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How to Make a Blunt Negotiation Style Work For You with Anthony Sarandrea, Ep #298

Anthony Sarandrea is a fan of getting things done quickly. His negotiation style has been described as blunt—but it works for him. His straightforward nature helps move negotiations forward toward resolution. He also believes that a blunt negotiation style can help you achieve your goals. While this style doesn’t work for everyone, there are some aspects that every negotiator can embrace to excel in their role. Listen to this throwback...


Learn to Recognize Opportunities to Negotiate with Suzanne de Janasz, Ep #297

How do you learn to recognize opportunities to negotiate? Or do you see opportunities, but choose to ignore them for a variety of reasons? In this episode of Negotiations Ninja, Suzanne de Janasz shares some of the underlying issues she sees that keep people from negotiating. She also shares how you can learn to recognize and take advantage of opportunities to negotiate in your everyday life. Don’t miss it! (more…)


Throwback: The Science of Buying Intent with David Priemer, Ep #296

Why people buy is a topic every salesperson wants to master. Why? Because it helps them know where to build leverage in the negotiation process. If you can push the right buttons and pull the right levers, can you influence a sale? The science of buying intent may seem complicated, but it all comes down to emotion. What is the buying experience like? Did you listen to your prospect? Do...


Susan Ibitz’s Analysis of the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial, Ep #295

The focus of popular culture for the last 6–8 weeks has been the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial. At this point, we all know that the jury sided with Johnny Depp. Both sides presented evidence and made statements. Both sides had experts and witnesses testify. So what made the jury side with Johnny Depp? The body language and facial expressions of each of the parties in the trial. Susan...


How to Use Contact Marketing to Get Meetings per Stu Heinecke, Ep #294

Stu Heinecke is a best-selling author, Wall Street Journal cartoonist, and the “Father of Contact Marketing.” In this throwback edition of Negotiations Ninja, Stu emphasizes that you must be willing to take an unorthodox and personalized approach to help you book meetings and make sales. He shares what his personalized contact marketing approach looks like in this episode. Check it out! (more…)


Kim Orlesky’s Transition Out of Entrepreneurship, Ep #293

Kim Orlesky is an executive-level content creator, professional speaker, mentor, and successful entrepreneur. Kim has spent the last seven years running her own sales training organization, helping B2B companies find more profitability and productivity through virtual sales. Now, Kim is up for a brand new challenge. Kim is ready to dive back into the corporate world and transition out of entrepreneurship. Why is Kim making the move? How can her experience as...


The 4 Pillars of Building Bonds, Throwback with Scott Tillema, Ep #292

If someone is facing imminent harm and you’re the only person available, what do you do? Do you know how you would handle yourself in a crisis? In this throwback of Negotiations Ninja, Scott Tillema shares the 4 pillars of building bonds. These pillars will help you form a genuine connection to help someone in need. Scott is a police officer and trained negotiator with extensive experience. His expert advice...


3 Vulnerabilities Procurement Leaders are Facing with Rich Ham, Ep #291

Procurement hasn’t kept pace with overall corporate growth. As a result, today’s procurement leaders are being asked to do the work of 2–3 people. They can’t perform the same tasks that they may have been able to complete 15 years ago. The reality has created new vulnerabilities: the inability to manage expenses, develop required relationships, and the threat of lost business. Rich Ham discusses the 3 vulnerabilities procurement leaders are...


How to Improvise Agreements: A Michael Wheeler Throwback, Ep #290

Michael Wheeler’s book, “The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World,” dives into improvisation in negotiation—something we rarely focus on. We always emphasize in-depth preparation before entering a negotiation. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, you have to improvise. Learn more about how to master the art of improvisation in this special throwback episode. (more…)


Negotiating Intellectual Property Clauses with Jeanette Nyden + Lawrence Kane, Ep #289

There’s no beating around the bush—intellectual property clauses are complicated. They’re even more complex to negotiate. How do you decide who owns what when hiring someone to create something for you? How contract professionals should approach negotiating intellectual property clauses is a tough conversation that Jeanette Nyden and Lawrence Kane happily tackle in this episode of Negotiations Ninja. If you’re ready for a deep dive into the nuances of IP clauses, give...