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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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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Selling – The vital role of research in the pitch process

Posted on: October 14, 2016 Research in the pitch process

At a recent PM Forum training session “Helping your fee-earners prepare the perfect pitch” (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/) we focused on how research is a vital to pitch success – both for marketing and business development professionals to add value to the pitch process and to develop differentiating and compelling value propositions for the client. At the start […]

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