Boosting your confidence and negotiation skills to the MAX: 7 amazing tips you need to know!

12 January 2024

Hey there, ladies! We all know that stepping into new uncharted waters can be intimidating but don't worry! You're not alone. Let’s dive into something that’ll light up your path: mastering negotiation and leadership. Whether you’re just starting fresh or gearing up for a new chapter, these skills will be your guiding stars.

Embrace Your New Journey

Starting something new can be intimidating, but trust that mastering negotiation and leadership isn’t as daunting as it may seem. You have unique strengths and abilities that will shine as you navigate this path.

How to BOOST your negotiation skills!

1. Find Your Voice

Express your thoughts confidently in any negotiation. Your perspective is valuable, so don’t hesitate to share it. Practice asserting yourself respectfully yet assertively.

2. Power in Preparation

Knowledge truly is power. Research and understand the subject matter thoroughly before entering any negotiation. The more you know, the more confident you'll feel.

3. Recognize Your Potential

Believe in yourself and your abilities. Showcase your strengths and the value you bring to the table. Confidence in your skills will resonate with others.

4. Team Wins

Seek solutions that benefit everyone involved, not just yourself. Negotiation isn’t about winning at all costs; it’s about finding common ground where everyone feels they’ve gained something valuable.

Leading in a New Direction: Finding a new side of you!

1. Be Authentically You!

Embrace your unique self. Authenticity builds trust and credibility. Your genuine approach will resonate with those around you.

2. Build Your Support Network

Surround yourself with mentors, advisors, and supportive peers. Their guidance and encouragement will be invaluable as you navigate this new journey.

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3. Keep Learning

Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. Stay curious and open to new ideas, continuously evolving and refining your skills.

Here’s an inspiring story!

Reading stories about women who’ve successfully traversed similar paths in negotiation and leadership can inspire you throughout your journey. So here’s our pick to help boost your confidence!

Vanessa Kingori is an ICON - She’s not only British Vogue’s FIRST female business lead, but also Condé Nast Britain’s first Black Publisher and POC business lead! 

Taking over the media industry, she’s been credited in multiple lists of achievements -  From top 10 Trailblazers for 2020, Top 10 Commercial Chiefs by Campaign in 2021, one of 100 Most Influential Black Britons, to being awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by King Charles in 2023! 

However, after 15 years of dedication at Condé Nast Britain, she believed it was time for her to leave the publishing.

…and join Google UK starting this year!

The importance of tech evolution in lives, businesses and careers has propelled Vanessa in accepting her new role as Google UK’s managing director of tech, media and telecoms (TMT). This opportunity has her excited in implementing her love for positive business telecommunications.

Similar to Vanessa’s statement, embarking on a new journey in negotiation and leadership isn’t just about your success; it’s about shaping a future where your contributions make a meaningful difference.

Scared on where to start? Don’t worry, just give us a call and we’ll guide you!

Get ready to step into this exciting adventure, celebrate your wins, and keep pushing forward in the business world!


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