The Accidental Negotiator Podcast Now Available!

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Good news! The Accidental Negotiator blog is now being supported by a brand new podcast called (what else) “The Accidental Negotiator”. This new podcast is available on the Anchor podcasting service (just purchased by Spotify!). If you don’t have time to read the latest The Accidental Negotiator updates, then listen to them! Click here to … Read moreThe Accidental Negotiator Podcast Now Available!

What Are The Top 10 Skills That Every Negotiator Needs To Have?

Get good at these skills and you'll be able to get the deals that you want

As negotiators we all want to get better. One of the challenges that we face in trying to do this is that we often don’t know what areas we should be working on. When you look at what negotiating consists of, there are many different areas such as negotiation styles and negotiating techniques and if … Read moreWhat Are The Top 10 Skills That Every Negotiator Needs To Have?

How To Create Value During A Negotiation

Resources in a negotiation are not really a fixed pie

At lot of us go into a negotiation like we are getting ready to go to war. We do our research, make sure that we know who we’re going to be going up against, prepare our demands and then use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to charge into battle. To us a negotiation is … Read moreHow To Create Value During A Negotiation

Is Your Next Negotiation Going To Create A Mutually Beneficial Agreement?

Every negotiation should be about value creation

Mutually beneficial agreements are something that is often talked about, but does anyone really understand what is meant by them? Different negotiators view them in different ways. Some believe that a mutually beneficial agreement simply means that both sides have used their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to jump into the negotiation and attempted to … Read moreIs Your Next Negotiation Going To Create A Mutually Beneficial Agreement?

Three Sources Of Power In A Negotiation

Getting what you want out of a negotiation is all about making sure that you have power

When you walk into a negotiation, you know what you want to use your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to get out of the negotiation. However, just exactly how you are going to make that happen may still be a bit of a mystery. However, in order to get what you want, you need to … Read moreThree Sources Of Power In A Negotiation

What’s The Best Way To Deal With A Crisis Negotiation?

When a crisis happens, a negotiator needs to know what to do

So just exactly what is a crisis? Let us agree that at every firm the definition of what a crisis is can differ. I think that most of us could agree that a crisis is probably an unexpected event that everyone agrees represents a high-priority issue that needs to be solved. When a crisis occurs, … Read moreWhat’s The Best Way To Deal With A Crisis Negotiation?

What Role Do Emotional Triggers Play In Our Negotiations?

We may not understand just how much emotional triggers influence us

I want you to spend a moment thinking about the last time that you walked into a room in order to start a negotiation. Where was your head at? Did you look across the table and see reasonable people who were there trying to find a way to reach a deal with you? Or were … Read moreWhat Role Do Emotional Triggers Play In Our Negotiations?

Tips From A Negotiator For When You Want To Buy A Car

Negotiating is how you get the best deal when you want to buy a new car

Even the best negotiator in the world probably does not look forward to the process of buying a new car. They know what they are in for: a lengthy process in which they have to go back and forth with a salesperson, using all manner of negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, haggling over details and, … Read moreTips From A Negotiator For When You Want To Buy A Car

What’s The Best Way For A Negotiator To Resolve A Dispute?

Would it not be a wonderful world if during each of our negotiations, we were able to get along nicely with the other side of the table? Sure, there are always going to be things that we disagree on, but we’d always be able to work through them and eventually once again see each other … Read moreWhat’s The Best Way For A Negotiator To Resolve A Dispute?

How To Deal With Threats During A Negotiation

In the world of negotiating no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used, there is one thing that we can all count on eventually encountering: threats. The threats that we’re going to run into can take on many different forms. The other side of the table may threaten to walk away, file … Read moreHow To Deal With Threats During A Negotiation