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Fun but Useful Negotiation Tips

Fun but Useful Negotiation Tips
Brutus - Fri Jun 01, 2012 @ 07:22PM
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We've been reading Pat Dickson's blog the last several months and have enjoyed it immensely. Pat's a business lawyer that likes writing about some of the legal issues he finds interesting. Sometimes he even turns his blogs into stories. It will become a dialog between him and one of his clients. They'll go over the legal problem together and come up with a solution at the end. The writing keeps you wanting to read more because it is entertaining as well as informative, and you get to know the characters because many of them appear in several of the legal stories.

We really enjoy the negotiation tips. The best part about them is they focus on what not to do, in a kind of Zen way. Taking action doesn't always lead to the greatest results. This is strange to us because lawyers just always seem to be busy, and especially busy talking. Pat doesn't seem to like this approach. He'll sit you down and start by telling you you have two ears and one mouth for a reason. This means if you are in trouble, the first thing you need to do is stay quiet and listen to what your opponent wants. Let him do all the talking first. Besides, he probably doesn't want to hear much from you anyway, and you run the risk of putting your foot in your mouth when you don't know all the facts. Anyway, that is our take on it. Go check it out!

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