Bargaining Strategies When You’re Dealing With A Fixed Pie

To claim your fair share, you have to first take the time to prepare properly

As negotiators, we understand that when we enter into a negotiation we need to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to both collaborate and compete with the other side of the table. It is our job to increase the pie of value for all parties, often by identifying differences across issues and making tradeoffs. … Read more Bargaining Strategies When You’re Dealing With A Fixed Pie

How To Deal With Threats During A Negotiation

In the world of negotiating no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used, there is one thing that we can all count on eventually encountering: threats. The threats that we’re going to run into can take on many different forms. The other side of the table may threaten to walk away, file … Read more How To Deal With Threats During A Negotiation

Dealing With The “Good Cop, Bad Cop” Tactic

When we are in a negotiation to sell something to the other side, we need to be aware of the fact that the buyer that we are dealing with has an extensive set of tactics that they can use in addition to negotiation styles and negotiating techniques. As negotiators it is going to be our … Read more Dealing With The “Good Cop, Bad Cop” Tactic

Three Ways To Get What You Want Out Of Your Next Negotiation

If we want to be successful in our next negotiation, then we are going to have to be able to view it as being a game. It’s only by being able to do this that we will bring to the table the flexibility to deal with all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that … Read more Three Ways To Get What You Want Out Of Your Next Negotiation

In A Negotiation You Always Have To Be Looking For The Icebergs

When a negotiation starts, we often listen to what the other side is telling us using all of their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques and we believe that we know what they want. However, in a lot of cases we are wrong. What’s going on here? It’s actually pretty simple – the other side may … Read more In A Negotiation You Always Have To Be Looking For The Icebergs

What’s The Best Way To Start A Negotiation?

Negotiating is a tough job. Trying to determine how to start your next negotiation can be an even tougher job. There seems to be no limit to the number of different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that we can use to start a negotiation. We can storm into the negotiating room, throw our things down … Read more What’s The Best Way To Start A Negotiation?

Why Trust Is So Important In A Negotiation

In order to be a successful negotiator, you are going to have to build a reputation that makes others want to negotiate with you. One of the most important parts of this reputation is going to be just how much the other side of the table trusts you. Yes, you can use all of the … Read more Why Trust Is So Important In A Negotiation

Do You Have The Personality Needed For Negotiation?

Quick: define what you think the perfect negotiation would be. What came into your mind? Did you see yourself showing up at the bargaining table, laying out your demands, getting agreement from the other side of the table, and then going home? Bad news if that is your dream because it’s never going to happen … Read more Do You Have The Personality Needed For Negotiation?

Sales Negotiators Must Know The Difference Between Needs And Wants

Professional sales negotiators know that when the other side of the table lays out what they are looking to get out of a negotiation, everything is not as it seems. It turns out that the world of negotiating is divided into two groups: wants and needs. The World Of Wants Whenever any of us starts … Read more Sales Negotiators Must Know The Difference Between Needs And Wants

Why Professional Sales Negotiators Build A House Of Straw

In order to make your next sales negotiation a success, you are going to end up having to make some concessions. Knowing that you’re going to end up having to do this means that you’re going to need to have some strategies up you sleeve relating to how you want to manage your concessions. One … Read more Why Professional Sales Negotiators Build A House Of Straw