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Surefire Negotiating Tactics Freelance Bloggers Can Learn from FBI Agents

Most Bloggers freak out when they hear the word n-e-g-o-t-i-a-t-e. Why? Well, for many bloggers (at least for those I know personally and the ones honest enough to admit it), Negotiating is pure torture. I get it. It was torturous for me as well! Or it was… until I discovered the technique I’m going to share with you in this article. In my early years as a freelance blogger, whenever I’d sit at the negotiating table, my palms would sweat, my guts would squirm… I’d be at a complete loss for words. Sound familiar? Yes? No worries. Keep reading, and I’ll help you become a better and stronger negotiator. Let’s dive deeper into our topic! You’ve seen a movie or two featuring a hostage scene, right? Let’s examine the most common scene in hostage movies: the victim, Gun Pointed to his head, is tied to a chair. Beside him, the hostage-taker grabs his collar and torments him to give in to his demands. He struggles as hard as he can, but, because he’s threatened with the gun pointed at his head, he freezes. To all moviegoers, this is very familiar. The kidnapping maniac exploits the situation and uses it to demand things from the victim, the authorities involved, or whoever he can harass in order to get what he wants. And, almost like clockwork, at about this time, a hostage negotiator is dragged onto the scene to neutralize the situation. It’s exactly what we, as a movie-going audience, want and expect to see! But I won’t get into Screenwriting 101 in this post, I promise. Moving on. The moment the negotiator is thrust into the situation, the victim and the hostage-taker become the driving force of this painfully S-L-O-W unfolding drama. Now, there are movies where reality is bent to fit the screenwriter’s view or the director’s motives — but many, if not all — of these scenes embody principles that real-life FBI negotiators apply to deal with dangerous hostage-takers in the real world. I’m referring to those hardened criminals ready to kill when given the slightest provocation. Where blogging and…



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