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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 […]
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 […]
November 27, 2017

Be the Master of Your Own Game

Be the master of your own game. What does it mean to be the master of your own game?  The game I’m referring to is the inner game, that self-talk […]
November 20, 2017

What is This Thing About Gratitude and Thanksgiving Anyway?

Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas is right around the corner. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, you are likely to run across something about being grateful this time […]
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 […]
May 23, 2017
AARP Magazine

Sensationalization of Women Keeping Us In A Box?

We still hear about problems women have in various environments.  Problems with sexual assault in the military, harassment at work, not being considered for something because you are a woman.  […]
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 […]