Business Negotiation in English

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Improve your negotiation skills in English

Working in English often requires much more than just speaking good and fluent English. In addition to improving one’s overall English proficiency, people who have to speak English at work often need to brush up on the softer aspects of their English communication skills. Business negotiations are a key part of many senior roles, calling for excellent negotiation skills, including negotiation in English. At Nations our role as training and communication experts is to help you improve your English for business communication. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, it is always tailored to suit your individual needs. Trainers can integrate elements specifically related to your needs to create a balanced English course which matches your learning targets. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

Topics for negotiating in English may include:

  • Key steps of negotiations
  • Defining your objectives
  • Exploring options
  • The bottom line
  • Prioritising your tradables
  • Preparing arguments, developing strategy
  • Presenting an offer
  • Presenting a demand
  • Proposing/accepting/rejecting/qualifying
  • Bargaining
  • Dealing with questions
  • Overcoming objections
  • Contingency
  • Stating commitment
  • Clarifying agreement
  • Relationship building
  • Contracts and terms
  • Working with other cultures

One-to-one training is balanced with focus on the following, according to specific needs of

Core language skills such as:

  • structures, word order
  • enhanced listening
  • using basic and complex tenses
  • overview of grammar points
  • accuracy work
  • fixed phrases
  • idiomatic language and colloquialism
  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • precise writing skills
  • word families

Core communication skills such as:

  • meetings
  • conference calls
  • presentations
  • planning
  • reviewing
  • negotiating
  • managing people and teams
  • socialising and relationship building
  • e-mailing
  • writing reports
  • talking about your job and company

To find out more, contact us