How To Deal With A Know-It-All In A Negotiation

If your goal in life is to meet all sorts of different types of people, then you most defiantly do want to become a negotiator. Sitting across from us at the negotiating table will be a parade of just about every type of person that you could possibly imagine and they’ll be using a wide … Read moreHow To Deal With A Know-It-All In A Negotiation

Let Mr. Zipf Help You Win To Your Next Negotiation

Ok, so I admit it, “win” is generally not a term that we are supposed to use when talking about a negotiation. Remember, it’s not about winning or losing a negotiation, but rather how you play the game. However, let’s say that what I really mean is that no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating … Read moreLet Mr. Zipf Help You Win To Your Next Negotiation

Only Brave Negotiators End Up Being Successful

In order to be successful during a negotiation, what skills are really required? One skill that is all too often overlooked in my opinion is bravery. I like to define bravery as the willingness to try something that just might fail. If you are willing to take this leap of faith, sometime you can rescue … Read moreOnly Brave Negotiators End Up Being Successful

Why Doubt Is A Good Thing For Negotiators To Have

As human beings, we are naturally inclined to believe what other people tell us. That’s how we make it through a day and that’s how we are able to get things done. Then there are negotiations. The other side of the table wants something from us and we can’t always be certain that they are … Read moreWhy Doubt Is A Good Thing For Negotiators To Have

Hey Negotiator, Did Someone Say “Audit”?

I was wondering, could you take just a moment and remind me why we go to the effort of participating in a negotiation? Yeah, yeah – I know that one of the reasons is so that we can reach a deal with the other side. However, I don’t think that that is the only reason … Read moreHey Negotiator, Did Someone Say “Audit”?

Video: Negotiation Awards: Who’s The Best Negotiator In The World?

Dr. Jim Anderson discovers who the best negotiators in the world are — 2-year olds! Dr. Anderson explores how kids learn to negotiate and what lessons sales negotiators can learn from little kids. If you want to get more negotiating secrets, subscribe to the free The Accidental Negotiator newsletter here: http://goo.gl/Yqf70

How To Negotiate To Buy A Car in 2010

Despite the fact that the world is emerging from a global recession, sometimes the need to buy a car shows up just when you least expect it. If that time has arrived for you, then maybe we should spend some time talking about what you need to do in order to successfully negotiate the purchase … Read moreHow To Negotiate To Buy A Car in 2010

3 Rules Of Negotiating Power That You Need To Know

Let your mind drift back to the last sales negotiation that you were involved in. When talk finally got around to negotiating a deal, after all of the PowerPoint slide shows, all of the RFP responses, maybe even the product bake-offs, who had the upper hand – you or the other side of the table? … Read more3 Rules Of Negotiating Power That You Need To Know

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

Video: Negotiating With Vendors

So this time around, we’re going to do things just a bit differently. There’s a video that has been going around on YouTube that does a pretty classic job of capturing just how ridiculous negotiating between vendors and clients can be. The video is just a bit over two minutes long, but in three different … Read moreVideo: Negotiating With Vendors