negotiator

July 15, 2019

Verify the Facts – What Seems Factual Is Not Always Truth

This was posted several years ago but the relevance is still current. Verify the facts, sounds simple enough. However there are those who take things they find online as the […]
April 8, 2019

Asking is NOT Shameful

Mastery Monday – Asking is NOT shameful. Ask for exactly what I want is a key Think Like A Negotiator strategy. People are oftentimes afraid to ask because they fear […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 31, 2017

Good Negotiators Need Focus, Coaching and Training

I went to see the “Rumble on the Water 2” fight at the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA this past weekend.  There were several fights on the schedule and […]