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What Type of Negotiation Are You Walking Into?
Preparing to Negotiate

What Type of Negotiation Are You Walking Into?

At a high level, The Black Swan Group believes that all negotiations are the same. Whenever you find yourself in a negotiation, regardless of the...

How to Separate Needs vs. Wants in a Negotiation
Preparing to Negotiate

How to Separate Needs vs. Wants in a Negotiation

In every negotiation, each side has things they need to have and things they want to have. 

Dealing with a Cut-throat Negotiator
Preparing to Negotiate

Dealing with a Cut-throat Negotiator

The Black Swan Method™ was originally designed for the cut-throat negotiator. Check out this quick clip to learn how to deal with these folks (and...

How Negotiation Coaching Can Help You Get to the Next Level
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How Negotiation Coaching Can Help You Get to the Next Level

You have read Never Split the Difference™. You have thoroughly researched The Black Swan Group. You have subscribed to our newsletter. You have found...

Seven Seconds: How to Crush Your First Impression
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Seven Seconds: How to Crush Your First Impression

This blog was originally published on 11/26/2018 and updated on 10/22/2020. Seven seconds. That’s all the time you have to make a first impression,...

Negotiation Training: How To Make A Counter-Proposal?
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Negotiation Training: How To Make A Counter-Proposal?

This blog was originally published on 5/28/2018 and updated on 9/10/2020. When you’re responding to a counterproposal, you need to make sure you...

How to Negotiate with Difficult People
How to Negotiate

How to Negotiate with Difficult People

I’m on the wrong side of customs in Australia, and my bags are still inside. I’m not interested in getting stranded or missing my connection, and I’m...

Negotiation Skills Training: The Key to Disarming The Attack
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Negotiation Skills Training: The Key to Disarming The Attack

This blog was originally published on 7/23/2018 and updated on 9/3/2020. When you go into a negotiation that is likely to be combative, there are...

How to Develop Your Mindset Before a Negotiation
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How to Develop Your Mindset Before a Negotiation

In a previous post, we outlined the important role mindset—the set of attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions that governs your behavior—plays in...

How Your Mindset Affects Negotiation
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How Your Mindset Affects Negotiation

Your mindset affects everything in a negotiation. It governs how you act, how you speak, and how you react to what the other side says. That’s why...

4 Types of Negotiations You Will Likely Find Yourself In
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4 Types of Negotiations You Will Likely Find Yourself In

Anytime there is a want or need, you are in a negotiation. Normally, we attribute more importance to the negotiations that we perceive will result in...

Try This Body Language Technique in Your Next Negotiation
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Try This Body Language Technique in Your Next Negotiation

Nonverbal cues and body language play a crucial role in negotiations. For example, many of us nod our heads yes to show the other side we agree with...

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