The Art of Negotiation — On Steroids

The Art of Negotiation — On Steroids
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The Art of Negotiation With Kwame Christian

Kwame Christian, Attorney and Director of the American Negotiation Institute, says any time two people are in a conversation and one of them wants something it’s a negotiation. The best things in life often lie on the other side of difficult conversations. We are negotiating all the time! The art of negotiation is vital.  In this interview he shares a series of tools to help you negotiate anything, then puts Joe through a negotiation sparring session to demonstrate. Kwame believes using “compassionate curiosity” and understand the value of relationships, the importance of deep listening and questioning are the true art of negotiating. Stay tuned to the end of the conversation for the tools he recommends to  “channel your inner unreasonable person” and win the day.

As an added bonus, if you watch on YouTube you’ll get to see Col. Nye behind the wheel for this on the move interview.

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Art of Negotiation Lessons

  1. Learn to recognize when you are negotiating.
  2. Get CURIOUS to see what is going to get the deal done.
  3. The person asking the questions is controlling the conversation, not the person talking.
  4. LISTEN.
  5. Have compassion.
  6. Understand the value of building relationships.
  7. Use negotiating as a brainstorming session to solve problems.

Related: American Negotiation Institute

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    2:17 Interview begins - careful the Col. is behind the wheel ;)

    6:00 Tips and tricks for negotiating  

    7:30 Negotiation practice - Sparring session

    9:00 Compassionate curiosity

    11:30 The role of ego in winning/ losing

    11:48 FITAID Break

    14:04 Interview continues :A negotiation step by step

    17:32 Brainstorming to solve problems

    19:00 Three key skills explained: Pace, direction & framing

    24:25 Sefra, Dr.L, Joe & Johnny discuss interview


    Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

    Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. L

    Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

    Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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