Think Like a Negotiator™ Tips

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 […]
November 26, 2018

Mastery Monday – EGADS! You’ve Got to be Joking!

This strategy can be used during a negotiation out loud or you can keep it to yourself and go away and do some research by verifying the facts of the […]
May 21, 2018

Own Your Power to Push Past the Fear

This week I decided to continue talking about Own Your Power for Mastery Monday.  When I speak about this topic in my negotiation training’s or keynotes this is the first […]
May 14, 2018

Mastery Monday – What Level of Confidence Do You Need To Be A Great Negotiator?

Recently I spoke at a big event where I shared my Think Like A Negotiator Keynote talk.  There was a comment that said. “She seems a little arrogant, self-assured. It’s […]
January 20, 2018
Just Do Your Job!

Why Do I Have to Expend Unnecessary Time and Effort to Get Someone to Actually Do Their Job? Part 1

  When I was in the military and had kids, I started a monthly allotment to purchase savings bonds for their education.  They are adults now and while I’ve used […]
January 2, 2018
Build Relationships First

Dear Retail Sales Person, Am I Putting You Out by Shopping in This Store?

A key Think Like A Negotiator strategy is “Build Relationships First.” It seems like in retail they forget that most days.  Oftentimes it feels like they are doing you a […]
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 […]