Reading List: Pitch Presentations

How you can become an impactful and effective presenter? This is something I support my clients to become, supplementing their skills and boosting their confidence when it comes to meetings, pitches, negotiations, speaking and presentations. I’m also the trainer for the IDM and The Association of Association Executives on this subject. Here is my list

Don’t sell yourself short

When it comes to marketing themselves to clients or the wider world, agencies are not as good at selling themselves as they are at producing the work for their clients. But they can be. By seeing their creative output as the surface and spending more time on what’s beneath, agencies can become as good at

Top tips no 6: How to win a pitch

What experience makes a client choose you? I asked a number of clients about how the agencies looking to work with them approach relationship building. If you’ve ever asked yourself, ‘How can I win work?’ the answer could be in the areas below. Demystify: The general view here was that design was complex enough. It

Eat questions for breakfast

When you think about questions during a pitch or presentation, how do you feel? Do you secretly hope there won’t be any? Are you disappointed when there aren’t any? Do you dread them? Or do you love them? People often express concern about questions from their audience in pitches or presentations. At the same time,

Start well

How do you start your meetings or presentations? If you’ve never asked yourself this question, it’s possible that you’re missing out on opportunities to begin on the right foot, and make a positive impression with your audience. As a coach, the start of a relationship is an important time to establish the parameters of the