Archive for June 2015

Difficult Conversations Build Trust

Discussing fees is never easy. When I started my first business I found talking about fees extremely difficult. To say, “this is how much I am worth” and then to have the confidence to deliver was hard. So I tended to prevaricate, talk about hourly rates or successes. Eventually, of course I learned that to…

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Jargon is about power, not understanding

“Although the high-yield bond market’s overall credit quality has decreased modestly, still-solid earnings and cash flow generation, coupled with an approximately 500 bp spread over similarly dated government bonds, lead us to favour the high-yield market over the government bond market.” Say again? You may think spouting jargon like this impresses your client – it…

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