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Live In-person
level 1-Day
date July 17, 2023
time 8 AM to 5 PM

Influencing Negotiation with Tactical Empathy - Columbus, OH


About the Class

Empathy is necessary for influence.

This one-day event focuses on equipping you with the Tactical Empathy tools you need to build rapport, overcome objections, and close deals with fewer counter-offers. 




July 17, 2023


8 AM to 5 PM


100 Green Meadows Drive SouthLewis Center, OH 43035

The Agenda

Check-in & Breakfast
Get checked in for the day, find a seat, and have a light breakfast before we get started.
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Session 1
In session one, you'll learn how to achieve the highest level of influence based on trust, rapport, and understanding, without relying on common ground or disclosing information. You'll also learn to handle the toughest objections and pivot in high-pressure situations.
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lunch is included.
One-hour lunch gives you a chance to network while processing and discussing what you've learned in the morning.
1:00 PM - 5:00PM

Session 2
In session two, you'll learn how to use tactical empathy to set the stage for your negotiations, make your ask and deliver bad news while minimizing the negative reaction from your counterpart.

About the Instructors

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Troy Smith

Negotiation Instructor and Coach

Troy Smith is a Negotiation Instructor and Coach at The Black Swan Group who joined the team in July 2020. Troy is a retired San Antonio Police Department officer who spent 23 years with the department, including 22 years in specialized units—such as the SWAT/Crisis Negotiators team and the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force. During his career, Troy..

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Jorge Gayle

Negotiation Instructor and Coach

Jorge Gayle is an Instructor and Coach who joined The Black Swan Group in February 2023. He brings over twenty years of experience in supply chain management, process and software development, Real Estate, and Aircraft Technical Operations. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will Chris Voss be there?

No, I am sorry Chris will not be at every event unless listed as an instructor. He will only be present in a select few cities. Our top instructors will be there to teach. For the cities that Chris is attending, he will instruct for part of the day, but you should also expect to hear from our other speakers as well. 

How many people will attend this event?

The event is open to 60 attendees only. You can expect to interact with each of our speakers, ask your negotiation questions, and network with other like-minded individuals who are hungry to make good deals. 

Are meals included with my ticket?

Yes, meals for the day are included. Breakfast will be served during check-in and will stop serving at 9:00 am when we kick off the day.

We will break 1 hour for lunch, which is also provided. In between the morning and afternoon sessions, there will be beverages and snacks available as well.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible. 

We want to be able to accommodate you, but the day of dietary accommodations are not always available depending on our venue. 

What is the refund policy?

Things come up and we understand. That's why if you cancel up to 2 weeks in advance we will fully refund your ticket cost.

If you cancel within 2 weeks of the event, a 15% cancellation fee will be deducted from the cost of your ticket.

What should I bring to the event?

Bring your preferred note-taking devices (paper & pen).

What discounts are available?

We don't offer any ticket discounts. 

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Send us a message to and we'll gladly answer any other questions you may have about our events. 

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