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Trust, Power & Creativity by Simon Horton and Joanna Bielecka

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Interesting Talks is proud to welcome back Simon Horton, the Author of "Negotiation Mastery"

Should you trust? How can you increase their trustworthiness? How do you get your outcome when they have all the power?

Following on from last year’s successful event, Simon Horton, author of Negotiation Mastery, returns with more insights into some of the fundamental questions of negotiation.

Come along for another fascinating and engaging session that will help you in your deals, whether it’s a multi-billion dollar M&A or it’s getting your kid to tidy their room.


Simon Horton is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College, University of London, and has taught Negotiation Skills to hostage negotiators, senior purchasing officers for some of the largest global manufacturing companies and solicitors at the most prestigious law firms in the world. His new book, Negotiation Mastery, is available at Amazon ( and all usual book stores.

Joanna Bielecka is an NLP trainer who has spent many years working for world-class companies such as Arup and Ramboll. She is the co-founder of NLP Cafe London.

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Venue: St James Church Conference Centre. Walk down Piccadilly until you reach Costa Coffee (part of the Waterstone’s building). We are then down the black metal stairs located about 10ft away from Costa.

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