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

Dealing With “What-If” During A Negotiation

The goal of any negotiation is to always be using our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to keep things moving forward. We want to eventually be able to reach a deal with the other side. The only way that we’re ever going to be able to get there is if we can make progress on … Read moreDealing With “What-If” During A Negotiation

How To Create A Deal That Satisfies Everyone

So it turns out that just negotiating a deal is not enough. Sure, you spent the time using all of your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques in order to get a deal that you can live with, but that’s not going to be what really matters. What matters is having the other side of the … Read moreHow To Create A Deal That Satisfies Everyone

Negotiating Is All About Getting A Better Deal For Both Sides

When we are involved in a negotiation, all too often we approach it like a hunter would. We move into the territory, attempt to find a deal that will work for us, try to get it to show its head, and then we’ll shoot it when it’s in sight. Contrast this to a different approach … Read moreNegotiating Is All About Getting A Better Deal For Both Sides

During A Negotiation It’s All About The Bargain

What do you think the other side of the table is looking to get out of their negotiation with you? A lower price? More quantity? Better delivery dates? These may all be true, but deep down inside what the other side wants to walk away from the table after all of the negotiation styles and … Read moreDuring A Negotiation It’s All About The Bargain

Using The Power Of Legitimacy In A Negotiation

It’s actually sorta interesting. As negotiators we go into a negotiation expecting to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to have an extended discussion with the other side regarding the deal that is on the table before us. Depending on what is at stake, these discussions may continue for quite some time and may … Read moreUsing The Power Of Legitimacy In A Negotiation

The 4 Types Of Commitment You Have To Bring To A Negotiation

As negotiators we understand that a great deal of what it takes to be successful in a negotiation resides in our head. How we view the negotiation, how we view the other side of the table, etc. are all key parts to what kind of deal we can expect to walk away with. However, there … Read moreThe 4 Types Of Commitment You Have To Bring To A Negotiation

One Source Of Power For You In A Negotiation: Your Competition

One of the biggest challenges that we all face when we are negotiating is not the negotiation styles or negotiating techniques that will be used, but rather the simple fact that the people that we are negotiating with have other options. If they don’t like what we have to offer to them, then they can … Read moreOne Source Of Power For You In A Negotiation: Your Competition

How Much Risk Is Too Much Risk In A Negotiation?

Risk is a funny thing. A lot of us would like to be able to live a life that was filled with certainty. We’d like to know what was going to happen today as well as tomorrow. However, as we all know, life really doesn’t work that way. We understand the simple truth that everything … Read moreHow Much Risk Is Too Much Risk In A Negotiation?

A Checklist For Making Concessions In A Negotiation

Everyone starts a negotiation with a goal in mind of what they’d like to be able to get out of the negotiation no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are involved. As the negotiation proceeds, both sides engage in give and take where they both make and receive concessions. As the negotiation proceeds forward, … Read moreA Checklist For Making Concessions In A Negotiation