Terrified To Negotiate? Change That, Fast. {video} via @DevonMSmiley

How To Embrace Negotiation


by Devon Smiley | Featured Contributor

Are you a big fan of negotiation? Or does it kinda make you cringe? You know you should be doing it…but ugh – the though of actually taking action gives you the heebie jeebies.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

In today’s video, I’ll share with you the 3 key things you need to do to shake off those negative reactions and embrace negotiation.


It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and out of your element when tackling a negotiation, and in this video we learned that:

  • We don’t have to call it negotiation. Changing that word can change our mindset.
  • Negotiation isn’t really about what we think it’s about. Recognize this, and you’re on the fast track to Pro status.
  • You can’t be great at everything. But what you are great at can help you create fantastic results.


I’d love to know your thoughts on this. How can you reframe? How do you build great business relationships? What are your business superpowers? Let me know in the comments below.


Devon Smiley – Negotiation Consultant

Devon Smiley - Negotiation CoachWith over a decade of corporate experience, Devon has negotiated $1000 product returns, multi-million dollar procurement deals -and everything in between. Her experience is distilled into spot-on analysis and actionable advice for companies of all sizes, bringing them the benefit of her laser focus on results and strong strategy development skills.

Devon is a firm believer that no business is ever too small to negotiate, and she gets a kick out of helping entrepreneurs uncover ways to bump their results up a notch (or two!), and build the skills and confidence they need to ask for – and get – what they need to achieve their best yet results. Knowing that many entrepreneurs struggle with figuring out how negotiation can help them move their business forward, Devon created the ‘3 Must Do Business Boosters’ guide to jumpstart the process.

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