We are Always Negotiating
I saved £10,000 -
in just ONE conversation!
Maggie Georgopoulos, author
I have had the privilege of Scott's Negotiation Expertise through a number of forums from training sessions to coaching over the years.
Most recently I managed to remember all these little nuggets at a critical time which saved me £10,000 in a business deal - in just ONE conversation!
I could not have done it without Scott's training and coaching giving me the confidence to go in there and actually ask for what I wanted.
We are Always Negotiating
Negotiation is the ultimate skill
Negotiating is about so much more than simply money – it’s much more important than just pounds and pence or dollars and dimes.
Whether we are buying and selling, giving and taking or building and maintaining relationships, we are constantly planting seeds for the future or making decisions with future consequences.
"Every single human interaction is – in one way
or another – a form of negotiation"
Then there’s the delicate issue of conflict (below), which comes into play in all of our relationships: building bridges, mending fences and moving on – often so much easier to say than to do…
Rather than just find yourself ‘having a conversation’ – remember to actually negotiate. Though at the same time, of course, remaining genuine and authentic – not all fake and ‘salesy’.
Negotiate Like A Lawyer
As a lawyer for 25+ years, as you can imagine I have been negotiating and litigating pretty much daily. Some lawyers are great negotiators - and some are not!
Great negotiators personify the importance of Mindset and Skillset. They are experts in communication, understanding people and managing both their own behaviour and their emotions.
Know Your Purpose
They understand the importance of flexibility, give-and-take and staying strong - and that you don't have to win every point to achieve your overall goals. In fact, it often helps the negotiation process if the other party feels they have made some gains too... that's reciprocity.
Good negotiation requires you to know your purpose. We've all heard of win-win and win-lose. The challenge is knowing which is the best fit - and it's not always as obvious as it might seem.
Get it wrong and you risk severing important relationships or giving away the family silver!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
IAIN BROWN (not pictured)
One of the main issues I took away from the negotiation skills workshop was gaining a better awareness of when/how other people were negotiating with me.
Knowing the different kinds of negotiation tactics helps me to spot them.
ALASTAIR DAVIS(not pictured)
Social Investment Scotland
Whenever negotiating I still remember your training and how the other person is looking for something too, understanding what that is and working with that.
Your training is practical tips from in the real world – that people can use and remember easily.
DREW PRYDE(not pictured)
Scott successfully presented a good insight into the tactics and techniques of 'Negotiating like a Lawyer'.
Scott's session was highly engaging, thought-provoking and participative. A clear expert in his field.
- Negotiation Nuggets -
Negotiation Nuggets is both an interactive Workshop and an email mini-programme.
A series of Quick Tips (not big long newsletters) emailed to you once or twice a week to guide, mentor and inspire you in all your day-to-day negotiations.
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You can see a couple of examples on this page Negotiation Nuggets.
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Negotiation and Conflict
Remember that you are negotiating. It’s a process for achieving either mutual agreement or respectful disagreement.
Overall, the best approach is to treat others the way you would like them to treat you – even if that is not how you have yourself been treated.
In the longer term, it will pay off… because we’re always negotiating.
“Never cut what
you can untie”
Develop a ‘fix-not-fight’ mentality. Work together to resolve difficulties for mutual advantage, rather than being defensive or going on the offensive.
Understanding each other’s position can lead to stronger relationships and greater cohesion.
See this page for more about Conflict