The Negotiation Mindset

Webinars ~ Business Series
Hosted By:
Mac Lewison - Former Special Agent, FBI

Most of us feel pretty comfortable with breaking a story and putting our scripts together. We may even have some comfort pitching and talking about our story with others. But who feels confident when it comes to negotiating with execs or producers? While you should always have an expert look over any documents before signing, a lot of us are intimidated at the very idea of negotiating with someone. 

To help us prepare for this important aspect of our writing careers, Roadmap Writers is thrilled to welcome Mac Lewison to the webinar stage! 

This 90-Minute Webinar Will Cover: 

  • Setting your expectations 
  • Active listening and communication 
  • Mastering tone and confidence 
More about
Mac Lewison
Former Special Agent

Mac Lewison is from Little Rock, Arkansas. He now enjoys living in Manhattan, Kansas with his amazing wife, Kendra, and their two boys—Lane & Owen. Mac is an adjunct instructor in K-State’s National Strategic Selling Institute where he teaches a course he developed called “Sales Negotiation” to undergraduates in the College of Business who are seeking professional
selling careers.

Mac previously served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Kansas City Division. He later opened a satellite FBI office in Manhattan, Kansas. (Yes. There is an FBI office in the “Little Apple.”) Mac’s primary FBI responsibility was to investigate matters of National Security including counter-terrorism, cyber crimes and counter-intelligence (aka, “spy
cases”). He also served as a FBI Hostage Negotiator and Instructor.

Prior to the FBI, Mac was a Global Sales Account Manager for AT&T where he led teams that built multi-million dollar telecommunications networks for Fortune 500 companies. Mac also served as a contract negotiator for a startup division of AT&T. 


Mac serves on the Board of Directors for the No Stone Unturned Foundation— an extraordinary local non-profit that supports the No Stone Unturned Therapeutic Learning Center in Manhattan. Mac has run three marathons—very, very slowly. 

How it Works


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.