Would you rather negotiate face to face or on the phone?
Proponents of face-to-face negotiation say that you get more information from several data feeds when you are face to face. These negotiators like the fact that they have access to a person’s nonverbal as well as verbal behaviors.
Those who prefer the phone like the fact that they can use the phone as a buffer—to better compose their ideas and buy time.
Who is right? Actually, both are! If you are in a position of power, you are better off negotiating face-to-face because the other party is not able to counter-argue as effectively as you can. This can give you an edge when it comes to dividing the pie, or claiming value. However, if you have less power ...