Lifescripts: What to Say to Get What You Want in Life's Toughest Situations
Asking for a raise Confronting a backstabber Firing an employee Negotiating for more severance Ending a friendship Confronting a sexual harasser ... Show synopsis Asking for a raise Confronting a backstabber Firing an employee Negotiating for more severance Ending a friendship Confronting a sexual harasser Debating vacations with your spouse Heading off potential client problems Excerpt from Lifescript #7. Asking for a Salary Increase Icebreaker: I' d like to thank you for the opportunity you and the company have given me. I recognize that you' ve been very influential in my growth and advancement. However, I have a problem that I need your help with. Pitch #1: I' ve been concentrating solely on my professional growth and haven' t been paying attention to my stream of income... Pitch #2: I think my salary no longer reflects my contribution to the company... Pitch #3: I think my salary no longer matches my job responsibilities... Whether you' re asking for a raise, confronting a backstabber, dealing with sexual harassment, ring an employee, renegotiating a loan, discussing elder care with siblings, or asking your spouse to lose weight, scripts give you the most effective approach- and the actual words- to use. Each of the scripts provide you with an icebreaker opener, a " pitch, " and a ow-chart of rejoinders to give any response, positive or negative. You' ll also nd strategic pointers on attitude, timing, preparation, and behavior. From a heart-to-heart chat with a friend to a boardroom confrontation with a CEO, scripts provide a map to navigate successfully through the most complicated and dreaded situations you may face in your career, business, and personal life.