Lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness

Posted on: May 15, 2018 Lessons in leadership - personal brand, presence, stages

I took myself along recently to Buzzacott acccountants’ “taster session” from its leadership development programme. The workshop covered four short lessons in leadership – personal brand, presence, stages and loneliness. Personal leadership brand I’ve written about personal branding before (see, for example, http://kimtasso1.wpengine.com/the-power-of-three-in-personal-introductions-brandme/ and http://kimtasso1.wpengine.com/building-personal-brand-key-person-influence-daniel-priestley/). Jan Carrington led us through some discussions to help us identify our […]

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Better Business Relationships – New book in the pipeline

Posted on: March 15, 2018 Better Business Relationships

Business success is reliant on being able to get on with people. Relationships with your internal colleagues and external clients and referrers are the foundation of business success in just about every job function and industry. My new book on Better Business Relationships is now in the pipeline. The ability to communicate with, encourage, influence, […]

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Selling legal services with storytelling

Posted on: September 27, 2017 selling legal services with storytelling

I recently ran some workshops for lawyers on selling legal services with storytelling. It was to help them to appreciate the value of a more personal and emotional narrative in conversations with clients – whether in the written or spoken word. It is uncomfortable pushing information out to people – much better to pull in […]

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Presentation skills – Preparing the content and delivery

Posted on: May 19, 2017 Presentation skills Pitch presentations

Whether part of sales or pitching training or for standalone presentations for seminars and conferences I conduct many in-house training sessions on presentation skills. Yesterday, I delivered a training session on pitching for the PM Forum (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx)  and there was a request for general presentation skills guidance during that course. So this post summarises the […]

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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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