The Negotiating Trust Discount Factor

Can you negotiate with the other side of the table if they don’t trust you? It’s an interesting question and more than once I’ve run into negotiators who have told me that the answer is “no”. I believe that they are wrong, yes you can negotiate with just about anybody no matter if they trust … Read more The Negotiating Trust Discount Factor

Negotiators Need To Know How To Shift Into The Right Gear

I’ve got a quick question for you: would it be possible for you to drive from one location to another if you had to use a single gear on your car? The answer is “maybe”, but it sure would take a long time and that would not be a fun trip. As negotiators, we need … Read more Negotiators Need To Know How To Shift Into The Right Gear

3 Secrets For Finding Satisfaction In Your Next Negotiation

“Satisfaction” is a great word – doesn’t it sound like something that we’d all like to achieve every time we start a negotiation? As great as this concept is, despite all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that we’ve learned, just exactly how to achieve it is something that seems to elude negotiators because … Read more 3 Secrets For Finding Satisfaction In Your Next Negotiation

What Is Rapport And How Can A Negotiator Get It?

When you spend time thinking about what it takes to reach a deal with the other side of the table no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used, something becomes clear very quickly. If the other side is not comfortable dealing with you, if they don’t trust what you tell them, then … Read more What Is Rapport And How Can A Negotiator Get It?

Why Trust Is So Important In A Negotiation

In order to be a successful negotiator, you are going to have to build a reputation that makes others want to negotiate with you. One of the most important parts of this reputation is going to be just how much the other side of the table trusts you. Yes, you can use all of the … Read more Why Trust Is So Important In A Negotiation

3 Goals That You Need To Have For Every Negotiation

If I was to ask you what you were hoping to get out of your next negotiation, what would you tell me? I’m willing to bet that it would be something along the lines of “to get a good deal”. Sure, that’s something that we all want, but if you took the time to think … Read more 3 Goals That You Need To Have For Every Negotiation

Negotiators Want To Know: Are There Any Rules In Negotiations?

Can you lie during a negotiation? That’s actually a really good question that every negotiator needs to find their own answer for. It sure would help if there were some rules that we knew that everyone was going to follow during a negotiation regarding which negotiation styles or negotiating techniques were permitted. This leads us … Read more Negotiators Want To Know: Are There Any Rules In Negotiations?

How “The Switch” Can Trip Up Even The Best Negotiator

Thank goodness that negotiation is over! All of the use of different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques is now done. Finally, you’ve been able to reach an agreement with the other side of the table and you even shook hands on the deal that you’ve negotiated. Your job is done. Or is it? It turns … Read more How “The Switch” Can Trip Up Even The Best Negotiator

Every Negotiation Needs A Rap(port) Star!

So here’s something that will blow your mind: studies have shown that car shopping customers are willing to pay between $200 and $300 MORE for a car if during the negotiation process they became convinced that the salesperson was committed to their satisfaction. Wow – talk about a successful negotiation for the salesperson. But wait, … Read more Every Negotiation Needs A Rap(port) Star!

8 Ingredients For Baking A Delicious Negotiation

And who wouldn’t want to bake a delicious negotiation as long as they are going to go through the effort of conducting a negotiation anyway? In order for any negotiation to turn out successfully, YOU have a job to do. Specifically, you need to find ways to build trust, rapport, and satisfaction in the mind … Read more 8 Ingredients For Baking A Delicious Negotiation