The Inside Scoop: What It’s Like To Work With A Negotiation Consultant
Today, I’m pulling back the curtain and spilling the goods on what it’s like to work with a Negotiation Consultant. You’ll learn the nitty gritty on what happens from when your appointment is booked, until the action plans and strategies are in your hot little hands and making magic for your business.
Ready for the big reveal?
Here’s the scoop.
Mixing and Matching.
Emails, phone, skype, in person. Lots of ways to communicate, and ways to shape what we do together. I’ve mapped out what I think will work best in each package I offer…but if something’s not working for us, we figure out a better way. (And frankly, some days are just not video conference days…amiright?)
No Laughing Matter
Just kidding! I have a rule with all of my clients: You must laugh at least once while we’re working together. If you haven’t had a giggle, cracked a smile, or you still think that negotiation (and negotiators) are boring, then I’ve failed. I think Chief Smiley shows up at my door and asks me to change my name.
It’s Just A Chat
The first time we meet you may be expecting me to ask a trillion questions and give you a grilling about your business. And when that doesn’t happen…you’ll be extra nervous. But don’t worry — it’s normal. I think that we’ll do our best work by having a normal conversation.
Order From Chaos
Connection and conversation are the precursors to a crystal clear action plan. One of my super powers is taking a big spaghetti mess of ideas and turning it into step-by-step guidance for you. Think of me as your personal negotiation and pricing GPS. Except I won’t accidentally send you down a creepy dead-end country road.
My junior years as a ballet dancer actually don’t have much to do with this. It’s all about you leaving our session with a spark of confidence that has you sitting up straighter. The full flame comes from taking action and seeing the strategy through…but you can’t start a fire without a spark, right? #TheBoss
Stuck Like Glue
Sorry, you can’t shake me. Once we work together, I like to keep in touch. I’m gonna want to know how you’re progressing, how I can help you through any snags, and what your next big plans are. So when an email or card arrives out of the blue, it’s because you’re one of my people now, and I’m thinking about ya!
There ya have it. The scoop. The dirt. The dish on what it’s like when you work with a Negotiation Consultant.
Except I’ve left out a smidge of a detail…that after you and I work together, you’ll:
Make more money
Ask for what you need with confidence
Stop second-guessing your agreements
Keep more of that hard earned cash in your pocket
This working with a Negotiation Consultant thing doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
Devon Smiley is a Negotiation Consultant for ambitious entrepreneurs, and a firm believer that no one is ever too small to negotiate. Her mission is to make sure that you’re maximizing your earnings, signing fair deals, and keeping as much of that hard-earned money in your pocket as possible. Sound good? Stay connected, plus receive a copy of her guide “15 Surefire Ways to Make More Money Without Finding New Clients”.
Originally published at www.devonsmiley.com on August 5, 2015.