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10 Tips to Always Get What You Want

10 Tips to Always Get What You Want

Renee Weisman | Excelle

July 20, 2011

7. Consider timing and location

When you are under a time pressure, you are often at a disadvantage but the same thing goes for the other side. Understand how you can use the timing to your advantage. Many high pressure salesmen will tell you that you have to decide by a given date. In most cases this is just a ploy to push you into giving in. Even that date is negotiable. Whenever possible, negotiate on your turf or at least on neutral territory.

8. Negotiate with the person who can commit to what you want

Very often we give our positions and make our requests to someone who really is not empowered to give you what you want. Whenever possible, you want to negotiate with the decision maker.

9. Know when you will walk away and be prepared to do if necessary

There are some salaries that are just too low, some costs that are just too high, some positions that are just not what you want and some issues that you just cannot accept. Know what these are and consider what you will do if you have to walk away. What is your backup plan? How low will you go before you walk?

10. Be fair.

You may have to work with, work for, or deal with the other side again. In fact, if you have negotiated in good faith and the other side feels they have been treated fairly, they will look forward to working with you again.

Negotiation gets easier with practice. Start small and gain confidence but don’t let fear of negotiating hold you back.

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