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Why I Hate Fixed Price Contracts!

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Exaggeration alert. I don’t hate them the way I hate Okra or cleaning the litter box. But, when stakeholders think that a complex multi-Billion dollar deal can be contracted for a “fixed price” I feel like yelling WHHAAAT?? Which I don’t – or wait until I am on mute!

Matching the Level of Contract Management and Risk Management to Sole/Single Source Contracts

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Customer/Supplier Relationships. Each customer/supplier relationship will require its own level of contract management correlating to the level of interdependence and complexity.

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How to Manage Power Plays

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I’ve been asked many times, “What should I do if I’m less powerful than my counterpart?”. Power plays an important role in throughout the entire contract life cycle. As it relates to the contract professional, power is your ability to alter other people’s attitudes and behaviors.

How to Manage Power Plays

Nyden on Negotiation

I’ve been asked many times, “What should I do if I’m less powerful than my counterpart?”. Power plays an important role in throughout the entire contract life cycle. As it relates to the contract professional, power is your ability to alter other people’s attitudes and behaviors.

Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 3)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. In this article, I offer a solution to developing performance measures that actually drive performance. Click here to read the first and second articles discussing the two reasons. In this article, I offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 2)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. In this article, I address the second reason performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Click here to read the first article discussing the first reason. In the next article, I will offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 2)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. In this article, I address the second reason performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Click here to read the first article discussing the first reason. In the next article, I will offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 1)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Read below for the first reason. This article is part 1 of a three-part series. In part two, I will outline the second reason, and in part 3 I will offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 1)

Nyden on Negotiation

There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Read below for the first reason. This article is part 1 of a three-part series. In part two, I will outline the second reason, and in part 3 I will offer a solution.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Trust Ensures Productive Collaboration

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Trust is the core quality of any collaborative partnership. Companies with high degrees of trust can spend their energies leveraging each other’s core strengths and creating value, rather than on compliance, enforcement, or worse, fighting metaphorical fires as a result of poor performance.

Trust Ensures Productive Collaboration

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Trust is the core quality of any collaborative partnership. Companies with high degrees of trust can spend their energies leveraging each other’s core strengths and creating value, rather than on compliance, enforcement, or worse, fighting metaphorical fires as a result of poor performance.

Negotiation Preparation on the Fly: Five Down and Dirty Questions You Should Answer Before Your Next Negotiation

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Raise your hand if you can handle one more thing on your plate right now. No one can. It seems like everyone spends their time putting out one fire after another. Today more than ever before, negotiations happen in pieces and on the fly.

Negotiation Preparation on the Fly: Five Down and Dirty Questions You Should Answer Before Your Next Negotiation

Nyden on Negotiation

Raise your hand if you can handle one more thing on your plate right now. No one can. It seems like everyone spends their time putting out one fire after another. Today more than ever before, negotiations happen in pieces and on the fly.

Want to Crush Your Competition? Read How to Build an AI-Powered Selling Roadmap

“If sales reps have the right AI tools and adoption, we see sellers easily closing 3 times as many sales each month.” Hear from 5 experts on steps you can take to reduce non-selling time and use conversational & sentiment analysis to transform how you sell.

Negotiation Preparation on the Fly: Five Down and Dirty Questions You Should Answer Before Your Next Negotiation

Nyden on Negotiation

Raise your hand if you can handle one more thing on your plate right now. No one can. It seems like everyone spends their time putting out one fire after another. Today more than ever before, negotiations happen in pieces and on the fly.

7 Negotiation Mistakes That Can Sink Success!

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When the negotiation team gets mediocre deal results, their bosses blame the economy, or the other company, or the weather for bad results. The real problem is that the negotiation team did not take the negotiation process seriously enough to systematically plan for it.

7 Negotiation Mistakes That Can Sink Success!

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When the negotiation team gets mediocre deal results, their bosses blame the economy, or the other company, or the weather for bad results. The real problem is that the negotiation team did not take the negotiation process seriously enough to systematically plan for it.

Saled Reinvented Podcast: The Power of Open Ended Questions

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I am happy to announce I was on the Sales Reinvented Podcast to discuss the power of open-ended questions in your negotiations. In this podcast I define negotiation and give 3 do’s and don’ts in any negotiation. I also answer the important questions of how negotiation is important for business.

The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

Can Your Team Stack Rank and Prioritize Tradeoffs?

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Imagine a mid-level manger in the global commodities group got an email from the operations manager from a plant that read something like this. “Bob, Bob, I called ABC supplier to see where our XYZ parts are, and they told me that we’ll get them in 3 weeks.

Saled Reinvented Podcast: The Power of Open Ended Questions

Nyden on Negotiation

I am happy to announce I was on the Sales Reinvented Podcast to discuss the power of open-ended questions in your negotiations. In this podcast I define negotiation and give 3 do’s and don’ts in any negotiation. I also answer the important questions of how negotiation is important for business. If you are wondering why some salespeople […]. Audio Interviews negotiation podcast Sales Reinvented Podcast

Can Your Team Stack Rank and Prioritize Tradeoffs?

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Imagine a mid-level manger in the global commodities group got an email from the operations manager from a plant that read something like this. Bob, I called ABC supplier to see where our XYZ parts are, and they told me that we’ll get them in 3 weeks. They said the PO gave them a 15 […]. Words contract negotiation global commodities mid-level manager negotiations stack rank tradeoffs

Drafting a Gainshare Framework: Use this Checklist

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A client and I are drafting a gainshare arrangement for a complex service delivery contract. Neither my client (procurement) nor the service supplier have used a gainshare arrangement in their 26-year relationship. Yet, my client’s current economic outlook demands that the supplier lower its costs by eliminating redundant and unnecessary processes. It is noteworthy that […]. Words checklist economic outlook gainshare framework procurement relationship service delivery contract supplier

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7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

Driving Innovation Rocky Flats Example Outcome Contracting

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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. Innovations that turned a nuclear materials production site into a wildlife refuge while saving the US taxpayers billions in dollars. Yes, you read that right the US federal government did something very right.

Driving Innovation Rocky Flats Example Outcome Contracting

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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. Innovations that turned a nuclear materials production site into a wildlife refuge while saving the US taxpayers billions […].

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 drafting contract negotiations contract professionals Jeanette nyden

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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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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

10 Common (an costly) Negotiation Mistakes

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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. In my experience, there are ten common mistakes business people routinely make when they enter a contract negotiation. This video offers advice on how to avoid these costly mistakes.

10 Common (an costly) Negotiation Mistakes

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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. In my experience, there are ten common mistakes business people routinely make when they enter a contract negotiation. This video offers […].

Is a fixed fee a black box?

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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. Watch NOW… Video co-negotiation contract negotiations fixed fee Jeanette nyden leadership stakholder

Is a fixed fee a black box?

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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. Watch NOW… Video co-negotiation large contracts contract negotiation early termination agreement fixed fee Is a fixed fee a black box negotiating large contracts negotiation stakeholder leadership

Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

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

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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. Innovation is, I believe, disruptive, as opposed to continuous improvements […]. Words buyers challenge innovation negotiations significan imporvements suppliers transformation

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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. Video coaching commercially significant del contract negotiations Jeanette nyden mentoring programs support your organization

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. Video coaching and mentoring programs commercially significant deal contract negotiations Jenaette Nyden mentoring program negotiation skilled negotiator

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. Video coaching and mentoring programs commercially significant deal contract negotiations Jenaette Nyden mentoring program negotiation skilled negotiator

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.