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Networking skills. How do you measure up?

May 1st, 2014

There’s no denying that a healthy network supports business growth. But keeping your network healthy means getting out there and meeting new people. We know it works. A chance meeting, an introduction, a conversation over a curled up canapé, or when juggling a cup and saucer, laptop and notebook at a conference coffee break can lead to all manner of opportunities and ultimately, new clients.


But for many, the thought of getting out there and being interested and interesting on a drizzly Thursday evening can feel like a bridge too far.


Gunpowder is coming to the rescue. There’s a new training event brewing but we need your help to understand what you like and dislike the most about networking situations and the skills you’d like to hone.


Please share you thoughts here and watch this space for further developments or get in touch here.


Account Development Skills Workshop: April 29th 2014, London

March 10th, 2014

New business is hard work. There are no shortcuts, no magic bullets, no secret quick win formulas. Converting cold contacts into paying clients requires resource, dedication, process and patience.


And in the day to day delivery of client projects, growth opportunities within existing client relationships are often overlooked. Even the most brilliant client teams can lack the new business skills or confidence to unlock new revenue opportunities.


Yet, armed with the right tools, client service teams can build profitable and enduring client relationships, promote referred business and ultimately relieve the pressure on cold new business acquisition.


Gunpowder’s Account Development Skills Workshop is designed for project managers, account managers and account directors from agencies of any size or discipline.


An interactive and informative morning, you will learn techniques for gaining greater understanding of your client’s businesses, identifying opportunities for growth and creating workable account plans.


Visit our event page here for more information and ticket availability.