Author Archives: Andrew Boughton

Buying a New Car

Ahhh… buying a new car. I’ve attached a video I recorded some 6 years ago on this very subject. Nothing has changed, except I no longer maintain andrewboughton.com which I reference several times in the video. You are holding an … Continue reading

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Another Pristine Example of a Verbal Slip

In this video the buyer and seller are negotiating over a restored antique sign.  Captured on TV, this example is your typical Hard Bargaining negotiation.  It’s a one off transaction that is all about price.  There is no trust or any … Continue reading

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When “No” means “Yes”

Convicted for killing his parents by bludgeoning them with a baseball bat, Ernie Sherrer’s denial of the crime when questioned presents a prime example of an emblematic slip as his head shakes “Yes” when asked if he did it.  It’s … Continue reading

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Excellent Examples of the Science of Negotiation

This video has some fantastic examples of deception detection techniques including verbal slips, manipulators, and emblematic slips.  I love reality TV, for continually pumping out more and more shows with pristine examples of people negotiating under real circumstance.  I’ve witnessed … Continue reading

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I Can’t Get No……Satisfaction

Alexander Hamilton lost his life on July 11th, 1804 so that Aaron Burr could get some satisfaction.  The famous duel in Weehawken, NJ occurred because of disparaging remarks made by Hamilton at a dinner party.  I hope images of one … Continue reading

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Questions Put You in Charge

One of the most important elements of a robust negotiation strategy is your question strategy.  Questions put you in charge during a negotiation.  Questions accomplish the following: Establish baseline responses Allow you to direct the issues discussed Apply pressure to … Continue reading

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Internal Negotiations: Win, Lose, or Collaborate

Internal negotiations can include: Resource allocation discussions Project management and implementation Labor relations Influencing and persuading Recruitment and promotion Etc. The problem starts with the structure of most corporate firms.  Decisions tend to follow a pyramid like hierarchy, even in … Continue reading

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How to Influence Power in Any Situation

Power is a fundamental aspect of every negotiation.  Power determines options.  If you have it, you have more options.  So how can you change the balance of power? Power is made of of two essential ingredients Time – if you … Continue reading

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Anything You Say, Can and Will Be Used Against You

No I’m not arresting you, yet I will absolutely punish you if you forget this rule.  In negotiation everything you say delivers information to the other party.  The more you say, the more information you provide.  Make no mistake, INFORMATION … Continue reading

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David Matsumoto on ABC – How to spot a Lie

Dr. David Matsumoto appears on ABC’s news broadcast discussing micro-expressions. I am a fan.

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Tiger Woods Video Analysis

Below are my observations of the Tiger Woods press conference. Overall, Tiger’s emotions, non-verbal communication, and words were very much aligned. He was truthful as he represented his feelings at the press conference. I did notice a couple of occasions … Continue reading

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Viacom’s attempt to Position vs. Music Industry

February 12th Philippe Dauman, Viacmon’s president and CEO, issued the following statment: As we go forward, we are continuing to focus more on software than hardware, looking to reduce the cost structure associated with Rock Band, being selective in the … Continue reading

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