Media Centre

Media Coverage:

Five Things To Consider Before Starting Your Own Law Firm – Law Society of NSW


In the fastlane
Autumn issue of Latte Magazine – Business Chicks

article in Latte Magazine

Pack Mentality
Virgin Blue Voyeur Magazine

article in Voyeur Magazine


List of Promotional Products
Fastlane Consulting is recognised by BRW in this list for our pack of 52 business development and marketing cards called Getting into the fastlane… 52 ways to accelerate in business .

Fastlane Consulting was asked to provide the five questions to ask a Promotional Products Company:

  1. What is your process for identifying or creating a promotional product to meet my needs?
  2. Can you provide samples and client testimonials from recent promotional campaigns?
  3. How can I be sure that the quality of my item will be consistent with the sample provided?
  4. Is it made in Australia? If my product is produced overseas and there are delays, do you have insurance or contingency plans?  Will you meed my deadline?
  5. How quickly can I re-order if I need more and will the cost per item reflect a ‘re-order’ price?

Source: Fastlane Consulting

BRW List of Training Providers
Fastlane Consulting was featured in the list of Training Providers recognising our 20 years experience in business development and coaching.

Poised for success
The Australian

In the chase for competitive advantage, many companies are sending their staff to etiquette classes. Whether it be a business lunch, hosting a client event at the opera or the footy, making a presentation, applying for a job or performing on the cocktail circuit, looking and acting appropriately can make all the difference. Getting right to the point, Deanna Lane runs workshops on “How to eat sushi and other sloppy drippy, crumbly food and still keep your client”. At a lunchtime session in her boardroom, 10 professional women from legal, accounting, recruitment, management and media firms are gathered to learn the finer points of eating prawns in the shell, sate with peanut sauce and hot, crumbling pastries – without looking like idiots. “I give them a cold drink and a hot canapé and then approach to shake hands” says Deanna Lane. “It is amazing how many senior executives avoid going to cocktail parties out of fear, desire the clear opportunities for new business” she added.

Sydney Morning Herald
Table a Report extract

We know that some of you business folk can be pretty messy eaters, especially when salivating over a particularly juicy deal. Just how you keep your business etiquette over a dining table is the subject of a new workshop by Deanna Lane. She covers how to break into and exit table conversations without offending, how to remember people’s names and how to juggle a drink, cocktail food and a handshake.

Marie Claire
Modern Manners

Has the internet turned you into an antisocial slob who struggles to communicate? If the answer is yes, it may be time for refresher course on good manners. Deanna Lane offers a corporate etiquette class that teaches how to juggle a handshake with an hors d’oeuvre and remember the person’s name.

City Weekly
What they didn’t teach you at law school

Watching some undesirable social habits of lawyers are corporate gatherings, Deanna Lane decided to run workshops in business etiquette. Lane’s workshop covers all aspects of building relationships with clients via the successful corporate function from handshakes and witty conversation openers to how to eat finger food, remember everyone’s name and work the room with panache – skills rarely taught to executives.

Australian Financial Review
Law princesses on the move

It has been dubbed in the legal profession as the ‘exodus of the marketing princesses”. Four of the profession’s most high profile marketing heads are going to rival firms as the competition hots up among firms to gain an extra edge over their competition.

Deanna Lane, Blake Dawson Waldron’s former Client Services Manager has been appointed Marketing Manager of Freehills. Ms Lane said the flurry of movement among the marketing figures reflected the increasingly strong emphasis being placed on marketing in the profession at both a client and a media-relations level. “Companies are becoming a lot more sophisticated and more knowledgeable about what they need and are demanding a lot more from their lawyers,” she said.