Trust for better business relationships

Posted on: February 16, 2018 Trust for better business relationships

I recently presented a masterclass for some lawyers on the topic of trust for better business relationships. Here are the highlights: What is trust? Trust is a belief. It refers to ideas concerning risk, power and dependency. It is a means of reducing uncertainty so that an effective relationship may develop and we feel able […]

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Relationship and referrer management – Piggybacks, Ghosting, Ridealongs, Swapsies and Orange Crates

Posted on: December 13, 2017 Relationship and referrer management

I regularly run training courses – both on public sessions and in-house – on relationship and referrer management. At a recent session presented through MBL Seminars, we explored some of the more popular techniques for relationship and referrer management whether for internal or external referrers. Piggybacking – Rather than mount an entire campaign on your […]

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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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Private client marketing – Competing in the digital era

Posted on: November 9, 2017 Private client lawyers

This article on “Private client marketing – competing in the digital era” was published in the November 2017 edition of The Law Society’s PS magazine for private client lawyers http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/private-client/ps-magazine/ Whilst we should be excited about the potential of digital technologies to help busy private client lawyers with their business development activities, it seems that […]

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Business development for lawyers – Pipelines, relationship management and international marketing (October 2017)

Posted on: October 16, 2017 Business development for lawyers - International marketing

At a recent CLT course on Business development for lawyers, I was working with employment, construction and commercial lawyers. The key points of interest were as follows: Pipeline management Pipeline management is particularly important for those selling commercial legal services to organisations. There is often a significant lead time between targeting or making first contact […]

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