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 … Read moreWho’s In Charge Of Your Negotiation?

The Role Of Legitimacy In A Negotiation

Everybody likes a bit of stability in their lives. As negotiators we enjoy having some stability in our negotiations no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used. However, we can run into problems when manifestations of control slide into a negotiation and end up stifling innovation, repressing new ideas, and in some … Read moreThe Role Of Legitimacy In A Negotiation

The Worst Person To Negotiate For You Is – You!

One of the most fundamental questions about any negotiation that has to be answered is who should be running the show? If you ask most of us, we’d tell you that it’s the person who is ultimately in charge – the big man (or woman). It turns out that this is the wrong answer. We … Read moreThe Worst Person To Negotiate For You Is – You!

The Power Of Being Humble In A Negotiation

Our goal in any negotiation is to get the deal that we want. Exactly how we can go about getting that deal is where things start to get just a bit tricky. When we encounter a negotiator who is very, very confident, this opens a door for us that is not normally there. When the … Read moreThe Power Of Being Humble In A Negotiation

Planning Negotiations With Multiple Parties

Although we can spend a lot of time talking about the best negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to use during a negotiation, sometimes just getting the appropriate parties together can be the biggest challenge of all. We live in busy times and the more people that have to be involved in a negotiation, the more … Read morePlanning Negotiations With Multiple Parties

Are You Negotiating With The Right Person?

Quiz: what is the purpose of any negotiation? Answer: to reach a deal with the other side. Now, if that’s your goal, then no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are used during the negotiations, the other side has to be in a position to agree to implement whatever deal you reach, right? If … Read moreAre You Negotiating With The Right Person?

Sales Negotiators Know That Authority Looks Different Around The World

When you sit down to conduct a sales negotiation, you need to be assured that the people sitting on the other side of the table have been granted the authority by their company or organization to reach a deal with you. Under normal circumstances this can hard enough to do; however, when the other side … Read moreSales Negotiators Know That Authority Looks Different Around The World

Prove It!: 5 Techniques For Determining How Much Authority The Other Side Really Has

What’s your most valuable resource? You might have said money, but I’m willing to bet that it’s really something else – time. You can always earn more money, but once you spend time on some task, it’s gone, gone, gone. That’s why when you are negotiating with someone it is critical that you quickly get … Read moreProve It!: 5 Techniques For Determining How Much Authority The Other Side Really Has

5 Ways To Determine How Much Authority The Other Side Really Has

What’s your most valuable resource? You might have said money, but I’m willing to bet that it’s really something else – time. You can always earn more money, but once you spend time on some task, it’s gone, gone, gone. That’s why when you are negotiating with someone it is critical that you quickly get … Read more5 Ways To Determine How Much Authority The Other Side Really Has

How Would You Negotiate If You Had No Authority…?

When we talk about what it takes to be successful in your next sales negotiation, we often talk about how much authority you can bring to your side of the table. Your basic goal needs to be to show up to the negotiation with as much authority as you can bring – you are “the … Read moreHow Would You Negotiate If You Had No Authority…?