Client feedback – From the horse’s mouth at the Professional Marketing Conference (CIM, TfL and FourFront Property)

Posted on: November 1, 2017 Client feedback Oct 2017 PM Forum Conference

The 22nd Annual Professional Marketing Conference http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx in September 2017 ended with the usual client panel. Chaired by Andrew Rogerson – the founder and MD of Grist (a leading content and thought leadership agency) the panellist included: Chris Daly, Chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Polly Fox, Principal Solicitor of Disputes, Transport […]

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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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Book review – “Strategic tendering for professional services” by Matthew Fuller and Tim Nightingale

Posted on: May 11, 2017 Strategic tendering

It’s about time that there was a new book on strategic tendering for professional services. It’s too long – 1993 – since John de Forte and Guy Jones wrote their ground breaking “Proposals, pitches and beauty parades”. Whilst I valued Basil Sawczuk’s “Creating winning bids” in 2013 it is focused on the property and construction […]

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Marketing automation – New pitch development system from Iphelion

Posted on: August 3, 2015

I saw a demonstration of PitchPoint software – a new pitch development system – by Andy Driskell of Iphelion. Module to make pitch data capture easy The demonstration started with the administration part of the system where fee-earners or business development team are tasked with a “to do” list to go through their matters and indicate […]

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