Presentation skills – Preparing the content and delivery

Posted on: May 19, 2017 Presentation skills Pitch presentations

Whether part of sales or pitching training or for standalone presentations for seminars and conferences I conduct many in-house training sessions on presentation skills. Yesterday, I delivered a training session on pitching for the PM Forum (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx)  and there was a request for general presentation skills guidance during that course. So this post summarises the […]

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Getting what you want and how to say “No” – Assertiveness skills

Posted on: March 15, 2017 Assertiveness skills - Shepherds and sheep

In many of the courses I run for the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the topic of assertiveness arises. Sometimes this relates to people needing the confidence to speak up and share ideas or to challenge requests. Often it relates to finding ways to decline or modify inappropriate requests – how to say “No” effectively. But […]

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Book review: TED Talks – The official TED guide to public speaking by Chris Anderson (Presentation skills)

Posted on: October 25, 2016 Presentation skills - TED Talks by Chris Anderson

TED’s mission is to nurture the spread of powerful ideas. Anyone who has seen a TED talk knows that they are expert, entertaining, often emotional and always compelling. And never more than 18 minutes. So while many business presentations might not be suitable for the full TED treatment, there must be lots to learn from […]

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The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit – Crystal balls, Change, Connection, CRM and Collaboration. And don’t forget the Millennials.

Posted on: October 8, 2016 The Lawyer Business Leadership 2016

The end of September marks the annual Business Leadership Summit and Awards from The Lawyer magazine so I was at The Brewery in Chiswell Street bright and early for a day of commercial insights from lawyer business leaders. I was not disappointed.  What is the office for? – The Lawyer Workspace Trends Report Matt Byrne, […]

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Psychology, neuroscience and client engagement

Posted on: May 17, 2015

At the Law South 2015 conference last week, I presented a paper that explored some of the latest developments in psychology, neuroscience and client engagement that might help support people in achieving extraordinary client engagement. I can’t cover all the content on I presented psychology, neuroscience and client engagement, but here are some of the most […]

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