Read This Before You Sign That Contract

Interview Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results.

Talking Points From Carol Barkes On How to
Negotiate a Business Contract:

  1. Contracts are often standard, have been drafted with legal jargon by corporate attorneys, and are meant to work for the majority of circumstances. That being said, a contract does not always fit perfectly for every situation. If they don’t, they can often be modified when it makes sense.  The secret is to ask. If you don’t ask, the answer is always, “no.” Read contracts carefully to make sure the contents fit the circumstances. If not, start a conversation about the areas of concern. They can often be mitigated and are best addressed before anything goes wrong.

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