73 episodes

Step into the Conflab with us, Bob & Jeremy, lifelong friends since our days at drama school in 1991. With over two decades of experience running a successful sales and management training business together, we bring a wealth of insights and anecdotes to the table. 
 
Launched during the lockdown of June 2021, Bob & Jeremy’s Conflab gives you fresh perspectives on business, life, and everything in between. Join us as we share stories and observations from our extensive travels, training, and conference appearances across the globe. From thought-provoking discussions on topics we think it’s important to be concerned about to light-hearted banter that’ll make you laugh, we cover it all, giving you the insights and helping you to consider what to do differently or change.
 
Whether you’re listening as you multitask at work, unwinding at home, or out and about, we record each episode to bring a smile to your face and perhaps you’ll discover things you didn't know about the world of business or the human race. 
 
We work with organisations of all sizes, from the largest of corporations to the most ambitious start-ups, through our company, Reality Training – www.realitytraining.com.
 
Featuring original music by Charlie Morrell. 
 
Don’t forget to leave a rating and review to let us know you’re enjoying the Conflab.
 
Thanks for listening!

Bob & Jeremy's Conflab Bob Morrell and Jeremy Blake

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Step into the Conflab with us, Bob & Jeremy, lifelong friends since our days at drama school in 1991. With over two decades of experience running a successful sales and management training business together, we bring a wealth of insights and anecdotes to the table. 
 
Launched during the lockdown of June 2021, Bob & Jeremy’s Conflab gives you fresh perspectives on business, life, and everything in between. Join us as we share stories and observations from our extensive travels, training, and conference appearances across the globe. From thought-provoking discussions on topics we think it’s important to be concerned about to light-hearted banter that’ll make you laugh, we cover it all, giving you the insights and helping you to consider what to do differently or change.
 
Whether you’re listening as you multitask at work, unwinding at home, or out and about, we record each episode to bring a smile to your face and perhaps you’ll discover things you didn't know about the world of business or the human race. 
 
We work with organisations of all sizes, from the largest of corporations to the most ambitious start-ups, through our company, Reality Training – www.realitytraining.com.
 
Featuring original music by Charlie Morrell. 
 
Don’t forget to leave a rating and review to let us know you’re enjoying the Conflab.
 
Thanks for listening!

    Senior Management Development - What Are Your Options?

    Senior Management Development - What Are Your Options?

    Send us a Text Message.Senior Managers have an important question to answer – what development is going to make them better at what they do? Or do they need any at all? Unlock the full potential of senior leadership with expert insights from Bob & Jeremy, executive coaches who bring to life the varied activities that are available. This episode promises an eye-opening journey through the world of senior management development, weighing the benefits of various growth strategies. They ...

    • 29 min
    Tipping, Service Charges, Brand Charges… What is happening with this ‘grey area’?

    Tipping, Service Charges, Brand Charges… What is happening with this ‘grey area’?

    Send us a Text Message.Ever been caught at the end of a meal, wallet in hand, wondering just how much to tip - or if at all? That's the exact conundrum we unpack in today's lively podcast, where we navigate the new Employment Allocation of Tips Act 2023, set to revolutionise UK's service industry. Join us as we delve into the principles of fairness and transparency in tip distribution, sharing tales from across the globe that highlight just how varied tipping practices can be. We've got ...

    • 38 min
    B2B Buying & Selling in a Hybrid Work World

    B2B Buying & Selling in a Hybrid Work World

    Send us a Text Message.How do you get through to a company's decision-maker? You’re not alone, this episode is a must-listen for anyone in the B2B space. We kick things off with a hilarious skit that hits close to home, capturing the all-too-familiar frustration of reaching out to remote-based workers. Then, we break down the hard truths of the increasingly digital buying and selling arenas in business. With anecdotes and solid stats, we reveal just how much the digital transformation ha...

    • 30 min
    Selling More: Is It Down to Behavioural Science or Just BS?

    Selling More: Is It Down to Behavioural Science or Just BS?

    Send us a Text Message.What makes a sales strategy irresistible? This episode promises to change your approach to sales and sales training through the lens of behavioural science. We kick things off by discussing how societal trends, can signal shifts in consumer behaviour — a key factor in shaping effective sales tactics. We sight insights from behavioural science experts like Rory Sutherland, and we examine how anthropology, sociology, and psychology, economics and political science influen...

    • 45 min
    Customer Service in the UK – In 2024 How Are We Really Being Served?

    Customer Service in the UK – In 2024 How Are We Really Being Served?

    Send us a Text Message.In our latest episode, we examine new research into the level of customer satisfaction in the UK, where the landscape has shifted dramatically in recent years. We start by discussing the reasons behind the decline in customer’s experiences, from the pandemic's shake-up of our shopping habits, to Brexit and the economic and political whirlwinds influencing staffing. As we navigate the transformation of customer service, we acknowledge the impact of digital com...

    • 36 min
    Sales Targets (& How They Work Against You)

    Sales Targets (& How They Work Against You)

    Send us a Text Message.Do sales targets work? In this episode we study sales targets and expose their problems. Unpack the dilemma of arbitrary figures with us, as we get into the reasons of how these numbers can warp sales strategies, leading to short-term wins but potentially jeopardise your company's future. And if you think corporate life can't be dramatic, wait till you hear our Inglourious Basterds inspired sketch that throws a spotlight on the darker side of meeting – or not meeting -&...

    • 29 min

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Two Excellent Racconteurs for the price of One

A pleasure to listen to Bob and Jeremy, who clearly know each other inside out - not only as friends, but also as professionals and as performers. They play off each other seamlessly, and I can imagine that they are great as trainers, doing their thing.
Sales and marketing nuggets and insights, woven throughout the thread of an engaging, humourous conversation between friends.

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Ed Stoppard Interview

Jeremy does a great job interviewing this great actor - who take candidly about life in theatre TV and Film - really interesting and amusing - for anybody who ever thought of being an actor this is a great listen!

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Recipe for a successful meeting

A great listen to an informal informative conflab. Highly recommend, what’s my recipe for a successful meeting ..... (1) agenda circulated before hand (manage expectations up front) with plenty of time at the start and end of agenda for informal chat (2) summary after each agenda item as to what was discussed / agreed / actions & timelines (3) keep meeting to time but allow all to contribute and feel valued (4) meeting concluded with everyone thanked for their contributions and for attending the meeting.

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