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What Makes a Great Sales Manager? Throwback with Rene Zamora, Ep #308

We all know what great sales managers look like (the Office, anyone?). So what are the prerequisites that make someone shine in a management role? Are they conversational? Do they communicate well? Do they understand the different facets of negotiation? These are just a few of the qualities that Rene Zamora believes you need to look for in a candidate. He shares what excellence looks like in a sales manager...

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Why Negotiation Without Emotional Intelligence Misses the Mark per Joanna Shea, Ep #307

Joanna Shea is the Managing Partner of the Negotiations Collective. She brings almost 20 years of experience in the corporate world working on major acquisitions and divestments to the team. They blend the corporate world and behavioral psychology to help negotiators realize success. What is the difference between intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ)? How is a blend of both of them important to the success of a negotiation? In...

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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…)

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Why You Should Approach Negotiation with a Bartering Mindset with Brian Gunia, Ep #305

Why should you approach negotiation with a bartering mindset? You have to think of negotiating as making a set of mutually beneficial trades with a series of people. You’re walking around a market and identifying partners with compatible needs and offerings. But there are some mental hurdles to overcome. So Brian Gunia joins me in this episode of Negotiations Ninja to share more about bartering and discuss how powerful it...

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Why an SDR Isn’t the Enemy, Throwback with Morgan Ingram, Ep #304

Morgan Ingram has a background in sales, specifically as a Sales Development Representative (SDR). The object of the role? To build out the sales pipeline. It’s a daunting task that’s fraught with dreaded cold calls. But Morgan has beyond succeeded in his role. In this throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja, Morgan shares his secret strategy and how procurement can work in sync with sales. Don’t miss it!  (more…)

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Employ Empathy in the Face of Aggression with Simon Rycraft, Ep #303

Empathy in the face of aggression is an important trait to master. If you allow yourself to lose control of your emotions in a negotiation—it’s not only far from constructive—but can also cause you to lose the deal. How does empathy allow you to overcome negative emotions? What does true empathy consist of? Simon Rycraft shares his expert opinion in this episode of Negotiations Ninja. (more…)

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Ed Brodow’s Columbo-Style Negotiation Method, Ep #302

Deal—or no deal? Ed Brodow—a self-proclaimed old-school negotiator—shares how old-school negotiation techniques are still applicable in the modern world. Negotiators are assertive and unafraid to challenge the status quo. They also aren’t afraid to walk away from a deal. If Ed’s Columbo-style negotiation method fails, he’s not afraid to walk. Learn more about his old-style negotiation methods in this fun throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja! (more…)

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Negotiation Training in Ukraine with Mark Lowther, Ep #301

Mark Lowther is an amazing hostage negotiation professional. He’s also teaching hostage negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution techniques in Ukraine. In this episode of Negotiations Ninja, Mark gives us a boots-on-the-ground view of what’s happening in the war zone. It’s an active and dynamic situation with many variables. It’s difficult to anticipate or understand high-level moves being made and align them with the reality of what’s happening on the ground. We...

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How to Change Anyone’s Mind per Jonah Berger, Ep #300

What is the best way to change someone’s mind? What’s holding them back from making necessary changes? Jonah Berger wrote the book, “The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind” to introduce a revolutionary new approach. Here’s a hint: A catalyst is required to push someone to change. Jonah shares more about his unique approach in this throwback edition of the Negotiations Ninja podcast. Don’t miss it! (more…)

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Why One-Upping Your Customers is a Good Thing with Anthony Iannarino, Ep #299

You’re supposed to lead and serve your clients—so how is one-upping your customers a good thing? Being one-up is one of the many topics Anthony Iannarino covers in his new book, “Elite Sales Strategies.” It’s not about creating an unfair advantage but instead leading from a position of authority and expertise in your field. Listen to this episode of Negotiations Ninja to hear us discuss Anthony’s unique concept. (more…)

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