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By Stephanie Palmer

"Stephanie Palmer offers transparent, necessary recommendation on the way to effectively circulation the nice inspiration on your head into the opposite heads within the room. it truly is tough to consider a extra useful skill."

--Peter Kaufman, CEO, Glenair Inc.

Former MGM Director of artistic Affairs Stephanie Palmer finds the options utilized by Hollywood’s most sensible writers, administrators and manufacturers to get financing for his or her tasks and explains how one can practice those recommendations to be extra winning on your personal high-stakes conferences. simply because, as Palmer as discovered, the suggestions used to promote your self and your rules in Hollywood Hollywood not just paintings in different companies, they generally paintings better.

After taking up 3 thousand pitch conferences, Stephanie Palmer has noticeable what works, what doesn’t, and has constructed a procedure for aiding individuals with reliable rules get the eye and financing they deserve. this is often vital due to how expertise and globalization have created exponential progress on the market for concepts. if you happen to can converse your principles concisely and successfully, you have got the sting it doesn't matter what you're in.

Whether you need to ask for a elevate, signal a possible customer, advertise a brand new enterprise, safe financing for an inventive undertaking, get sponsors in your charity stroll or perhaps ask a person on a date, sturdy IN A ROOM exhibits you the way to:

-Master the 5 levels of the face-to-face meeting
-Avoid the key dealbreakers of the 1st 90 seconds
-Be convinced in high-pressure situations
-Present your self higher and extra successfully than you ever have before

GOOD IN A ROOM is a step by step advisor to enhancing your functionality in high-stakes conferences in addition to in different parts of your expert lifestyles. You’ll study insider secrets and techniques, state-of-the-art options, and the way to build successful shows that convince decision-makers. That’s what being solid in a room is all approximately.

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Finally, and most important, by reading the books that so many Hollywood professionals have read, they have a head start on finding common ground with anyone they meet in the industry. This gives them a distinct advantage when it comes to building rapport. It’s what you know that helps you develop relationships with whom you know. I’m pretty sure this isn’t news to you. You know that there are things that you don’t know as well as you probably should. You may have a stack of books or magazines in your “I’ll get to this eventually” pile, but you’re doing fine and you just don’t have time to catch up on everything.

Writers who have impressive resumes, millions of dollars, Emmys, Oscars—they still struggle like everyone else. They want to be groundbreaking and innovative, but they also want people to love (and pay for) their material. Creative goal: To sell without “selling out” Four Protagonists I’ve created four characters, each of whom represents one of the above categories and faces an interesting challenge in his or her professional field. They are based on my clients and the issues that many of them have had in common.

They buy from people they like. They hire people they like. They promote people they like. And they tend to like people who are a lot like them. If this bothers you, good. You would probably prefer to live in a world where people value competence and where rewards are based on merit. I feel the same way. In my Hollywood jobs, all I wanted to do was make good movies. I had no idea how much time I would have to spend developing relationships and finding ways to work with difficult people. I was surprised at the lengths to which some people would go to satisfy their anger, jealousy, or pure competitive instinct.

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