Do We Really Need To Negotiate If We’re Going To Be Partners?

Welcome To The Age Of Partnering Remember when every business used to view themselves as an island? This made life pretty simple for anyone doing sales negotiations – it was always us vs. them. Well, it sure looks like someone farther up the corporate ladder has been reading those business self-help books and they’ve decided … Read moreDo We Really Need To Negotiate If We’re Going To Be Partners?

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

Hidden Needs Drive Sales Negotiations

All sales negotiations are driven by both public and private needs. If you can understand and deal with the other side’s hidden needs, then you’ll have more power during the negotiation. It’s What Lies Below The Surface That Really Matters When we enter into a sales negotiation, we like to kid ourselves that we know … Read moreHidden Needs Drive Sales Negotiations

Power Loss In Sales Negotiations

The single most important factor in determining how a negotiation is going to turn out centers on a single question: who has the most power? The big problem that most of us have is that we don’t think that we have enough of it. Turns out, we’re generally wrong about this… The Secret Of Negotiating … Read morePower Loss In Sales Negotiations

Sales Negotiation Tips From Brian Dietmeyer

The basics of sales negotiations are pretty straightforward; however, it can be easy to lose sight of them as we talk about tactics, preparation, and detailed sales negotiation skills. Maybe it’s time that we took a step back and got an expert to remind us about what we really need to be doing in our … Read moreSales Negotiation Tips From Brian Dietmeyer

Tips From The Middle East For Sales Negotiators

They say that the world is getting smaller every day. This may be true, but the people who live in this smaller world couldn’t be more different than they are! A case in point are the  sales negotiators who hail from the Middle East – Arabs if you will. Unlike us in the West who … Read moreTips From The Middle East For Sales Negotiators

C’est La Vie – French Lessons For Sales Negotiators

So what is your view of the the French? Is your view of this magnificent county and its people shaped by those Inspector Clouseau movies that you used to watch while you were growing up? If it was, then it’s time to get over it and move on – they negotiate much differently than you … Read moreC’est La Vie – French Lessons For Sales Negotiators