Mastering the Art of Win-Win Negotiations

Negotiation is a valuable skill that can help find win-win solutions and avoid missed opportunities.  Reed Phillips, CEO of Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, joins Dr. Laura Sicola on the Speaking to Influence podcast to share insights on leadership communication and lessons learned from his career in investment banking.  Reed also reveals how he came to view negotiation as a conversation rather than a confrontation

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Transparency in communication is essential for building and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Admitting mistakes and seeking input from others can lead to better decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Being open to new opportunities and exploring alternatives can lead to personal and professional growth. Approach negotiations as win-win situations to find mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Seek feedback from industry colleagues and friends to assess your abilities and areas for improvement.
  • Initiate conversations and find common ground to build relationships and influence.
  • Develop storytelling skills to engage and connect with others.
  • Simplify complex concepts to make them more accessible and understandable for clients.



When you speak, do you want to inspire others and be recognized as a true leader? Do you want to feel more confident, have greater influence, and get bigger results? This is the show for executives, business owners and leaders who need to command the room, connect with their audience and close the deal.

Join host Dr. Laura Sicola, communication and influence expert, as she interviews world-class business and industry leaders who reveal the importance of strong communication skills in their success and the (sometimes hard) lessons they learned along the way. You’ll gain insights into confident public speaking, conflict management, executive presence, and more!

About Oaklins

We are investment bankers for technology, media and marketing companies. For nearly three decades we have helped our clients unlock billions of dollars in value through M&A.

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips specializes in mid-market, sell-side and buy-side mergers & acquisitions advisory, corporate finance services, and valuations. Since our founding, we have helped over 400 clients achieve their personal and professional goals through M&A.

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