How To Improve Your Reputation As A Negotiator

During a negotiation, cultivate a cooperative reputation to guide your opponent's negotiation strategies

The next time that you enter into a negotiation, how do you want the other side to view you? If you are like most of us who have had our impression of what a world-class negotiator looks like shaped by television and the movies: when we use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques we want … Read moreHow To Improve Your Reputation As A Negotiator

How To Close A Deal When You Have Already Tried Everything

Sometimes it can be very difficult to get to “closed”

So just exactly how does a negotiation end? Either both parties give up and walk away with no deal being reached, or you are somehow able to use your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to find a way to close the deal. It’s this deal closing thing that can be so tricky to do sometimes. … Read moreHow To Close A Deal When You Have Already Tried Everything

How To Use The Right of First Refusal To Create Better Deals

There are some negotiating situations that we can find ourselves in that are trickier than other. For example, if you were negotiating the lease of a warehouse for yourself but you though that someone else might come along in the future and offer to pay more than you to the landlord, you wouldn’t want to … Read moreHow To Use The Right of First Refusal To Create Better Deals

Tips For Closing A Negotiation Faster

As negotiators we are always under pressure by our management to “close the deal”. I think that we are open to wrapping up our current negotiation as quickly as possible. However, we face a number of issues in trying to accomplish this no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we use. For a number … Read moreTips For Closing A Negotiation Faster

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 … Read moreGetting The Other Side To Accept Change In A Negotiation

Every Negotiation Is All About Time

So what’s your goal for your next negotiation? If I was going to hazard a guess, I’d be willing to bet that in one way shape or form you are going to be trying to maximize the amount of money that you walk away from the table with no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating … Read moreEvery Negotiation Is All About Time

In Negotiating, It’s All About What You Know

If you have a chance to talk with experienced negotiators, you’ll often hear them tell you “knowledge is power”. What they are talking about, in simple terms, is that the more that you know as you go into a negotiation, the better you can expect to do during the negotiations no matter what negotiation styles … Read moreIn Negotiating, It’s All About What You Know

One Source Of Power For You In A Negotiation: Your Competition

One of the biggest challenges that we all face when we are negotiating is not the negotiation styles or negotiating techniques that will be used, but rather the simple fact that the people that we are negotiating with have other options. If they don’t like what we have to offer to them, then they can … Read moreOne Source Of Power For You In A Negotiation: Your Competition

Just Exactly How Do You Negotiate?

Often when I’m working with new negotiators, they’ll ask me the classic question “how do I negotiate?” This is a fair question – even if it is a bit broad. We all negotiate every day even if we don’t really realize that we are doing it. What my students are really asking me is how … Read moreJust Exactly How Do You Negotiate?

False Assumptions That Hold You Back In A Negotiation

Every time we show up for a negotiation, we are bringing something along with us that we really should not be bringing and I’m not talking about negotiation styles or negotiating techniques. What is this you ask? Assumptions. For a wide variety of reasons, we’ve all come up with a list of assumptions about the … Read moreFalse Assumptions That Hold You Back In A Negotiation