One of the things you’ll learn when you go to the China Import Formula website of Brendan Elias is negotiating techniques. Since he tackles the subject of importing products from China to Australia, he’s not just using ordinary negotiation techniques. He’ll be discussing how to negotiate with Chinese businessmen. For those who haven’t met a Chinese person in their whole lives, you must know they’re very strict when it comes to money.
If you learn basic Chinese words such as asking, “How much?” and greeting them ‘Hello’, this will go a long way to impress them. If you’re Chinese, you’d prefer dealing with people who know a little about your language over those who completely know nothing. It would make communication easier. Besides, you wouldn’t want to waste a lot of time trying to understand what the person you’re talking to is trying to say.
It’s possible you’re used to being late for meetings and reunions. However, you should throw that habit out of the window when you’re dealing with Chinese entrepreneurs. They have a lot of other things to take care of, so they won’t spend much time waiting for you.
If you set a meeting with a Chinese supplier, you must do everything in your power to arrive at least 15 minutes before your agreed time. If you do that, they’ll see your willingness to do business with them. Of course, the same can’t be said if you arrived late. Even if you have a valid excuse, they won’t hesitate to terminate your business relationship with them. They’re confident they have a lot of other potential business partners anyway.
You can find out more tips from Brendan Elias himself. Nobody is more qualified to teach the basics of the import lifestyle than him as he’s been exposed to it by his father ever since he was a kid. Today, he is applying his techniques in operating many successful business ventures.