10 takeaways from a workshop on buy-in (Guildford, 2018)

Posted on: September 13, 2018 Workshop on buy-in

Thanks to Stevens Bolton https://www.stevens-bolton.com/ for hosting a Professional Marketing Forum workshop on buy-in Guildford http://www.pmforum.co.uk/locations/guildford.aspx After a lively session including exercises, discussions and sharing ideas, the delegates selected the following top 10 takeaways: 1. Face-to-face contact A recent HBR report suggested that face-to-face requests were 34 times more likely to be accepted than those by […]

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Key Account Management (KAM) – Top 10 tips for designing and implementing a KAM programme

Posted on: August 25, 2018 designing and implementing a KAM programme

Delegates (representing experts and beginners from law firms, accountancy practices, technology consultants and actuaries) at a recent training session by http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx on Key Account Management (KAM) selected the following top 10 tips for designing and implementing a KAM programme in a professional services firm. Designing the Key Account Management (KAM) programme 1. Adopt a long […]

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Pick up the phone – Creating better business relationships with telephones

Posted on: January 24, 2018 business relationships with telephones

I’ve done training sessions on inbound telephone calls to improve client service and enhance conversion rates (see, for example, http://kimtasso1.wpengine.com/managing-client-service-surveying-property-partnerships/). I’ve done workshops on outbound calls for cold calling (http://kimtasso1.wpengine.com/sales-selling-tips-11-point-plan-cold-calling/). But I was recently asked to cover the topic of outbound calls to existing contacts and clients to enhance business relationships and support business development. Creating […]

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Selling legal services with storytelling

Posted on: September 27, 2017 selling legal services with storytelling

I recently ran some workshops for lawyers on selling legal services with storytelling. It was to help them to appreciate the value of a more personal and emotional narrative in conversations with clients – whether in the written or spoken word. It is uncomfortable pushing information out to people – much better to pull in […]

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Coaching skills – The power of questions (2017)

Posted on: May 31, 2017 Coaching skills - the power of questions

At the most recent coaching skills course we reflected on the power of questions. In most coaching sessions, we use a simple framework of questions like John Whitmore’s GROW (Goals – Reality – Options – Will to act) to help the person reach their own conclusions about what they want and need to do. The […]

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