Internal communication – Why, how and what?

Posted on: February 9, 2018 Internal communication

At a recent training session for marketing and BD assistants, we considered the importance of internal communication – why, how and what? Why is internal communication important? Internal communication in a professional service firm (PSF) is important for a number of reasons: Culture – Each firm will have a slightly different corporate or workplace culture. […]

Read More

Pick up the phone – Creating better business relationships with telephones

Posted on: January 24, 2018 business relationships with telephones

I’ve done training sessions on inbound telephone calls to improve client service and enhance conversion rates (see, for example, http://www.kimtasso.com/managing-client-service-surveying-property-partnerships/). I’ve done workshops on outbound calls for cold calling (http://www.kimtasso.com/sales-selling-tips-11-point-plan-cold-calling/). But I was recently asked to cover the topic of outbound calls to existing contacts and clients to enhance business relationships and support business development. Creating […]

Read More

Leadership: Emotional contagion, delegation, coaching and team meetings

Posted on: January 12, 2018 Leadership: Emotional contagion

At the end of last year I ran a half day training session on management and leadership for marketing and business development professionals. Some key topics of interest were emotional contagion, delegation, coaching and team meetings: Emotional contagion Those around us are affected by our emotions. This means that if we express dismay, worry, frustration […]

Read More

Thought leadership, campaigns and project management – Nine insights from a workshop (2017)

Posted on: January 4, 2018 Thought leadership

Recently, I facilitated a workshop on thought leadership, campaigns and project management with delegates from legal, accountancy and consultancy firms for the Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx The key insights from the delegates’ perspective were as follows: 1. Objectives enable measurement In order to measure the effectiveness of a campaign it is necessary to set out […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Original branding by Matt Playford · A site by Fresh01