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5 Crucial Factors for Power Conversations

by | Oct 24, 2017

Ambassador Yossi Gal with Karen Cortell Reisman

Ambassador Yossi Gal walked into the coffee shop last week, smiled when he saw me, and ordered his cappuccino. During our one-hour delightful breakfast meeting I asked him, “In all of your various posts as Israel’s Ambassador to France, Monaco, Washington D.C., and the Netherlands – what are the three most important factors for power conversations?”

A bit of context. Currently Ambassador Gal is Hebrew University’s VP for Advancement and External Relations. Hebrew University, co-founded by Albert Einstein, houses the Einstein Archives; and he had an interest in meeting one of Einstein’s relatives… me.

Ambassador Gal answered, “In all of my years of involvement with international relationships I see five crucial factors for effectively communicating and negotiating with others: Education, Education, Education, Curiosity, and Respect.”

  1. Education
  2. Education
  3. Education
  4. Curiosity
  5. Respect

Relevance for you – when you lead your organization, meet with new buyers, negotiate terms on a potential acquisition, or raise funds for your private equity firm; embrace Ambassador Gal’s negotiation/communication must haves. For your next Power Conversation — come educated (prepared), be curious, and have respect.

© Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with decision makers on how to speak with gravitas. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Karen also speaks about her cousin, Albert Einstein, in a message about hope, resilience and brassieres.

Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog.

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