Book review – “Strategic tendering for professional services” by Matthew Fuller and Tim Nightingale

Posted on: May 11, 2017 Strategic tendering

It’s about time that there was a new book on strategic tendering for professional services. It’s too long – 1993 – since John de Forte and Guy Jones wrote their ground breaking “Proposals, pitches and beauty parades”. Whilst I valued Basil Sawczuk’s “Creating winning bids” in 2013 it is focused on the property and construction […]

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Winning pitch presentations – Tips on preparing content and presenting well at competitive tenders

Posted on: May 9, 2017 Presentation skills Pitch presentations

I’ve just returned from a training session for a client on an important element of competitive tendering – winning pitch presentations. There are many other blogs on selling, tendering, pitching, writing, presentations and client relationship management so please check out the other resources listed below. I organised today’s session around some key themes on winning pitch […]

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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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Book review: TED Talks – The official TED guide to public speaking by Chris Anderson (Presentation skills)

Posted on: October 25, 2016 Presentation skills - TED Talks by Chris Anderson

TED’s mission is to nurture the spread of powerful ideas. Anyone who has seen a TED talk knows that they are expert, entertaining, often emotional and always compelling. And never more than 18 minutes. So while many business presentations might not be suitable for the full TED treatment, there must be lots to learn from […]

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Book Review – Persuasive writing (how to harness the power of words) by Peter Frederick

Posted on: January 16, 2016

I review lots of books on persuasive writing (see the list below) to identify those that will prove useful to the lawyers, accountants, surveyors and marketers who attend my writing courses. As the importance of good quality content increases, there is continuing demand for those who can write persuasive copy for a variety of print […]

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