Schedule a consult

Podcasts page: 4

Negotiate with Goliaths with Christine McKay

How to Negotiate with Goliaths with Christine McKay, Ep #367

You’re a small organization about to enter a negotiation with a large company. You’re prepared to go in and sign the contract because simply doing business with them could be astronomical for your company. But just because you’re a small company doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate with Goliaths. In this episode of Negotiations Ninja, Christine McKay shares how you can strategically use contracts to negotiate better terms, even as a...


Influence Begins with Emotional Rapport, Throwback with Sean Callagy, Ep #366

Influence is powerful. But how do you become influential? It seems like a far more difficult task, right? Sean Callagy—a successful attorney, speaker, entrepreneur, business coach, and the owner and President of Callagy Law—has mastered the art of influence. Sean has developed a four-step formula to master ethical influence. In this throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja, Sean drives home the idea that influence begins with building emotional rapport. He states...

Moshe Cohen Overcome Collywobbles

How to Overcome Collywobbles with Moshe Cohen, Ep #365

Humans are primarily emotional. We bring fears into our negotiations. If we push too hard, we might get nothing. If we antagonize the other party, they might retaliate. We also worry about damaging relationships. The whole negotiation process is emotional. And when you get emotional, your ability to do what you know you should do decreases. Two years ago, Moshe Cohen published “Collywobbles: How to Negotiate When Negotiating Makes You...


Moving Procurement Toward Digital Transformation, Throwback with Michael van Keulen, Ep #364

Michael van Keulen (MVK) has worked in procurement and finance for over 20 years. Over those years he’s seen companies resist digital transformation. The key to a digital transformation is getting the internal stakeholders on board. To do that, procurement leaders have to step up and oftentimes put their jobs on the line. How do they avoid losing their jobs while pushing their companies toward digital transformation? MVK shares what...

Dr. josh weiss infinite game in negotiation

The Infinite Game in Negotiation with Dr. Josh Weiss, Ep #363

When people think of negotiation—especially in Western cultures—they often think in finite terms. In a finite game, the rules are fixed until there’s a winner. In an infinite game, the rules change during play. It’s done so to bring as many people as possible into the play. The purpose of the infinite game is that things aren’t just about transactions or deals but revolve around a higher purpose. How does...


The Limitation of Liability Clause Simplified, Throwback with Jeanette Nyden, Ep #362

Why does the limitation of liability clause exist? How does it work? Is there a way you can simplify the process of building it out in the negotiation? Contract and negotiation expert Jeanette Nyden shares her extensive knowledge of limitation of liability clauses in this throwback episode of the Negotiations Ninja podcast! (more…)

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...


Ask and You’ll Receive, Throwback with Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Ep #360

Jean-Nicolas Reyt—a negotiation professor at McGill University—teaches his students a simple and practical way to negotiate: Ask and you’ll receive. If you don’t ask, you won’t get what you want. But why do so many students struggle to ask? Why do they decide they’re satisfied with a subpar deal? Jean-Nicolas dissects the phenomenon of compliance in this throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja. (more…)

the cost of not listening Christine Miles

The Cost of Not Listening in Negotiation with Christine Miles, Ep #359

What does it cost people and organizations not to listen? Are you solving the wrong problems? Or worse, are you losing relationships, customers, and potential opportunities? The cost of not listening could cripple you and your organization. Christine Miles joins me in this episode of Negotiations Ninja to address that very problem. Christine Miles is the founder and CEO of EQuipt, a “Training and consulting company that helps organizations grow sales,...


The End Result of Negotiating, Throwback with Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Ep #358

Why do young people hesitate to negotiate? They need to be able to advocate for themselves, yet many hesitate to speak up. Jean-Nicolas Reyt, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at McGill University, is passionate about helping students become assertive. He teaches that the end result of negotiating is almost always better than not trying. Jean-Nicolas is chock full of advice that everyone can use to become better negotiators.  (more…)