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Tips for Negotiating in Business

Nikolas Onoufriadis shares Tips for Negotiating in Business. Find him on social media to learn more!

By Nikolas Onoufriadis Published about a year ago 3 min read

If you can negotiate well in your business, you will be able to save more money, and you will be able to get better results. Negotiating is a skill that takes practice to become good at. Here are some tips that can help you negotiate better.

1. Do Not Fear to Ask

Be prepared to ask for what you want when negotiating. When you do not ask, you will never know your options. You may have to settle for something less than what you want. If you do not ask, there is no chance of getting more.

2. Keep Quiet and Listen

When you are negotiating, you need to listen. Your negotiating partner may have something to say that will help you out. If you do not listen well, you will not know what the other person is thinking or trying to say.

3. Show You’re Willing

Show you are willing to compromise. This skill takes practice, but it will become easier for you to do it well with time. When you show that you are willing to compromise, it shows the other person that they can trust your skills.

4. Do Not Be Rude

When someone is negotiating with you, please do not be rude or insulting about their offer of what they have decided on as a price for what they want from the negotiation process. If this happens during the negotiation process, the other person will not trust you.

5. Show Your Interest

Show your interest in what the other person says. This shows them that they have a chance of getting what they want from the negotiation process.

6. Be In Control

Control the situation and your emotions during negotiation. If you get emotional during the negotiation process, this will not help or benefit anyone involved. It may even cause problems instead of resolving them.

7. Show You Are Open to Change

If there is anything that someone asks for during the negotiation process, show that you are open to change and can find a way to make it happen if possible and necessary. This shows the other person that you are willing to work with them and do whatever it takes to make the negotiation process work out in their favor.

When you are negotiating with someone, it is important to remember that they are the ones that are in control of the negotiation process. Negotiation contributes greatly to the success of your business.



About Nikolas Onoufriadis

Nikolas Onoufriadis is a native Greek who is currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts. One of the things that sets Nikolas apart from the crowd is his genuine knowledge and understanding of balancing work and self-care. A skilled businessman and conversationalist, Nikolas has conducted business in more than 10 countries in the last 15 years. He's fluent in Greek and English, and conversant in Spanish and German, no doubt helping him during business negotiations.

Nikolas constantly goes above and beyond in whatever he's doing. He not only got his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, but also got another Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Harvard, making the Dean's list in both places.

Currently, Nikolas Onoufriadis is the Founder and Managing Director of his own consulting firm, Power2U Consulting. Founded in 2015, Power2U Consulting is a business that specializes in management and business consulting, as well as government relations. Nikolas wanted to put the skills that he learned throughout college and his extensive career to work, employing leadership, strategy, management, communication practices, and business growth to the company. Power2U has been successful in tackling complex issues throughout the United States, as well as several countries in Europe, the CIS, and the Middle East. Because of the work that he's doing, Nikolas has not only met with Heads of State, political dignitaries and prominent businessmen, but also gained experiences that he wouldn't have had otherwise by facilitating government and business meetings, participating in critical discussions and negotiations, and organizing targeted events and fundraisers. To learn more about Nikolas Onoufriadis, be sure to visit his websites!


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Nikolas Onoufriadis

Nikolas Onoufriadis is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in management and consulting, and a wide international business footprint. Nikolas Onoufriadis is also an avid traveler who loves to spend time with family.

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