The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master
That signature is the habitual way that you go about a negotiation. Understanding your default signature helps you know what you're working with.
Some people try to go in and beat the other person up on price. Other people are really intimidated, reticent, and afraid to ask for anything.
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There are 3 key questions you should ask yourself:
It means finding the doorway that you want to enter the negotiation through. That could be the doorway of safety and liability or of value, the doorway of competition or of future business.
Asking questions about their competition and why they want to work with you -- what's in it for them -- builds your negotiating counterpart's motivation.
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The most successful negotiators don't entertain dirty tricks in negotiation but instead strive to reach agreements that are satisfactory to both parties.
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Used on negotiators who travel long distances: to start meetings while the negotiator's concentration is impeded due to jet lag or fatigue. Jet lag seriously impairs judgement.
Tip for the negotiator: Travel early and leave time for recuperation before meeting the other party. Where you suspect your hosts like to be hospitable, keep news of your early arrival quiet.
A dirty trick often used against people visiting other cultures.
The approach of "but we always do it this way over here" can be difficult to counter if you're not prepared for it.
Tip for the negotiator: If you suspect this approach in advance, have with you a local expert who knows the customs.
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Whether it is a high-stakes deal, the price of a used car, or a family issue, we all are bargaining and getting into negotiations.
Negotiation is 90 % planning, along with being educated and ...
A negotiation does not have to be a uni-dimensional, one-shot activity.
There are seven points to prepare yourself with:
Knowing the other party's needs, wants and desires, getting to know what drives their negotiation, is crucial information in the planning stage.
The more we understand the interests of the other negotiating party, the better we can help them get what they want while taking care of our interests.
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Refers to your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” or the best outcome you can expect if you fail to reach agreement at the bargaining table with your counterpart.
Carefully negotiate how you will negotiate in advance. Discussing procedural issues will clear the way for much more focused talks.
Don’t assume you’re all on the same page when it comes to determining when to meet, who should be present, what your agenda will be, and so on.
You and your counterpart may be more collaborative and likely to reach an agreement if you spend even just a few minutes trying to get to know each other.
If you’re negotiating over email, even a brief introductory phone call may make a difference. This is one of the most valuable negotiation skills to master.
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