Negotiation | 18 mins

Ask a Negotiator Episode 11 – Pastries and Pints

Philip Williams, CEDR Trainer, Mediator & Coach


Philip Williams, Hostage and Crisis Negotiator & CEDR Trainer

Ben Thomson, CEDR Content Strategist


Ben Thomson, Content Strategist, CEDR

This episode of #askanegotiator is a little different from the others.

While we normally ask Philip Williams a negotiation question, this time, we reflect on the pre-podcast sausage roll ritual and the powerful influencing and persuasion lesson it holds.

To give you a quick taster, when negotiating sieges during his time as a Hostage and Crisis Negotiator, Philip would often receive hostages in return for cigarettes, coffee or food…

A human life for a cigarette…

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