Tips On Avoiding Turf Battles When You Negotiate With Multiple Parties

Negotiators need to know how to reach agreements during a group negotiation

Let’s face it – negotiating is not an easy thing to do. If you want to make it even harder, then instead of just negotiating with one party, invite multiple parties to the same negotiation. When this kind of negotiation is going on, turf battles – heated conflicts over territory, control, rights, or power -are … Read more

It Turns Out That Three Is A Magic Number In Negotiations

If you follow the "rules of three" you can get the deal that you want

Every negotiator would like to have some magic in their lives. We’d all like to be able to wave our hands and have a negotiation go our way. We’d like to have spells that we could recite that would make the other side bend to our will. The bad news is that such magic does … Read more

How A Negotiator Can Manage A Multiparty Negotiation

More parties involved in a negotiation make it that much more difficult

I think that we all realize that participating in a negotiation can be a very complex undertaking. However, if you want to make things even more complicated then all you have to do is involve yourself in a multiparty negotiation. Multiparty negotiations are actually fairly common. There are three issues that make multi­party negotiations more … Read more

Negotiators Need To Learn How To Stop Deception In Negotiations

Prevent deception in a negotiation by discouraging the other side from trying

So – does the other side really mean what they are saying? Will they really do what they are promising to do? I’m pretty sure that you and I can’t tell. The reason that we are so bad at detecting deception is because the most common signs of deception, such grammatical errors and as increased … Read more

How To Use Price Anchoring In Your Next Negotiation

Price anchoring strategies can make or break your next negotiation

When we are involved in a negotiation that involves prices, we need to keep in mind that no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used, it’s the first number that either side presets that will play an important determining factor in how the rest of the negotiation goes. It turns out that … Read more

Tips For Negotiating Online

The challenge of negotiating online is trying to generate rapport

When we enter into a negotiation, we are facing a number of different challenges. One of the biggest can be cultural barriers to communication if the other side comes from a different background than you do. In order to overcome such issues, we need to find different ways to use our negotiation styles and negotiating … Read more

How To Deal With Negotiators Who Lie

Sometimes the other side may have a problem telling the truth

The goal of any negotiation is to find a way to reach an agreement with the other side of the table. The challenge that we run into during this process is that no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used we need to understand what the other side wants and the only … Read more

Negotiators Need To Fall In Love With The Number 3

There is a power associated with the number three

We are all human. What this means is that for some odd and unexplained reason no mater which negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we are using, we all seem to like things that come in threes. In our world it seems as though all good things come in groups of three. Think about it, your … Read more

How To Avoid Reaching An Impasse During A Negotiation

Negotiators need to learn how to steer clear of gridlock

The reason that we enter into a negotiation is because we want to be able to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach a deal with the other side. The challenge that we have is that what we want and what they want may be two very different things. The whole purpose of … Read more

Does It Pay To Get Angry During A Negotiation?

When negotiating, we need to consider the effect of our emotions on others

I can only speak for myself, but I have no problem sharing with you that during a negotiation I can become very, very frustrated with how things are going. No matter if your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques are causing things to go too slow, go off in the wrong direction, or, even worse, not … Read more