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BATNA with George Seidel

Why Your BATNA is the Key to Negotiation Planning with George Siedel, Ep #361

George Siedel—a Professor at the University of Michigan—wrote a great book called, “Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills,” in which he shares the importance of planning. He believes so strongly in planning that he gives away numerous negotiation planning tools for free. In this episode of Negotiations Ninja, we cover planning in negotiation, the 4th and 5th key numbers for financial consideration, and how to understand and consider life goals...


Be Ready, Relatable, and Reasonable in Negotiation (Throwback with Lynn Price) Ep #356

When you approach a negotiation, you need to be ready, relatable, and reasonable. You have to be ready—do your research so that nothing surprises you. People help people they like, so it helps if you’re relatable. Lastly, you need to focus on finding solutions and be reasonable. Lynn Price believes that if you focus on being ready, relatable, and reasonable, you’ll see far more successful negotiations. She goes into detail...


Tactics to Get What You Want (Throwback with Simon Rycraft), Ep #352

How do you get what you want in a negotiation? How do you be more persuasive? Simon Rycraft wrote “Negotiation Hacks: Expert Tactics To Get What You Want,” to lay out the strategies, skills, and approaches needed to get what you want. In this throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja, Simon covers some of the tactics he lays out in his book and how to make them work for you. Check...

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Contract Redlining Etiquette with Nada Alnajafi, Ep #347

How do you use a contract to drive negotiations forward? How can redlines help you save time? What is the importance of internal alignment to contract negotiation? I had an incredible discussion with Nada Alnajafi about contract redlining etiquette in this episode of Negotiations Ninja. Nada has been practicing law for over 12 years and is currently corporate counsel for Franklin Templeton. Nada recently wrote “Contract Redlining Etiquette,” which focuses...


Sales Training for Both Sides of the Table, Throwback with Joe Paranteau, Ep #334

Joe Paranteau is the author of “Billion Dollar Sales Secrets: Superstar Selling Tips for all Seasons,” which he wrote to be a comprehensive sales training guide. He was constantly seeing sales people blow it in the sales cycle and knew there had to be a better way. In this throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja, Joe shares the importance of genuine curiosity, physical positioning, and selling through the close—for the customer. Don’t...

Be willing to walk away with Ed Brodow

Ed Brodow’s Challenge: Be Willing to Walk Away, Ep #323

Are you willing to walk away from a negotiation? Would you push your chair back from the table and walk out the door? In Ed Brodow’s experience, most people “say” they’re willing to walk away, but when it comes down to it, they’re glued to their seats. They’re too scared to walk away. So in this episode of Negotiations Ninja, Ed shares how to overcome your inner negotiation and walk...

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How to Avoid Errors in the “Scope of Work” Clause per Jeanette Nyden, Ep #315

“Scope of work” clauses may not be complex, but they are often misunderstood in a contract. It’s where I see the most mistakes and opportunities for future conflict. That’s why Jeanette Nyden is back! In this episode of Negotiations Ninja we talk about how to negotiate scopes of work correctly, the common screw-ups that we see, AND what to do about them. Don’t miss it! Disclaimer: I am not a...


The Return of the Negotiation Myth-Busters (Throwback), Ep #312 

Dan Oblinger and Allan Tsang are the masters of busting negotiation myths. In this special throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja, they do just that. The negotiation myth-busters cover everything from negotiation pet peeves to role-playing, strategies, tactics, and mindsets. They drive home important negotiation concepts in a fun and light-hearted manner that everyone can enjoy. Check it out!  (more…)


Bridging the Gap Between Procurement and Sales with John Barrows, Ep #310

How do we begin to alter the animosity that can exist between procurement and sales? How do we begin to facilitate open dialogue? John Barrows believes that it’s time to address the elephant in the room. It’s time to change the conversation. Changing the narrative begins with having simple, genuine conversations. Learn what you can do to bridge the gap in this throwback episode of the Negotiations Ninja podcast! (more…)


Automating Supplier Negotiations with Arkestro, ThrowBack with Edmund Zagorin, Ep # 306

Automating supplier negotiations is easier than ever with Arkestro (formerly BidOps). Arkestro takes multiple variables—including behavioral analysis—into account to help forecast the outcome of negotiations. Edmund, the founder and CEO of Arkestro, shares how automating some aspects of supplier negotiations is the way of the future in this throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja. (more…)