What Role Does Trust Play In A Negotiation?

Trust is what can make a deal happen

If there is one thing that all negotiators know and understand is that in order to be able to reach a deal with the other side, you first have to be able to trust them. We also understand that during the course of a negotiation, trust is something that may develop naturally over time. However, … Read moreWhat Role Does Trust Play In A Negotiation?

Negotiators Need To Learn How To Deal With The First Offer Dilemma

Just imagine the next negotiation that you are going to be involved in. You sit down at the table, you have your notes easily available to you, you’ve done your homework and you know who’s going to be negotiating with you today, you know what negotiation styles and negotiating techniques you want to use, and … Read moreNegotiators Need To Learn How To Deal With The First Offer Dilemma

During A Negotiation It’s All About The Bargain

What do you think the other side of the table is looking to get out of their negotiation with you? A lower price? More quantity? Better delivery dates? These may all be true, but deep down inside what the other side wants to walk away from the table after all of the negotiation styles and … Read moreDuring A Negotiation It’s All About The Bargain

What Will It Take To Make The Other Side Feel Satisfied?

As we prepare for our next negotiation with all of its negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, it can be all too easy for us to focus on what we want to get out of the negotiation. I mean, that’s really why we’re going to go to the effort of participating, right? It turns out that … Read moreWhat Will It Take To Make The Other Side Feel Satisfied?

When You Negotiate, You’re Taking A Risk

A quick show of hands please: who among us likes taking risks? Hmm, not very many hands are up. That’s pretty much par for the course. However, no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used, risk plays a big part in every negotiation that we take part in. In fact, risk is … Read moreWhen You Negotiate, You’re Taking A Risk

Just Exactly How Do You Negotiate?

Often when I’m working with new negotiators, they’ll ask me the classic question “how do I negotiate?” This is a fair question – even if it is a bit broad. We all negotiate every day even if we don’t really realize that we are doing it. What my students are really asking me is how … Read moreJust Exactly How Do You Negotiate?

How Much Risk Is Too Much Risk In A Negotiation?

Risk is a funny thing. A lot of us would like to be able to live a life that was filled with certainty. We’d like to know what was going to happen today as well as tomorrow. However, as we all know, life really doesn’t work that way. We understand the simple truth that everything … Read moreHow Much Risk Is Too Much Risk In A Negotiation?

Being A Successful Negotiator Is All About Knowing How To Take Calculated Risks

The simple life is not what negotiators have going for them. Instead, the world in which we find ourselves living in is a complicated place filled with many negotiation styles and negotiating techniques along with different things that can trip us up at any moment. It is this world that we need to come up … Read moreBeing A Successful Negotiator Is All About Knowing How To Take Calculated Risks

Good Sales Negotiators Know Not To Fear A Deadlock

What’s the one thing that negotiators fear the most? Not being able to reach a deal with the other side – this would mean that we’ve wasted everyone’s time with our negotiations. There are a lot of different terms to describe this situation, but the one that strikes fear in everyone’s heart is “deadlock” simply … Read moreGood Sales Negotiators Know Not To Fear A Deadlock

Escalation Power: How To Use It, How To Defend Against It

When we’re talking about negotiating and someone brings up the tactic of escalation what pops into your head right off the bat? Do you see yourself becoming frustrated with the person that you’re negotiating with and getting up and storming off to go have a talk with their boss? That’s one form of escalation, but … Read moreEscalation Power: How To Use It, How To Defend Against It