The Secret To Successful Distributive Bargaining

You goal is to get as much value as you can in your next negotiation

So this thing that we call negotiating actually has two different parts to it. The first is called integrative bargaining and it is where we look for ways to increase the pie of value for all parties, often by identifying differences across issues and making tradeoffs. The second is where we use our negotiation styles … Read more

How To Defend Yourself During A Negotiation

Find a way to negotiate without bias when you can defend yourself

When we enter into a negotiation, we never know who will be sitting across the table from us. Will they be a negotiator who is just starting out or a skilled professional who has done this countless times before? In any negotiation that you participate in, you will undoubtedly find yourself on the defensive at … Read more

Is Lose-Lose Ever An Option For A Negotiator?

Is it possible that lose-lose could be your BATNA?

As negotiators, one of the key points about negotiating that has been drilled into our heads is that in order to be successful, we always have to be able to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach a deal with the other side of the table. There has to be a common middle … 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

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

Just Exactly What is A Negotiation?

Negotiators need to learn the building blocks of negotiation business skills

We all know that it is tough to do a good job of negotiating a deal. In fact, many people dread negotiation, not recognizing that they negotiate on a regular, even daily basis. Most of us face formal negotiations throughout our personal and professional lives in many different forms during which we all use many … 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

How To Claim Your Fair Share In Your Next Negotiation

You need to claim your fair share during your next negotiation

Every negotiation that we are involved in has two different components to it. The first is what is called “value creation”. This is, as its name implies, the process by which we attempt to put more issues on the table – we try to make the negotiation become bigger. The other part is called “value … Read more

The Top 10 Skills Every Negotiator Needs To Have

Negotiators need to have these skills in order to get the deals that they want

As negotiators, our goal whenever we are starting a negotiation is to find a way to get the best deal possible. This is not always an easy thing to make happen. The best negotiators are the ones who can use their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to both create value during the negotiation and then … 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