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|

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

By |2021-04-01T15:33:32+01:00March 18, 2021|

Influencer marketing in professional services

Whilst we might not call it influencer marketing in professional services, it is usually an important component of our marketing, communications and sales strategies. I spend a lot of time helping firms establish and improve their marketing, referrer management and client relationship management strategies and influencer marketing usually features. And Read More

By |2021-03-30T22:08:38+01:00January 15, 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|

Be more strategic – Strategy in a post-Covid19 world

I recently ran the popular “Be more strategic” session with PM Forum in a modified digital session. It seemed to go well and there was a good level of interaction with delegates who were mostly from law firms but with representatives from the accountancy and actuarial sectors. Not surprisingly, everyone Read More

By |2020-07-21T10:24:42+01:00July 21, 2020|