Consult with Experts
and/or Higher Authority
There are times when seeking advice from experts is the prudent thing to do. This is especially true if there is some legality that needs to be reviewed. Contracts documents have extensive legal terms that are not always clear in their meaning.
If you are negotiating a contract with language that you don’t understand it is best to get a legal review. If it is an extensive contract, you might want to retain an attorney to assist with the negotiations.
For other than legal type of situations, consulting an expert. For instance, if you are going for an interview or discussion, consult with an expert in that area to get their advice or assistance.
On the other hand if you are disputing something – either a contract or perhaps a charge on your credit card – seek the appropriate advice before proceeding with your course of action to ensure you are on a winning path.
Oftentimes we get ideas of how things should go and set off to resolve a dispute without seeking expert advice. This can hurt your case more than help it. This goes hand and hand with the “verify the facts” tip, where you need to get more information on your position before presenting it.
Sometimes your research can be misleading, so you want to double check with more than one source depending on the significance of the issue.
Get as much information as you can in order to have a strong foundation for your negotiation.
See you next week!
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, MSgt USAF Retired