Richard Brown — October 2, 2018 Follow @JNBAfinancial — October 2, 2018 Aymanjed / Pixabay I’ve been a negotiator all my life. From persuading my parents to let me have ice cream as a bed-time snack to landing my first job at age 12 – coordinating golf carts at a New Jersey course – it’s … Continue reading 4 Tips for Negotiating Nearly Anything
Robert Woo — August 9, 2018 — August 9, 2018 It’s all about the commission. The affiliate reps want that percentage to be as high as possible, and the merchants want it to be as low as possible. High commission rates will attract the masses, but cut into your profits. How can you negotiate with … Continue reading How to Negotiate with Affiliates
Bob Apollo — August 8, 2018 Follow @bobapollo — August 8, 2018 qimono / Pixabay Most traditional sales methodologies stress the importance of asking good questions, and there’s no doubt that the ability to ask relevant and effective questions is a critical sales skill. Unfortunately, the essential matching skill of actually listening to the customer’s … Continue reading Asking Good Questions Isn’t Enough…
Mladen Kresic — March 17, 2018 Follow @KRNegotiators — March 17, 2018 geralt / Pixabay Negotiations Touch Every Part of Your Life and Career It doesn’t matter whether you’re buying a car or an enterprise software system: negotiations touch every part of your life, every part of your career, and will have a major impact … Continue reading No Matter Your Role, You Can Always Benefit By Sharpening Your Negotiation Skills
Devon Smiley — March 13, 2018 Follow @devonmsmiley — March 13, 2018 “This needs to be done by the end of the month!” “We need to lock in the results before the end of the quarter!” “I can’t start the new year until this deal is done!” If you’re in business, you’ve likely heard at … Continue reading Negotiating A Great Deal, Despite Time Pressure
Personal Branding Blog — March 5, 2018 — March 5, 2018 The simple answer is yes. The slightly more complex answer is always. As noted in this post I wrote about Microsoft’s Kati Quigley and her thoughts on Everyday Negotiation it is not necessary to be a natural born negotiator. Some people are born this … Continue reading Are We Negotiating?
Mladen Kresic — January 23, 2018 Follow @KRNegotiators — January 23, 2018 Either through becoming emotionally invested, getting pressure from leadership or being unable to analyze key factors that should indicate retreat, business negotiators often find themselves spending long amounts of time on deals of diminishing — or even illusory — value. One of … Continue reading Why You Need Better Than BATNA: Formulating a Defensible “Walk Away” Rationale in Negotiations
Devon Smiley — November 21, 2017 Follow @devonmsmiley — November 21, 2017 There are usually two schools of thought when it comes to negotiation. The first says “No! Don’t ask…you should just be grateful for what you’re getting.” And the second has the rallying cry of “Go for it! Take them for all they’ve got!” … Continue reading Quick Guide: When Can You Negotiate?
Jeanette Nyden — October 17, 2017 Follow @JeanetteNyden — October 17, 2017 geralt / Pixabay According to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), buyers are 57% through their buying process (gathering information and determining specifications and requirements) before reaching out to suppliers. The remaining 43% of the buyers’ time is devoted to the RFP process, selecting … Continue reading Is Your Team Haggling or Negotiating?
Jeanette Nyden — August 18, 2017 Follow @JeanetteNyden — August 18, 2017 DasWortgewand / Pixabay Cheryl Jones, Director Corporate Alliances for Starbucks, addressed the Women’s Business Owner’s luncheon in Seattle, Washington. In her presentation, Cheryl stressed the growing importance of creating alliances as a primary way to increase product to market profitability and vertical marketing … Continue reading A New Model for Negotiating Alliances That Last