Negotiating Skills Will Get You Ahead

Negotiating skills can help you manage lots of different kinds of life situations, both at work and in your personal relationships. Here are a few examples of where these skills can help you build an even better life for yourself:1. Many family situations require negotiating with others. Deciding which movie... Read More

Writing an RFP (Request for Proposal)

A while back, a potential client provided me with some general details of the writing work he wanted me to do for his company. Then he asked me to send him a proposal. Proposal?! I panicked as I tried to confirm with him what he meant by that... Read More

A One Stop Financial Solution

Amy Wright, 34, was extatic when her realtor showed her the three bedroom townhome overlooking the lushious golf course. It was exactly the home she was looking for. The interior was sunny and bright, with a newly remodeled kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and the perfect little study area to set up... Read More

The Art of Negotiation in 535 words

I want to get better at negotiation, but where to start? UK Amazon currently has 2332 books on negotiation. Google indexed nearly 4 million relevant (yeah right) pages. All I need is a simple, straightforward model that I can put to use now. Phased by the glut of information,... Read More

Power Pricing - Getting the Right Price for Your Products and Services

There's an old joke about the New York City blackout. Power was out everywhere, and the electric company couldn't figure out what was wrong or how to fix it. Finally, they decided that the only one who could solve the problem was a long-retired worker who knew the system inside... Read More

Games are a Reflection of Behavior

You are standing on a small stage yelling, "What's the name of the game?!""Win as much as you can!!!" comes roaring back."Who's responsible for your score?!""I am!!"The audience is composed of ninety men, all prisoners in a federal maximum security prison.One more thing ? you're a woman.For three years, Alicia... Read More

Managing the Sales Negotiation Process

How many times have you heard:"You've got to drop your price by 10% or we will have no choice but to go with your competition.""You will have to make an exception to your policy if you want our business.""I know that you have good quality and service, but so do... Read More

Cross Cultural Negotiations

Cross cultural negotiation is one of many specialized areas within the wider field of cross cultural communications. By taking cross cultural negotiation training, negotiators and sales personnel give themselves an advantage over competitors.There is an argument that proposes that culture is inconsequential to cross cultural negotiation. It maintains that as... Read More

Lets Make a Deal

Smart buyers will always ask for a better price. Unfortunately, too many sales people and business owners automatically think that reducing their price is the most effective way to respond to this request.However, negotiating is not always about price. Although price is a factor in virtually every sale it is... Read More

Where to FIND the BEST Employees --

Obviously, you might logically say, "that is good!" You would most certainly be on track feeling good about everyone in your area having a job. Getting everyone working and being more self-sufficient is our logical goal.WHAT IS FULL EMPLOYMENT?For many years, the marketplace has considered 4% to be reaching a... Read More

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Do You Want a Paycheck or a Passion? 10 Qualities Managers are Looking for in Hiring You

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Barter and Its Benefits

What is Barter? Barter involves 2 parties. Each party wants... Read More

Negotiating Tactics: How To Strike A Negotiable Opening Shot

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How To Make An Inflexible Bureaucrat See You As A Person

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Negotiating Technology Contracts

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Ask for More - You May Get More

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The Art of Haggling

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Can a Service Be a Commodity

Well Enron dealt with this a little for instance an... Read More

Managing the Sales Negotiation Process

How many times have you heard:"You've got to drop your... Read More

Avoiding and Accomodating in Negotiation

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The Art of Negotiation in 535 words

I want to get better at negotiation, but where to... Read More

The Most Powerful Persuasion Skill Youll Ever Learn

Criteria ElicitationThis is without a doubt the most important persuasion... Read More

Guidelines for Ambassador Appointments

Ambassadors to other countries are a vital part of international... Read More

So Whats Your Argument?

Arguments aren't always bad things. Sometimes They're used to convince... Read More

Negotiate to Your Advantage

The hardest and most important part of any negotiation is... Read More

Neogtiation: How to be Right Without Making Other People Wrong

What exactly are we trying to accomplish by proving to... Read More

While Youre Waiting

Not long ago, I made a partnership pitch, on behalf... Read More

Win-Win Power Negotiating

Let's talk about win-win negotiating. Instead of trying to dominate... Read More

Where to FIND the BEST Employees --

Obviously, you might logically say, "that is good!" You would... Read More

Just Ask!

Ask and you shall receive & knock and it shall... Read More

Making the Deal: Women as Negotiators

Negotiating is no game. It is not for the weak... Read More

30 Tips for Keeping Meeting Expenses to a Minimum

Money makes the world go 'round. And when it comes... Read More

Can a Corporate Executive Really Use The Beautiful Mind; To guide decision making?

I would like to comment on the "A Beautiful Mind"... Read More