Persuasive writing: Titles and tweets

Posted on: November 17, 2017 persuasive writing tips

At the recent Persuasive writing course in London I was asked to provide more information on crafting great titles for article and blogs. I also discovered that at a previous session I’d been asked to provide more guidance on writing effective tweets. The two topics are similar – so here goes. Writing persuasive titles Titles […]

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Professional Marketing Conference Report 2017 – Client focus, technology and disruption

Posted on: November 1, 2017 Professional Marketing Conference 2017

The 22nd Annual Professional Marketing Conference titled “Sharpen your client focus”  http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx  took place in September 2017. It was a fine line-up of speakers and sessions including: Andrew Grill of IBM (a practical futurologist) talking about digital disruption, influencer marketing and the importance of LinkedIn for building personal brands An excellent presentation on client relationship […]

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Building a personal brand – Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley

Posted on: October 18, 2017 Building a personal brand - Daniel Priestley

At the 2017 Professional Marketing Conference http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx Daniel Priestley, co-founder of Dent and author of the book “Key Person of Influence – the Five Step Model of the most highly valued and highly paid people in your industry” presented one of the overview sessions on personal effectiveness. In essence, his talk provided a process for […]

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Persuasive writing – Nine quick tips

Posted on: October 6, 2017 persuasive writing tips

The most recent persuasive writing course – up in Manchester last week – generated some interesting discussions about effective technique. Here are a few tips to add to those in previous persuasive writing blogs. 1. Red mist words There are some words and phrases that I really dislike. Because they are over-used, meaningless and lazy. […]

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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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