Skip to main content
Cookies Policy
Detailed information on the use of cookies on this website is provided in our Privacy Policy. By closing this message and proceeding, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our Cookies Policy.
  • icon-facebook
  • icon-linkedin
  • icon-twitter

Become the best you can be by participating the ACS Toastmasters

Monday, 20 Mar 2017

Do you make those 7 Common Negotiating Mistakes?

Want to win a deal? Learn from this expert and practice at the ACS Canberra Toastmasters.

While even the word “negotiation” can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent of it is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately agree on a deal. Whether a multimillion-dollar contract is in the works or just plans to meet for lunch, life is rife with negotiations. And, the negotiation process is a lot like a chess game in which strategy reigns supreme—one thoughtfully considered move at a time. Make a careless, short-sighted move and suffer the consequences.

Even when faced with the most daunting of deals, regarding the act of negotiation as a game may alleviate your apprehension and give you the confidence to make power plays that will facilitate your desired result. Unlike strategy games such as chess, however, the most effective deals result in win-win situations for all parties, rather than win-lose. To maximize one’s bargaining prowess in business and in life, let’s review the seven most common mistakes made during negotiations:

  1. Lacking confidence
  2. Thinking something is non-negotiable
  3. Not building relationships first
  4. Not asking for what you want
  5. Talking too much
  6. Not documenting
  7. Signing without reading

Read more, click here.

This article is adapted from Toastmasters International, wrote by Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez, ACS, ALB, AS..

Join us and learn how to speak in front of a group with confidence and work with others in a positive, supportive environment. Let us help you advance your career and discover new opportunities.
Participating in Toastmasters gives you powerful tools to get ahead:
  • Build strong leadership skills
  • Develop better speaking and presentation skills
  • Gain self-confidence ? 
  • Boost your ability to collaborate and inspire

Remember, "Each journey to success starts with a single first step. When this first step brings you closer to your goal, take that first step. Only by taking actions can you advance your life. You need to start now, today. ... The sooner you take action the sooner you arrive at your destination." by Hans Beumer (2016).

For those who are interested in become a member of Toastmasters, please return the completed membership application form and send to [email protected]. We will submit your application to the International Toastmasters for the process provided you have paid club membership fee.  

How to become a member of Toastmasters? 

  • Click here to download the Toastmasters membership application form
  • Click here to download the Toastmasters flyer. 
When:                1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 18:00
Where:               @ Mantra on Northbourne Hotel Canberra
Contact:             +612 6143 5503 or [email protected]
How to join:       Click HERE