Dealing with difficult or aggressive negotiators can be challenging, but with the right approach, you can still navigate the negotiation process effectively. Some strategies to handle such situations:
- Stay calm and composed.
- Listen actively.
- Empathise with their concerns.
- Set boundaries.
- Stick to facts and data.
- Be assertive.
- Collaborate and find win-win solutions.
- Take breaks if necessary.
- Bring in a mediator if needed.
- Be prepared to walk away.
- Learn from the experience.
Remember, negotiation is a skill that improves with practice. Stay confident, adaptable, and willing to learn from each negotiation experience.