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Meetings that move people – How to practise

The time spent meeting and presenting to clients or clients-to-be is more valuable to consultancies than ever before. But are you making the most of yours? Following on from the first article on Preparation, John Scarrott, trainer and coach to design businesses, looks at the second ‘P’ of successful meetings and presentations: Practise.

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Meetings that move people – How to prepare

The time spent meeting and presenting to clients or clients-to-be is more precious and valuable to agencies than ever before. But are you making the most of yours? In the first of this four-part series, John Scarrott, trainer and coach to design businesses, looks at how a consultancy should best prepare for a presentation.

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Freelance State of Mind: Design lessons from Japan

In his column this month, freelancer Ben Tallon looks at how design-led Japanese retailers can be an inspiration to freelancers who he believes would benefit from considering how their own identity as a designer can be projected across everything they do.

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Michael Wolff: “Why all the poor logos?”

Michael Wolff scrutinises recent logos which he believes have fallen short and offer little more than “visual nonsense” as he assesses where they’ve gone wrong and how they could have been designed differently.

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How to create new, new business

Design business advisor John Scarrott shares tips on how to win new business by getting to know your clients and building up trust before offering your services.

 

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