Growing up, I followed my mum to the market often pretty much because I don’t have a female younger sister who my mum might naturally be persuaded to take to the market.(don’t come for my head, I’m feminist too)?. Being the eldest in the house, it was just reasonable for me to accompany her to the market and help out as much as I could although I didn’t like it at the time.
Fast forward to this day, I think those times gave me experiences that I cherish till date. If I’m allowed to blow my own trumpet, one of the chores I enjoy and would conviniently do all day everyday is cooking. That’s if cooking is a chore to start with, it’s fun for me. Thanks to my mum. (Mrs right are you seeing this?)?
On many of our visit to the market, my mum’s negotiation skills and that of many other women in the market left me in awe. My mum could buy what was priced at #5000 for #2000 or even #1500 with the seller still smiling. If my guess is right, I think it’s a Yoruba thing, Yoruba women are quite good with negotiation. Correct me if I’m wrong.
This week, I’ll be focusing on
1. Negotiation skills for startups, 2. The top three negotiation methods that customers use often and I will be giving you tips on how to tackle them with worthy examples. 3. The negotiation skills every entrepreneur should possess and much more. You don’t want to miss it. It would be happening on my instagram page @akynspeaks.
By the way, which tribe in Nigeria are naturally better negotiators? Let me know in the comments.
Peace, Love and Cold Zobo.