What Are The Attributes Of A Good Negotiator?

Not everyone is cut out to become a negotiator. There is a certain set of skills that every negotiator needs to have and not everyone has them. Even those of us who find ourselves doing this type of thing for a living realize that there is a certain set of skills along with knowledge of … Read moreWhat Are The Attributes Of A Good Negotiator?

Planning Negotiations With Multiple Parties

Although we can spend a lot of time talking about the best negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to use during a negotiation, sometimes just getting the appropriate parties together can be the biggest challenge of all. We live in busy times and the more people that have to be involved in a negotiation, the more … Read morePlanning Negotiations With Multiple Parties

3 Ways To Become A Better Negotiator

In every negotiator’s career, there comes a time when we hit a wall. We’ve believe that we’ve learned all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that there are to learn. We know how good we are right now, we know that we can become better, but we simply don’t know how to make that … Read more3 Ways To Become A Better Negotiator

2 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Next Negotiation

Every time that we enter into a negotiation, we always have one single goal in mind: how can I get more? We want to be able to walk away from the table with more than we arrived with. In order to make that happen, I have two valuable suggestions for you to use during your … Read more2 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Next Negotiation

Secrets To Preparing For A Successful Negotiation

The ultimate goal of any negotiation is to be able to walk away from the table with the feeling that you were able to get what you came for. The trick is trying to understand just exactly how you can make that feeling happen. It turns out that the secret to conducting a successful negotiation … Read moreSecrets To Preparing For A Successful Negotiation

Plan Your Next Negotiation, Negotiate Your Plan, Be Successful

When I’m working with negotiators who are trying to become better, they always ask me what the secret to moving to the next level is. For years I always told them that there was no “silver bullet” that would allow them to make the jump. It was just going to take a lot of hard … Read morePlan Your Next Negotiation, Negotiate Your Plan, Be Successful

Just Exactly When Does A Negotiation Start?

While working with one of my sales negotiations students the other day I was asked a great question that I don’t often hear. The student had reported that she was feeling frustrated because she was working on a number of deals and when it came time to negotiate, the actual negotiations seemed to drag on … Read moreJust Exactly When Does A Negotiation Start?

Remember: “Negotiation” Spelled Backwards Is “Change”

So what’s the secret to conducting a successful negotiation? Is it taking enough time to plan? Is it picking the right place to hold the negotiations? Turns out that none of these are the right answer. Instead, if you want to be successful you need to do one simple thing: plan for everything to go … Read moreRemember: “Negotiation” Spelled Backwards Is “Change”

5 Steps For Preparing For Your Next Sales Negotiation

So let’s say that you were going to drive to some place far, far away. Let’s go a step farther and say that you sorta knew where you were going to go to, but that you had never been there before. Can you imagine yourself just jumping into the car and driving with doing any … Read more5 Steps For Preparing For Your Next Sales Negotiation

Deadly Sins Of Sales Negotiations: Hope And 3 Others

We all hear so much about the smooth Donald Trumps of the world that we can fall in to the belief that everyone shows up for a sales negotiation better prepared than we are. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there are four common sales negotiation mistakes that even really smart people … Read moreDeadly Sins Of Sales Negotiations: Hope And 3 Others