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The Seven P’s of Pitching

Over the years I discovered that these same Seven P’s also represent all aspects of business, life, theatre, political speeches, concerts, music, books and of course pitching and presenting. Clients will NOT always remember every detail of my presentations or pitches BUT, having made thousands of pitches, the one thing …

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YOUR BEST ACCOUNTS ARE YOUR CURRENT CLIENTS

There has never been a better time than right now, to nurture and love the existing relationships you already have with your clients and customers. In fact,  it’s a crucial part of growing a successful business in today’s business environment. In age of The Internet, automation and innovation, caring for …

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HOW TO WIN HIGH-END CLIENTS AND BRANDS?

Having pondered this question daily for over two decades, I know the answer contains many layers of strategies, tactics and persistence to achieve a level of competency and high performance. The key phrase is ‘high performance’, not just have an occasional peak performance or outstanding game once each season BUT, …

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PITCHING TO WIN AMAZING CLIENTS & BRANDS

What separates the winners from the losers when pitching a great client if you are an Advertising Agency? There are several key factors why clients most commonly don’t hire an agency after the pitch! Here is a great summary of the best tips I can share after 25 years of …

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Business Development is a ZERO-SUM Game

  If you’re an Advertising Agency, Digital Agency, PR Company, etc. – to be successful in new business development today, you must play a ZERO-SUM game. By that I mean, building partnerships and client relationships in a fundamentally different kind of way – one that gives the potential to GROW …

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Commonsense isn’t Common Practice

I was extremely disgusted to read and watch last week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell state that President Trump’s recent comments about players kneeling during the national anthem were  “divisive” and showed a “lack of respect” for the pro football league and its players. Picture: Roger Goodell, Commissioner of NFL I was  also …

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BIG VS. SMALL?

  Having worked for Multinational Advertising Agencies in Manhattan, San Francisco, Sydney, Australia, Wellington, NZ, Taipei, Taiwan, etc. as well as small independent agencies –  I have experienced the Pro’s and Con’s in both big and small agency  environments. When I began my career in advertising, I viewed working at Multinational Ad …

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Part 2 – HOW TO DELIVER A MADISON AVENUE STYLE PRESENTATION

  Having outlined my ‘Listener Analysis’, explaining the differences between Presentations and Speeches, how to professionally manage your Presentations and the planning, thought and hard-work that’s required to invest in outstanding presentations – I will now provide my ‘Signature’ tips for organizing your best ideas for your Presentation – to …

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How To Deliver a Madison Avenue Style Presentation (Part 1)

Just as advertising and marketing have grown to be of massive importance and critical in selling and making a profit. It is also about  building engaging relationships. I believe that delivering a great presentation full of ideas, insights to the right audience, with clear objectives  – agreed and set in …

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