New and free learning resource for lawyers and surveyors – from Davitt Jones Bould solicitors

Posted on: September 18, 2017 learning resource for lawyers and surveyors

Davitt Jones Bould, the specialist real estate law firm, has launched DJB Learning which is a new and free learning resource for legal and property professionals in order to achieve their CPD. The learning and development portal has information on a number of topics: Technical knowledge Real estate law, knowledge for surveyors, legal research skills, […]

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Estates Gazette Property Marketing Summit 2017 – Goals, Digital, Innovation, Content, Video and Experience

Posted on: July 3, 2017 Property marketing

I went along to the annual Estates Gazette Property Marketing Summit last week. It’s been reduced from a full day programme to half a day and two discussion panels dominated the programme although there were some real gems in the other presentations. The focus was on marketing physical properties rather than property and professional services. […]

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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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Growing a surveyors’ practice – Five golden rules? (February 2017)

Posted on: April 18, 2017 Growing a surveyors' practice

In February I presented another of the successful MBL training courses “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” in Dublin, Ireland. It was interesting that the majority of the themes and issues raised during these sessions in the UK were raised at the session – despite the rather different economic and political environment. At the […]

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