professional Development

Webinar: Effective Negotiation for Artists, with Kirby Tepper

May 02 2016





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Monday, May 2, 7:00-8:30pm (EST



Longtime Creative Capital consultant Kirby Tepper pulls from his own experience in the entertainment world to help you recognize and overcome the obstacles preventing you from being a great negotiator. Designed for artists of all disciplines, you'll learn how to ask for what you deserve with confidence. Themes and topics addressed include: 

- Psychological & Emotional Aspects
– Planning
– Monetization of Deal Elements
– Strategizes, Offers, & Counteroffers
– Attorney's & Representatives
– Closing the Negotiation

Do you have an important negotiation coming up?  Kirby Tepper is also available for individual consultations through Creative Capital's Career Coaching for Artists program.

To attend this webinar, you will need access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired is preferred over wireless). There is no special software needed.

Webinars are recorded.  The recording will be shared with all previously registered participants after the webinar, regardless of whether participants attend the live workshop or not. Special one-time-only webinars, such as our Artists Talk Tech and Inside the Art World interviews, will also be available for purchase after the fact.

If you experience trouble with the PayPal payment interface, please take one or more of the following the steps to resolve the issue:

- Complete the registration process on a computer and NOT on a tablet or mobile device
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– Completely close and reopen your browser software again
– Reboot your computer
– Try registering using a different web browser software (Google Chrome has been known to cause some problems)

For further issues, please contact Matthew Deleget, Online Learning Consultant, at

Kirby Tepper combines his experience as a performer, writer and psychotherapist to help people acquire verbal communication skills for public speaking, fund-raising, conflict resolution and presentations. Aside from countless Creative Capital seminars, his clients include Hyundai, Washington Mutual, L’Oreal, Columbia Law School. Tepper’s entertainment background includes co-authoring the “Robin Hood” song for the Oscar-winning’ Shrek; authoring lyrics for a musical version of the Oscar-winning Gladiator; co-authoring the musical Lola (Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference); and co-writing the musical of  A Room With a View (with Emmy-winning composer Craig Safan).  He has performed his own songs everywhere from the Pasadena Playhouse to Carnegie Recital Hall; and performed in shows on Broadway (On Your Toes), regional theater, and on television (Cheers, Wings and Kennedy Center Honors).  He has written speeches and musical material  for Carol Burnett, Sydney Poitier, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin and more.   Tepper is a Licensed Psychotherapist in Los Angeles.

We are proud to offer selected topics from PDP workshops to the general public through the  Online Learning Program. We are dedicated to extending our reach to artists who are new to Creative Capital’s professional development offerings, as well as those PDP alumni who are interested in a refresher course. Many of these courses are designed for individual artists of all disciplines, while others will be discipline-specific.

Most Online Learning sessions will be approximately 90 minutes in duration, including lecture and Q&A sessions. Webinars are taught and moderated live by talented workshop leaders, so the information is always up-to-date and engaging. Q&A sessions are included to be sure that all our participants have the chance to follow up on specific concerns.

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