Sales Negotiators Need To Be Good Pressure Thinkers

Let’s face it: a sales negotiation is a high-pressure situation. With all that is expected of you, thinking clearly can be a challenge even for the best of us. That’s why the best sales negotiators have developed a whole series of techniques that allow them the time that they need to do a good job … Read more Sales Negotiators Need To Be Good Pressure Thinkers

Why Sales Negotiations Always Seem To Be A Failure Early On

I often like to think of a sales negotiation as being very similar to a dance. The first few moves are very well known and are recognized by both sides. However, very quickly things can get out of control. Neither partner recognizes what the other partner is doing and toes start to get stepped on. … Read more Why Sales Negotiations Always Seem To Be A Failure Early On

How To Use The “Pivot Technique” To Defend Your Price During A Sales Negotiation

I just love Ferris wheels. They are generally huge, have the ability to take you way up into the sky and then always bring you safely back down to earth. If you’ve ever taken the time to look at how a Ferris wheel is built, then you already know about one of the key negotiating … Read more How To Use The “Pivot Technique” To Defend Your Price During A Sales Negotiation

2 “Never Fail” Secrets To Getting Your Way In A Sales Negotiation

Hey, did you read any of those Harry Potter books (or at least see one of the movies?) If you did, then you probably got drawn into the world of magic and wizards that the books are all about. It sure seems as though in these stories that there is a magic portion or a … Read more 2 “Never Fail” Secrets To Getting Your Way In A Sales Negotiation

Get Your Armor On! 4 Ways To Defend Your Price During A Sales Negotiation

Much has been written (some of it by me) about what a sales negotiator can do when the other side of the table has set a fixed price and just won’t budge. We’ve come up with all sorts of ways to turn a fixed price into not such a fixed price. This time out, let’s … Read more Get Your Armor On! 4 Ways To Defend Your Price During A Sales Negotiation

How To Negotiate A Raise In 2010

What Makes You Think That You Deserve A Raise? As a new year gets underway, it might be a good time to have a talk about one of your most important types of negotiations: asking for a raise. Wait a minute: did I see you just grimace? Did you turn away? Why the reaction – … Read more How To Negotiate A Raise In 2010

How To Play (& Win) When There’s Only One Game In Town

Having a single supplier for something that you want is the best thing in the world. “What?” you say, they’ve got me over a barrel , they can dictate any price or any conditions on a deal that they want because I have no other alternative. Well, ok, that’s one way to look at it … Read more How To Play (& Win) When There’s Only One Game In Town

Power Loss In Sales Negotiations

The single most important factor in determining how a negotiation is going to turn out centers on a single question: who has the most power? The big problem that most of us have is that we don’t think that we have enough of it. Turns out, we’re generally wrong about this… The Secret Of Negotiating … Read more Power Loss In Sales Negotiations

Negotiation Do’s & Don’ts From The Master Negotiators

If only there was some book, some DVD to watch, or some class that you could take that would provide you with access to all of the secrets of those master negotiators whom we are always reading about. You know the ones, they negotiate the billion dollar business deal, the hostage negotiations, they settle the … Read more Negotiation Do’s & Don’ts From The Master Negotiators