Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson

Governor of New Mexico (2003-2010), Former U.S. Energy Secretary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

As Governor, U.S. Energy Secretary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Congressman, Bill Richardson's leadership experiences over a distinguished three-decade career in public service has shaped his perspective on the most pressing issues of our time.


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  • Remarks by Bill Richardson

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    Given the remarkable depth of his career in public service, Bill Richardson addresses a wide variety of domestic and global issues including:

    US Energy Policy— Fracking, Shale and Climate Change
    The Future of Renewable Energy and Natural Gas
    Global Energy Trends
    Implications of Energy Policy on National Security
    The Immigration Crisis in America
    The 2016 Presidential Election
    Congressional Gridlock
    National Security — Middle East Conflict, Israel, Hamas, Iraq and Syria
    US and Russia Relations
    Dealing with Rogue Counties
    Conflict Resolution and How to Negotiate with Dictators
    US Relations with Mexico, Latin America and Cuba
    Prospects for Free Trade - The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the European Union
    Western Environmental, Public Lands and Water Issues
    Common Core Education Standards


  • How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories From a Master Negotiator

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    In this presentation,Richardson shares his incredible stories, and offer audiences a lesson on how to better manage the sociopaths, dictators and narcissists in their own lives. We all deal with difficult people at some point. Whether it’s the bullying boss, undermining colleague, ornery neighbor, a cantankerous loved one or relentlessly opinionated teenager, Richardson reveals that no interpersonal challenge is insurmountable. He enlightens by recounting his own negotiating successes and failures in some of the world’s most hostile environments, and distills lessons in the art of negotiation to help the audience conquer the “shark” in his or her own life. These include: Set the Mood; Minutes Matter; Humor is Key; Don’t Ask for a “Yes”—Assume a “Yes” and Don’t Rush to Fill the Silences. This presentation is a candid and entertaining glimpse into an insider’s world of high-stakes power plays and gives the audience the tools to come out on the winning end of a negotiation.



  • How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator

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