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Patrick Forsyth
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Number of Titles: 62
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PATRICK FORSYTH runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy, an independent firm based in the U.K. specialising in marketing consultancy, research and training on marketing issues, sales and communication and management skills. 

He is a consultant of many years’ experience and was a Board Director of a major consulting organisation before starting his own firm in 1990. Previously he began his career in publishing, holding sales, sales management and marketing positions, subsequently working for a management institute before moving into consultancy. 

His work has spanned many industries, and also many countries, in part in alliances with others (for example as an “Associate consultant” with various professional bodies). He has worked in most countries in continental Europe (including Eastern Europe) and has also worked regularly in South East Asia, which he has got to know well. In training he conducts tailored in-company courses and individual tutorials. He also conducts “public” seminars and has presented regularly for a variety of organisers including: The Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, The London Chamber of Commerce, The City University Business School and more specialised bodies (such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Publishing Industry Training Centre and the British Council). He has worked for similar bodies overseas, for example the management institutes in Malaysia and Singapore. 

He is the author of many successful business books. These include: Marketing: a guide to the fundamentals (The Economist), How to write Reports and Proposals, How to Motivate People and Successful Time Management (Kogan Page), and on careers, for example: Detox your career (Cyan). He has titles translated into more than twenty five different languages. He also has a long list of articles to his credit (written for a variety of journals such as Better Business and Professional Marketing), training materials and, more recently, for several web sites; he has written and produced corporate publications. One review of his writing states: Patrick has a lucid and elegant style which allows him to present information in a way that is organised, focused and easy to apply. (“Professional Marketing” magazine). 

His work also includes a plethora of other involvements. He has acted as: a series editor for an international business publisher, training advisor for the Meetings Industry Association, advisor and presenter on two BBC television programmes on marketing and management matters, a member of on the editorial board of a management journal, a communications advisor for the Civil Service in Malaysia, a mentor in the TEC small business advisory service and reviewed books for The Good Book Guide and Amazon. His writing stretches beyond business and he has had three books of light-hearted travel writing published (First class at last!, Beguiling Burma and Smile because it happened - the later about Thailand) along with two novels (Long Overdue and Loose Ends).

Browse all by Patrick Forsyth
Audiobook: Creating Team Excellence
Writing Persuasive Proposals
Setting and Selling Price
Creating and Maintaining Sales Excellence
On-the-Job Staff Development
Priming and Promoting a Creative Approach
Urgent versus Important
Meeting Deadlines
Communicating With Empathy
Writing winning essays
Towards Career Fitness
Words that Sell
Be Happy!
Virtual Presentations
Your Boss: Sorted!
Positive Change
First Steps in Selling
Maintaining Career Fitness
Telling plus Showing
Awkward Presentations
Demystifying Marketing
Disaster-Proof your Career
Making Meetings Work
Selling Demystified
Market Research
Negotiation deconstructed
Performing under Pressure
B2B Selling Skills
Getting Email Right
First Time Manager
Communications Magic
Channel Management
Making Customer Service Count
Planning Successful Negotiations
Building an Effective Team
Avoiding Death By PowerPoint
Working with Uncertainty
Creating Team Excellence
How to Get a Pay Rise
Career planning for the over 50s
From successful graduation to successful career
Job Karma
Corporate Numeracy
Change for the Better
Tough Decisions
Handling Rejection for Job Seekers
Reinforcing your Sales Case
Boost Your Profile In Print
Bad Writing and how to Avoid it
Using Humour To Enhance Presentations
How to Motivate your Team
Your Job Performance Appraisal
The One-Hour Business Plan
Office politics
Les décisions difficiles
Les intrigues de bureau
La stimulation de l’empathie
التغيير الإيجابي
بناء فريق ف ع ال
Создание эффективной команды
Komunikace s Empatií
Pozitivní Změna
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