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?

Defensive Negotiation Strategies That Negotiators Need To Know

When you sit down to a negotiation, who is sitting across the table from you? In most cases you are going to be looking at a talented negotiator who is also a skilled persuader. Just like you have a collection of negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that you use during a negotiation, so do they. … Read moreDefensive Negotiation Strategies That Negotiators Need To Know

How To Become A Better Negotiator

Let’s face it, being a negotiator is a tough job. When we realize that we need to find a way to get better at the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that we use, the realization that we need to improve can appear to be such a big task that we will have no idea how … Read moreHow To Become A Better Negotiator

In Negotiating, It’s All About What You Know

If you have a chance to talk with experienced negotiators, you’ll often hear them tell you “knowledge is power”. What they are talking about, in simple terms, is that the more that you know as you go into a negotiation, the better you can expect to do during the negotiations no matter what negotiation styles … Read moreIn Negotiating, It’s All About What You Know

When You Are Negotiating, You Get What You Ask For

When you are negotiating with someone, should you aim high and risk losing the deal or should you aim low and risk leaving money on the table? We’ve all heard the phrase “Ask for more and you’ll get more” right? However, in the world of high stakes negotiating with all of its negotiation styles and … Read moreWhen You Are Negotiating, You Get What You Ask For

It’s The Information That You Collect That Determines The Deal That You’ll Get

So what’s the key to conducting a successful negotiation? Is it knowing the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that you are going to need to get what you want? Is it making sure that you have all of the time in the world so that you can wait the other side out? It turns out … Read moreIt’s The Information That You Collect That Determines The Deal That You’ll Get

How To Be A Successful Negotiator: Learn To Set Objectives

When we enter into a negotiation we need to know what we would like to get out of the negotiation. What this means is that we need to have objectives. Our objectives can come from many different places – ourselves, our boss, or another stakeholder. What’s important is that our objectives will drive the type … Read moreHow To Be A Successful Negotiator: Learn To Set Objectives

When You Negotiate On The Phone, You Always Need To Prepare

One of the nice things about being an adult who engages in negotiations is that we are not required to know everything. A negotiation is not like an 8th grade history test where we’re going to be expected to regurgitate everything that we know about what products Brazil exports. We get to use notes. However, … Read moreWhen You Negotiate On The Phone, You Always Need To Prepare

Master A Phone Negotiation Using A Checklist

Can you picture yourself talking on the phone? If you are like me, it’s generally a scene of mass confusion. Sure I’m talking on the phone, but there is a very good chance that I’m doing a number of other things at the same time. These can include walking / running to get to some … Read moreMaster A Phone Negotiation Using A Checklist

Traps Caused By Negotiating On The Telephone

Let’s face it – attempting to conduct a negotiation over the phone is really never a good idea. When we are negotiating face-to-face with someone, we are in control of the situation. We have our notes, we have our support staff, and we have the ability to look the other side of the table straight … Read moreTraps Caused By Negotiating On The Telephone