Be more confident and convey confidence

Posted on: June 3, 2019 Be more confident and convey confidence

Confidence arises as an issue in many workshops – whether junior or senior people, whether fee-earners or marketing professionals, whether making a pitch or speaking in public. Confidence and self-confidence are covered in my latest book “Better Business Relationships” http://kimtasso.com/publications/better-business-relationships/. In this post, I have summarised some tips to be more confident and convey confidence. […]

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Getting what you want and how to say “No” – Assertiveness skills

Posted on: March 15, 2017 Assertiveness skills - Shepherds and sheep

In many of the courses I run for the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx, the topic of assertiveness arises. Sometimes this relates to people needing the confidence to speak up and share ideas or to challenge requests. Often it relates to finding ways to decline or modify inappropriate requests – how to say “No” effectively. But […]

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Book review: The leader’s guide to negotiation by Simon Horton

Posted on: September 5, 2016 leader's guide to negotiation

I’ve read a lot of books on negotiation. And this 270-page “leader’s guide to negotiation – how to use soft skills to get hard results” by Simon Horton is up there with my favourites. It’s stuffed full of research and useful insights from psychology. It provides a plethora of helpful personal communication skills within the […]

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Seven top tips for conflict management and negotiation

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Conflict – whether internal amongst colleagues or external with clients and suppliers – is an inevitable part of life and I have previously written about conflict management (see, for example http://kimtasso.com/nine-ideas-for-better-conflict-management/) and negotiation (http://kimtasso.com/10-practical-tips-fee-price-negotiations/). At a recent series of conflict management and negotiation skills workshops with leading property partnerships and teams at law firms, the […]

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