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"Negotiate Anything" is the #1 negotiation podcast in the world, celebrated with over 10 million downloads, hundreds of 5-star reviews, and a global audience from +180 countries.
Negotiation is the ultimate problem solving tool, allowing you to not only get better deals, but to also have better relationships.
Our podcast dives deep into the art of negotiation. Hosted by lawyer, bestselling author, and CEO of the American Negotiation Institute , Kwame Christian Esq., M.A., each episode is a transformative journey that equips listeners to confidently navigate challenging conversations with negotiation and communication experts around the globe.
Listeners learn to balance assertiveness with empathy, building trust while setting boundaries and managing emotions. As in the bustling business world, exceptional negotiation skills can be the differentiator, our episodes are tailored to give you that unique advantage.
But it's not just about transactions or business discussions. "Negotiate Anything" emphasizes that life itself is a series of negotiations. Whether you're deliberating with a tough client, discussing terms with a new partner, or navigating personal relationships, our show promises invaluable insights.
Prepare to immerse in practical scenarios, absorbing techniques that don't just improve your negotiation prowess but also elevate your career and personal life.
At The American Negotiation Institute, we believe the best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations. And our goal is to change the world, one difficult conversation at a time.
So, tune in, and empower yourself with the tools to negotiate anything, anywhere.

Produced by the American Negotiation Institute
Part of the LinkedIn Podcast Network

About the host:

Kwame Christian is a business attorney, best-selling author, and Founder & CEO of the American Negotiation Institute  (ANI), a global consulting firm that specializes in negotiation and conflict resolution.

Recognized as one of the world's top negotiation experts, Kwame gained prominence after his viral TEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, which has garnered over 400,000 views. He has authored two best-selling books, Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life (2020) and How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond (2022). He is also a regular contributor to Forbes.

Kwame is also the host of Negotiate Anything, the world's #1 negotiation podcast, which has attracted more than eight million downloads and listeners in over 180 countries since its inception in 2016. He has taught negotiation, communication, and mediation advocacy at the university level, including The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the country's top-ranked law school dispute resolution program.

Kwame earned his law degree, masters in public policy, and bachelors in psychology from The Ohio State University. He was the winner of the John Glenn College Young Alumni Award (2020) and Moritz College Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award (2021), making him the only person in the university's history to win alumni awards in consecutive years from both the law school and the masters of public affairs program. He was also named among Columbus' 2022 40 Under 40 award recipients.

In addition to his accomplishments, Kwame is a practicing attorney, working with businesses and their owners to secure better deals, solve complex problems, and overcome legal challenges. He is also a popular LinkedIn instructor, teaching over a dozen courses with over 600,000 learners taking his courses.

Outside the professional sphere, Kwame is a devoted family man and proud father of two boys. An avid chess enthusiast, he has played over 20,000 games and earned a ranking in the 99th percentile on Chess.com.

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    • 4.7 • 595 Ratings

"Negotiate Anything" is the #1 negotiation podcast in the world, celebrated with over 10 million downloads, hundreds of 5-star reviews, and a global audience from +180 countries.
Negotiation is the ultimate problem solving tool, allowing you to not only get better deals, but to also have better relationships.
Our podcast dives deep into the art of negotiation. Hosted by lawyer, bestselling author, and CEO of the American Negotiation Institute , Kwame Christian Esq., M.A., each episode is a transformative journey that equips listeners to confidently navigate challenging conversations with negotiation and communication experts around the globe.
Listeners learn to balance assertiveness with empathy, building trust while setting boundaries and managing emotions. As in the bustling business world, exceptional negotiation skills can be the differentiator, our episodes are tailored to give you that unique advantage.
But it's not just about transactions or business discussions. "Negotiate Anything" emphasizes that life itself is a series of negotiations. Whether you're deliberating with a tough client, discussing terms with a new partner, or navigating personal relationships, our show promises invaluable insights.
Prepare to immerse in practical scenarios, absorbing techniques that don't just improve your negotiation prowess but also elevate your career and personal life.
At The American Negotiation Institute, we believe the best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations. And our goal is to change the world, one difficult conversation at a time.
So, tune in, and empower yourself with the tools to negotiate anything, anywhere.

Produced by the American Negotiation Institute
Part of the LinkedIn Podcast Network

About the host:

Kwame Christian is a business attorney, best-selling author, and Founder & CEO of the American Negotiation Institute  (ANI), a global consulting firm that specializes in negotiation and conflict resolution.

Recognized as one of the world's top negotiation experts, Kwame gained prominence after his viral TEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, which has garnered over 400,000 views. He has authored two best-selling books, Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life (2020) and How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond (2022). He is also a regular contributor to Forbes.

Kwame is also the host of Negotiate Anything, the world's #1 negotiation podcast, which has attracted more than eight million downloads and listeners in over 180 countries since its inception in 2016. He has taught negotiation, communication, and mediation advocacy at the university level, including The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the country's top-ranked law school dispute resolution program.

Kwame earned his law degree, masters in public policy, and bachelors in psychology from The Ohio State University. He was the winner of the John Glenn College Young Alumni Award (2020) and Moritz College Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award (2021), making him the only person in the university's history to win alumni awards in consecutive years from both the law school and the masters of public affairs program. He was also named among Columbus' 2022 40 Under 40 award recipients.

In addition to his accomplishments, Kwame is a practicing attorney, working with businesses and their owners to secure better deals, solve complex problems, and overcome legal challenges. He is also a popular LinkedIn instructor, teaching over a dozen courses with over 600,000 learners taking his courses.

Outside the professional sphere, Kwame is a devoted family man and proud father of two boys. An avid chess enthusiast, he has played over 20,000 games and earned a ranking in the 99th percentile on Chess.com.

    Enhancing Negotiations: Unpacking Emotion Science with Mike Macchiarelli

    Enhancing Negotiations: Unpacking Emotion Science with Mike Macchiarelli

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    In this thought-provoking episode of Negotiate Anything, host Kwame Christian is joined by returning guest Mike Macchiarelli, now the Chief Revenue Officer for Kao Advantage Group. They delve into the intricate world of emotional intelligence in negotiation, uncovering the potent role emotions play in achieving successful outcomes. With a special focus on the four primary emotions and two basic social emotions in negotiation, Mike shares his insights and strategies for identifying and leveraging emotions to facilitate better agreements in both personal and business settings.
    - Examining the four primary emotions and their impact on negotiations.
    - The importance of recognizing emotional barriers and the role of pride and shame in negotiation dynamics.
    - Strategies for positively influencing negotiations through emotional awareness.
    Listeners will learn:
    - How to improve emotional literacy and utilize it as a strategic tool in negotiations.
    - The significance of addressing emotional barriers to expedite the negotiation process effectively.
    - Practical ways to foster a positive emotional climate to enhance creativity and satisfactory outcomes in negotiations.

    Contact ANI
    Request A Customized Workshop For Your Company: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/services/workshops/
    Follow Kwame Christian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwamechristian/
    The Ultimate Negotiation Guide: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/guides/ultimate-negotiation-guide/
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    Click here to buy your copy of Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life!: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Confidence-Conflict-Negotiate-Anything/dp/0578413736/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PSW69L6ABTK&keywords=finding+confidence+in+conflict&qid=1667317257&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjQyIiwicXNhIjoiMC4xNCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMjMifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=finding+confidence+in+conflic%2Caps%2C69&sr=8-1

    • 27 min
    Negotiation Skills to Overcome Bias with Mita Mallick - LinkedIn Live Event

    Negotiation Skills to Overcome Bias with Mita Mallick - LinkedIn Live Event

    Request A Customized Workshop For Your Company: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/services/workshops/

    Join us for an empowering LinkedIn Live session featuring the insightful Mita Mallick, best-selling author and podcast host. Hosted by Kwame Christian of the “Negotiate Anything” podcast, this interactive discussion is a must-attend for anyone looking to enhance their negotiation skills, with a special focus on women and people of color in executive roles.

    Mita Mallick, a trailblazer in advocating for equitable pay and confronting workplace bias, will share her personal journey and the unique challenges she faced in executive salary negotiations. Her insights into power dynamics, privilege, and the importance of allies in the quest for fair compensation are both enlightening and inspiring. Mita also sheds light on the impact of clothing choices and societal biases, offering a comprehensive view of the hurdles faced by women, particularly women of color, in professional settings.

    This session isn’t just about listening – it’s about engaging and learning together. After our insightful discussion, we will open the floor for a live Q&A segment, where you, the audience, can ask Mita and me your pressing questions. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly and gain personalized advice on navigating salary negotiations, tackling biases, and building a confident, authentic negotiation style.

    What You’ll Learn:
    - Proven strategies for executive-level salary negotiations
    - How to navigate bias and societal pressures in professional settings
    - Tips for developing a negotiation style that is authentic and boosts confidence

    Be part of this transformative experience. Whether you are aiming to navigate the complexities of the corporate world or aspiring to break new ground in your career, this session will arm you with the skills and knowledge to negotiate not just effectively, but with equity and confidence.

    Join us, engage with us, and empower yourself with groundbreaking negotiation strategies that can redefine your career trajectory. Let’s make your voice heard in the boardroom!


    Follow Mita Mallick on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mita-mallick-2b165822/


    Contact ANI
    Request A Customized Workshop For Your Company: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/services/workshops/
    Follow Kwame Christian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwamechristian/
    The Ultimate Negotiation Guide: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/guides/ultimate-negotiation-guide/
    Click here to buy your copy of How To Have Difficult Conversations About Race!: https://www.amazon.com/Have-Difficult-Conversations-About-Race/dp/1637741308/ref=pd_%5B%E2%80%A6%5Df0bc9774-7975-448b-bde1-094cab455adb&pd_rd_i=1637741308&psc=1
    Click here to buy your copy of Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life!: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Confidence-Conflict-Negotiate-Anything/dp/0578413736/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PSW69L6ABTK&keywords=finding+confidence+in+conflict&qid=1667317257&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjQyIiwicXNhIjoiMC4xNCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMjMifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=finding+confidence+in+conflic%2Caps%2C69&sr=8-1

    • 35 min
    Constructing Deals: Ron Hogen's Guide to Successful Business Negotiations

    Constructing Deals: Ron Hogen's Guide to Successful Business Negotiations

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    In this insightful episode of "Negotiate Anything," host Kwame Christian, Esq., M.A., and construction negotiation expert Ron Hogen unpack essential strategies for mastering negotiations within the construction industry. They delve into the art of asking pivotal questions, managing expectations, and the significance of transparent communication. The hosts share their expertise on building rapport in high-stress scenarios and the importance of being creative and curious to understand the underlying needs of clients. This episode is a goldmine for anyone looking to elevate their negotiation skills, with practical advice from industry veterans on navigating complex business relationships.
    **What we'll cover:**
    - Effective sales negotiation strategies specific to construction, including the art of asking critical questions.
    - The psychological aspects of negotiation, such as responsibility, blame, and the importance of empathy in building rapport.
    - Creative communication techniques and the necessity of transparency in fostering long-lasting business relationships.

    Contact ANI
    Request A Customized Workshop For Your Company: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/services/workshops/
    Follow Kwame Christian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwamechristian/
    The Ultimate Negotiation Guide: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/guides/ultimate-negotiation-guide/
    Click here to buy your copy of How To Have Difficult Conversations About Race!: https://www.amazon.com/Have-Difficult-Conversations-About-Race/dp/1637741308/ref=pd_%5B%E2%80%A6%5Df0bc9774-7975-448b-bde1-094cab455adb&pd_rd_i=1637741308&psc=1
    Click here to buy your copy of Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life!: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Confidence-Conflict-Negotiate-Anything/dp/0578413736/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PSW69L6ABTK&keywords=finding+confidence+in+conflict&qid=1667317257&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjQyIiwicXNhIjoiMC4xNCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMjMifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=finding+confidence+in+conflic%2Caps%2C69&sr=8-1

    • 42 min
    From Anxiety to Achievement: Morra Aarons-Mele on Winning Negotiations

    From Anxiety to Achievement: Morra Aarons-Mele on Winning Negotiations

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    In this stirring episode of "Negotiate Anything," hosts Kwame Christian and guest Morra Aarons-Mele delve into the often-overlooked intersection of negotiation, mental health, and workplace anxiety. They tackle the challenge of maneuvering through negotiations with heightened emotions and the reality of dealing with anxiety while striving for professional success. The conversation provides insightful strategies for managing psychological stressors during high-stake conversations and underscores the importance of mental health literacy. Listeners will gain an understanding of how to harness anxiety positively and maintain control in negotiations, even under pressure.
    What will be covered:
    - Exploration of anxiety's spectrum and its impact on negotiation dynamics.
    - Techniques for managing anxiety and maintaining composure during critical moments in negotiations.
    - Understanding "anxious achievers" and normalizing conversations about mental health in professional spaces.


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    Follow Morra on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morraaaronsmele/


    Contact ANI
    Request A Customized Workshop For Your Company: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/services/workshops/
    Follow Kwame Christian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwamechristian/
    The Ultimate Negotiation Guide: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/guides/ultimate-negotiation-guide/
    Click here to buy your copy of How To Have Difficult Conversations About Race!: https://www.amazon.com/Have-Difficult-Conversations-About-Race/dp/1637741308/ref=pd_%5B%E2%80%A6%5Df0bc9774-7975-448b-bde1-094cab455adb&pd_rd_i=1637741308&psc=1
    Click here to buy your copy of Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life!: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Confidence-Conflict-Negotiate-Anything/dp/0578413736/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PSW69L6ABTK&keywords=finding+confidence+in+conflict&qid=1667317257&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjQyIiwicXNhIjoiMC4xNCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMjMifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=finding+confidence+in+conflic%2Caps%2C69&sr=8-1

    • 35 min
    The Myth of the Perfect Conversation with Aggie Mutuma

    The Myth of the Perfect Conversation with Aggie Mutuma

    Discover the true essence of authentic connections and vulnerability in difficult conversations with guest Aggie Yemurai Mutuma. Kwame Christian leads a thought-provoking discussion on the power of forgiveness and its role in fostering relaxed and real dialogues. Tune in to gain practical insights that will revolutionize your communication skills. Guest Bio: Aggie is an award-winning diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism strategist. Explore her remarkable work at https://mahoganyinclusionpartners.com/.

    Key Takeaways:

    The meaning of belonging and inclusion and their significance in fostering positive organizational cultures. 

    How vulnerability can be a powerful tool to establish genuine connections and navigate difficult conversations. 

    The transformative power of forgiveness in creating relaxed and authentic dialogues. 


    Follow Aggie on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/aggie-mutuma/

    Work with Aggie https://mahoganyinclusionpartners.com/

    • 33 min
    From Self-Critique to Success: Dionne Nicholls’ Strategies for Overcoming Perfectionism

    From Self-Critique to Success: Dionne Nicholls’ Strategies for Overcoming Perfectionism

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    In this empowering episode of Negotiate Anything, host Kwame Christian welcomes Dionne Nicholls-Germain, a dynamic life and leadership coach, speaker, and author, to delve into the transformative power of self-forgiveness in high-performance individuals. Together, they discuss the common theme of executives being unduly hard on themselves and how perfectionism can create barriers to personal and professional growth. Dionne introduces her 90-day Conquering Unforgiveness journal that serves as a tool for individuals to foster self-compassion and embrace a growth mindset. The conversation emphasizes the importance of self-forgiveness in negotiation and conflict resolution, highlighting how cultivating a forgiving attitude towards oneself can lead to greater innovation, productivity, and improved business outcomes.

    Listeners will learn:
    - Strategies for managing their own inner critic to enhance negotiation capabilities.
    - How self-forgiveness can transform one's approach to difficult conversations and conflict resolution.
    - The impact of self-forgiveness on fostering a corporate culture of innovation and engagement.

    Contact ANI
    Request A Customized Workshop For Your Company: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/services/workshops/
    Follow Kwame Christian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwamechristian/
    The Ultimate Negotiation Guide: https://www.americannegotiationinstitute.com/guides/ultimate-negotiation-guide/
    Click here to buy your copy of How To Have Difficult Conversations About Race!: https://www.amazon.com/Have-Difficult-Conversations-About-Race/dp/1637741308/ref=pd_%5B%E2%80%A6%5Df0bc9774-7975-448b-bde1-094cab455adb&pd_rd_i=1637741308&psc=1
    Click here to buy your copy of Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life!: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Confidence-Conflict-Negotiate-Anything/dp/0578413736/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PSW69L6ABTK&keywords=finding+confidence+in+conflict&qid=1667317257&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjQyIiwicXNhIjoiMC4xNCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMjMifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=finding+confidence+in+conflic%2Caps%2C69&sr=8-1

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
595 Ratings

595 Ratings

Dr Ruth G ,

This host makes it look easy

Kwame is a brilliant host who can pull on a thread of what was said and dig deeper. He is a master at his domain and every episode is pure genius.

JABrown32 ,

Negotiation in every area of life

Whether you feel like a pro or a beginner at negotiating, this podcast is a MUST listen! Kwame does incredible job of breaking down the science of negotiation, through thoughtful insights, data, and phenomenal guests consistently. Do yourself a favor and add this one to the rotation; this podcast will help you in every area of life.

ABDULRIGHT23 ,

This podcast, Negotiate Anything is transformative.

The Negotiate Anything podcast covers a wide range of topics related to human interactions and negotiations.

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