Parker Drilling, a global provider of advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry, has partnered with Baker Communications for negotiation skills training for its representatives globally. Parker Drilling was seeking a training program to help its business development team members influence decision-making processes and improve their effectiveness in customer negotiations. Baker was able to offer global delivery and trainers with industry experience, as well as a course that featured international negotiation skills.

Senior-Level Baker Communications Instructors, Sales and Negotiations Experts will deliver the Influencing Skills workshops for Parker Drilling business development staff globally. During these interactive training programs, participants will learn to assess others using effective questioning skills and consultative techniques. They will also learn how to set parameters for negotiations in advance, defining a solid bottom line and aspirations for the outcome. They will learn to use emotional intelligence and gain a broad perspective on cross-cultural communication to help ensure that negotiations are conflict-free, building and preserving important business relationships.

About Baker Communications

As one of America's fastest-growing corporate training companies, Baker Communications has helped nearly two million professionals reach maximum performance for over 35 years. Globally recognized companies and government agencies, including ExxonMobil, General Electric and Bank of America depend on Baker Communications to equip their employees with skills to increase market share and produce immediate results. Baker provides customized targeted practice-driven performance improvement solutions that produce rapid, measurable results. Baker Communications' solutions have been utilized and delivered worldwide, throughout Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

About Parker Drilling

Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) provides advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. A technically innovative company, Parker Drilling provides worldwide drilling services, rental tools and project management, including rig design, construction and operations management. Parker's international fleet includes 21 land rigs and one offshore barge rig, and its U.S. fleet includes 13 barge rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and two land rigs in Alaska. Parker's rental tools business supplies premium equipment to operators on land and offshore in the U.S. and select international markets. Parker's project management business includes multiple contracts for the design, construction or operation of customer-owned rigs, including operation of extended-reach-drilling land rigs (also designed and built by Parker) and an offshore drilling platform.

Founded in 1934, Parker has set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and is an industry leader in safety performance. They leverage their technical and safety leadership, cultivated through decades of project execution in new and emerging global markets, to enhance the efficiencies of customers' drilling programs.

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