Get Free Fish!
Many fishermen get carried away on a hot bite and bring home more than they can consume. If you see one at the fillet table, strike up a friendly conversation, stroking his ego about what a great angler he must be. After he’s cleaned a few fish, offer to help if he lets you take a fillet or two. He might give you enough for a fish fry.
Befriend the Salesman
Experimental research confirms that small talk sets the stage for an atmosphere of positivity, trust and openness that ultimately creates value. — Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School