do you get that belief?
  • What you say and how you say it.
    Adjust the way you communicate and the way you show up in the world! Learn the words and tone of voice needed to convey confidence and build rapport. Even when you’re totally freaking out on the inside.
  • Action steps to get noticed on your path to a promotion.
    You just bumped into the VP of your division and asked a great question…yes! What’s next? Get one step closer to the promotion you’re going to ask for. Learn how to understand and move your boss’ agenda forward so you provide value to your company and get noticed. Learn crucial, relevant skills such as how to manage a derailed meeting and how to share your successes without bragging.

ABOUT MELISSA

Melissa Hereford, founder of Negotiate With Confidence, brings 22+ years of speaking and training to your organization. Melissa has taught sales people, procurement and internal team members how to talk to one another (aka negotiate!) to get things done!

Melissa makes every event experiential (you learn by DOING) and fun!

After working with hundreds of sales people in Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett-Packard, GE, Sherwin Williams, Oracle, Cisco, Owens Corning, Allergan, DuPont, and Unilever (to name a few) over 22+ years, she knows how to keep an audience engaged.

Melissa brings her own negotiation stories to the group, the failures and successes, that creates an authentic connection with and among the group.

MORE SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS


I could listen to and learn from Melissa all day long! She tells stories and shares examples that immediately resonate and captivate. There is no question that she is a deep expert in her field yet her style is so warm and approachable. If you have a chance to have Melissa speak for your event, don’t pass it up. You and your audience will be delighted by her!

– Michelle Barry Franco, www.michellebarryfranco.com


When Melissa presented recently at the VenturePad, it was obvious she had years of expertise training on the topic of negotiations. The insights and tools she shared were fresh and easy to pick up. It was fun, engaging, and I’ve already used her approach to successfully navigate my toughest collaborative partnerships.

– Michael Giotis, Program Director, VenturePad


Melissa is a dynamic, engaging and authentic speaker with the unique ability to: deliver valuable content, experiential activities and immediately actionable insights; mirror back/clarify what she hears to engage everyone in the conversation, and keep a group focused while allowing space for organic fun and laughter to develop.
Melissa is a consummate professional — a tremendously valuable speaker and facilitator.
– Wendy B., Principal Consultant, Corporate Visions, Inc.