How to Succeed in High Stakes Conversations / The Insurance Act: A Practical Guide

Clayton Hotel
Thursday, 11 February 2016
8:30 am – 11:00 am (UK time)

Andy Currie
Talk Tactics: How to Succeed in High Stakes Conversations
This talk is not about ‘talk’n proper’ – it’s about building your intuitions to talk more skilfully to get the job done. Just about everything you need to get done at work involves talking skilfully. Whether you’re selling a service, resolving conflict, managing high expectations, influencing stakeholders or negotiating a position, talking is the central tool. Andy Currie will share tips and tools to succeed in high stakes conversations and the language skill of top performers. Andy is MD of Think Distinct and has worked with hundreds of senior managers to improve their ability to make decisions, think more strategically, communicate and create engaging teams.

Neil Cahill
The Insurance Act: A Practical Guide
The Insurance Act has been described by the government as “the biggest reform to insurance contract law in more than a century”. Neil Cahill (a Partner in Tughans) and colleague Laura McKee will set out the changes and the effect the Act will have on the industry. Neil’s workload consists mainly of defence civil litigation in relation to road traffic accidents, public and employers’ liability claims. He frequently represents clients in the County Court, High Court, Magistrates Courts and at Appeal Tribunals.

Masterclass Format
08.30 Registration, Breakfast, Exhibition and Networking
09.00 Welcome – President of BII
09.05 Partner Address
09.10 Keynote Speaker 1
09.40 Q&A with Keynote Speaker 1
09.50 Coffee Break
10.10 Keynote Speaker 2
10.40 Q&A with Keynote Speaker 2
10.50 Closing Remarks
11.00 Close

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  • Clayton Hotel
  • 22 - 26 Ormeau Avenue
  • Belfast
  • BT2 8HS
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