Introducing the Negotiation topic to #GWIM55 participants
But just how important is being prepared for a negotiation? especially when we know the stakes for a certain negotiation are high? forget about negotiating for the price of tomatoes to come down, or for the price of a pair of shoes to be reduced, am talking about a bigger enough deal where losing such a negotiation can have a greater impact on your country, business or family.
It is important to learn to be prepared for these kinds of big negotiations, always do your research first about where you are going to meet for such a negotiation, who are you meeting? prepare to take questions, prepare to answer questions, there is a lot that goes in the preparation process but it is worth looking at.
Many of the world's biggest negotiation deals are not done by the faint hearted, think about the peace missions, negotiating policy issues, something where the stakes are so high that everyone depends on it.
Sue, taking on the session, lovely session
I had a lot to learn from the session yesterday, and I will not fail to mention that Sue, Director, Leadership and Capacity building team at CEDPA did am amazing job.
It was so engaging and very beautifully delivered.
Now I know what to think about the next time I go in for those meetings with the different solar lantern distributors who seek partnerships with us... I know the stakes, I know the right questions to think about.
Damn, am getting better each day!
Performing some role-play in the negotiation class, Evelyn(left)