Book review: Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant

Posted on: October 3, 2018 Reinforcements - why asking for help is difficult

The original (shorter) review of Reinforcements: How to get people to help you by Heidi Grant was published in the October edition of Professional Marketing magazine http://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Reinforcement can mean a) enlisting extra help and b) a process to establish a particular behaviour using reward. Cleverly, this short book addresses both. It’s stuffed with interesting […]

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A personal approach to cross-selling

Posted on: August 2, 2018 A personal approach to cross-selling

In my blog posts about referrer management and cross-selling, I usually tackle the subject from a firm-wide perspective – goals, strategy, planning, change management, systems, information, rewards and measurement. But many lawyers, accountants and surveyors – especially those at the early stages of their career – ask me what they can do personally to support […]

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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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Cross-selling – The Big Questions

Posted on: June 27, 2017

At a recent cross-selling and referrer management course we tackled some big questions relating to cross-selling. What are you trying to achieve? – Most firms have cross-selling initiatives. Many firms repeatedly launch new initiatives to improve cross-selling. However, the starting point has to be to set some clear goals about what you want to achieve – […]

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LawBid – New matchmaking service for individuals and businesses seeking lawyers (outsourcing legal marketing)

Posted on: May 5, 2017 outsourcing legal marketing

I spoke to Kid Harwood, Director at LawBid, to learn more about the new LawBid service which matches clients with an appropriate solicitor. Wildings Solicitors, the 30 year old firm which created LawBid, was recently nominated for the Law Firm Innovation Award at the Manchester Legal Awards in recognition of the innovative ideas that LawBid […]

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