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

Conference report: “You haven’t heard it all before” Professional Marketing Forum conference September 2019 Posted on: November 11, 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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Animal magic and the art of gaining buy-in: Leeds September 2019

Animal magic and the art of gaining buy-in: Leeds September 2019 Posted on: October 14, 2019

There was a distinctly animal theme to a recent buy-in workshop at the Professional Marketing Forum in Leeds meeting https://www.pmforum.co.uk/locations/yorkshire.aspx. Metaphors and stories are a powerful way to communicate  – so here are some highlights on animal magic and the art of gaining buy-in. Bees – Communication Bees show amazing powers of communication – supporting […]

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Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019)

Nine reflections on thought leadership (2019) Posted on: September 9, 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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Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture Posted on: August 13, 2019

I was recently asked to facilitate a partner strategy session where the focus was on authenticity, values and culture. It was a highly interactive session with participants considering their personal values in a structured way before discussing them in peer groups. It was a softer parallel process alongside a more analytical strategy development process.  Authenticity […]

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Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

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

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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