What Type Of Negotiation Should You Use Next Time?

Picking the right type of negotiation is key to getting the deal you want

Let’s face it, by now you realize that not every negotiation is the same. Each and every negotiation that we engage in has its own set of characteristics and qualities that set it apart from all of the other negotiations that we’ve been part of. However, the good news here is that all of the … Read more

Should We Eat While We Negotiate?

Will sharing a meal with the other side lead to a better deal?

So I’m willing to admit it – I like food. A lot. When we are getting ready to negotiate with someone, there is always the possibility of conducting our negotiations with all of their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques while sharing a meal with them. As tasty as this may seem, it does lead to … Read more

What Should Negotiators Do When The Good Cop / Bad Cop Shows Up?

Negotiators need to know how to identify and defuse this tactic

Ah, the good cop / bad cop tactic. You know, we’ve seen this used in so many different TV shows and movies that you would sorta think that everyone would recognize it when it was being used on them by now. However, that’s where you would be wrong. It turns out that this tactic is … Read more

Negotiators Need To Learn How To Stop Deception In Negotiations

Prevent deception in a negotiation by discouraging the other side from trying

So – does the other side really mean what they are saying? Will they really do what they are promising to do? I’m pretty sure that you and I can’t tell. The reason that we are so bad at detecting deception is because the most common signs of deception, such grammatical errors and as increased … Read more

How To Close A Deal When You Are Negotiating

After you’ve tried everything, you need some suggestions on how to make a close happen

The reason that we are willing to invest the time in a negotiation is because we believe that by using our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques we’ll be able to eventually reach a deal with the other side. However, in order to make that happen, at some point in time the negotiations have to come … Read more

How Good Of A Negotiator Is President Donald Trump?

He wrote a book, but how good is he really at negotiating?

So first off let’s all agree on something: I don’t really care if you love or hate President Donald Trump. That’s not what I’m talking about. Instead, considering that he’s in a very powerful position in which he gets to talk to world leaders on a daily basis, I’m interested in how good of a … Read more

How To Prepare For Your Next Negotiation

A thorough negotiation preparation process requires plenty of time

The next time that you start a negotiation, what will be running through your mind? If you are like most of us, you are excited to get started and you have a fairly clear idea what negotiation styles and negotiating techniques you’ll be using to get what you want out of this negotiation. However, have … Read more

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 more

What Tips Does A Negotiator Need To Know In Order To Close A Deal?

I can think of nothing more frustrating than being involved in a negotiation where you just don’t seem to be able to move the discussions to a close no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques you use. You are putting the time, energy, and effort into the negotiations and yet the end point just … Read more

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 more