There are a lot of real cases to explain the theory, steps to create a negotiation strategy and tips to become a better negotiator. You don't have to be born negotiator, you can learn the methodology.
Probably the best course videos Ive come across. Professor George I believe is an amazing teacher...the way he gets the concept across to students by simple and constant examples is worth mentioning..
by Birgit S•
The combination of real-life examples and the theory behind is a rich and insightful learning experience. The videos with Prof Siedel are not only interesting to watch but also a superb inspiration.
One more highlight in the course is the case study to conduct a negotation - could be with another student from around the globe and receive straight feedback.
An excellent course I can highly recommend.
by Kathryn K•
So much to like about this course and I really enjoyed the final actual exercise of a negotiation. Chief complaints: 1) the final is nothing like the quizzes interspersed throughout the lecture, and 2) a horrendous number of typos in the transcripts of the videos, including major ones (e.g., Pearl Evidence Rule instead of Parole Evidence Rule and many more like that). For a class that has been taken by supposedly "hundreds of thousands" of students, many of which paid for a certificate, you would think the have plenty of resources to provide a clean copy of the text -- in consideration of our non-English students if nothing else. And yes, I did submit that comment to the course mentors, who suggested I volunteer my time (after paying for a certificate) to go clean up their transcript. Right.
by Sidney R•
Video content is difficult to follow. Instructor asks a lot of questions without providing answers to the audience. Very heavy on stories and examples, but leaves out basic need-to-know content like definitions to vocabulary words that the instructor continuously refers to. I often found myself pausing the video lecture to Google a topic because the instructor provides no information about it, assumes the viewer is already well-versed in the subject, and jumps right over an explanation then launches into a 15-minute example. The course material per week is very lengthy because the instructor uses too many examples or speaks in monotone; I found myself pausing the video and simply reading the subtitled text beneath the video to actually learn the content.
by Nalleli R•
I think this training s more appropriate for lawyers than normal people, I was hopping to learn more about negotiation techniques and it was a times very technical.
by NOORUDDIN T•
First of all a big thank you to Coursera for giving opportunity to millions of students to avail excellent distance learning. I have the privilege to complete many courses offered by Coursera. With regard to this particular course "successful negotiation - essential strategies and skills" , the course is very well planned. Although it is planned and executed by the Senior and Renowned Professor of Michigan University, however, the course material, examples, pictorials and presentations are kept very simple for easy learning of students from various disciplines. To me, since I am a Supply Chain Professional, this course gave me further insight into the core areas of negotiation i.e. planning, tactics, contracts and evaluation. i must thank teacher Mr. George Siedel for including many examples, most of them were real and from teachers personal and professional life which was very helpful to me in understanding.
Thanks and best wishes to my fellow students in their future endeavors.
by Vlad L•
It was definitely a bad idea to take up this course as my first MooC I took seriously. Professor George J. Siedel’s course was too well-structured, consistent and practical, and have raised my MooC expectations level so high, that now, being absolutely hungry with massive online education, I face certain difficulties in finding a course to keep to the same level. But I go on believing that it's possible.
As for the practical application of the knowledge obtained - it’s too early to make conclusions, but having tried some techniques in reality, I find them very helpful.
What’s also great: now, getting a bit deeper in some of the issues raised by the course, say, negotiator’s decision making psychology, I find out that what I see in 10 different sources, had already been covered by this only course.
And the final practical task was a bit of mind-blowing for me. In a good sense.
Thank you very much for the experience!
by Eduards K•
As an introduction to the topic it seems to provide essential information. Having little to no previous experience in negotiation it provides useful insight and different perspective. The pace of the videos seems too slow at times, but the content is relevant to the topic and assessment questions have some difficulty. Surely worth the time and effort.
by Executive D•
I have been involved in negotiations in my job role quite frequently. I am feeling enlightened and empowered in the process of negotiation now. Looking forward to future negotiation opportunities with much more confidence now.
by Wong Y L•
Great learning experience. Topic is very relevant to our modern daily life. Definitely help me to improve my career and build a better relationship. Mr. Siedel's teaching is clear and precise, easy to understand. Thank you!
by Ritesh T•
It's a great MOOC course and instructor's led very well throughout the course . Thanks to George siedel sir, his explaining technique and examples clears concept very well.
A must have transferable skill it is- Negotiation.
by Elham P•
Dr. Siedel is adorable. I feel more confident and meanwhile more thoughtful for negotiating after this course. I bargained on many personal and business purchases, positions, etc. highly recommended.
by Harry H•
Great self paced tutorial. Easy to comprehend topics and principles. Quizzes are good method for understanding concepts. You are able to retake final exam and quizzes until you master the material.
by Matías A H•
This is a very complete course that will give you tools for your daily personal and professional life. The teacher is excellent and the contents he teaches too. Do not hesitate to take this course!
by SAJJAN K•
This is a very interesting course available on Courseera. The concepts are well explained with interaction and real life examples and makes us easy to relate and use in our day to day negotiation.
by Nayan B•
Great Course, For Negotiation!!
by Adriana B Q•
Excellent approach and content.
by Евгений Б•
The course is absolutely great!
by Alain F•
Very interesting and useful.
Mr Siedel is bright and explains well.
The whole course is worth spending time on it, even if you have the experience in negotiations already.
It helps to rationalise and don't forget any aspect of the negotiation process up to the conclusion.
Some concepts could be difficult to really understand if you don't get already an exposure to the American business culture.
by Andra T•
Profoundly knowledgeable, but very soft spoken Professor - was difficult to maintain interest and energy especially in this remote learning medium.
Decided to table this course for a while and revisit when my learning attitude is calmer and more in-line with his communication style.
by Antonio M R•
I have nothing but gratitude to the University of Michigan for the course “Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills”. Especially to Professor George Siedel for sharing his valuable knowledge and professional experience in such a humble and kind way and for being able to convey his passion for this discipline.
Negotiation is a fundamental skill that we must learn how to use and this course has far exceeded my initial expectations, providing me with a scientific and conceptual framework, tools, techniques and tips that I will be able to use in both my personal and professional career.
It has been a great experience to learn at my own pace and alongside students from all over the world. I found this course very thorough and filled with plenty of case studies that were extremely helpful in understanding the concepts. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who would like to start this interesting journey through negotiation or to fine-tune skills.
The thoughts and ideas will surely stay with me for a long time. Thank you for not just the academic lessons, but life lessons as well.
by Basil A H A•
Dear Professor George Siedel Esq.,
Dear Staff of Business & Law Faculty at Michigan University Esq.,
First of all, I would like to thank all the staff involved in presenting this great course in general and Professor George Siedel in particular. I would like to admit that the lectures were not only exciting, but also rich in important terms and information about law and life in general. This course is different from the other great courses that I had taken because it made me look differently to life and I learned a lot of information about courts, companies, attorneys, ADR, agreements, contracts, and other daily life experiences related to negotiation and enforcing the law. Finally, I would like to thank you again for giving me an interesting and pleasant time learning with the distinguished teaching given by the best instructors world wide.
by Украинцева А А•
I was hesitant on taking online courses before, though I was surprised on how connected I felt to the teacher and materials explained through the videos. Mr Sidel is a great teacher and communicator, it was a very enjoyable experience of learling something new which definitely inspired me to take on more courses.
I would recommend this course to a friend or a colleague interested in learning something new in this field or revisiting something they have already known but haven't systematized.
I hold a high regard for humour and a good system for essential information, that can be very useful in real life and work. Additional praise on the excellent examples to illustrate materials which made it easier to remember.
It was a great opportunity to study as face to face is always better but not always possible!
by Samir D S•
I have already recommended it strongly to 3 of my close friends. I have already recommended other courses on coursera to 5-6 of my other friends.
This a basic must for budding entrepreneurs as we always make stupid mistakes in the initial contracts and shy away from the 'tough talks'.
Negotiation is a life skill. It a basic. This course prepares us for the world. Teaches something that is tough for our parents to teach, and impossible to be learnt from school or college, but essential at every step, nonetheless.
Now, I am more confident about dealing with people and having the tough conversations.
I have been cheated many times in negotiation before. While buying a second hand bike, for instance.
This course reduces the chaos in the world around me.
Personally, I feel safer.
by Lucky S B•
The course was a combination of fun and challenging. I enjoyed the lectures and the course content. I've learnt so much and I can't wait to apply it in my everyday life. The negotiation exercise was awesome, I got a chance to put the material learnt to good use and see the areas that still need improvement. I'll definitely recommend the course and the book to my friends. Having studied in 2 top universities in South Africa (Wits University and University of Johannesburg), it was refreshing for me to study a module offered by the University of Michigan through Coursera. A big thank you University of Johannesburg for sponsoring the course for me, and a big thank you to Professor George Siedel for the excellent work.
- May You Walk In Beauty!
by Renato G d S•
This is an amazing course and also a huge opportunity to evaluate our negotiation skills. The teacher is very clear and the quality of the videos are also good.
I do realize I have much to practice and a lot to learn.
It goes beyond professional negotiation. I'll apply the concepts worked in this couse through all situations I have to negotiate to get something.
By doing this course I could go back to the begging of my firsts negotiation experiences and remember that better than do well in a negotiation, is to make a big pie and enlarge the benefits to both part involved in it.
I want to thank to all the course team and my moocmates whose have been really nice and helpful.
All the best wishes.
Renato G Santos.