Members of the elite Women’s Forum of New York gathered, in advance of International Women’s Day, for a unique seminar: Power Poker from the Board Room to the Card Room, presented by Wendeen Eolis, at the Friars Club. Wendeen’s lessons in empowerment got under way quickly with revelations about negotiating strategies, particularly as they apply to women. To prove her points, Wendeen called upon three eager attendees. After a quick review of their “biographies,” she guessed,instantly, the favorite negotiating strategy for each one of them.
Relying upon her extensive expertise as an entrepreneur, interviewer and deal maker in business, as well as her career in politics and government, Wendeen entertained as she educated her colleagues on the application of business principles to the game of poker. She knows from whence she speaks.Wendeen was the first woman to cash, in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. She counts 10 record setting performances for a woman in major competitions around the world and competes on Poker Night in America (CBS Sports), in her spare time. She says, “poker is a mind-bending game of bets, raises, calls, and folds that is only sometimes played with cards,” while making the case that women win more by bluffing less than men.
Using her theories on “negotiating DNA” and her 12 Point System for People Reading Excellence, Wendeen offered tips and tells throughout the evening, which was capped with a No Limit Texas Hold’em game. She was assisted with her lessons at the tables by her hand-picked tutors–businessmen who play poker winning poker against pros of the game. They were the only men in the room!
With crib notes that reviewed the basic rules in hand, they began to practice “desirable hand selection,” before betting their chips with gusto. The woman with the most chips at the end of the evening was feted, with a bottle of pink champagne! Wendeen closed the program adding more people reading insights that travel well back to the office, including her foolproof tip to determine, within seconds of a greeting, if a person is happy to meet you.
For more information on Wendeen’s negotiation seminars and availability as a negotiation coach for senior lawyers, C-Suite executives, politicians, and poker enthusiasts please visit https://wendeeneolis.com/decision-strategies/.
To book Wendeen for a speaking engagement, seminar, or an evening of “Power Poker from the Board Room to the Card Room” please email: firstname.lastname@example.org call 212-472-4000.
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