Are you a civilized negotiator? Or do you have more of a caveman style that involves brute force? Is it possible that a mediator may have been useful at times? Effective negotiating is an art form and in the world of small business, you must learn to perfect it.
If you think about it, chances are that you’re negotiating your way through something in one form or another everyday to reach an agreement – even if you only end up agreeing to disagree. From a new business deal to outsourcing to social media debates the whole way down to time management. And we all know that proper etiquette is key to negotiating success.
Having said that, we’d love to hear your tips for “civilized” negotiating. Therefore, we’d decided to make that the topic for this months BizSugar Blog contest.
This article over at Business On Main provides 4 tips for civilized negotiating. We’re looking for off-the-beaten-track tips. Your tip can’t be the same as the four tips referenced article, so visit the link and make sure yours is different. Then, come back here and give us yours.
Leave us your negotiating tip (and your Twitter username) by the end of day on December 1, 2011, in the comments section below and our team of moderators will pick the best tip.
The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Amazon just in time for the Holidays!
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