Preparation Is the Key
PREPARATION IS THE true mark of the professional. Eighty percent of all negotiating success, if not more, is based on thorough preparation on your part before the first conversation takes place.
Begin by considering the subject matter: What are you going to talk about? What is the purpose of this negotiation? Define clearly what you want to achieve and what issues are on the table.
What are your objectives or goals for this negotiation? What do you want to accomplish when you go into this discussion? The greater clarity you have about your goals, the faster you will achieve them, and the easier it is to convey them to the other party.
Options Mean Freedom
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