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Consulting Projects: 6 Ways to Close ‘em, 5 Ways to Lose ‘em

David A Fields

Rick, a friend and colleague of mine, routinely sells millions of dollars in consulting projects for his boutique consulting practice. Since Rick had the same question, a few years ago he analyzed 95 consulting proposals he had submitted in order to find out why some closed and others didn’t.

How to Write a Great Sales Letter

The More Clients Blog

In the ABDO (Attention-Based Direct Outreach) Marketing process there are five main components: 1. Getting your list of prospective clients together. Getting attention via email or other marketing activity. Getting a meeting and initial conversation with your prospective client.

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Landing a $60 Million Deal Without a Proposal with Subir Chowdhury: Podcast #95

Consulting Success

A good consultant gathers all the information and evaluates it accurately. The more depth and understanding you have, the better results you can deliver. Subir Chowdhury, the CEO of ASI Consulting Group, believes in this concept.

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Consulting Firms 101

Management Consulted

Consulting firms 101, or consulting firms basics, is something you must understand if you’re preparing to go into consulting. Understanding the differences between the Top 3 firms, MBB firms, and the Big 4 accounting firms, versus the tier 2 boutique … Continue Reading.

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship

McKinsey

The relationship between China and the rest of the world is changing, and a great deal of value could be at stake depending on whether there is more or less engagement. Businesses will need to adjust to the uncertainty ahead. China

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Simplicity: An underrated virtue in consulting

The Source

If William of Occam were alive today, I think we can be fairly certain that he wouldn’t have been a management consultant. Famously, the principle of Occam’s razor states that, faced with many possible explanations, the simplest is the most likely.

Consulting Interview: 4 Types of Consultant Fit Interview Questions

Management Consulted

Though the case interview is the most important aspect of management consulting recruiting, don’t overlook the consulting fit interview. This is how consulting firms assess how you’ll interact with a Fortune 500 CEO client. After all, firms do not hire … Continue Reading.

Matching talent to value

McKinsey

The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top. Getting the right people in these critical seats can turbocharge performance. Insights on Organization

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Health Economics Part III – Organ Donations

Tom Spencer

I’ve mostly looked at demand driven components of health economics in previous articles. Now though, I will look at an aspect of health economics that flips the equation on its head.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

How to create a blockbuster consulting service

The Source

One thing we can be sure of in the professional services of the future is that firms will be offering many more services than they do at present.

Case Interview: Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview

Management Consulted

You’ve just gone through a grueling case interview and there are a few minutes left before you part ways with your interviewer. The tables have now turned, and it’s your turn to put your interviewer on the spot. But you … Continue Reading.

The global relevance of New York State’s clean-power targets

McKinsey

New York State has set ambitious decarbonization goals. What needs to happen to reach them? Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

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Google Analytics for Consultants, Part 4: Using Your Analytics To Make Better Decisions

Tsavo Neal

In part 1 , you installed Google Analytics on your consulting website. In part 2 , you set up goal-tracking to track your website’s performance. . In part 3 , you created your Consulting Website Performance dashboard. Now, in part 4, you’ll use this data to make better marketing decisions and improve your consulting website. . In this post, I’ll show you 3 real-life examples of how I used my analytics in my business. Do More Of What’s Already Working.

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Monthly Website Commentary Extravaganza

Kai Davis

Last week in Freelance Camp ( [link] ) we hosted a brand new event in the community: Website Commentary! It was an hour of straight talk, actionable advice, and helpful commentary for every member that signed up. We’re already planning the next Website Commentary event for August.

When training is not the right answer

The Management Centre

Fresh from her session on assertiveness with Ruby Bayley-Pratt at this years Institute of Fundraising Convention, =mc Director Yvette Gyles offers insight into why training is not always the solution.

Bracing for consolidation in Asia–Pacific banking: The quest for scale

McKinsey

To emerge from a period of potential consolidation, Asia’s banks must reinvent themselves or risk disappearing. Insights on Financial Services

Don’t do any more marketing until you know this one person

Rod Burkert

I hope our last conversation about the 3 ways to increase practice revenues makes you realize there is no silver bullet or magic potion for growing your top line. Just three ways … but each one comes with a challenge. To gain momentum, start with the way that is easiest for you. On to this week.

Simple Rules For Getting Along With Others

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Network by just getting along with others: Here is David Ogilvy from Hewlett Packard’s 11. The post Simple Rules For Getting Along With Others appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

How To Find And Use Brand Ambassadors Like William Shatner And Martha Stewart

Henry DeVries

Finding true brand ambassadors who are social media users and are willing to consistently promote a brand’s products or services is a marketing dream come true

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The evolving perspectives and strategies of dairy executives

McKinsey

The past several years have seen a significant shift in how dairy CEOs are viewing future opportunities. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods

Introducing Online Training in Grant Proposal Writing

The Nonprofit Consultant

From 2003-2018 I presented the class Basic Grant Proposal Writing Skills for Nonprofits at the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County about three times each year. During that same period, I also did custom versions of the class for several individual organizations and smaller coalitions of nonprofits. All-in-all, well over 1,000 individual nonprofit professionals have gone through my grant proposal writing trainings, and have been very satisfied with the results.

BCG Offer for International Student

CaseInterview.com

Below is a success story from a recent BCG U.S. BCG Hire that received the offer as an international student, in the story he shares his tips for demonstrating confidence and control in a case interview. I just want to say thank you very much for all the materials and mails you prepared for our case interviews ! They are very helpful, not only for the recruiting process, but also for building up my logical mind set.

A Variety of Vendors is a Must

Martinka Consulting

Recently I wrote about customer concentration issues and about obstacles to growth. This memo is about something often forgotten and a perfect example of it is a situation Netflix is facing. NBCUniversal, AT&T’s Warner Media, and Disney are entering the streaming video market. Netflix has 72% of its viewers watching “library programming,” i.e. shows produced by others and whose rights Netflix buys (for a limited amount of time).

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Do you know where your budget is?

McKinsey

Businesses that can’t see where their resources are going are flying blind. To respond to the unexpected, managers need new capabilities that show where they are and how much room they have to maneuver. Insights on Operations

Freedom Lessons from the Vietnam POWs

Henman Performance Executive Blog

When the Vietnam Conflict ended in 1973, 566 military prisoners of war returned from captivity in North Vietnam. More than 45 years later, the psychological tests of approximately 300 of these repatriated prisoners show few instances of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. How can this be when other groups in history who have experienced captivity have often […]. The post Freedom Lessons from the Vietnam POWs appeared first on Henman Performance Group

Importance of Communication Skills in a BCG Interview

CaseInterview.com

What follows is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who received an offer from BCG in Asia. In this story in which the stress the importance of clear communication and confidence. Just wanted to drop you a quick note. As an experienced hire that didn't even get interview invites coming out of undergrad and periodic cold web submissions a couple years ago, I now made it to final rounds with Bain and BCG [ South East Asia locations ]. I'm 95% sure I will accept BCG's Consultant offer.

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How To Get Respect

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: How To Get Respect: 5 Points Backed By Science gives some excellent pointers And. The post How To Get Respect appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Get what you want Manage others Manage yourself Please your boss and your clients

Happiness and work: An interview with Lord Richard Layard

McKinsey

The preeminent happiness researcher shares some surprising results on connecting well-being, mental health, and how employers can play a role in improving our lives at work. Leadership

Maximize the Personal Touch in Your Communication

Rick Conlow

How many times have you heard the statement, nobody communicates around here? With all of the new technology, research says people are communicating more but it’s less effective. A Manager Changes.