Book review – Key Coaching Models by Stephen Gibson (and other coaching books)

Posted on: August 26, 2017 Coaching models

I am often asked for book recommendations on my coaching and mentoring courses so I thought I’d take a look at this one on coaching models. It’s stuffed full of useful models so I’d recommend it to experienced coaching practitioners. But as coaching (and counselling) skills are important in establishing a relationship I’ve included some […]

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Coaching skills – The power of questions (2017)

Posted on: May 31, 2017 Coaching skills - the power of questions

At the most recent coaching skills course we reflected on the power of questions. In most coaching sessions, we use a simple framework of questions like John Whitmore’s GROW (Goals – Reality – Options – Will to act) to help the person reach their own conclusions about what they want and need to do. The […]

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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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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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Client relationship management (CRM) – How many close relationships can you manage?

Posted on: May 8, 2017 Client relationship management (CRM)

Client relationship management (CRM) remains topical. At a recent MBL course on “Getting more work from referrers and intermediaries”  I was asked about the number of relationships that any one professional could expect to manage successfully. Relationship marketing is the primary method of business development in many professional service firms – both those providing commercial […]

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