Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

Posted on: September 9, 2019 Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

It was a full house at the recent Professional Marketing Forum training workshop https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx on thought leadership. Here are the nine reflections on thought leadership identified by the 18 delegates at the end of the session: Use books for thought leadership – Publishing a book was the original way that professionals conducted thought leadership campaigns. […]

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Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

Posted on: July 25, 2019 Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

At a “Business development for lawyers” course a while back the topic that the delegates asked me to write about was that of converting telephone enquiries. More recently, at a practice development course for private client solicitors, the same issue arose and other insights were shared at a recent in-house workshop on the topic. So […]

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Pitching and Tenders – Nine top tips and client feedback (June 2019)

Posted on: July 5, 2019 Pitching and Tenders – Nine top tips and client feedback (June 2019)

I’ve led several public courses on tendering and pitches recently (e.g. through Professional Marketing Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) and for professional service firm clients on an in-house basis. Here’s a round-up of the points that had most resonance on pitching and tenders – Nine top tips and client feedback: 1. Have a pitch process  You can spend […]

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Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning – Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

Posted on: February 18, 2019 Environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning - Future of Jobs Report 2018 (impact of technology)

This report “Preparing the future workforce” is an important read for leaders of professional services firms (PSFs). Marketing professionals should consider it as part of their environmental analysis (SLEPT) and planning. Commercial advisers and employment lawyers will no doubt find the information of value. HR professionals will be interested in the impact on their workplace […]

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Book review: Professional services leadership handbook by Nigel Clark, Ben Kent, Alastair Beddow and Adrian Furner

Posted on: October 31, 2018 Professional services leadership handbook

The Professional services leadership handbook (subtitled “How to lead a professional services firm in a new age of competitive disruption”) was published in 2017 and it has taken a while to read and digest the contents and write this review. Professional services leadership is an important topic and the book contains a huge amount of […]

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