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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Selling legal services with storytelling

Posted on: September 27, 2017 selling legal services with storytelling

I recently ran some workshops for lawyers on selling legal services with storytelling. It was to help them to appreciate the value of a more personal and emotional narrative in conversations with clients – whether in the written or spoken word. It is uncomfortable pushing information out to people – much better to pull in […]

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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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Book review – Insight selling by Mike Schultz and John E Doerr

Posted on: March 10, 2017 Insight selling book review

During the course of a career spanning over 30 years I’ve read a lot of sales books. I even wrote my own back in 2000 (http://www.kimtasso.com/publications/selling-skills-for-the-professions/).  But when I first read Insight selling back in 2014 I thought it was a bright star of a book amongst many disappointing and sometimes useless tomes. I’ve recommended […]

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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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