1. Prepare, prepare, prepare.
  2. Pay attention to timing.
  3. Leave behind your ego.
  4. Ramp up your listening skills.
  5. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
  6. Anticipate compromise.
  7. Offer and expect commitment.
  8. Don’t absorb their problems.
  9. Stick to your principles.
  10. Close with confirmation.

Source: StartupNation