Enhanced Negotiating Strategies

About the Course:

This seminar discusses the most intense negotiating strategies and tactics allowed without violating Articles of the Geneva Convention. Best practices for all stages of negotiations--due diligence, initial meeting management, opening offers, concessions management, closings and renegotiations--will be discussed. Case studies of groundbreaking negotiations such as those managed by Elon Musk, Ted Turner, Wayne Huizenga (Blockbuster Video), Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail), Donald Trump, Eminem, Van Halen, Lady Gaga, the Girl Scouts, and Hector Ruiz (Advanced Micro Devices) will be dissected.

Among the issues to be discussed in this seminar are:

  • Pre-negotiation due diligence and competitive intelligence
  • Assessing personalities of opponents to determine vulnerabilities
  • Negotiating before you get to the table
  • Winning points by demanding pre-conditions
  • How to fractionalize the other side
  • When to sell via direct negotiations vs. competitive bidding
  • When it is rational to behave irrationally
  • Emasculating giants by activating outside coercers and conflicting out key players
  • How to delegitimize unfavorable agreements
  • Redefining terms to achieve buy-in of your position
  • Best practices for unwinding ultimatums
  • How to "lie" when telling the truth
  • How weak players can gain leverage through allies
  • How to shut down negotiations when favorable terms are reached
  • Lessons from terrorist interrogators, car salesmen, Machiavelli and Sun Tzu

This session will delve into methods to neutralize common negotiating tactics such as:

  • The Circular Saw
  • Scorched earth
  • Exploding offers
  • The sit down
  • Damsel in distress
  • Lazy lawyer
  • The Moonwalk
  • Power of precedent
  • Contract archeology
  • Predatory graciousness
  • Advanced eulogy
  • Signal jamming
  • Emotional pincer movement
  • Malicious obedience
  • Negotiating behind human shields
  • Negotiating from the grave

Among the invaluable take away lessons from this seminar are:

  • How to score points before the negotiations begin
  • How to minimize your concessions
  • How to emasculate powerful counterparts
  • How to delegitimize unfavorable agreements
  • How to quickly shut down unfavorable negotiations
  • How to gain leverage by aligning with allies

Case studies in this course hail from:

  • Elon Musk
  • Steve Jobs
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Donald Trump
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Lady Gaga
  • Michael Jackson
  • Sun Tzu
  • Machiavelli
  • David Beckham
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Terrorist interrogators
  • Eminem
  • Warren Buffett

Date / Location

New York, NY – August 17 - 18, 2017
Location: TBA
Time: Day 1 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Time: Day 2 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Silicon Valley, CA – August 24 - 25, 2017
Location: TBA
Time: Day 1 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Time: Day 2 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Course Length: Approx. 13.0 hours

$2,395 PER USER

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Date / Location

Need help purchasing this course? Please contact Neomi Barazani at 609-919-1895 ext. 100 or at info@bdacademy.com.

This course is cross marketed with Negotiating With Numbers.