Client feedback – From the horse’s mouth at the Professional Marketing Conference (CIM, TfL and FourFront Property)

Posted on: November 1, 2017 Client feedback Oct 2017 PM Forum Conference

The 22nd Annual Professional Marketing Conference http://www.pmforum.co.uk/conference.aspx in September 2017 ended with the usual client panel. Chaired by Andrew Rogerson – the founder and MD of Grist (a leading content and thought leadership agency) the panellist included: Chris Daly, Chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Polly Fox, Principal Solicitor of Disputes, Transport […]

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Legal market research – Brand promises and service realities 2017/18 by Nisus Consulting

Posted on: October 10, 2017 Legal market research - Nisus 2017/18

Earlier this year I reviewed the Nisus Consulting “Balanced scorecard” research report on client service in the legal profession http://www.kimtasso.com/client-experience-management-cem-two-research-reports/. Their latest legal market research report looks into the link between brand, service and loyalty in the UK’s largest law firms. The report shows the responses from 2,200 buyers of legal service – split equally […]

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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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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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