Motivational Speaker

Read people effectively and take command at any negotiating table! Wendeen H. Eolis is an accomplished executive, experienced politico, and Commander in disaster recovery. Eolis is also an internationally recognized "Grand Dame of Poker" and expert people reader far beyond the felt, and holds nothing back in her speeches. Calling a spade a spade and tipping you off on how to spot a blustery bluff, she tells it like it is in board rooms, "situation rooms," and card rooms.

The Power of Words: hearing is more than listening

Influence the Listener

You will hear what can really influence clients, bosses, colleagues and adversaries at the table as she schools lawyers, executives, politicians, specialized talent and card players on the finer points of power poker, the mind-bending game of bets, calls, raises and folds that is only sometimes played with cards.

Discover how to read an opponent quickly and address unspoken resistance as well as stated objections. Get terrific comebacks for statements such as "I agree with you, but..." or "I can get a better bang for the buck elsewhere," and learn the importance of shifting gears in conversation and at the poker table.

Probe for Nuggets

Ms. Eolis passes on key statements to use when you don't have immediate answers. "I don't know" isn't one of them (nor is "I'll call" in a poker game). Getting important information from others and sizing it up quickly requires a solid strategy. Ms. Eolis offers communication techniques that can speed up the process.

An energized teacher, Ms. Eolis also entertains her diverse audiences. She uses a balance of expertise, clarity and humor, keeping participants engaged by placing the "ah-ha" moments throughout each presentation. She revels in taking the listener through the perils of bluffing to the power of playing to one's strengths.

Know Your Subject`

Ms. Eolis knows what she is talking about. She heads Wendeen Eolis Enterprises, Inc. which includes Eolis International Group (a legal management/search consultancy), Eolis Negotiation Strategies (a business/negotiation consultancy) and Eolis Institute for Leadership  (a career counseling and presentation coaching learning center). 

Ms. Eolis created her first business venture at the age of 24. In her day job, Ms. Eolis has worked with lawyers, executives, entertainers, mayors, governors, princes and presidents. During her off hours she has scored 10 records for a woman in major poker tournaments and, in 2005, was elected to the Professional Poker Tour.

She currently oversees Hope's Champion Task Force, a post 9.11 initiative that provides in-depth counseling for survivors and the families of survivors facing catastrophic events. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of New Yorkers for Children, is a member of International Women's Forum, and serves on the Players Advisory Council of the World Series of Poker.