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

By |2021-05-05T15:40:00+01:00May 5, 2021|

Active Listening (Video)

This 10 minute video looks at why active listening is so important – yet difficult. It provides seven tips to help you improve your active listening skills. Video script Hi I’m Kim Tasso. Today – as you can see from my ears – I’ll be talking about active listening. Read More

By |2021-03-31T17:45:07+01:00November 27, 2020|

Better Business Relationships – The building blocks (video)

My latest video discusses my 2018 book Better Business Relationships. It offers some practical insights to help you improve your business relationships at each stage of the DACRIE model – Diversity, Adaptation, Communication, Relationship formation, Internal Relationships and External Relationships. Better Business Relationships – The building blocks. (Script) Introduction Hi Read More

By |2021-03-31T15:15:19+01:00June 11, 2020|

Helping tax advisers sell their services – Be more detective

I was delighted when the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIoT) Harrow and North London Branch  invited me back to present an evening session earlier this month. I had previously presented on “Social media for tax advisers” in 2013 . On this occasion my talk was on “Helping tax advisers sell Read More

By |2020-01-30T12:03:21+00:00January 30, 2020|

Enquiry management: Converting more telephone enquiries with basic sales training

At a “Business development for lawyers” course a while back the topic that the delegates asked me to write about was that of converting telephone enquiries. More recently, at a practice development course for private client solicitors, the same issue arose and other insights were shared at a recent in-house Read More

By |2019-07-25T10:53:22+01:00July 25, 2019|