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TableForce: Negotiator Mike

About TableForce: Negotiator Mike

Having trained negotiators on 6 continents in 30+ countries and negotiated personally from both the sales and procurement sides of the table, Mike is uniquely qualified to offer critical real-world examples and in-depth analysis to class case studies and discussion. Mike has first hand experience working in industries including manufacturing, defense, airlines, technology, publishing, and gaming/hospitality. Adding to his depth, Mike has successfully worked deals (4 of which have been in excess of $100 million) with people ranging from entry to C-level, and from straight commodities to strategic relationship opportunities.

Negotiation Tips and Techniques

Create a Deadline Get Them to Negotiate Understand the Market Determine the Budget Create a Deadline All negotiators know that each party will tend to make concessions at the deadline. Furthermore, most negotiators realize that both sides have deadlines (although many sellers erroneously don’t truly believe this….convinced buyers can wait forever). So therein lies [...]

By |2020-12-28T19:09:27-05:00November 20, 2020|

Namdaemun Market (South Korea) – NO DEAL!

On a recent trip to South Korea’s Namdaemun market I was reminded of how small and yet diverse the world is. Keep in mind, Koreans in general are known to be shrewd negotiators, and street vendors regardless of culture tend to be among the toughest (a supporting example will be published soon). On the other [...]

By |2020-12-29T17:29:02-05:00June 27, 2018|

Beyond Price When Buying an Automobile

When negotiating for a new vehicle most buyers focus solely on the price and that can leave value on the table! While price is always important, sometimes you might find a dealer unwilling to negotiate the price due to the high demand of the vehicle you want, or you are in a situation where two [...]

By |2020-12-28T19:13:48-05:00June 27, 2018|

A Discount for Trying

In our Negotiation Training workshops we encourage people to Try and negotiate every chance they get in both their personal lives and in business. Practice makes perfect! After a session, a particularly strong and dedicated negotiator decided to Try at a local store. Their story went something like this: Attendee: Checking out at a [...]

By |2020-12-28T19:27:42-05:00June 11, 2018|

It’s not always about price…

It’s not always about price, and sometimes about more than terms & conditions. Dear TableForce, I need to send you a large thank you for your advice after the NFSII (advanced) negotiation training class. The tip about submitting a personal letter with our offer was amazing, as well as the other things I had learned [...]

By |2020-12-28T19:32:18-05:00May 2, 2018|
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