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Attract the Right Job Or Clientele:

Do You Prefer to Negotiate or Mediate?

Occasionally personal circumstances will get ugly for anger to appear. But we all know that getting angry resolves nothing except helping one go down a sinkhole. In business, many topics arise that create unnecessary competitiveness, ugliness, and, ultimately, threats of quitting. Using the typical approach serves no one.

My Story

Depending upon the profession, using this strategy below to resolve variances in thinking may use the term mediator or negotiator. The term negotiator implies tough questioning and answers, whereas mediation implies a more friendly tone to find a compromise solution. Therefore, today’s question for consideration is, do you prefer to negotiate or mediate?

M&M: Mediate and Mentor

M&M symbolizes two factors that work well for negotiation and mediation:

  1. Humor
  2. A touch of sweetness or kindness

Goal Selection

The pressure on sales representatives to make their numbers can often be unbearable. Accordingly, the salesperson often shares the stress with their prospective clients by almost demanding they agree to a sale. Some have admitted they shared the threat of being fired as they pound their prospect for the business. But the problem is private and has nothing to do with the potential or current client.

Conflict arises in everyday situations, and mediation is a part of moving a sale forward. The sales philosophy is to work for a win-win, but even better is to work toward ‘The Greater Good.’ 

– Gain the perspective of others first to ask many questions.

– Never tell-sell, but ask, in your words, ‘Have you considered?’

– Inquire of every prospect about what they seek from a potential vendor aside from the service

A conversation may take minutes, hours, or many appointments following, and it is essential to be professionally friendly throughout as you mediate a welcome outcome. Strong-arm selling and negotiation always end poorly, whereas a friendly mediation approach improves the business’s close success rate. Even better, sales and opportunities increase when others see you have their interests at heart and in mind, which often leads to client referrals. Instead of worrying about where to find new business, the new will come to you along with experiencing client loyalty – the underlying meaning of the Smooth Sale.

Your Story: Do You Prefer to Negotiate or Mediate?

Beginning anew requires that we each admit to our errors to improve. Before improvement may proceed, it’s necessary to review significant past circumstances that were upsetting, unfavorable of the worst kind, and the best that delivered on most of your expectations.

Negotiation vs. Mediation

The first step is to seek commonalities to determine which actions necessitate omission or improvement. Next, commit to a new process but test it once before you do so across the board. If you are an avid negotiator, review whether you may come across as too forceful with attempts to convince people that your way is best. Should this be the case, determine how you may tone the process down for everyone to want to contribute to the conversation.

Second, consider becoming a mediator to find a resolution that will benefit all parties. Do you believe that mediation or finding a solution that all parties welcome will be more beneficial overall? Should this be the case, embrace the idea that it’s best to work toward a win for all!

Capture a list of everything the other party desires to make the transaction viable. Confess what you can and cannot do; suggest ideas to address the issue for the latter. Then ask if the approach will work for your prospect.

Third, inquire whether your prospective client would like to add anything to the long list of needs, wants, and desires to finalize business. Typically, all parties will come to an agreeable conclusion and contract for new business.

In Conclusion: Do You Prefer to Negotiate or Mediate?

Ultimately, the business approach to gathering your prospect’s ideas, wishes, and needs upfront is similar to mediation for a cause and will enhance your results. If things are currently different from what you wish, you have nothing to lose but to try the above suggestions!

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Sales Tips: Do You Prefer to Negotiate or Mediate?

  1. Consider if your closing tactics are hard-core negotiation.
  2. If not hard-core, consider how to calm your negotiation style further.
  3. Upon reaching the negotiation phase, request the goals your prospect wishes to achieve with the advancement of the sale.
  4. Ensure the other party that you will do everything possible to deliver what they need, according to your company guidelines.
  5. Capture all requirements your prospect states and ask specific questions for anything you do not fully understand.
  6. Admit to what you cannot do but how you may approach the topic, and then ask for approval.
  7. Ending the conversation, inquire if the discussion addressed all concerns and if they may like to proceed.
  8. Decide if you may benefit from taking a class or hiring a coach.
  9. Public speaking courses earn the reputation of empowering sales conversations for the better.
  10. Celebrate Success!

Today’s insights are provided to help you achieve the Smooth Sale!


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