10 key points all about buy-in in professional services (Manchester and Dublin 2019)

Posted on: March 3, 2019 all about buy-in in professional services (Manchester and Dublin 2019)

I was delighted to present at the North West Region group of Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/locations/north-west.aspx in Manchester all about buy-in in professional services recently. The lunchtime session was hosted by PwC (thanks to regional chair Rachel Kelly and the committee for organising). And it was fantastic that over 60 people signed up – one […]

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What marketing and business development assistants would like to say to their fee-earners

Posted on: December 18, 2018 marketing and business development assistants would like to say to their fee-earners

At a recent training workshop we considered: What marketing and business development assistants would like to say to their fee-earners. The assistants know that they have to work hard to understand what their fee-earners do and who they do it for – they must develop empathy with their fee-earners and develop product knowledge in the […]

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Book review: Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant

Posted on: October 3, 2018 Reinforcements - why asking for help is difficult

The original (shorter) review of Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant was published in the October edition of Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Reinforcement can mean a) enlisting extra help and b) a process to establish a particular behaviour using reward. Cleverly, this short book addresses both. It’s stuffed with interesting […]

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Posted on: December 20, 2016 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

These topics – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – form a major part of the creativity and innovation workshops that I run (for details of public courses see here http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx). There are many other blogs on creativity (see, for example: http://kimtasso1.wpengine.com/the-psychology-of-creativity/ and http://kimtasso1.wpengine.com/creative-competencies/). In this blog, I explore critical thinking in more detail. It’s particularly […]

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Content development – Get blood out of a stone

Posted on: March 20, 2016

At a recent effective writing course I led for PM Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ the issue causing most concern for delegates was getting content out of busy lawyers, accountants and surveyors. Content development was described as being like getting blood out of stone. So here are some ideas to help get that content out of the busy […]

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