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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. […]

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Who’s In Charge Of Your Negotiation?

The goal of any negotiation is to be able to reach a deal with the other side of the table no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are used. In order to make this happen, you need to be able to agree to things and then you need to be able to deliver on […]

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Things That Can Trip Up A Negotiation At The Last Minute

We’ve all been there. We’ve been working on a negotiation with the other side for what now seems like forever. We’ve worked our way through issue after issue using all of our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques and we now believe that they’ve all been resolved to both side’s satisfaction. Both sides have been careful […]

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Negotiators Need To Understand The Power Of “Fait Accompli”

I don’t know about you, but from my point-of-view it can take a very long time to negotiate certain things. You create your negotiating negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, spend your time talking with the other side for days, weeks or even months and then when all is over and done with, with a little […]

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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 […]

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In A Negotiation You Have To Be Wary Of Found Information

I think that we can all agree that what it takes to succeed in a negotiation is for you to have the information that you need. Now, it this was a perfect world, you’d have access to even more information – the secret stuff. You know what I’m talking about, the other side’s strategy planning […]

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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 […]

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Dealing With The “Good Cop, Bad Cop” Tactic

When we are in a negotiation to sell something to the other side, we need to be aware of the fact that the buyer that we are dealing with has an extensive set of tactics that they can use in addition to negotiation styles and negotiating techniques. As negotiators it is going to be our […]

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Getting The Other Side To Accept Change In A Negotiation

As negotiators it is our job to make change happen as a result of our negotiation. The other side showed up with some expectations about how the negotiation was going to go and we’ll spend our time trying to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to change their minds about this. However, even when […]

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How To Get The Other Side To Say “Yes” To Your Offer

When we are involved in a negotiation, we make proposals to the other side of the table. If they like our proposal, then they’ll agree to it and we can strike a deal with them. However, if they don’t like our proposal, then we’re going to have to spend some time in discussions with them […]

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