A Humorous Look at Client Maneuvering

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When you’re an independent consultant, eventually you’ll experience one or more of the “negotiating tactics” hilariously illustrated in this video (hat tip to Brad Fitzpatrick, where I first saw it). In this economy, unfortunately such tactics become even more common.

The video isn’t just funny, it’s an excellent illustration of how absurd these requests really are. If a client tries to work you over, stick to your guns! The value you’re providing to them remains the same — recession or no.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/rockstarjen Jen Wilbur

    Welcome back Kellye! I LOVE this video. :)

  • http://www.liquisdesign.com Andy

    Two words… SO TRUE! This is a totally humerous approach to something that is always uncomfortable. The best line… “so you want me to work for free?”

  • Jackie Rafferty

    OMG – this was hysterical! I loved it, as I am just hitting the pavement as a new consultant, just landing my first freelance project! :)

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