Who’s In Charge Of Your Negotiation?

The goal of any negotiation is to be able to reach a deal with the other side of the table no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are used. In order to make this happen, you need to be able to agree to things and then you need to be able to deliver on … Read moreWho’s In Charge Of Your Negotiation?

Shut-Up Is What Sales Negotiators Need To Learn To Do!

Negotiation is all about power. The trick to walking away from a sales negotiation feeling satisfied about what you were able to achieve is to make sure that you walk IN to the negotiation with more negotiating power than the other side has. Sounds easy doesn’t it? I’ve been amazed  over and over again to … Read moreShut-Up Is What Sales Negotiators Need To Learn To Do!

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

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

Should Sales Negotiators Be In Long Term Relationships?

Who wouldn’t want to be in a long term relationship? I mean we wanted our parents to be in one, we want to be in one, movies always end by having the hero walk off into the sunset and into a long term relationship, right? It turns out (as with so many things in life), … Read moreShould Sales Negotiators Be In Long Term Relationships?

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

A Sales Negotiator’s Friend: “Just The Facts, M’am”

So there you are, getting ready to fire up your side of a sales deal when all of a sudden you get hit with a volley of facts, averages, and statistics. You’re hit! Each one of those figures came with a sharp point that has embedded itself, perhaps fatally, into your arguments. Is there any … Read moreA Sales Negotiator’s Friend: “Just The Facts, M’am”