Negotiation and Contracts

August 4, 2014

The Citadel and The Band Journey on How To Prepare to Negotiate

The Citadel Military College and the rock band Journey offer great lessons for advance preparation for how to negotiate. Read more to find out why. One of the 50 ways to […]
July 28, 2014

Contracts Eye

I remember when I first started to teach negotiation and contracts information. I didn’t realize how much this information is needed. I look at agreements with a contracts expert eye […]
July 20, 2014

Negotiation Just Takes Some Skill – You Too Can Easily Learn These Skills

Recently in an article I wrote about the 7 mistakes most often made in negotiation, I mentioned that it takes confidence to be a good negotiation. How can you get […]
July 12, 2014

Ask Powerful Questions

Asking powerful questions is a strategy that will keep you in the power position during a negotiation. Knowing the right questions to ask prior to the negotiation is part of […]
June 22, 2014

Ambiguity is the Death of all Contracts/Agreements

Have you ever signed a contract or agreement only to realize later those terms weren’t quite clear enough? The lack of clarity likely caused problems with completion of the contract […]
June 9, 2014

Stop Talking

One of the most common mistakes people make in negotiation is talking too much.. We talk people into the sale then talk them out of it because we keep talking […]
May 30, 2014

Credit Card Surcharge Unallowable in California and 9 other States

Have you ever done business with someone who said you would need to pay an extra 3% for using a credit card vs paying cash?  Did you know that retailers […]
April 24, 2014

Negotiation Tip – Improve Your Presentation Skills to Be a Better Negotiator

Often times we think of negotiation as all about big contracts, dollars and cents, face to face negotiations.  While those are all part of negotiation, it’s not the only part.  […]
April 18, 2014

Did Bad Negotiation Cause Lawsuit Lunacy?

Bad negotiation? The video below is an interesting short documentary on the McDonald’s coffee lawsuit.  The problem is the judge still AWARDED almost $3 million (this video claims the final […]