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Hi there! My name’s Louis, from Wall Street English. Today I’m going to introduce how to negotiate effectively.

 

Let’s start.

To negotiate, in business English term’s is to reach an agreement on something.

 

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Negotiation Phrases for Making Proposals

  • We’d like to propose that …
  • We propose / suggest …
  • Regarding your proposal, our position is …
  • How do you feel about …

Responding to Suggestions / Active Listening

  • Maybe it would be better to …
  • Perhaps a better idea would be …
  • May we offer an alternative? We propose that …
  • From where we stand, a better solution might be …

Agreeing – Reacting to a Negotiation Proposal

  • I think we can both agree that…
  • I agree with you on that point.
  • I think that would be acceptable.

Negotiation Phrases for Objecting / Controlling emotions

  • That’s not exactly how I look at it.
  • If you look at it from my point of view…
  • I have some reservations about that…
  • From my perspective…
  • I’m afraid we couldn’t agree to that…

 

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Prioritising Interests

  • The most important issue for us is …
  • Our intention is …
  • Our main priority is …
  • We might like to …

Giving Clarification in Negotiations

  • If I understood you correctly …
  • What exactly do you mean by …?
  • I’m not sure I fully understand your point.
  • Could you clarify one point for me?
  • Could you be more specific?

Negotiation Phrases for Compromising

  • If you were prepared to …, we might be able to…
  • We are ready to accept your offer; however, there would be one condition.
  • Would you be willing to accept a compromise?
  • In return for this, would you be willing to …?

Accepting a Negotiation Proposal

  • This agreement is acceptable to us.
  • I think we have reached an agreement here.
  • That sounds reasonable.
  • I believe we have an agreement.

Negotiation Phrases for Concluding

  • Let’s just summarise our agreement?
  • I think you’ve covered everything.
  • Let’s just confirm the details, then.
  • Have I left anything out?


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