No! No! Yes, And..

Using Improv Skills for Negotiating


Professional Development Session and Workshop



60 minute Professional Development session.


180 minute Professional Development workshop.


Negotiation is one of the keys to success – successful management, successful careers, successful companies, successful IT organizations.

Learning to say No! is a first step in the negotiation process.

Learning the right time to say No!, learning the right place to say No!, learning the right words to say No!, will increase your success when you are using your negotiation skills.

In this session, Trevor explores the world of No! and shows how it applies in your life – both business and personal, and where it fits in your negotiation toolbox.

To enhance the No! experience, another negotiation skill for your toolbox will be explored. “Yes! And..” is a technique taught primarily in improvisational acting education. Trevor will relate how it fits into your business environment, and provide practical examples of its use.

Prepare to be challenged as you learn new skills and sharpen your negotiating senses!


For everyone who has a challenging situation to deal with.

For anyone on either side of a sales negotiation.
For anyone who wants to ask something of a boss.
For anyone who wants to ask something of your team,

For people who’d like to improve their results at meetings with colleagues, partners, vendors, or customers.

For anyone who might wish to improve their personal relationships.


Trevor presents No! No! Yes, and.. around the globe at technology conferences and companies.


A PDF handout will be delivered to audience members during the session.

Additional information about improv can be found by attending improv shows and classes.

Tim Simek’s Slow…Children At Play is a comedy improv troupe based in North Hollywood. Tim runs classes for everyone.

The Applied Improvisation Network is a global community of Applied Improvisation practitioners.

Professional Development Sessions