Proactive Marketing and BD Executive – Data, Reach, Qualifications, Skills, Metaphors, Relationships and Confidence (April 2021)

The 18 delegates at the April PM Forum day workshop on “The Proactive Marketing and Business Development Executive”  were evenly split between legal and accountancy firms with a slight majority from law firms. Throughout the day there was lots of interaction through polls, break out exercises and discussion. Here I Read More

2021-04-22T15:28:08+01:00April 22, 2021|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Marketing, Relationship Management|

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|

Seven secrets of great business writing (Video)

(Video script – 10 minutes) I often design and deliver training courses and workshops on writing – for professional people (lawyers, accountants and surveyors) who have to get to grips with writing articles, blogs and social media posts as part of their personal promotion. And for marketing and business development Read More

Don’t try to eat the white elephant whole – thoughts on change management and leadership

At the recent “Change management and leadership” workshop run by Professional Marketing Forum https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx we experimented with different tools and techniques to help lead and manage change. But one thing that the delegates focused on was “Don’t try to eat the white elephant whole”. Let me explain our thoughts on Read More

2021-04-30T17:17:53+01:00November 18, 2019|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Strategy|