How To Introduce A Competing Concept Or Tactic

Here’s a wonderful power phrase that you can use in various settings—from one-to-
ones with the boss to team discussions to boardroom presentations.

You can use it in negotiations to break an impasse.

You say simply, “COULD I GIVE YOU AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH?”

What are they going to say?

NO?

Of course not. This power phrase may not get your idea accepted, but it’s a frictionless way to get a hearing for it.

Just remember that the key word in this power phrase is ALTERNATIVE.

Thank you Dr. Paul Schempp for sharing this power phrase with me.

Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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