Negotiating Business Contracts

 

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Thank you for meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.
It's in both our best interests to sign this contract as quickly as possible. How should we proceed?
Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is in order.
What about the terms of renewal?
I know the renewal terms were a sticking point during our last negotiations. Are you satisfied with the compromise?
Yes, this counter proposal looks much better and we can live with the improved conditions.
I'm glad you accept the new proposal.
Now that we agree, should we summarize the main points to make sure we are on the same page and then finalize it?
Yes, let's finish it.
 

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Thank you   meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.
 
 
 
It's in both our best interests to sign this contract as   as possible. How should we proceed ?
 
 
 
Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is   order.
 
 
 
What   the terms of renewal?
 
 
 
 

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Let me make sure I understood your point.
In exchange for an increase, would you agree to extend the contract?
I’m afraid we can’t agree on this settlement.
Your suggestion sounds great.
The most important reason for my refusal is article three.
I would like to suggest a small change.
What did you have in mind regarding the contract?
What are your views on the new offer?
Let me make sure I understood your point.
 
In exchange for an increase, would you agree to extend the contract?
 
I’m afraid we can’t agree on this settlement.
 
Your suggestion sounds great.
 
The most important reason for my refusal is article three.
 
I would like to suggest a small change.
 
What did you have in mind regarding the contract?
 
What are your views on the new offer?
 
 
 

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Ashlee
Thank you for meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.
You
It's in both our best interests to sign this contract as quickly as possible. How should we proceed?
Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is in order.
What about the terms of renewal?
I know the renewal terms were a sticking point during our last negotiations. Are you satisfied with the compromise?
Yes, this counter proposal looks much better and we can live with the improved conditions.
I'm glad you accept the new proposal.
Now that we agree, should we summarize the main points to make sure we are on the same page and then finalize it?
Yes, let's finish it.
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Thank you for meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.
Business Partner
It's in both our best interests to sign this contract as quickly as possible. How should we proceed?
Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is in order.
What about the terms of renewal?
I know the renewal terms were a sticking point during our last negotiations. Are you satisfied with the compromise?
Yes, this counter proposal looks much better and we can live with the improved conditions.
I'm glad you accept the new proposal.
Now that we agree, should we summarize the main points to make sure we are on the same page and then finalize it?
Yes, let's finish it.
 
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