What Role Does Trust Play In A Negotiation?

Trust is what can make a deal happen

If there is one thing that all negotiators know and understand is that in order to be able to reach a deal with the other side, you first have to be able to trust them. We also understand that during the course of a negotiation, trust is something that may develop naturally over time. However, … Read moreWhat Role Does Trust Play In A Negotiation?

How To Improve Your Negotiating Skills

Becoming a better negotiator can enhance your results at the negotiating table

Let’s face it – there are a lot of different moving parts to the game of negotiating with all of the different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that are out there. When we spend time thinking about how we can become better negotiators, it can be all too easy for us to very quickly become … Read moreHow To Improve Your Negotiating Skills

How To Enhance Your Deal After An Agreement Is Signed

It turns out that the negotiation is not over once the deal has been signed

So here’s an interesting thought for you: when is a negotiation over and done with? I suspect that most of us would say once the deal has been signed by all parties. It turns out that this is not the case. Instead, reaching a deal with the other side and having that deal signed may … Read moreHow To Enhance Your Deal After An Agreement Is Signed

5 Ways To Become A Better Negotiator

Negotiators should always be working to become better

Congratulations – you are a negotiator! This is an impressive accomplishment. However, now you are facing the question of what’s next? We would all like to become better negotiators and boost our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques; however, often we find ourselves unsure of how we can make this happen. The good news is that … Read more5 Ways To Become A Better Negotiator

How To Deal With Liars When You Are Negotiating

Negotiators need to know how to deal with people who are not telling the truth

This business of negotiating is a tricky business indeed. No, we don’t always want to show up at the negotiating table and use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to lay all of our cards out in front of the other side. However, there appears to be a fine line when it comes to lying. … Read moreHow To Deal With Liars When You Are Negotiating

“Win-Win” Does Not Just Happen: How To Create A “Win-Win” Negotiation

Win-win can be an elusive goal in any negotiation

Yes, yes – I’m sure that we’ve all at least heard of the book “Getting To Yes” and with a little luck a number of us have actually read it. The gist of the book is that you can use your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to negotiate better deals if you can find a … Read more“Win-Win” Does Not Just Happen: How To Create A “Win-Win” Negotiation

The Role Of Anchoring Bias In A Negotiation

Anchors can change how a negotiation turns out

If ever there was a fundamental question in negotiation, it would probably not be which negotiation styles or negotiating techniques to use, but rather it would have to be the classic “should I make the first offer or wait for the other side to make the first offer” question. For the longest time, the thinking … Read moreThe Role Of Anchoring Bias In A Negotiation

Put The Power Of ZOPA To Work For You In Your Next Negotiation

In order to reach a deal, first you need to know what your zone of agreement is

Let’s face it – negotiating is not an easy thing to do. There is all of the preparation that goes into it, there is the effort of actually doing it using all of our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, and then, with a little luck, there will be a deal that both sides will agree … Read morePut The Power Of ZOPA To Work For You In Your Next Negotiation

New Book: Killer Ways To Prepare For Your Next Negotiation

One of my negotiating mentors once upon a time told me that most negotiations are over even before they start. When I asked her what she meant, she explained that the side that prepares the best for a negotiation is the one that will probably walk away with the best deal. I’ve taken her advice … Read moreNew Book: Killer Ways To Prepare For Your Next Negotiation

Defensive Negotiation Strategies That Every Negotiator Needs To Know

When you are on the defensive, you’ll need strategies to get the job done

If this was a perfect world, then every time that you went into a negotiation you would be facing someone who was doing this for the first time. They would be unsure of themselves and they would end up making all sorts of very basic mistakes. However, it’s not a perfect world and more often … Read moreDefensive Negotiation Strategies That Every Negotiator Needs To Know