Top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content (Feb 2019)

Posted on: February 9, 2019 Top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content (Feb 2019)

These top persuasive writing tips – Audience, structure and content. These were chosen by delegates of a Professional Marketing writing workshop in January. Audience Lawyers, accountants and surveyors focus on the technical content they want to share. Persuasive writing starts with a focus on the needs of the reader. Segmentation Use the marketing concept of segmentation […]

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Search Engine Optimisation SEO – An update

Posted on: March 6, 2018 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – An update

Every couple of years I attend a training session on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to ensure that my knowledge remains up to date. This month I attended a SEO course for journalists organised by  and led by my old friend Adam Tinworth (Twitter @adders and blog at https://www.onemanandhisblog.com/ ). So here is a summary on […]

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Business development writing for lawyers – 13 top tips for writing for impact

Posted on: July 11, 2016 Business development writing for lawyers

Academic writing. Technical writing. Professional writing. Lawyers are generally good writers. But business development writing by lawyers? That’s a different can of worms. I recently ran some workshops on business development writing for lawyers – providing guidance and coaching on how to achieve impact and response. We considered a variety of writing tasks – for […]

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Book Review – Persuasive writing (how to harness the power of words) by Peter Frederick

Posted on: January 16, 2016

I review lots of books on persuasive writing (see the list below) to identify those that will prove useful to the lawyers, accountants, surveyors and marketers who attend my writing courses. As the importance of good quality content increases, there is continuing demand for those who can write persuasive copy for a variety of print […]

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11 top tips on marketing and business development writing in the professions

Posted on: April 30, 2014

Earlier today I ran a sold out half day “Marketing and business development writing workshop”    http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ in London with participants from across the professions in the UK. As always, I asked the delegates to tell me the most useful idea that they picked up during the session and here are their views: Plan – Take […]

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