132 CDP: How to Strategically Negotiate a Raise

June 29, 2017


First, a giveaway!

Before we jump in to today’s topic, I want to tell you about a little giveaway that is happening. For the next three shows…episodes 132,133 and 134…and until July 17th, 2017…if you leave me a review in iTunes you will be entered into a draw to win my upcoming course…How to ACE a Job Interview (when you haven’t interviewed in a long time.) The course is launching in July and will only be open for registration for a short time. If you look up The Communication Diva Podcast in iTunes, leave me a review and then let me know you did (send me an email, or a note on Twitter or something because if you’re in another country, I might not see it, and I will need to reach you somehow if you win.) Then I will put all the names into a hat, and one person will win a free registration, which is a $149 value. You can take the course yourself, or gift it to someone else…up to you. So please do that, up to and including July 17th 2017 and we’ll draw the name on July 18th and announce it that week on the show. Good luck!

Today’s topic is how to strategically negotiate a raise.

Negotiating a raise can feel like a scary prospect. You might have little or no experience in negotiations, and feel ill-equipped to even try, but you don’t have to be an expert to get good results. The secret sauce is: you have to prepare. A lot. And yes, it takes a little time, but nothing I am about to share with you is difficult or expensive to initiate, so seriously, what do you have to lose?

Topics covered in this episode:

  • common misconceptions about negotiating a raise
  • how to prepare before you meet with your boss or manager
  • a raise doesn’t have to be about actual money
  • things not to do
  • things to remember to do
  • building you case
  • using silence as a tool

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Thank you for listening, and for the feedback many of you have been sharing. My goal is to help as many people as I can with getting the job, loving their work and advancing their careers…and sharing this episode, reviewing it on iTunes or letting me know what topics you’d like to hear in future are all ways you can help me with what I’m doing.

in gratitude,


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