Pitch Points – Five thoughts from a pitching and tendering workshop (January 2021)

Posted on: January 22, 2021 Pitch Points – Five thoughts from a pitching and tendering workshop (January 2021)

I facilitated a full day online pitching and tendering workshop for MBL covering: policies, processes, research, sales strategy, selling skills, documents, presentation (content and delivery), post pitch actions and tendering metrics. Delegates were from legal and insolvency firms. There was a huge amount discussed during the lectures, exercises and polls on the rational and emotional […]

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Property marketing case study – Transformational change in Savills’ bid processes

Posted on: November 18, 2020 Property marketing case study – Transformational change in Savills’ bid processes

The London Committee of the PM Forum  hosted an event on 11th November where Ellie Blenkinsop (The Client – Head of Bids at Savills) and Francesca Ayers (The Consultant – Get Serious), shared inspiring and practical insights from their ‘journey’ of transformational change in Savills’ bid processes. They started by explaining that the transformational change […]

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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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