Perfecting Your Pitch by Finding Words that Work

Have you ever been faced with settling family financial squabbles, asking for a raise, offering tough but constructive criticism, rejecting a friend or relative’s request for a loan, selling and holding to a price, making budget denials and requests, dealing with customer objections, or negotiating a contract where you feared the other side had all the leverage?

And have you, said something to quickly solve the problem and in an instant thought to yourself: “Wow, why did I say that?” How often do we come out of an important discussion or a negotiation and ponder what we could’ve done or said differently to achieve a better result?

Ron Shapiro is an expert negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, civic leader, and best-selling author. Having negotiated the contracts of more Baseball Hall of Famers than any other agent, he knows a little about the art of negotiation.

To easily explain how to achieve better results yourself, Shapiro has developed a simple, systematic approach to empower people from all walks of life with the tools to perfect their pitch. Simply called the 3 Ds—Draft, Devil’s Advocate, and Deliver—it is the key process for success in challenging communications.

Now if you’re thinking that you don’t need the 3 Ds, remember the words of Harry Truman: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts.”

Don’t make excuses. Try something new and see the difference it will make.

Put the 3 D’s in play and you will not only be a better negotiator or business leader, but also have a tool for leading a more effective and fulfilling life.

>> Download Ron Shapiro’s “Perfecting the Pitch” here to help you achieve success when faced with a difficult communication challenge.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ron Shapiro

Ron Shapiro is an Expert Negotiator, Sports Agent, Attorney, Educator, Civic Leader, and Best-Selling Author. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on negotiation and the founder and chairman of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute. Shapiro has negotiated the contracts of more Hall of Famers than any other agent/attorney, including Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., Kirby Puckett and Eddie Murray. In addition to his latest book, Perfecting Your Pitch, he has written numerous bestsellers, including The Power of Nice, Bullies, Tyrants & Impossible People, and Dare to Prepare.

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