MPI Tampa February Education

February 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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StarLite Cruises
25 Causeway Blvd #58
Clearwater, FL 33767

Online Registration is now Closed.  Walk-ins are Welcome!

Session Title: Don’t Rock the Boat - Communication & Contract Negotiation

Session Description: Like it or not, you are a negotiator. So let's make a deal.

Attend this session and you will walk away with top tips and techniques to help you become a better negotiator. Plus, you might just uncover your preferred negotiating style. Do we have a deal? Wait, you are probably thinking "I have so much work to do, I just don't have time to attend this session." Well then, let's negotiate. Have you ever purchased a car? Asked for a higher salary at work? How about for a lower contract for your business? If you answered yes to any of these question, this session is for you. But you you say "I already know how to negotiate." But can you be a better negotiator? You negotiate every day and yet, you want more than a deal, you want a good deal. You want to make your clients and boss happy, all without sacrificing your relationship with the other party.

You don't want to rock the boat - you want to set your course, sail into uncharted waters, and arrive at your destination - safe and secure.
3 Learner Objectives:
1.  Uncover the strongest tool in contract negotiation
2.  Learn the 4 negotiation styles
3.  Identify the negotiator in you


Velma Knowles, MBA, CME

Best Selling Author, Certified Speaker and Coach
Leaders Pathway

Velma Knowles, Founder and CEO of Leaders Pathway is a Bahamian-American Author, Speaker and Trainer. Born and raised in the city of Nassau, Bahamas, she came to the United States after launching a successful $100,000 personal college fundraising campaign. 

She received her first degree from Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida. Moving to the west coast of Florida, Velma earned an MBA from the University of Tampa. Her education also includes advanced executive training from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Bradley University, Disney Institute, and both the American Management Association and the American Marketing Association. 

As an international keynote speaker Velma has presented in Australia, Canada, the 
Bahamas, and across the United States to a wide variety of audiences. Her expertise includes communication, leadership, team performance, marketing, and membership growth. When she is not helping leaders and organizations grow and discover their value, you can find her enjoying nature, watching birds, and photographing memorable moments. She is currently working on her second book in the Valuable Leader series.


Complimentary parking is in the surface lot in front of the ship.
Please visit the StarLite Cruises booth for your parking voucher upon arrival to place in your vehicle.


If you plan to attend the MPI 101 prior to the education, please complete the form after you have registered for the event to RSVP.



Meeting Attendance Policy: Non-members and Essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rate only two times during the fiscal year. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI Tampa Bay Area Chapter!
Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's new membership levels. Once you register, please be sure to SIGN IN to your profile before registering in order to get member pricing.


$40.00 MPI Member (Preferred/Premier level) Registration
$45.00 after 5:00 pm February 5

$70.00 Non Member and MPI Essential Member Level
$75.00 after 5:00 pm February 5

$10.00 MPI Student Registration
$15.00 after 5:00 pm February 5

$5.00 Set of Six (6) Raffle Tickets

$10.00 Set of fifteen (15) Raffle Tickets

$0.00 MPI 101

$50.00 Table Host- ALL IN

$5.00 Table Host- Add On- Table

$10.00 Table Host- Add On- Social Media Shout Out

$5.00 Table Host- Add On- Promotions

$10.00 Table Host- Add On- Podium Time

$25.00 Table Host