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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Accountancy marketing case study: Haines Watts accountants “For Love or Money” thought leadership campaign

Posted on: April 6, 2017 accountancy marketing case study Haines Watts Love or Money thought leadership

I interviewed Sam Davies, Group Head of Marketing at Haines Watts (HWCA), to obtain an accountancy marketing case study on the firm’s thought leadership campaign “For Love or Money – the secret life of the business owner”. About Sam and Haines Watts Sam has worked at Haines Watts for over 18 years and in her […]

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Persuasive writing tips – Five technical questions

Posted on: March 31, 2017 persuasive writing tips

During a recent MBL persuasive writing course in Manchester we addressed many of the same issues as on previous writing courses (see, for example: http://www.kimtasso.com/whats-right-write-highlights-persuasive-writing-business-development-workshop/ and http://www.kimtasso.com/five-favourite-thoughts-on-fantastic-writing-from-a-business-development-writing-workshop-2015/ and http://www.kimtasso.com/business-development-writing-lawyers-13-top-tips-writing-impact/). But there were also some specific questions which the delegates asked me to address in a blog post on persuasive writing tips. So here goes: 1. […]

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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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What’s right to write? Highlights from a persuasive writing for business development workshop

Posted on: February 2, 2017 persuasive writing tips

Last week I was joined in London by accountants, tax advisers, surveyors, lawyers and business development folk for the first public workshop on persuasive writing for business development.  Writing topics of interest At the outset, I asked the delegates to share their areas of interest or concern and their main questions. The themes that emerged […]

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