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Assertiveness, confidence and impact – we’re all in the same (stressed) boat

For once, delegates from accountancy practices outnumbered those from law, consultancy, property and actuarial firms at the PM Forum’s training workshop on “Impact, Assertiveness and Effectiveness”. As well as English, Scottish and Irish delegates, we welcomed a delegate from Brussels. One delegate was a former lawyer and another joined us Read More

2024-05-07T13:17:03+01:00May 7, 2024|Kim's Blog, Marketing|

Book review – Creating self-esteem by Lynda Field

Whilst published in 1993, this remains an often-quoted book in the area of self-esteem and realizing your true worth. Self-esteem often arises in my workshops on confidence and sometimes in coaching sessions. It’s a short book (150 pages) and a relatively quick and easy read – designed for those without Read More

2024-03-19T17:16:28+00:00March 19, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills|

Why are questions so important? (Questioning skills)

Most people appreciate the importance of questioning skills in selling, training, coaching, counselling (especially Cognitive Based Therapy – CBT) and commercial conversations. In this post I explore different types of questions and how they can be used in various business scenarios. Why are questions so important? (Questioning skills). The importance Read More

2024-02-22T17:28:18+00:00February 21, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Coaching and Consulting – People and Problem-Solving skills

MBD executives, advisors, managers, client services executives and BDMs from law firms, economics and management consultancies joined a PM Forum  workshop on “Coaching and Consulting Skills for Marketing and Business Development”. We explored the changing role of marketing and business development (MBD) professionals and the growing need for coaching and Read More

2024-02-15T09:57:16+00:00February 15, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing, Relationship Management|

Book review – Can we start again? The patterns of NLP applied to business interactions by Daryll Scott

This book review was published in  Magazine - PM Forum way back in 2008. However, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) has arisen a few times at recent training workshops so I thought I would publish the review as a blog post. Book review – Can we start again? The patterns of Read More

2023-12-07T09:44:58+00:00December 7, 2023|Kim's Blog, Relationship Management|
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