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Tactical Tuesday: Anchoring

Posted by Andrew on Sep 20, 2016 10:22:33 AM

Description:   Deliver the opening offer first, and set the range of all subsequent negotiations.  Make him come to you.


AnchorMaking the first proposal or price offer.  Anchoring is useful for establishing a price or value range – and for determining the negotiating agenda.  You must be confident in your opening offer, however, since you can’t raise it later.

Intent:  Seize the initiative, influence value.  You are seizing the agenda and setting the tone for the rest of the negotiation.  This is your opening offer -- your ambitious "Like to Receive" position.  

Style:  Competitive or Collaborative.  

Counter:  If someone anchors you, there are two options.  If you feel that the offer is serious, then your best option is to stick to your guns and deliver the L you have already prepared.  If, however, the offer is cut-throat, crazy, or clueless, then you have to find a way to reset the entire process -- or walk away and keep going.   Don't automatically accept his anchor position and start calling out numbers.  Once you respond, you are committed to the negotiating process.


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Topics: Tactical Tuesday

Written by Andrew

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