20 ideas to improve impact, assertiveness and effectiveness for marketing and BD assistants and executives

Posted on: August 27, 2019 20 ideas to improve impact, assertiveness and effectiveness for marketing and BD assistants and executives

It was a full house at the recent impact, assertiveness and effectiveness workshop at Professional Marketing Forum (https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/). Here are the top 20 takeaways from the delegates: Increase self-confidence We considered the difference between self-esteem and internal self-confidence and the external portrayal of confidence http://kimtasso.com/be-more-confident-and-convey-confidence/ Use empathy Empathy is needed to see the other person’s […]

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Book review – Advanced Marketing Management: Principles, skills and tools by Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Neda Jovanovic Dimitriadis and Jillian Ney

Posted on: May 29, 2019 Book review – Advanced Marketing Management: Principles, skills and tools by Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Neda Jovanovic Dimitriadis and Jillian Ney

I read and review a lot of books but this was one – Advanced Marketing Management: Principles, skills and tools by Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Neda Jovanovic Dimitriadis and Jillian Ney – is one of the best I have come across for a while. I have sung its praises to many people already. It offers insight and […]

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Effective marketing Secretary: Seven reasons why secretaries make brilliant marketing and BD assistants

Posted on: October 24, 2017 Effective marketing PA/Secretary

One of the longest-running and most popular training courses at the Professional Marketing Forum (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx) is the effective marketing Secretary or PA. Whilst many people involved in marketing and BD in the professions have a marketing degree or professional marketing qualifications such as CIM and therefore understand the theory and practice of marketing and selling, secretaries […]

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How to design a marketing and business development team

Posted on: November 20, 2015

I’m frequently asked to help with the challenge of how to design a marketing and business development team in professional service firms that is fit for the future. I have developed a consultancy methodology for doing so. I recently used it to talk through the process with the director of a large professional services marketing […]

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