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October 23, 2017

Using deception and secrecy to get a business conversation

If you have to use deception and secrecy to get a business conversation, you might want to rethink your business. Have you ever had someone contact you and ask if […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 11, 2016

Single Strategy for Successful Vehicle Negotiations

Negotiating a car deal is one of the most common things that people do. At one time or another you might be in a position to buy a car from […]
October 23, 2015

Anatomy of a Negotiation – Landlord Tenant Dispute

Whether you are negotiating a big contract, a relationship, a business deal or a personal situation, the negotiation principles you use are all the same. They might be applied in […]
October 12, 2015

Think Like A Negotiator in Employee Engagement & Relations (Part 2)

Negotiation in the workplace. Employee engagement. What is the secret? Is it a detailed, dissectible idea that requires extensively complex and over complicated techniques in order to be effective in […]
October 3, 2015

Think Like A Negotiator in Employee Engagement and Relations

Recently I had the honor of being a breakout session speaker at the SHRM/PIHRA California HR Conference and the title of my talk was Think Like A Negotiator in Employee […]
August 7, 2015

It’s BS! Simple Strategies to Negotiate Past the “Bright Shiny Object” Syndrome

I’m sure you’ve heard the term bright shiny object before. What is it exactly and the and what can be done to avoid getting taken in by it? There have […]
June 8, 2015

7 Negotiation Strategies Applied to Everyday Life

7 Negotiation Strategies Applied to an Everyday Situation Recently I went on an amazing mother daughter trip with my daughter after she graduated from CSULB. We went to the East Coast […]