discussions

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 21, 2019

Ask for Consideration

Consideration is a promise for a promise. When the promise is broken it is fair and reasonable to receive some consideration to make up for the promise being broken. For […]
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 […]