Topping to the Next Level, Part 2: Hot Negotiation

Date: 
Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: 

Workshop fee: $40.  Series fee (all three workshops): $110.

Membership is NOT required for the workshop.  Bring ID to verify that you're at least 18 years old.

Pre-registration is NOT required.

The Topping to the Next Level Series

In late 2007 Russell and Max found themselves discussing topping models and what it takes to produce a good scene. They began jotting down some notes and realized that they'd created the 'Topping Skills" workshop they'd been looking for 15 years earlier.

Those notes became the widely acclaimed "Topping to the Next Level" series, presented in the spring of 2008.

Two years later, Max and Russell are pleased to offer a version 2.0 of the content they taught in 2008.

Don't miss this series - it'll probably be another two years before it's offered again.

We'll be doing a series of three workshops, as follows:

Saturday February 20th 1:00 - 4:00 PM Techniques for Thoughtful Tops
Saturday March 13th 1:00 - 4:00 PM Hot Negotiation
Saturday April 10th 1:00 - 4:00 PM How to Push

What we'll be covering 

Negotiation is much more than finding out what your bottom likes and doesn't like.

Negotiation is the foundation for the scene. It establishes consent, builds trust, sets a tone, creates expectations and develops boundaries.

With the right tools, it can also be hot, seductive and wickedly effective.

Topics we'll be covering include:

  • What is the real purpose of negotiation?
  • Where does the negotiation end and the scene start?
  • Negotiation objectives and how to meet them
  • When should your negotiation NOT lead to a scene?
  • Negotiation styles
  • Specific techniques for eliciting engagement, obtaining consent and gathering information
  • Demos and exercises to sharpen your negotiation skills

It's important to get the most out of your negotiations. Come explore which negotiation styles fit you and what works best for different situations.

Workshop Format

Because there's so much information to cover, the workshops will be primarily demo and lecture. There's no need to bring a practice partner, although we think this material is as valuable to bottoms as it is to tops. Bottoms - don't you want to know what your top is up to?

Handouts will be provided to jog your memory and to supply additional references.

While some topping experience will be helpful, the workshops are accessible to all skill levels and are applicable to all orientations / genders.

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