The Options That You Have Are Determined By Framing

More than once when I’ve been involved in a negotiation with all of its negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, there has come a point in the negotiations when the other side has put down their pen, looked at me, and said “so what’s it going to be: option A or option B?” Ouch, talk about … Read moreThe Options That You Have Are Determined By Framing

What Is The Bottom Line In A Negotiation?

You would think that when we start a negotiation that we’d know what we wanted to accomplish no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques were being used. However, all too often this is not the case. What seems to trip us up is not having a clear understanding of just exactly what our “bottom … Read moreWhat Is The Bottom Line In A Negotiation?

Only Brave Negotiators End Up Being Successful

In order to be successful during a negotiation, what skills are really required? One skill that is all too often overlooked in my opinion is bravery. I like to define bravery as the willingness to try something that just might fail. If you are willing to take this leap of faith, sometime you can rescue … Read moreOnly Brave Negotiators End Up Being Successful

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

Follow The Bouncing Price: What Sales Negotiators Need To Know

A Price Is Not A Fixed Thing Inexperienced sales negotiators often enter into a negotiation thinking that the price of something that they are trying to buy or sell is fixed – it’s set in concrete and cannot be changed. They think that their goal is to “discover” what this price is through negotiating. Those … Read moreFollow The Bouncing Price: What Sales Negotiators Need To Know

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

Don’t Believe What Anyone Says Is What Sales Negotiators Need To Learn To Do

People are either honest or they aren’t right? Umm, well not exactly. Look, in a sales negotiation everything is not as it seems. I hate to use strong words like “lying” or anything like that, but let’s just say that a healthy dose of skepticism is often a sales negotiator’s best friend. What’s Going On … Read moreDon’t Believe What Anyone Says Is What Sales Negotiators Need To Learn To Do

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!

Deadlines Make Sales Negotiators Give It All Away

Every sales negotiation has some sort of time limit associated with it. You might have an hour, a day, or even longer to conduct the negotiations, but there is some point in time at which you’ll run out of time to talk. This is when most sales negotiations fall apart. The Problem With The End … Read moreDeadlines Make Sales Negotiators Give It All Away

3 Things Every Sales Negotiator Needs To Know

Wouldn’t it be great if the best sales negotiators in the world could drop by our place and sit down with us for awhile to share what they’ve learned? If you knew that they were coming, what questions would you ask them? We’ve already talked about some of the things that master sales negotiators could … Read more3 Things Every Sales Negotiator Needs To Know