When Should You Start To Prepare To Negotiate?

When you know that you will be involved in a negotiation in the future, when should you start to prepare for that negotiation? If you are like most of us, using the techniques that we probably learned back in high school, we tend to put off the getting ready work until the date that the … Read more When Should You Start To Prepare To Negotiate?

Success In Negotiating Has To Do With Your State Of Mind

Whenever we start a negotiation, we go into the negotiation with high hopes. We would like to be able to walk away from the discussions after all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques are over with the deal that we are looking for. However, that does not always happen. What is it that makes … Read more Success In Negotiating Has To Do With Your State Of Mind

Master A Phone Negotiation Using A Checklist

Can you picture yourself talking on the phone? If you are like me, it’s generally a scene of mass confusion. Sure I’m talking on the phone, but there is a very good chance that I’m doing a number of other things at the same time. These can include walking / running to get to some … Read more Master A Phone Negotiation Using A Checklist

How To Manage A Negotiation Phone Call

Have you ever wondered how a negotiation that takes place on the phone starts? I guess the answer is pretty obvious – someone calls you. However, what a lot of us don’t realize is that when we receive this call, we are the ones in control – not the person who is calling us. You … Read more How To Manage A Negotiation Phone Call

The Impact That A Telephone Can Have On A Negotiation

What a wonderful age we are living in! We have the ability to watch 500 TV channels at any time of the day, we can hop on a plane and get to almost any corner of the globe in a matter of hours and, even better, we can get in touch with almost anyone at … Read more The Impact That A Telephone Can Have On A Negotiation

Negotiators Need To Learn To Trust Their Own Instincts

When I’m working with negotiators who are trying to develop their negotiating skills, I’m often asked what it takes to reach the next level in negotiating. You know, the level where it all seems to come very naturally and easily to the negotiator. My answer is always the same: nobody ever really reaches that level, … Read more Negotiators Need To Learn To Trust Their Own Instincts

In A Negotiation, Information Is Power

Every negotiation is about power. Who has it, who wants it, and where did it all go. As negotiators, we are always looking for negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that we can use to become more powerful. It turns out that there is one simple way that we can make this happen: get more information. … Read more In A Negotiation, Information Is Power

Why You Don’t Know What The Other Side Doesn’t Know

The trick to doing well at your next negotiation is to know who knows what no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used. Or another way of saying that is you want to fully understand what the other side of the table does not know. Hmm, this is all getting rather confusing. … Read more Why You Don’t Know What The Other Side Doesn’t Know

4 Tips For Conducting A Successful Negotiation

In order to be successful in your next negotiation, you need to know what kind of goals you are going to have to set for yourself. You can think of these goals as providing you with “tips for success” as you face all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that will show up in … Read more 4 Tips For Conducting A Successful Negotiation

Good Negotiators Know The Power Of “What If?”

How are your mind reading skills? Not so good? Dang – just imagine how handy that would come in during your next sales negotiation. You could just close your eyes and you’d be able to see what the other side of the table was thinking. I can’t help you get magical powers, but I might … Read more Good Negotiators Know The Power Of “What If?”