The ultimate guide to putting together your networking strategy to save you time (and heart ache)

Probably the biggest waste of time I see lawyers, accountants and consultants do with their business development, is to network without a clear purpose or strategy. It isn’t helped by many firms asking their people to sub in for another person at the drop of a hat either.  Having a personal networking strategy that you …

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18 tried and tested tips on how to run effective online meetings whilst working from home

For a long time, physical meetings were considered far more productive and collaborative than online meetings. As technology continues to progress over time, however, this thinking has slowly been changing especially as more and more companies are starting to embrace remote working. Fast forward to today and we have a truly unique situation on our …

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How to avoid back and shoulder pain when working from home

Many of us are finding out what it is like to work from home for an extended period of time. Given the speed at which most firms moved their employees to work remotely, many of the niceties didn’t happen. Namely support to get a working environment at home which minimised the impact on your body. …

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8 tried and tested tips to keep the faith with your business development efforts

If you’re working from home, possibly with the kids underfoot and wanting your attention as much as your boss, team and clients, it’s understandable to think that you don’t have time to network and keep at your business development activities. With everything that is going on, it’s also understandable that you may feel a bit …

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How to take back control of your time and workload if it has gone sky-high due to Coronavirus

Overwhelming workload: Is this your reality at the moment? You have clients calling you on the landline, mobile and via Whatsapp or Facetime? Add into the mix you have multiple pings coming at you from all the communication channels you have set up to keep in touch with your team who are now working from …

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8 tips to help you spend less time networking but more time winning business

With the current situation causing millions of people to have to work from home, it can be very easy to fall prey to the uncertainty and upheaval and to become stagnant with it all. As well as the negative impact on productivity, it can also be very easy to believe that there’s no point in …

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5 ways growing your online presence NOW can help you sign up the right clients later

With so many people working remotely right now, there has never been a more important time to have an online presence. Think about it, everyone is at home and searching online, so if you don’t have a presence, how will your prospects find you? We have always stressed how vitally important your online footprint is …

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How to get your career back on track if the Coronavirus has sabotaged your career plans

These last 2-3 weeks here in the UK have been, frankly, surreal, scary and the nearest I will hopefully come to war time conditions in my life time. I have been hearing from many of my clients that their career plans have gone completely to awry. (Some of them used stronger language than this.) So …

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How to create your own client following

How do I create my own client following? I’m often asked this question on a webinar. The truth is, it’s hard. But it’s not impossible. Time can be a constant enemy or an ally when it comes to networking. So the real question is, how do you create your own client following and still have …

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Your ultimate guide to leading your team during the Coronavirus – even if you are all working virtually for the first time

In the last 3 years, I have grown a virtual team of people and worked from my home office. I never thought that my expertise in leading a virtual team would be so in demand right now as Europe and the US goes into lockdown due to the COVID-19. Therefore, in this article I have …

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