In the competitive world we live in today, the skills of negotiation are a key tool which all business people all levels and from all disciplines need in their kit bag. For many, negotiation is a stressful activity, where concern about other external factors such as the customer relationship endangers the outcome of a negotiation. As organisations become increasingly sophisticated and sometimes aggressive in their approach to negotiation it becomes critical for individuals handling negotiations to be confident and well equipped in their approach.
Who Should Attend
Any individual who needs to negotiate as part of their job role and who wish to prepare and execute a total negotiating plan in order to obtain the very best outcome through the different phases of negotiation.
After attending this course, participants will have the ability to:
- Clearly understand what makes a good negotiator by defining the key differences between selling and ethical negotiation through setting out and identifying key objectives
- Manage the negotiation process through its different phases in order to achieve a mutually beneficial conclusion by understanding which needs will provide the strongest source of motivation to the person(s) you are dealing with
- Construct a total negotiation overview to determine personal position, the other party’s core competences, corporate strengths and weaknesses, and your competitive differentiation
- Identify negotiation behaviours, objectives, motives and tactics in order to maximise your position and maintain a good ongoing relationship
- Develop problem solving techniques, understand adversarial versus partnership negotiation and identify the true power and position of both parties
- Prepare and design a total negotiating plan, including performance objectives, for implementation on return from the course.
The Difference Between Selling And Negotiating
Understanding the selling, closing and negotiation processes
What makes a good negotiator?
When selling stops and negotiation begins
Identifying your personal negotiation style
Adapting your style to the situation
Adversarial versus Principled Negotiating
The Principles Of Negotiation
Understanding the five styles of negotiation
Establishing the real decision-making and decision influencing processes
Developing a Win/Win philosophy
A Structured Approach To Negotiation
Preparing your strategy and defining your objectives
Using an agenda to maintain control
Establishing your walk away position
The Skills Of Negotiating
Questioning and listening for maximum advantage
Utilising high value low cost variables
Agreeing what you’ve agreed and implementation
Handling unreasonable demands and last minute changes
Using time effectively in negotiations
Understanding the use of variables, gambits and tactics
The Complete Negotiator
Practicing your negotiation skills
Using feedback to improve your performance
Developing an individual action plan for implementation back in the workplace.
To talk through your requirements please contact:
T: 01789 734300