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

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?

How To Use The Right of First Refusal To Create Better Deals

There are some negotiating situations that we can find ourselves in that are trickier than other. For example, if you were negotiating the lease of a warehouse for yourself but you though that someone else might come along in the future and offer to pay more than you to the landlord, you wouldn’t want to … Read moreHow To Use The Right of First Refusal To Create Better Deals

In A Negotiation, How You Frame Things Is Important

The goal of any negotiation that we participate in is to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques tofind a way to get the other side to agree to our proposal. There are a lot of different ways that we can go about trying to make this happen. We can beg, we can threaten, we … Read moreIn A Negotiation, How You Frame Things Is Important

The Reverse Auction Tactic

When we are negotiating with another party to sell them something, we need to be very careful how they are treating both us and the other vendors that they are talking with. The person who is buying the product is highly motivated to find a way to get the best possible price and to learn … Read moreThe Reverse Auction Tactic

How Can You Negotiate With Multiple Parties At The Same Time?

When you are planning your next negotiation, what is running through your mind? You can probably see yourself sitting at a table negotiating with the other side. This tends to be how we view most negotiations. However, it turns out that reality often looks much different than this. Negotiators often have to deal with more … Read moreHow Can You Negotiate With Multiple Parties At The Same Time?

Who Really Wins in “Win-Win” Negotiations?

In the world of negotiating, there are a number of books that everyone knows about. One such book is the justifiably famous “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” book. Just about everyone has heard about this one and most of us have actually read it at one time or another. However, as we … Read moreWho Really Wins in “Win-Win” Negotiations?

What Are You Permitted To Do During A Negotiation?

As negotiators, we tend to spend our time thinking about what we are going to want to accomplish during our next negotiation. We’ll think about the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that we are going to use, how the other side might react, etc. However, one of the things that we generally don’t spend any … Read moreWhat Are You Permitted To Do During A Negotiation?

What Rights Do You Have As A Negotiator?

As negotiators, we end up putting up with a lot during a negotiation. We know that no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we are using, we often make mistakes during a negotiation and all too often we end up punishing ourselves for the things that we think that we could have done better. … Read moreWhat Rights Do You Have As A Negotiator?

Welcome To The World Of Lowballing

When we are negotiating with someone, there has to be a basic level of trust between both sides. If we can’t believe what they commit to, then we can’t commit to doing a deal with them. Likewise, they have to be able to believe that after all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques are … Read moreWelcome To The World Of Lowballing