Body Language, Negotiating & Haggling

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 | No Comments

Andy Ward/from WSJ.

Of course nonverbal communication communication has a role in every interaction, we all know that, right?

Enjoy this article in today’s WSJ on the art of haggling.


Rosella says she occasionally deals with sellers who are “horribly offended” when she tries to bargain. She’ll apologize. Her intent isn’t to hurt their feelings, so she’s mindful of her body language, making eye contact and conveying sincerity. She keeps the bidding light. “When you negotiate aggressively, you do put people on the spot,” she says. “You almost shame them into giving it to you free.”

She also says it’s good to be knowledgeable about the value of the item. “When you get a fair price for yourself, that’s where you stop,” she says. “You don’t have to take them to the mat and beat them up.”

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