Release time to become a more proactive Marketing and Business Development Executive (November 2022)

It was a full house at November’s PM Forum workshop for Proactive Marketing and Business Development Executives. Delegates were from large and medium sized legal, intellectual property, accountancy, actuarial, pension and consultancy firms – from the UK but also from the Channel Islands and Portugal – with some supporting up Read More

2022-12-02T10:47:56+00:00December 2, 2022|Kim's Blog, Marketing|

Creativity 8 – From consternation to collaboration: Using creativity to turn problems into opportunities in client service

Creativity is crucial for marketing and innovation and a while back I produced a series of introductory articles on creativity. In recent workshops we have explored the use of creativity techniques to resolve client service issues, co-create solutions and improve client relationships. This article reviews a few simple creativity techniques Read More

2022-11-22T14:59:24+00:00November 22, 2022|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing, Relationship Management|

Soft skills revisited – with a leadership perspective

This article "Soft skills revisited - with a leadership perspective" has just been published on Lexology. Back in July 2020 I shared some research insights from my book “Essential Soft Skills for Lawyers” which generated significant interest - not least from the associated nine-minute video explaining “soft” skills featuring the Read More

2022-11-08T14:49:16+00:00November 8, 2022|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

20 insights on change management processes and communication

I facilitated an inhouse change management workshop for a law firm recently. We looked at change management through the lens of both individual and organisational change. And we used two of their planned change projects to consider the issues and to test out and apply the various techniques. At the Read More

2022-11-02T16:58:13+00:00November 2, 2022|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Strategy|

Nine insights: Sales processes and selling skills for targeting and meetings

Last week, we welcomed UK and international delegates to a PM Forum digital workshop on “Selling Processes and Sales Skills for Marketing and BD Professionals”. There were equal numbers of delegates from law and accountancy firms who had various roles: business development, pitching, key client management, cross-selling and external referrer Read More

2022-10-24T10:03:34+01:00October 24, 2022|Accountants, Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Relationship Management, Selling|
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