Everybody has their own way of doing things, and just because it works doesn't make the next person's way of doing it wrong. Some like their drinks ice cold while others prefer a more ambient glass. You can make a really tasty tray of brownies right out of the box, or you can take that extra time to really put your all into it. If you are negotiating in the North you best get to the point, but if you are in the South it would serve you better to take your time. Some "special negotiating techniques" do seem to work with the right audience regardless of geography. A Cajun chicken biscuit may be most at home in the Bayou, but a drive-thru can be good place to find one as well. About the only technique that can't be debated is if you are looking for an asteroid you should probably start by looking up.