Negotiation is all about power. The trick to walking away from a sales negotiation feeling satisfied about what you were able to achieve is to make sure that you walk IN to the negotiation with more negotiating power than the other side has. Sounds easy doesn’t it? I’ve been amazedÃ‚Â over and over again to … Read more Shut-Up Is What Sales Negotiators Need To Learn To Do!
Every sales negotiation has some sort of time limit associated with it. You might have an hour, a day, or even longer to conduct the negotiations, but there is some point in time at which you’ll run out of time to talk. This is when most sales negotiations fall apart. The Problem With The End … Read more Deadlines Make Sales Negotiators Give It All Away
I wish that there was some sort of black magic potion or single scientific study that I could point to in order to justify what I’m about to tell you, but there isn’t. So here it goes: never be the first to make a concession on a MAJOR issue. Why Should We Take The Hard … Read more Sales Negotiators Know Not To Give In First
I might be setting off a bit of a firestorm with this idea, but here in the 21st Century do you think that it is possible to conduct sales negotiations using more smart phones and less human contact? The Need For Modern Solutions The #1 attraction of using a smart phone (Blackberry, iPhone, or whatever) … Read more Can Sales Negotiation Be Done Via Email and Text?
They say that the world is getting smaller every day. This may be true, but the people who live in this smaller world couldn’t be more different than they are! A case in point are theÃ‚Â sales negotiators who hail from the Middle East – Arabs if you will. Unlike us in the West who … Read more Tips From The Middle East For Sales Negotiators
So what is your view of the the French? Is your view of this magnificent county and its people shaped by those Inspector Clouseau movies that you used to watch while you were growing up? If it was, then it’s time to get over it and move on – they negotiate much differently than you … Read more C’est La Vie – French Lessons For Sales Negotiators
All too often Americans (like me) think that we know everything. The reality is that our society has only been around for a bit over 200 years and we’re just getting started. That’s why it can be valuable for a sales negotiator to take a look at how societies that have been around for 1,000’s … Read more Japanese Sales Negotiation Secrets
You can never say it too many times: in order to reach an agreement with the other side during a sales negotiation, you ALWAYS have to make some sort of concession(s). The trick to doing this correctly is to make sure that you don’t make so many concessions that when a deal is struck that … Read more Even More Giving: 5 More Ways Sales Negotiators Can Use Concessions
Sales negotiating is all about concessions. You make them, the other side makes them. Finally, if enough has been given, then you should be able to reach a common middle ground where a deal can be struck. The trick is knowing how and when you should make your concessions. Here are some tips from the … Read more Giving To Get: How A Sales Negotiator Makes Concessions
So there you are, getting ready to fire up your side of a sales deal when all of a sudden you get hit with a volley of facts, averages, and statistics. You’re hit! Each one of those figures came with a sharp point that has embedded itself, perhaps fatally, into your arguments. Is there any … Read more A Sales Negotiator’s Friend: “Just The Facts, M’am”