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

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

Japanese Sales Negotiation Secrets

All too often Americans (like me) think that we know everything. The reality is that our society has only been around for a bit over 200 years and we’re just getting started. That’s why it can be valuable for a sales negotiator to take a look at how societies that have been around for 1,000’s … Read moreJapanese Sales Negotiation Secrets

The Chinese Guide To Sales Negotiation

Pity the poor American salesperson who goes out into the world of business and tries to negotiate. Sure, he/she is probably well equipped to negotiate with his / her American born-and-breed peers. I mean, after all, we share the same vocabulary, culture, and were brought up pretty much the same way. However, what happens when … Read moreThe Chinese Guide To Sales Negotiation

A Sales Negotiator’s Friend: The Telephone

What’s your mental picture of a typical sales negotiation? When you close your eyes do you see a lushly carpeted board room with a large oval table in the center and padded leather chairs all around it? If so, then in most cases you are sadly mistaken. An amazing number of sales negotiations occur over … Read moreA Sales Negotiator’s Friend: The Telephone