Seven pitching themes – specialisation, engagement, research, content, differentiation, project management and virtual presence (May 2021)

This article was written for the delegates at a recent pitching workshop organised by the PM Forum  as a summary to supplement the other course materials they received. There were seven pitching themes – specialisation, engagement, research, content, differentiation, project management and virtual presence. 1. Increasing specialisation Many marketing and Read More

2021-05-27T16:57:05+01:00May 27, 2021|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Relationship Management, Selling|

Seven themes on assertiveness, effectiveness and impact – We’re all in the same boat on fee-earner relationships

At a recent PM Forum workshop on “Assertiveness, effectiveness and impact” a key insight was the reassuring realisation that we are all in the same boat on fee-earner relationships. Seven themes on assertiveness, effectiveness and impact emerged on fee-earner relationships (guilt, value, variety, impact, influence, questions and time). 1. Ignore Read More

2021-05-21T17:44:53+01:00May 21, 2021|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Relationship Management|

Book Review – Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

Regular readers will be aware that one of my favourite books on negotiating is “Negotiation for leaders” by Simon Horton which I reviewed in 2016 . But this book: “Never split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it” by Chris Voss – a former FBI hostage negotiator Read More

2021-05-05T15:40:00+01:00May 5, 2021|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Book review – Persuasion: The art of influencing people by James Borg

I have read many books on persuasion and influence. My favourites are those by Dr Robert Cialdini  - and I recently made a short (10 minute) video covering his six principles of persuasion.  This is a book review - “Persuasion: the art of influencing people” by James Borg. It is Read More

Storytelling book reviews: The Story Advantage by LJ Bloom and The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

I’ve done lots of training and workshops on storytelling (see this 2017 summary of ideas on selling legal services with storytelling ). Often as part of persuasive writing sessions. The image below shows you some of the tools I use in my storytelling workshops. Most people know that research shows Read More

2021-04-01T15:33:32+01:00March 18, 2021|Kim's Blog, Marketing, Relationship Management, Selling|
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