3 Secrets Successful Sales Negotiators Use To Win

Ok, so I’ll be the first to admit it – I used the forbidden word “win” in the title. In sales negotiations we prefer to not say “win” because it implies that there is also a “loser”. and that’s not a good thing. How about if we try something like “3 secrets to always walking … Read more3 Secrets Successful Sales Negotiators Use To Win

Can Sales Negotiation Be Done Via Email and Text?

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 moreCan Sales Negotiation Be Done Via Email and Text?

The Difference Between Sports And Sales Negotiation: Winning

What does it mean to “win” a sales negotiation? This sure looks like a simple question doesn’t it? I think that in our minds, we all know what we think winning looks like – after all, we see it in sports all the time. However, things are just a bit different when it comes to … Read moreThe Difference Between Sports And Sales Negotiation: Winning

Japanese Sales Negotiation Secrets

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 moreJapanese Sales Negotiation Secrets

The Chinese Guide To Sales Negotiation

Pity the poor American salesperson who goes out into the world of business and tries to negotiate. Sure, he/she is probably well equipped to negotiate with his / her American born-and-breed peers. I mean, after all, we share the same vocabulary, culture, and were brought up pretty much the same way. However, what happens when … Read moreThe Chinese Guide To Sales Negotiation

A Sales Negotiator’s Friend: The Telephone

What’s your mental picture of a typical sales negotiation? When you close your eyes do you see a lushly carpeted board room with a large oval table in the center and padded leather chairs all around it? If so, then in most cases you are sadly mistaken. An amazing number of sales negotiations occur over … Read moreA Sales Negotiator’s Friend: The Telephone

A Sales Negotiator’s Friend: “Just The Facts, M’am”

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 moreA Sales Negotiator’s Friend: “Just The Facts, M’am”

No Authority / Full Authority Sales Negotiations

Sales professionals really don’t like to enter into a negotiation naked. When you don’t have any authority to make concessions, you basically feel pretty naked. Likewise, if you have full authority, then you’ve got a whole other set of problems. Back to the poor sales negotiator who has no authority. Hold on a minute, they … Read moreNo Authority / Full Authority Sales Negotiations

Sales Negotiators Should Always Have Limited Authority – Or Else!

Do you run the world yet? I’m going to guess that the answer is no (if it isn’t, then we need to talk). When we talk about being successful in a sales negotiation, we often spend a lot of time trying to figure out how we can get more negotiating power on our side. However, … Read moreSales Negotiators Should Always Have Limited Authority – Or Else!

Classic Sales Negotiation Tactic: I’ve Got To Talk To My Boss…

Picture this scene: it was about 20 years ago (ouch!) and I was still dating my wife when she suddenly had to replace her car. She knew exactly what she wanted: a Honda Civic with a manual transmission. There was a local Honda dealer near where she lived so one evening we went there to … Read moreClassic Sales Negotiation Tactic: I’ve Got To Talk To My Boss…