The Prompt #15

Navigate Negotiations with an FBI Agent

Hey friends 👋 The Prompt helps you integrate AI into your daily life in 3 minutes. Negotiation can be a challenging skill to navigate. Today, I'm hoping to help you master it with help from an ex-FBI negotiator combined with ChatGPT in a real-time interactive scenario. Let's dive in!

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When I think of negotiation, one person comes to mind: Chris Voss.

He’s not your average negotiator (he has a very particular set of skills).

Drawing from his rich experience as an FBI hostage negotiator, he wrote "Never Split the Difference," a field manual for high-stakes negotiations. The techniques inside the book, crafted for critical scenarios, are invaluable for everyday situations.

We’re taking a unique approach by simulating a negotiation with ChatGPT. For each step, you’ll have the help of Voss's techniques to conquer the negotiation for your next pay rise.

You can access the prompt directly in ChatGPT here.

☝️1 Insight

A key takeaway from the prompt.

The art of negotiation, as Voss teaches us, is less about confrontation and more about collaboration.

It revolves around understanding, empathy, and strategic communication. His methods are rooted deeply in human psychology and emotional intelligence. They aren't just for hostage situations; they're for the boardroom, the family room, and yes, even that chat with your boss about a raise. When discussing salaries or weekend plans, Voss's techniques like "mirroring", understanding the power of a "no", and tactical empathy become game-changers.

Engaging in this scenario with ChatGPT offers a way to ultimately internalise and practice these techniques, making sure you're well-prepared for the real deal.

☝️1 Action

Take the prompt one step further.

Now it's your turn to dive into a negotiation scenario. Whether it's a mock conversation about a job offer, a business deal, or a personal disagreement, see how these principles can be applied (with the helping hand of ChatGPT). The more you practice, the more natural these techniques will become.

Soon, you'll find yourself navigating real-life negotiations with confidence—I'm rooting for you to get that pay raise!

Even if these prompts aren’t relevant to you right now, let them serve as a benchmark of inspiration for you to turn back to when the time is right.

See you Sunday,

Alex Banks

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