Negotiation and Contracts

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 […]
March 17, 2014

You Can’t Negotiate With Crazy

You Can’t Negotiate With Crazy.  This is not referring to someone who is mentally incapacitated or insane.  Contracts with those types of people as well as people under the influence […]
January 16, 2013

Confidence – One of the Most Important Aspects of Negotiation

One of the most important things you need in order to be successful in negotiation is confidence.  Most people hesitate to negotiate because they don’t have the confidence in their […]
January 6, 2013

Negotiation Mastery – Get Creative in Business and Day-to-Day Life

Sometimes in negotiation we have to figure a way to get creative.  In business when two opposing sides or people are discussing a deal and not able to work out […]