Often in our lives, we find ourselves in the middle of negotiations, we strike some with success, and others are not as effective as we would want to. That is why I am sharing with you today five simple tips on how to negotiate like a boss.
How to Negotiate: 5 Tips
1. Know your opponent:
Gather all the information about the other part. Learn about that person or company’s interest. This tip is not associated with a negotiation technique. It is about knowing your opponent the best you can to present your offer objectively.
A common mistake/tactic when negotiating is to pretend to be nervous or not to know much about the subject in discussion.
However, if the other part senses nervousness, he or she could take advantage of the situation and get a better deal. Always stay calm.
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2. What is Your Goal: What do You Want to Achieve?
To have a successful negotiation, you must precisely know what you want to get out of the negotiation. The ‘what’ and ‘how’ factor must be clear in your mind. You will be able to achieve this by following these simple rules:
- Defining your goal.
- Define the key points you want to address.
- Set dates and times if necessary. A successful negotiation can be reached in many ways. Be creative.
3. Know the Intentions of Your Opponent
Getting to know your opponent is essential. Investigate what drives his interest in closing a deal with you. This insight will help you see the negotiation in his or her perspective, allowing you to have a better sense of how to negotiate your key points in a subtle yet powerful way.
You have to listen, ask questions, and show determination. Offer constructive solutions and plans.
Covering every detail is the most valuable negotiation tactic, but this requires time and effort. If done correctly, you will have more chances of succeeding.
4. Keep it On Paper
Preferably, you should make lay down the talking points before the actual meeting. You can do this via mail or email.
This small move will show your interest and seriousness. Keeping the agenda for the negotiation on paper will make sure you cover every detail when making a deal.
5. Offer a Fresh Perspective
Nobody wants to sit through boring negotiations or presentations. The best negotiators always will often give you innovative solutions and proposals.
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Did you learn how to negotiate?
Negotiations are part of daily routine. We negotiate at work, when buying, when selling, with our partners, our bosses, our relatives, and even our friends.
Being an effective communicator is imperative when negotiating. Show assertiveness and willing to listen, so you can discern the good from the bad to make the right decisions.