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Driving Innovation Rocky Flats Example Outcome Contracting

Nyden on Negotiation

Have you ever wondered how to get real innovation from your customer/supplier relationship? I explain in this video how the Department of Energy and the Kaiser-Hill joint venture used outcome and incentive-based contracting principles to drive innovation.

10 Common (an costly) Negotiation Mistakes

Nyden on Negotiation

When negotiators get mediocre results their boss blames the economy, the weather, or the other company, when the real problem is that no one took the negotiation process seriously enough to systematically prepare for it.

Is a fixed fee a black box?

Nyden on Negotiation

During my mentoring, I was co-negotiation a 15 year contract. The stakeholder leadership wanted a early termination agreement in the agreement with a fixed fee. They wanted a buy-out in the agreement for early termination. Watch the video and tell me what you think.

Are you worried about closing a commercially significant deal?

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Are you worried about closing a commercially significant deal? Then my coaching and mentoring programs might be the right fit to support your organization. If closing that deal and getting greater value is important to your organization, watch this video.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Negotiating Value in a Price-Only World Part 2

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Federal Government Negotiates and Gets Value Today, Rocky Flats is a National Wildlife Refuge. It was established in 2007, and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 5,237-acre refuge was once a nuclear weapon depot, a legacy of the cold war.

Negotiating Value in a Price-Only World Part 1

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Every customer wants value, and every supplier says that they provide value. But, when it comes time to negotiate the contract it’s all PRICE, PRICE and more about PRICE. So, how do you break out of the price only conversation and really negotiate value?

Is Contract Drafting a Creative Writing Assignment? NO!

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Contract language is boring. The contract professional’s goals are to develop an agreement that reflects the intention of the relationship and a document that is clear, precise and exact. This video offers advice on 4 points that will help contract professionals meet those two goals. Watch NOW… Video contract language contract negotiations contract professional's goals documents that are clear and exact how do I develop an agreement that reflects intention negotiate procurement

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Podcast: Jeanette on The Essentials of Successful Negotiating

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Just how do you make a deal, anyway? The ability to negotiate should be part of our nature. After all, deal making is as old as humanity itself. But the rules for a successful negotiation are anything but innate, especially in the age of globalization and technological upheaval.

Rethinking Supplier Pricing: Target Price or Test Balloon?

Nyden on Negotiation

My client was preparing to make a counteroffer to a vendor asking them to reduce their price, when an announcement to close a division of my client’s organization was made public. The closure impacts the vendor’s relationship with the organization, but doesn’t eliminate the relationship.

In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

Buyers Do Not Really Want Innovation: They Want Significant Improvements.

Nyden on Negotiation

Asking your suppliers for innovation—or transformation—is a tall order and few suppliers accept the challenge. I think I know why. Innovation transforms something, whether a process or a machine. It is more than an incremental improvement—saving “fingers and toes” worth of time, effort or money.

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Managing the Rogue Stakeholder

Nyden on Negotiation

A stakeholder said in front of the supplier during negotiations, “What the hell does ‘G.S.’ of Sourcing) have to do with my deal!?” My coaching client and I had to regain control of the conversation immediately.

Getting to We: The Guiding Principles

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There are six relationship principles that drive the Getting to We mindset in both negotiating the relationship and in the subsequent operation of the partnership. These guiding principles tell the parties how to act within the relationship.

Shared Vision and Guiding Principles

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Getting to We is a process. After partners assess the levels of trust and compatibility between two partners, and agree that there is enough trust and compatibility, they are ready to move on to the next step in the process: developing a shared vision for the relationship.

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Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

Assessing Trust and Compatibility

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Accurately assessing trust and compatibility is not easy. It is often one-sided: a buying company will evaluate a supplier’s trustworthiness without understanding the supplier’s perceptions of the buying company’s trustworthiness.

Podcast: Jeanette on The Essentials of Successful Negotiating

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I interviewed with Philip Ideson recently on – The Essentials of Successful Negotiating. If you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to that interview, you should check it out! We didn’t get to all of Philips’ questions so he invited me back to finish the conversation. In this podcast, we discuss the art of a balanced […]. Audio balanced deal negotiating negotiation Philip Ideson podcast potential suppliers successful negotiating

I gotta question for ya

Bernadette McClelland

Hello there! With the New Year about to kick off again we may do one, or both, of two things. We may reflect on the year just gone or project on the year ahead.

What Is Your Personal OS Platform – Faith, Fear or Fragility?

Bernadette McClelland

Faith is a winner’s game. Fear is a survival game. Fragility is a losing game. Winners, high achievers, go-getters. Have more than belief. They have faith. A knowing … that everything will be OK. That taking both leaps and baby steps.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

4 Negotiation Strategies to Help Your Sales Process

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Dean Kaplan As the head of a collections agency, I work with many different kinds of businesses. One thing many businesses with collection issues have in common is that they focus too strongly on making a sale, and not strongly enough on improving their sales process.

How to Be a Memorable Salesperson: Part 1

Connect2Sell

What does it mean to be memorable? sales strategies sales questions sales process sales effectiveness

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Are Small Business Owners Salespeople in Disguise?

Jeffrey Gitomer

The success of a small business rests on the owner's ability to sell. Small business owners have about 50 different hats to wear, but sales is the biggest hat an entrepreneur wears. Actually without the sales hat, the other hats are useless.

Put On Your Game Face and Talk Sporty To Me

Bernadette McClelland

If you’re wondering… then, yes, this is me getting my game face on and yes, I am wearing an authentic Super Bowl ring.

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Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

Dave Kurlan's 10 Surefire New Years Resolutions For All Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

Like most people, this year I intend to make good on my New Year’s resolution. It’s actually more of a life resolution than it is a New Year’s resolution in much the same way that salespeople should make theirs a career resolution. If it’s important enough then it shouldn't be for only one year.

The Science of Strategy – What Steve Jobs and I Have in Common

Bernadette McClelland

Strategy is one of those words that, to a right brain creative like me, every now and then sends ‘this does not compute’ messages through the brain. Not dissimilar to a strategist hearing words such as ‘creativity’, I guess.

Yes, Gender is a Factor in B2B Buying Decisions: Selling to Men and to Women

DiscoverOrg Sales

Are there differences selling to men and women in a B2B sales process? That was the question we set out to discover. My husband and I are avid remodelers, which means I’ve spent a lot (A LOT) of time at Home Depot and Lowe’s over the last 15 years.

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How Do You Measure Customer Experience?

Sales Benchmark Index

Recently, my colleague Sid Nakappan wrote an article on How the CEO can jumpstart the Customer Experience Transformation. If your boss put this article on your desk, you are probably getting started. With the interest of beginning with the end.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!

Implementing an Advocacy Process as Part of Customer Success

Sales Benchmark Index

Advocacy is on fire! Because harnessing passion from advocates is an authentic way to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth. Research from the Demand Gen Report shared that as much as 84% of buyers seek input from their peers.

5 Reasons Your Team Doesn’t Know How to Get Referrals

No More Cold Calling

Asking for referrals might be hard, but it pays off big! Ask most anybody for the secret to how to get referrals, and they’ll probably tell you the first step is to simply ask. That might be true, but it’s far easier said than done.

Friday Five - Better Time Management for Sellers

Score More Sales

We all have the same number of hours in a week – 168, yet some of us get more done than others. Here is a quick look at how to be more productive – share your ideas with us on LinkedIn or Twitter. Sales Productivity profession of sales time management

Is Buying From You Too Risky?

The Sales Heretic

I have weird feet. Seriously. My forefeet are wide, I have very long toes, and my right foot is nearly a half size larger than my left. Which makes shoe shopping a challenge. Roughly 98% of the shoes I try on don’t fit comfortably. So when I recently purchased several pairs of shoes online, I [.].

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

Hiring Additional Sales Reps is Not the Only Way to Make Your Number in 2019

Sales Benchmark Index

Entering 2019 your organization has aggressive revenue goals. You are on the hook to deliver a human capital recommendation that can support the aggressive plan.

Why Curiosity Is Critical for Sales Success

No More Cold Calling

What is 7427466391? Imagine if you saw this on a billboard along your commute route …. What would you do? Roll your eyes, think this is nonsense, tell others about it, or go to the site and find out what’s going on?

Dancing with the Competition? Watch your Step.

Jeffrey Gitomer

How do you feel about your competitors? You say, "I have a great relationship with my competitors." Right, if you needed $50,000 or your business would fold, I guarantee your friend, the competitor, would send you a bon voyage note. Get real, man.

37 Ways to Inspire Confidence in Your Prospects

The Sales Heretic

In my last post, I discussed the role risk plays in preventing people from making purchasing decisions. The greater the risk, the less likely a person is to buy. Which means, the more you can reduce the perception of risk in buyers’ minds, the more sales you’ll make.

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.