Category Archives: Hard Bargaining

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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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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How to Negotiate Your Salary

Salary negotiations are a bit of an enigma.  They have all of the elements of a Hard Bargaining situation: Limited variables Price is the main focal point (Salary) There are usually multiple applicants vying for the same position Yet a salary … Continue reading

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Price is Always Distributive!

You can’t have a collaboration over price.  Price is always win-lose.  What you gain the other party loses (or pays) and vice versa.  There is no way to grow the proverbial pie when it comes to price.  Unfortunately as luck … Continue reading

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Characteristics and Behaviors of Hard Bargaining

Hard Bargaining is probably the most recognizable type of negotiation.  Buying a house, buying a trinket in a foreign market, selling an asset, buying close out inventory, disposing of equipment, etc.  When most people picture Hard Bargaining they think of … Continue reading

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Common Negotiating Tactics

    Here is a list of 25 common tactics I’ve encountered and even used over my career.  I absolutely love to hear stories about tactics, so if you have a good story about a tactic that was used on … Continue reading

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