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Qualifiers: how to sound more polite in a business negotiation

If you often attend meetings and negotiations as part of your job, you will know how important it is to avoid direct disagreement.

A disagreement can occur if we make a very direct and simple statement to express what we’re thinking. Statements which are too direct can sound confrontational and as a result the person you’re negotiating with may be offended or get upset.

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If you often attend meetings and negotiations as part of your job, you will know how important it is to avoid direct disagreement. A disagreement can occur if we make a very direct and simple statement to express what we’re thinking. Statements which are too direct can sound confrontational and as a result the person you’re negotiating with may be offended or get upset. Look at these very direct statements: The price is high. It’s a problem. I’ll...
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