Book review – Great networking by Alisa Grafton

To support delegates on networking training sessions, I like to review (and recommend if appropriate - see the list below) the latest books on the topic. This book was published in 2022 (so it’s post-Covid) and is subtitled “The art and practice of building authentic professional relationships”. The author is Read More

A general law of interpersonal relationships?

This time last week (17th June) I was asked to join some other great speakers at the 75th MPF Retuning your firm online session.  Richard Chaplin asked me to speak about psychology and business relationships. The intersection between the topics of relationship management and psychology is an area of particular Read More

2022-06-29T08:27:20+01:00June 24, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Book review: Mediation and dispute resolution – Contemporary issues and developments by Tony Whatling

I reviewed Tony Whatling’s first book – which provides a great introduction to mediation Mediation skills and strategies – A practical guide by Tony Whatling (kimtasso.com) in October 2020 – before I qualified as a mediator . This book seems to be aimed at more at experienced mediators who become Read More

2022-06-01T08:56:24+01:00June 1, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Five Spice Girl lessons from a pitching workshop (May 2022)

As well as delegates from across the UK (including a few from Romford in East London), we were joined at this session on “Helping fee-earners to prepare the perfect pitch”  by people in Warsaw, Poland and Lisbon, Portugal. During an intense and fast-paced half-day we covered a lot of material Read More

2022-05-30T17:05:06+01:00May 30, 2022|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Selling|

Be visible, assert and challenge and remember your goals – Insights from an Assertiveness, impact and effectiveness workshop

Last week there was almost a full house at the PM Forum’s  workshop on “Assertiveness, impact and effectiveness for marketing and business development assistants and executives”. Delegates were from legal, accounting and actuarial firms in a variety of roles including marketing, business development, digital, graphic design, events and client services Read More

2022-05-19T12:30:16+01:00May 19, 2022|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Relationship Management|
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