10 Ways To Quickly Boost Your Power In ANY Negotiation

At the end of the day, negotiating is all about power , who has it, who wants it, and what to do with it. You can read every book out there, you can attend every training class offered, you can even do your own field research, but ultimately what you will be trying to find … Read more10 Ways To Quickly Boost Your Power In ANY Negotiation

5 Ways The Great Sales Negotiators Build Super Bargaining Power

Having some bargaining power when you are involved in a sales negotiation is a good thing. Have super bargaining power is much, much better. Most of us do a few things to prepare for a negotiating session, but are we doing enough? The answer in most cases is no. Let me tell you what you … Read more5 Ways The Great Sales Negotiators Build Super Bargaining Power

How To Play (& Win) When There’s Only One Game In Town

Having a single supplier for something that you want is the best thing in the world. “What?” you say, they’ve got me over a barrel , they can dictate any price or any conditions on a deal that they want because I have no other alternative. Well, ok, that’s one way to look at it … Read moreHow To Play (& Win) When There’s Only One Game In Town

How To Win A Race When You’re Not The Fastest Runner

Sales negotiators are often our own worst enemies. So much of what it takes to have a successful negotiation depends on your mental state going into the negotiation that if you don’t believe that you can close this deal, then I’ve got some bad news for you – you probably won’t. One situation that my … Read moreHow To Win A Race When You’re Not The Fastest Runner

Why Win-Win Sales Negotiating Never Works And What To Do About It

Quick: what’s the first thing that you think about when you picture your next negotiation in your mind? Unless you are Mother Teresa’s brother / sister I’ll bet that you saw yourself walking away from the bargaining table with the best deal in the world , you had gotten everything that you had wanted and … Read moreWhy Win-Win Sales Negotiating Never Works And What To Do About It

Negotiators Know That Persistence (& Risk Taking) Pay Off

In this world there are two types of negotiators: the good ones and everyone else. The goal of any negotiator is to become a member of the group of good negotiators. The challenge is that the path to becoming a good negotiator is not always clear. However, there are two basic skills that lay on … Read moreNegotiators Know That Persistence (& Risk Taking) Pay Off

He Who Works The Hardest, Wins The Negotiation

What is the secret for walking away from your next sales negotiation feeling satisfied? We all wish that there was some magic “silver bullet” technique that if we knew what it was we could use it every time we negotiate in order to be able to walk away feeling like our negotiating time was well … Read moreHe Who Works The Hardest, Wins The Negotiation

The Power Of Time In A Sales Negotiation

When I work with clients to improve their negotiating skills, one of the first things that we do is to sit down and review their past experiences with negotiating situations. This generally produces a list of both good and bad experiences. The reason that I take the time to do this is because it shows … Read moreThe Power Of Time In A Sales Negotiation

Winning Sales Negotiations: The Pizza Secret

Recently I was talking with some friends of mine who are planning on using the current depressed real estate market to “trade up” and get a bigger / better house. They were lamenting the fact that this process was going to require them to negotiate with the sellers. They had come to me because they … Read moreWinning Sales Negotiations: The Pizza Secret

Sales Negotiators Know Not To Give In First

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 moreSales Negotiators Know Not To Give In First