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May Program

  • May 09, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Rd, Medford


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Phone reservations and payment at the door - $26.00
  • Phone reservations and payment at the door - $31.00
  • Same price for phone reservation and payment at the door

Registration is closed

Never Wrestle with a Pig

Simple Tips for Winning at Negotiations without Getting Dirty

Speaker: Robynne Whitaker

Robynne WhitakerMany of us, especially women, think of negotiating as something to be avoided. It might be necessary, but it's conflict, right? Someone wins, someone loses. And even if both parties are aiming for a win/win solution, it can be scary to speak up for yourself and what you want.

But all of us negotiate every day. Whether you're trying to get teenagers to do homework or trying to appease an angry customer, you're negotiating. How can you do it more effectively, without ending up feeling frustrated or just plain slimy?

As a real estate broker, a big part of Robynne Whitaker's job is to negotiate on behalf of clients. Being in that position of trust puts the pressure on to do a good job! Robynne willl share with you a few simple techniques she's learned to make it easier to get (most of) what you want, most of the time, without feeling like you've been dragged through the mud.

Robynne Whitaker, GRI, is a real estate broker and principal with NW Real Estate Group at John L. Scott. Before becoming a broker, Robynne worked for 25 years in public relations and marketing communications. In her last position, she managed content, design and delivery for 10+ publications for a specialty publisher.

Robynne has a bachelor's degree in French literature from Mount Holyoke College and a master's in mass communications from Boston University.

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5:30 Networking
6:00 Dinner and Introductions
6:45 Business Spotlight — Phyllis Williams Strawder

7:00 Speaker
8:00 Meeting adjourns


Regular entrée – Chicken Salad with Cantaloupe Wedges

Vegetarian option – Poached Pear & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

The meal also includes:
- Toasted Garlic Bread

Dessert: Carrot cake with pineapple cream cheese frosting

- Coffee (regular and decaf), tea (hot and iced)

Make a reservation online with payment or call in your attendance reservation to Cat Carroll at 541-890-4266. (Also, contact Cat if you have food allergies, cancellations or other questions about registration.) Please submit your reservation request (online payment or phone) by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6th. Reservations made after this cut-off date cannot be guaranteed. Cancellations must also be received by that date or you will be responsible for payment of the uncancelled event.

Please note the following prices:

  • Member - $23.00 online payment for dinner and program. Phone reservations and payment at the door - $26.00
  • Non-member - $28.00 online payment for dinner and program. Phone reservations and payment at the door - $31.00
  • Program only - $15.00 for online payment or pay at the door.
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