The Power Of A Good Chat In A Negotiation

Discussions can be the key to a successful negotiation

Negotiators need to know how important body language is in the negotiation process. We are often advised to engage in small talk before getting down to business. The reason that we’re told to do this is because according to negotiation research, it pays to engage with your counterpart at the negotiation table. However, where things … Read more

How to Avoid Making Bad Decisions In Negotiating Scenarios

Using incorrect information can create poor decisions during a negotiation

I think that all of us would be willing to admit that we don’t know everything. When it comes to a negotiation, if we’ve never negotiated with the other side before, we understand that it would be wise to go have a talk with someone who has negotiated with them before. When we consult with … Read more

A Checklist For Preparing For Your Next Negotiation

To get the deal that you want, you need to go in prepared

When it comes time for your next negotiation, will you do the most important thing to get ready? You know what I’m talking about – prepare! One of the biggest mistakes that negotiators make over and over again doesn’t have anything to do with their negotiation styles or negotiating techniques, instead it has to do … Read more

What Are The 5 Skills That Every Negotiation Team Needs To Have?

Negotiators need to make sure that their teams have the right set of skills

Every negotiator knows that they can only be as good as the team that they have backing them up. In order to have the best team possible, we need to find ways to increase the odds that our team has the training and the skills that will be required in order use their negotiation styles … Read more

5 Ways To Become A Better Negotiator

Learn how to get better negotiation results

As negotiators, we all share the same desire – we’d like to find ways to become better negotiators. However, the prospect of finding a way to make this happen and learn new negotiation styles and negotiating techniques can be very overwhelming and this can cause us to throw our arms up and say that it … Read more

What Type Of Negotiation Should You Use Next Time?

Picking the right type of negotiation is key to getting the deal you want

Let’s face it, by now you realize that not every negotiation is the same. Each and every negotiation that we engage in has its own set of characteristics and qualities that set it apart from all of the other negotiations that we’ve been part of. However, the good news here is that all of the … Read more

Should We Eat While We Negotiate?

Will sharing a meal with the other side lead to a better deal?

So I’m willing to admit it – I like food. A lot. When we are getting ready to negotiate with someone, there is always the possibility of conducting our negotiations with all of their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques while sharing a meal with them. As tasty as this may seem, it does lead to … Read more

The Problem With Different Cultures And Negotiations

Negotiating across cultures can be difficult to do

Every time that we start a negotiation, we begin with the best of intentions. It really does not matter who we are negotiating with. The other side can be from down the road or from around the world, we simply want to reach a good deal with them. However, when the other side comes from … Read more

What Should Be On Your Negotiation Checklist?

Negotiators who go into a negotiation well prepared both create and claim value

As negotiators, every time that we enter into a negotiation we hope to be able to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to walk away with a deal that we can live with. However, in order for that to happen we have to have taken the time to prepare for the negotiation. All too … Read more