Negotiation skills are the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to achieve a desired outcome. Negotiation is not just about getting what you want, but also about understanding the other party's needs and finding a mutually beneficial solution. Negotiation expert Chris Voss advises against changing your default negotiation style, but rather adding skills from other styles to your repertoire. Negotiation teacher Alex Kouts emphasizes the importance of embracing the discomfort of negotiation and learning from experience. Ultimately, negotiation skills are about building relationships and finding win-win solutions.