Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 (Innovation, procurement, campaigns, creativity, assertiveness)

Posted on: November 11, 2019 Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019

This conference report on the Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 was published in the November edition of Professional Marketing magazine https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx  Lucy Canning of Grant Thornton UK kicked off proceedings by challenging the “echo chamber of assumptions” in professional services marketing and suggesting that we “tear up the rule book”.  She urged us to […]

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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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Be more confident and convey confidence

Posted on: June 3, 2019 Be more confident and convey confidence

Confidence arises as an issue in many workshops – whether junior or senior people, whether fee-earners or marketing professionals, whether making a pitch or speaking in public. Confidence and self-confidence are covered in my latest book “Better Business Relationships” http://kimtasso.com/publications/better-business-relationships/. In this post, I have summarised some tips to be more confident and convey confidence. […]

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Book Review: Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them (by Malcolm McDonald and Grant Oliver)

Posted on: May 7, 2019 Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them

This book review of “Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them” appeared in the April 2019 edition of Professional Marketing magazine. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Like much of Malcolm McDonald’s superb work, this isn’t an easy read as the proposed approach is thorough and analytical. It will, however, appeal to those […]

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Developing a business psychology practice – Communicating a consulting profile and reputation

Posted on: March 18, 2019 Developing a business psychology practice – Communicating a consulting profile and reputation

It was a great pleasure to develop and present a module on “Developing a business psychology practice – Communicating a consulting profile and reputation” for international students of the MSc Business Psychology course at the University of Westminster recently. This post summarises the key points discussed. Planning your practice A plan is the starting point for […]

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