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Chris Voss

As an FBI hostage negotiator for 24 years, Chris Voss persuaded terrorists, bank robbers, and kidnappers. He acted as Lead FBI Negotiator to the US National Security Council Hostage Working Group & the G-8 – and developed & led a 90 person international negotiation response team. He also taught negotiation internally.

Since retiring from the FBI, Voss earned his Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University, and has taught at a number of esteemed institutions, including the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, Germany.

After FBI Voss also founded The Black Swan Group, which solves business communication problems with hostage negotiation strategies for its clients. In 2016 he published “Never Split the Difference”, which became an international bestseller.

Chris Voss

3 Reasons to Learn from Chris

Master Negotiator

Chris is not just any negotiator; he’s a former FBI hostage negotiator who has been involved in high-stakes negotiations around the globe. His experience offers a rare glimpse into the art of negotiation under pressure, providing strategies that can be applied in both personal and professional settings.

Author of "Never Split the Difference"

Chris’s bestselling book, “Never Split the Difference,” has revolutionized the way we think about negotiation. It distills his high-stakes FBI negotiation tactics into principles that can be used to navigate everyday conflicts and negotiations, providing leaders with powerful tools to achieve their goals.

Expert in Communications and Persuasion

Beyond negotiations, Chris Voss has mastered effective communications and persuasion. His techniques in mirroring, emotional intelligence, and tactical empathy are not just theoretical; they are proven strategies that lead to better outcomes in any interaction. Chris’s insights will help to enhance communication skills, influence others positively, and resolve conflicts more effectively.

Chris' keynote at Nordic Business Forum 2024

Negotiation Tactics for Business Leaders

Chris will share his unique knowledge in mediation to help business leaders become better communicators and skillful negotiators.

  • Learn effective communication techniques at the workplace
  • Communication skills that transcend cultural boundaries
  • Insights into human nature

Chris Voss’ keynote will take place on 26 September 2024 in Helsinki, Finland.

Chris Voss & Nordic Business Forum

Why We Chose Chris Voss

"Chris is one of the most exciting speakers at the moment. Our audience wants to learn concrete tools and lessons, and a former lead international kidnapping negotiator for FBI will surely not leave people empty-handed."
Ville Saarikalle
Ville Saarikalle
Head of Speakers Relations, Nordic Business Forum
NBF 2024

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