Negotiations Ninja Podcast

Negotiations Ninja Podcast

Negotiations Ninja Podcast is the number one negotiation podcast in the world. We develop and deliver the most engaging negotiation content on the planet. We explore negotiation strategy, negotiation tactics, stories of negotiation failure and negotiation success. We host negotiation experts, business people, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life and discuss which negotiation tactics work, which negotiations tactics don't work and how we can improve our negotiation skills.

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June 27, 2022 23 min

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 you understand the emotional reasoning behind ...

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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 Ibitz has spent the last six weeks studying ...

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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!

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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...

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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 just might get you thro...

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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. These are the three issues Rich Ham discusses in this e...

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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.

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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...

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Remember the tariffs that the US leveraged against China in 2018, launching the “Trade War?” The trade negotiations with China were a clash of world powers and a clash of cultures. As we’ve seen the results play out over the last few years, it’s intriguing to look back and see how Allan Tsang thought this situation would play out. Listen to this throwback for an interesting glimpse into the past!

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How do you ask for more money the right way? What phrases should you avoid in salary negotiations? How do you prove you’re “worth” what you’re asking for? How do you overcome imposter syndrome and act with confidence and decisiveness? Fotini Iconomopoulos breaks down the answers to these questions and simplifies the process so that anyone can negotiate their salary with ease. Don’t miss what she says in this episode of Negotiations...

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Everyone strives to be unbiased, right? But the truth is that we all carry inherent biases. Those biases influence everything from our body language to the questions that we ask. While we can unlearn or completely remove those inherent biases, we can learn how to overcome the impact they make on our negotiations. In this throwback episode, Dan Lappin shares the most common biases people have to overcome—and how to do it. Check it o...

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Jack Barsky—born Albrecht Dittrich—was a sleeper agent for the KGB, operating in the United States from 1978 to 1988. He was exposed after the Cold War, after which he became a resource for US counterintelligence agencies who allowed him to remain in the United States. What was life like as a sleeper agent? How did Jack employ persuasion and influence to gather intel for the KGB? What ultimately led him to part ways with the Soviet...

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Who run the world? Women who negotiate. In this Negotiations Ninja throwback, Jacqueline Twillie shares why more women need to negotiate. She points out that women are inherently skilled at negotiation but too many don’t embrace their innate abilities. She’s made it her life’s mission to help women negotiate confidently so they don’t leave anything on the table. If you’re looking to build a foundation for your negotiation skills, s...

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Brian Ahearn’s first book, “Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical,” is a heavy psychology and business book. Brian points out that a lot of people won’t pick up a sales book, like his second book, “Persuasive Selling.” So he decided to try his hand at writing a business parable, “The Influencer.” He wanted to teach people the same principles of influence but do so from an entirel...

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In this special episode of Negotiations Ninja, we look back at an episode with Marty Park where we talked about navigating the Covid-19 crisis. As we’re seemingly coming out on the other side of the pandemic, his perspective on navigating a crisis still rings true. Communication is still the key to guiding your employees and clients through difficult times. Hear Marty’s thoughts on the topic—give this throwback a listen!

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Joe Valley has built, bought, and sold over a half-dozen of his own companies. After selling his last eCommerce business, he joined the company that sold it—Quiet Light. Then Joe became a partner in the company. Since he’s joined, he’s personally sold $100 million in total transactions. Joe has seen deals fall apart—and other deals exceed all expectations—because of how people behave. What’s the secret to winning a deal when you ar...

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When you feel anger rising within you, what do you do? How do you keep your temper from flaring when you’re embroiled in a frustrating negotiation? As she launched her career, Svitlana Kalitsun quickly realized that lawyers don’t know how to negotiate (by no fault of their own). They’re not taught proper negotiation skills. Svitlana’s mission is to help change the way lawyers negotiate—including mastering their emotions. She shares...

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When a bad idea is enshrined in an industry, the foundation you build your strategy on is weak at best. That’s problematic, right? That’s why you NEED to start questioning conventional “wisdom.” It’s what Dan Oblinger and Allan Tsang have done for years. It’s also the premise of their new book, “Negotiation Mythbusters: Rethinking Everything You Know About Building Strong Agreements.” In their book, they dissect 30 commonly held ne...

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According to Raphael Lapin—a Harvard-trained mediator, negotiator, and communication specialist—there IS a difference between an average and a great mediation. So what is his secret? What strategies does he employ to anticipate the interests of the other party? How does he help parties follow through on their commitments? Get all the details in this throwback edition of the Negotiations Ninja podcast! 

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What does predictive procurement mean? Can you truly predict pricing? The ability to predict and achieve cost-savings in procurement and supply chain is where there’s often a gap. How do you make an accurate prediction based on data and then achieve it? Edmund Zagorin, the founder of Bid Ops, shares how you can make accurate predictions and achieve the elusive cost savings in this episode of Negotiations Ninja. 

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