Negotiators Need To Know How To Close The Deal

In order to get what you want, you need to know how to close the deal

Negotiators know that the real challenge to a negotiation comes at the end. No matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques have been used during the negotiation, in the end it all comes down to the closing. Can you get the other side to agree to do a deal with you? As simple as this … Read more

How Negotiators Can Become Better Listeners

The key to a successful negotiation is to listen well

As good as our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques may be, it turns out that we may be missing one of the most important skills that a negotiator must have: the ability to listen well. During a negotiation, it can be very difficult to listen well to the other side when they are disagreeing with … Read more

How To Use Framing In Your Next Negotiation

Framing means offering manageable options and using the contrast effect

As negotiators, our job during a negotiation is to understand what the other side is looking for and then make them an offer. The offer that we present to them will hopefully be what we consider to be a great deal for them. However, sometimes after we’ve made the offer, we’ll get the impression that … Read more

When Should A Negotiator Show Their Hand During A Negotiation?

Information comes with both risks and rewards

As I’m pretty sure we all know, every negotiation that we engage in is all about information. What do we know, what don’t we know. For that matter, what does the other side know and what don’t they know? We all do our homework before the negotiation starts so that we’ll have as much information … Read more

How To Put Your Agreement Into Action

How you communicate can impact if your agreement can be implemented

As negotiators, what we tend to focus on with all of our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, of course, is the negotiations at hand. It turns out that this is just a little bit sad. The reason is because we’re going to all of the work trying to craft an agreement that both sides can … Read more

The Key To A Successful Negotiation Is Collaboration

Collaboration is how you get on track to reach an agreement

As negotiators, our goal during a negotiation is to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with the other side. This, of course, brings up the question: what exactly is a mutually beneficial agreement? If you ask around, some negotiation experts believe that a mutually beneficial agreement is one … Read more

How To Negotiate With Millennials

Why does it seems as though millennials are so different from everyone else?

In the world of negotiating, there are a lot of different challenges that we all face. What many of us are discovering is that one of the biggest challenges that we are having to face happens when we have to negotiate with millennials. In comparison to the baby boomers or the Generation Xers who followed, … Read more

Learning To Use Anchors In A Negotiation

Negotiators need to learn how to defuse the anchoring bias and make smart first offers

If you’ve been doing any negotiating, then you’ve probably heard the term “anchoring”. This, of course, brings up the question “what exactly is anchoring in negotiation, and how does it play out at the bargaining table?” If you want to become a better negotiator, then you are going to have to learn how to use … Read more

What Types Of Skills Does A Negotiator Need To Have?

Negotiators need to be able to organize an effective broad-scale approach to negotiations

As negotiators we all realize that in order to be successful in our next negotiation, we need to make sure that we show up with the appropriate set of skills, negotiation styles and negotiating techniques. However, negotiators who are looking for effective negotiation strategies often confront a dizzying array of advice. When we find ourselves … Read more

How Negotiators Can Deal With Last Minute Demands

A negotiation is never over, until it's over

Negotiators always have to deal with the simple fact that a negotiation is never over, until it’s over. What this means is that it is possible that after months of negotiation and the use of a wide variety of negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, you reach a detailed agreement with the other side and shake … Read more