business conversations

Private client commercial conversations

At a recent business conversation skills session, private client and family lawyers asked about the nature of commercial conversations with individual clients (as opposed to business clients). These private clients are often high net worth (or ultra high net worth). So here are some thoughts on private client commercial conversations. Read More

2024-03-27T10:19:03+00:00March 27, 2024|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Relationship Management, Statistics and trends|

Conversation skills book review 4: The First Minute (How to start conversations that get results) by Chris Fenning

This is a slightly different conversation book to those I reviewed previously (see list below). The first two focused on starting a conversation in a networking situation. The third focused on conversations between leaders and their people. This book – published in 2020 – is also focused on internal conversations Read More

2023-09-20T11:08:25+01:00September 20, 2023|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Conversation skills book review 3: Conversational intelligence – How great leaders build trust and get extraordinary results by Judith E Glaser (2014)

I’m often asked to provide training in conversation skills. Whether it’s for confident or commercial conversations as part of the networking skills toolkit or part of a relationship building or sales conversations. I often wonder whether the perceived conversation skills gap was caused by the imposed isolation during the Covid Read More

2023-05-22T15:35:30+01:00May 22, 2023|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Conversation skills book review 2 – How to talk to anyone: 92 little tricks for big success by Leil Lowndes (1999, 2017)

I’m often asked to provide training in conversation skills. Whether it’s for confident or commercial conversations as part of the networking skills toolkit or part of relationship building or sales conversations. I often wonder whether the perceived conversation skills gap was caused by the imposed isolation during the Covid lockdowns Read More

2023-05-22T15:51:24+01:00May 15, 2023|Kim's Blog, Relationship Management, Selling|
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