Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness for marketing and BD executives

Posted on: March 30, 2018 Be more Jessica Pearson – Nine tips on assertiveness, impact and effectiveness

At a recent assertiveness, impact and effectiveness workshop for marketing and BD executives we considered our various heroes and heroines. Jessica Pearson, managing partner of a fictitious New York law firm in the television series Suits, was considered an exemplar of assertiveness, impact and effectiveness. A good role model because Jessica fulfils all three aspects […]

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How do you make a personal impact? Stand out, speak up and make a difference

Posted on: March 2, 2018 How do you make a personal impact? Stand out, speak up and make a difference

How do you make a personal impact? A good first impression and personal impact supports the development of strong business relationships. There are a number of things you can do to make an impact around four topics – how you appear, what drives you, what you say (and how) and what you do. You need […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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