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Christopher Voss

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International Crisis & Negotiation Expert

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Christopher Voss Biography

Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It," which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. In 2008, he founded The Black Swan Group which specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Voss has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high stakes negotiations as an FBI agent to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Voss and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems between senior management and employees.

Prior to 2008, Voss was the was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. Before becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, Voss served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI. Voss was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years. He was the case agent on such cases as TERRSTOP (the Blind Sheikh Case – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman), the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe and negotiated the surrender of the first hostage taker to give up in the Chase Manhattan bank robbery hostage taking.

During Voss’s 24-year tenure in the FBI, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.

Voss has taught business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has also taught business negotiation at Harvard University, guest lectured at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and The Goethe School of Business in Frankfurt, Germany.

Voss has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, Squawk Box, CNN, ABC News, and more.

Speaking Topics
  • Finding Black Swans: How to Create Breakthroughs by Revealing the Unknown Unknowns

  • Guaranteeing Execution: How to Ensure Follow Through

  • Two Words That Immediately Transform Any Negotiation

  • Bending Reality: How to Shape What is Fair

  • Why Yes is the Last Thing You Want to Hear

  • Negotiation Secrets from an FBI Hostage Negotiator

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Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

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Christopher Voss Biography

Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It," which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. In 2008, he founded The Black Swan Group which specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Voss has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high stakes negotiations as an FBI agent to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Voss and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems between senior management and employees.

Prior to 2008, Voss was the was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. Before becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, Voss served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI. Voss was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years. He was the case agent on such cases as TERRSTOP (the Blind Sheikh Case – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman), the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe and negotiated the surrender of the first hostage taker to give up in the Chase Manhattan bank robbery hostage taking.

During Voss’s 24-year tenure in the FBI, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.

Voss has taught business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has also taught business negotiation at Harvard University, guest lectured at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and The Goethe School of Business in Frankfurt, Germany.

Voss has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, Squawk Box, CNN, ABC News, and more.

Christopher Voss Speaking Topics

  • Finding Black Swans: How to Create Breakthroughs by Revealing the Unknown Unknowns

  • Guaranteeing Execution: How to Ensure Follow Through

  • Two Words That Immediately Transform Any Negotiation

  • Bending Reality: How to Shape What is Fair

  • Why Yes is the Last Thing You Want to Hear

  • Negotiation Secrets from an FBI Hostage Negotiator

Christopher Voss Videos

  • Interview: Negotiation Skills From Former FBI Agent Chris Voss
    Interview with Christopher Voss Hey everyone, welcome back to another episode of JRCtv. If you’re listening to the podcast or watching this...
  • Chris Voss on How to Master Negotiation in Business
    Chris Voss is the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It....
  • Chris Voss: "Never Split the Difference" | Talks at Google
    Everything we’ve previously been taught about negotiation is wrong: people are not rational; there is no such thing as ‘fair’; compromise is...

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  • How to book Christopher Voss?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Christopher Voss for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Christopher Voss, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Christopher Voss or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Christopher Voss?

    Booking fees for Christopher Voss, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christopher Voss, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Christopher Voss?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Christopher Voss for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christopher Voss for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Christopher Voss or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Christopher Voss or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Christopher Voss is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Finding Black Swans: How to Create Breakthroughs by Revealing the Unknown Unknowns, Guaranteeing Execution: How to Ensure Follow Through, Two Words That Immediately Transform Any Negotiation, Bending Reality: How to Shape What is Fair, Why Yes is the Last Thing You Want to Hear and Negotiation Secrets from an FBI Hostage Negotiator. The estimated speaking fee range to book Christopher Voss for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Christopher Voss generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Josh Linkner, Robert Cialdini, Richard Florida and James Clear. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christopher Voss for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Christopher Voss Speaking Topics

  • Finding Black Swans: How to Create Breakthroughs by Revealing the Unknown Unknowns

  • Guaranteeing Execution: How to Ensure Follow Through

  • Two Words That Immediately Transform Any Negotiation

  • Bending Reality: How to Shape What is Fair

  • Why Yes is the Last Thing You Want to Hear

  • Negotiation Secrets from an FBI Hostage Negotiator

Christopher Voss Speaker Videos

  • Interview: Negotiation Skills From Former FBI Agent Chris Voss
    Interview with Christopher Voss Hey everyone, welcome back to another episode of JRCtv. If you’re listening to the podcast or watching this video, Hello. We have a very special guest joining...
    Chris Voss on How to Master Negotiation in Business
    Chris Voss is the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has used his many years of experience in...
  • Chris Voss: "Never Split the Difference" | Talks at Google
    Everything we’ve previously been taught about negotiation is wrong: people are not rational; there is no such thing as ‘fair’; compromise is the worst thing you can do; the real art of...
    NCMA 2016 March Workshop: Keynote Address Chris Voss
  • Christopher Voss on BBC Radio
    Insite Security Managing Director, Christopher Voss served in the FBI for 24 years, becoming the bureau's top international hostage negotiator and head of their Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU). In this...
    Negotiating Globally: An interview with Chris Voss - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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