Negotiation and Contracts

April 1, 2019

Mastery Monday – Be Willing to Walk Away

In negotiation, you need to prepare in advance for your negotiation situation. Basically you are having a discussion about the situation and looking for an outcome that you are happy […]
March 4, 2019

Mastery Monday – Never Say Yes to the First Offer

The first offer in anything is simply that, an offer. It’s not absolute unless they say “firm” but even then, you can still make a counteroffer. You can choose to […]
January 31, 2019

Negotiation Tip – Walk A Mile in My Shoes

Understand/Research the industry you are in discussions with. Whether you are speaking, bidding or negotiating something it is a good idea to “walk a mile in their shoes” to understand […]
January 28, 2019

Read It!

Read It! This is one that is always a good reminder. It’s important to get any agreement in writing. In writing can be a formal contract, an email or even […]
January 15, 2018
The Right Decision

The Right Decision

Think Like A Negotiator is all about becoming a better negotiator.  It’s knowing what to think and how to implement it.  Thinking is the first part of it.  You have […]
November 28, 2017

Never Say Yes to the First Offer

Have you ever said yes to something only to be sorry you didn’t challenge the offer? Never say yes to the first offer as a general rule. The first offer […]
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 […]
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 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 […]