The Key To A Successful Negotiation Is Collaboration

Collaboration is how you get on track to reach an agreement

As negotiators, our goal during a negotiation is to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with the other side. This, of course, brings up the question: what exactly is a mutually beneficial agreement? If you ask around, some negotiation experts believe that a mutually beneficial agreement is one … Read more

How To Negotiate With Millennials

Why does it seems as though millennials are so different from everyone else?

In the world of negotiating, there are a lot of different challenges that we all face. What many of us are discovering is that one of the biggest challenges that we are having to face happens when we have to negotiate with millennials. In comparison to the baby boomers or the Generation Xers who followed, … Read more

Learning To Use Anchors In A Negotiation

Negotiators need to learn how to defuse the anchoring bias and make smart first offers

If you’ve been doing any negotiating, then you’ve probably heard the term “anchoring”. This, of course, brings up the question “what exactly is anchoring in negotiation, and how does it play out at the bargaining table?” If you want to become a better negotiator, then you are going to have to learn how to use … Read more

What Types Of Skills Does A Negotiator Need To Have?

Negotiators need to be able to organize an effective broad-scale approach to negotiations

As negotiators we all realize that in order to be successful in our next negotiation, we need to make sure that we show up with the appropriate set of skills, negotiation styles and negotiating techniques. However, negotiators who are looking for effective negotiation strategies often confront a dizzying array of advice. When we find ourselves … Read more

How Negotiators Can Deal With Last Minute Demands

A negotiation is never over, until it's over

Negotiators always have to deal with the simple fact that a negotiation is never over, until it’s over. What this means is that it is possible that after months of negotiation and the use of a wide variety of negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, you reach a detailed agreement with the other side and shake … Read more

Bring The Power Of MESOs To Your Next Negotiation

Making multiple offers is often better than just making one offer

As negotiators we all know that it is all too easy for a negotiation to come to a grinding halt. You and the other side have exchanged a series of offers and counteroffers, and you’ve met somewhere close to the middle—but not close enough. At this point, each side is firmly rooted in its position … Read more

Should Bartering Be One Of Your Negotiating Skills?

If you can learn how to barter, then you can create more value in your negotiation

When we go looking for new ways that we can be successful during a negotiation, we are often looking for the “next big thing”. We’d like to find a modern negotiating technique that perhaps we’ve not heard of before. However, it turns out that if you really want to expand your negotiating toolbox it might … Read more

Tips On Avoiding Turf Battles When You Negotiate With Multiple Parties

Negotiators need to know how to reach agreements during a group negotiation

Let’s face it – negotiating is not an easy thing to do. If you want to make it even harder, then instead of just negotiating with one party, invite multiple parties to the same negotiation. When this kind of negotiation is going on, turf battles – heated conflicts over territory, control, rights, or power -are … Read more

The Power Of A Good Chat In A Negotiation

Discussions can be the key to a successful negotiation

Negotiators need to know how important body language is in the negotiation process. We are often advised to engage in small talk before getting down to business. The reason that we’re told to do this is because according to negotiation research, it pays to engage with your counterpart at the negotiation table. However, where things … Read more

How to Avoid Making Bad Decisions In Negotiating Scenarios

Using incorrect information can create poor decisions during a negotiation

I think that all of us would be willing to admit that we don’t know everything. When it comes to a negotiation, if we’ve never negotiated with the other side before, we understand that it would be wise to go have a talk with someone who has negotiated with them before. When we consult with … Read more