Negotiation

September 4, 2017

Skid Row Negotiation

Recently I attended the Toastmasters International Convention in Vancouver BC.  There will be another post on that this week. It was a great event and I had a great time […]
August 14, 2017

Use Your Leverage and Influence

Use your leverage and influence is one of the tips in the Think Like A Negotiator book.  Basically, leverage is the exertion of force. Influence is the capacity to have […]
July 31, 2017

Good Negotiators Need Focus, Coaching and Training

I went to see the “Rumble on the Water 2” fight at the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA this past weekend.  There were several fights on the schedule and […]
June 27, 2017

Negotiation Moment

Negotiation Moment – I receive a written notice from my insurance company indicating they were cancelling my business insurance because they don’t insure authors. Specifically it said “we are unable […]
June 8, 2017
Negotiating Failure... does it exist?

Negotiating Life’s Failures

Negotiation failure?  Is that really a negotiation?  Yes it is.  Negotiation is discussions to make an agreement.  That discussion is first and foremost with ourselves.  You make agreements with yourself […]
June 1, 2017
Ask Powerful Questions When Negotiating

Ask Powerful Questions

Asking powerful, clarifying questions helps avoid unwanted conversations. I will not agree to a phone call with someone who will not tell me what they want to talk to me […]
April 6, 2017

Judge Judy – A Great Lesson in Negotiation Preparation

When you are preparing your position in negotiation you should consider whether or not you are willing to go to court. I watch Judge Judy clips on YouTube as education […]
March 24, 2017
Fact-finding skills

Verify the Facts (Part 2 of 2)

In the previous post, we discussed how some facts can seem like the truth. Now, let’s look at another statistic that has been misrepresented for years: 55% of communication is […]
March 23, 2017
Check the facts!

Verify the Facts (Part 1 of 2)

Verify the facts, sounds simple enough.  However there are those who take things they find online as the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  Sometimes we come across things […]