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Effective sales negotiation is a lot like a Rubik's cube.

The 3 Dimensions Of Every Sales Negotiation

“If you are curious, you’ll find puzzles all around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.” — Erno Rubik   Effective sales negotiation is a lot like a Rubik’s cube. This is because when people think of a Rubik’s cube, they tend to fall into one of two camps. Either the puzzle represents…

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How to Master Your Negotiations by Managing Information

Do you often feel that even after you’ve said everything there is to say in a negotiation, the other party still doesn’t truly see the value in your proposal? You may be saying too much and doing a poor job at Managing Information. Expert negotiators know that in a conversation, very few things should be…

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Anchoring 101: How To Shape Perception In A Negotiation

It’s anniversary night and you’re trying to decide on the perfect place to eat. Since it’s a special occasion you’re willing to pay a bit extra, but you also don’t want to spend money just for the sake of it. You’ve narrowed it down to two contenders, and head to their respective websites to see…

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5 Guidelines For Dealing With Price Pressure

We’ve all been there. You’re coming to the final stages of a negotiation and everything seems to be going well. Then suddenly you hit a brick wall. The other party has taken a hard right turn and is demanding a discounted price that’s significantly lower than your target price. This is price pressure, and you…

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Power Up Your Negotiations by Knowing Your Power

Does it feel as if your negotiations are missing a little bit of that secret sauce that magically moves things into your favor? Well, you might be surprised to find that the secret sauce is actually you – no magic required. You have an innate ability to favorably influence the outcome of any sales process,…

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6 Guidelines To Concede Effectively In A Negotiation

Making concessions is a key part of any negotiation. After all, it’s the difference between artfully exchanging value in a way that encourages a long-term partnership and standing there like a petulant toddler demanding the world without giving anything in return. The world’s best negotiators treat concessions in a similar way that experienced chefs use condiments…

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Why Setting High Aspirations is Vital for Any Negotiation

Negotiation is a lot like a game of poker, in that it often rides on how well you know the person sitting across from you: their tells, their style of communication, how they perceive you, how they want to be perceived — you name it. The more you know, the better you’ll be able to…

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The 6 Principles of Successful Negotiation

When a person enters into a negotiation, they can either wing it – ultimately leaving its outcome to fate – or they can arrive with a clearly defined game plan informed by knowledge, experience, and determination. We’re firm believers in the latter. That’s why, drawing on years of experience transforming people, teams, and organizations into…