Updated: May 21, 2020
Negotiation skills help you prepare and be confident in any situation • Negotiation is a useful skill to have for personal and professional situations. • Becoming a better negotiator takes preparation, practice, poise, and perseverance. • We have opportunities every day to become better negotiators at work, school, and at home.
Negotiation Skills Matter Remember the last time you were asked to do a new project that stretched your resources without compensation? Or when you wanted to ask for a salary increase but did not feel confident enough to begin the conversation? These are common instances in our modern professional life that call for negotiation. The word “negotiation” brings up an image of people arguing in a room and not reaching an agreement. This is not always the case – we negotiate with everyone we interact with daily, and some of these conversations have more impact on our lives. These important conversations are the ones that require you to know how to negotiate skilfully so you can get as close as you can to what you really want.
You can follow these four steps to create the opportunity for you to negotiate to get what you want: • Recognize T