How To Get The Other Side To Say “Yes” During A Negotiation

If only we had the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to put words in the mouth of the other side of the table during a negotiation! We can’t actually do this, so we spend a great deal of time looking for clever ways to get them to say the things that we want them to … Read more

The Art Of Making “How” Concessions

In some negotiating circles, the word “concession” is a dirty word. It means to give in to the other side, to agree to do something that they want you to do. Those negotiators who believe in using their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to achieve “winner takes all” don’t like this concept because they believe … Read more

Using Concessions To Get The Deal That You Want

When we enter a negotiation, all too often we are thinking about what we want to get no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are used. Perhaps what we really should be thinking about is what we are going to be willing to give. What we need to remember is that a negotiation always … Read more

Any Successful Negotiation Is All About Commitment

I believe that it pretty much goes without saying that the goal of any negotiation is to eventually reach an agreement with the other side of the table. It’s how we are able to reach that agreement despite all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that are being used that can at times be … Read more

How To Get Tough In Your Next Negotiation

“Would you just roll over and play dead for me please?” How many times have you wanted to say this to the other side of the table during a negotiation? Of course this rarely if ever happens. However, there are sometimes when something even worse happens – no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques … Read more

Two Ways To Deal With Negotiators Who Can’t Make A Decision

Ugg! When you find yourself in a negotiation with a person who is struggling to make a decision no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques you use, you may find yourself wishing that you were anywhere else on the planet! All too often in these types of negotiations, it seems like it can take … Read more

A Nice Way For A Negotiator To Say “Take It Or Leave It”

I sure do like negotiating! Man, I could negotiate all day long using all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that I’ve learned.. However, as you are well aware, in every negotiation that we participate in, there comes a time when we are done. We’ve given in as much as we are willing to … Read more

Hey Negotiator, It’s “Crunch Time”

So how many times has this happened to you: you are involved in a negotiation and things are moving along just fine with lots of negotiation styles and negotiating techniques being used. Then all of a sudden, you come to a point in the discussion where things just seem to grind to a halt. There … Read more

What Does A Negotiating “Game Plan” Really Look Like?

Our goal for any negotiation that we participate in is to be able to walk away with the best deal possible no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques were used.. However, all too often we go into a negotiation with no clear idea just exactly how we are going to achieve that goal. What … Read more

How To Not Be A Pushover In Your Next Negotiation

In order to reach a deal with the other side of the table, you are going to have to be flexible. However, this brings up the interesting question: just exactly how flexible are you going to have to be? The one thing that you don’t want to allow to happen is for the other side … Read more