Sat.Nov 25, 2023 - Fri.Dec 01, 2023

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Read This: The Secret to Content that Attracts Consulting Clients

David A Fields

Does your consulting firm produce snoozeworthy content? Are you guilty of communicating blockbuster ideas in articles, webinars and social media posts that are utterly boring? Dull as lichen on a rock? By adding a magic spice, your consulting firm’s ideas will pop to the top like a Taylor Swift song. You’ll transfix your audience and, … Continued The post Read This: The Secret to Content that Attracts Consulting Clients appeared first on David A.

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Use ChatGPT to Boost Your Productivity as a Consultant

Successful Independent Consulting

Image generated by AI using a free version of Canva Of course you’ve heard of ChatGPT but are you using it to work smarter and more efficiently yet? If not, you should be! Recently the Professional Independent Consultants of America (PICA) hosted a members-only roundtable discussion to help people jumpstart their use of this powerful tool. Special thanks to Alexis Hultine of Digital by Design , and Dave Seaton of SeatonCX for leading the session and sharing their insights.

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What Everyone Should Know about Transformational Organizational Change with Dali Hammouch

Consulting Matters

Unsure about how to influence and guide executives through organizational transformation? Here’s what you need to know Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to influence executives to engage in transformational change …especially in today’s complex, volatile, ambiguous marketplace? Maybe you tried to convince the senior team to trust your expertise and buy-in your proposed change ideas…only to have those ideas land on deaf ears.

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Consulting: Your Gateway to Diverse Career Avenues

Tom Spencer

Choosing a career path to dedicate years of your life to is never an easy decision, and this applies whether you are an undergraduate seeking a first job fresh out of university, or someone looking to make a career switch. After all, faced with the tantalising possibility of all the possible paths you could take, […] The post Consulting: Your Gateway to Diverse Career Avenues first appeared on Tom Spencer.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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Tired of Fake Agility? Choose When to Experiment and When to Deliver

Johanna Rothman

I have a new book: Project Lifecycles: How to Reduce Risks, Release Successful Products, and Increase Agility. I wrote it because I'm concerned about what I see in too many supposedly agile teams: Crazy-long backlogs and roadmaps. Those create a serial lifecycle approach with too little experimentation. Worse, sometimes the team doesn't demo or deliver.

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Unleashing Online Potential: Enhancing Websites with Experts

Business Consulting Agency

In the digital era, a website serves as the cornerstone of an organization’s online presence. Its functionality, aesthetics, and user experience profoundly impact a business’s success. Collaborating with expert consulting services empowers businesses to harness the full potential of their websites, optimizing them across multiple facets to drive improved results and achieve strategic objectives.

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Headaches of Consulting (and How to Deal with Them)

Tom Spencer

As a consultant, you will typically work long hours, and during this time you might find yourself creating slide decks, analyzing massive data sets, and working within fast paced teams to solve your clients’ most challenging problems. To add to the stress, consultants are often travelling long distances for on-site visits with the client or […] The post Headaches of Consulting (and How to Deal with Them) first appeared on Tom Spencer.

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How Centralization Decisions Create Friction, Increase Cycle Time, and Cost Money, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

Some company is buying your company (or vice versa). Why? They claim it's “Economies of scale,” and the combined organization will save money by centralizing “overhead” and flattening management. You know who that “overhead” is: the people who support the business, such as finance and HR. And, the managers. Worse, the new management asks managers to “reapply” for their old jobs, the jobs they have right now.

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Research: Setbacks Can Actually Boost Your Career

Harvard Business

If you’ve hit a big pothole on the road to success, take heart. Research shows that setbacks can galvanize your career in unexpected ways that make you more successful. Three practices are key to turning them to your advantage: exploring whether your goals still fit your aspirations, opening yourself to unorthodox opportunities, and adopting a growth mindset.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Marketing Consultants Drive Business Success

Business Consulting Agency

In today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape, the role of marketing consultants has evolved into a pivotal force driving strategic growth and market dominance. Marketing consultants offer specialized expertise, insights, and tailored strategies through consulting services, aiding companies in navigating complex marketing challenges and achieving their business objectives.

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Calendar or Chaos? The Surprising Truth Behind Content Success

Chad Barr

Peter Drucker once stated, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.” This principle has been a cornerstone in my teachings about the significance of utilizing a calendar as a digital accountability partner, particularly in the realm of content creation. Why a Calendar is Essential in Content Creation: Accountability : A calendar acts as a sacred tool, compelling us to take consistent and frequent action.

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Consulting Tip #7: Beware of Other People Using Your Intellectual Property for Their Exposure

Johanna Rothman

Recently, a newish site asked me to become part of their “editorial board.” They didn't say what the responsibilities were, so I asked. The reply: Spend five hours a month in meetings (roughly an hour each week). Write a new, unique column each month. I asked what I would get in return. Nothing. No payment for my time or my IP (Intellectual Property).

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To Scale GenAI, Companies Need to Focus on 3 Factors

Harvard Business

The risk with generative AI is not that leaders fail to try it, but that trying is as far as they get. Despite the progress made by vendors, using AI-enhanced productivity tools alone will not give you a competitive edge — just as provisioning smartphones, email, or web access to your team is nothing more strategic than providing electricity or running water.

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Savings Consultants Are Needed in Today's Market More Than Ever

Savings Consultants are needed in today’s market more than ever. With an increase in expenses, businesses are looking for opportunities to save. Often unknown to businesses are savings in expense reduction, specialized tax savings, specialized savings including medical underpayments, health benefits cost reduction, zero cost processing, and more. Blue Coast Savings, with over 20 years in business, assists Savings Consultants in helping these companies move toward more profitable businesses.

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Facilitating US Business Expansion

Business Consulting Agency

Expanding a business into the United States market is a complex endeavor that demands strategic planning, regulatory compliance, market research, and a profound understanding of local nuances. International companies seeking to penetrate the US market often encounter multifaceted challenges, making the guidance of local business consultants through business consulting services invaluable.

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Leadership Lessons: Thriving As A Servant Leader In Business With John Prothro - CEO Of Foot Solutions

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

John Prothro, the CEO Of Foot Solutions, shares some leadership lessons he learned as an experienced executive and a global foot wellness retailer.

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60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP for December 1, 2023

Johanna Rothman

Yes, you might remember this character from a previous week. I don't just cycle on my nonfiction. I also cycle on my fiction. The transcript: I’m Johanna Rothman, and this is 60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP for November 30, 2023, where I read an excerpt of just a minute of some writing in progress. This excerpt is from a short story I’m cycling on, to find the start.

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Use GenAI to Improve Scenario Planning

Harvard Business

Generative AI can help organizations overcome inherent shortcomings in conventional processes for performing contingency scenario planning. This article explores how the technology can do that and provides an example: a simulation that the authors conducted.

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TOOLS and METHODOLOGIES for developing DECISION SUPPORT PACKAGES

This White Paper targets opportunities for Management to develop proficiency in the Decision Framing and Analyses element of input to Decision, & Risk Analyses for Major Project Funding Decisions.

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Crafting Success in the Skincare Industry

Business Consulting Agency

Embarking on the journey to establish a skincare product line or brand requires a blend of innovation, market understanding, and strategic planning. In such a competitive and dynamic industry, aspiring entrepreneurs and investors can significantly benefit from the expertise and guidance offered by business consulting services. This article explores how industry experts assist clients in the skincare sector, aiding them in avoiding pitfalls, implementing best practices, and reaping numerous benef

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AI Integration: Reshaping The Business Landscape For The Future

Office Skills

More than half of businesses now use artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity, 46% are leveraging AI Integration to create internal communications and a whopping 97% believe that new tools such […] The post AI Integration: Reshaping The Business Landscape For The Future appeared first on Office Skills Training.

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Upgrade your Legacy System without Disrupting your Project-based Organization

Progressus

Project-based organizations that are still utilizing legacy systems today have a host of potential system failure, compliance, and integration concerns. There are a number of reasons why organizations hold off on a digital transformation. One of the biggest is a fear that a “big bang” implementation will disrupt business. Although it might appear as though you’re saving costs when you don’t spend money updating your digital product, it might cost you much more over the long haul.

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Generative AI Will Transform Virtual Meetings

Harvard Business

Generative AI will forever change the way meetings are conducted. In the near future, meetings will offer personalized content and purpose-driven expertise, while also serving as guardians against bias and promoting active learning. As AI continues to advance, every meeting holds the promise of being productive, efficient, and influential, unlocking infinite possibilities for teams and organizations.

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c

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Familiarity

Alan Weiss

I coach people all over the world and we all adjust for the time zones. I’ve found that I’m far more comfortable and effective having visited others’ countries at some point. I know what the surroundings are like, the food is like, the traffic is like. I’ve been an observer of local customs and mores. It makes me far more effective, just as physically visiting a client provides more effective coaching (in person or remote) than never having been there.

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The art of estimation

Seth Godin Blog

If you’re a freelancer or a contractor of any kind, it’s typical to be asked for an estimate or a quote. And if you’ve been doing business for a while, it’s likely that you’ve heard about price more than just about any other factor in losing an opportunity. So the pressure is on to sharpen your pencil, find the lowest price and do the best work you can under the circumstances.

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LSA Global Delivers Leading Enterprise Training Program for Leaders of Biotech Company

LSA Global

Redwood Shores, CA – LSA Global, the leading business consulting, coaching, and training firm that helps fast growth life science, technology, and service companies by powerfully aligning their culture and talent with strategy, today announced results for a customized Leading Enterprise Training Program for Leaders of a fast growing Biotech Company.

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To Craft a Purpose That Motivates Your Team, Balance Pragmatism and Idealism

Harvard Business

While many leaders strive to energize and motivate their teams to do work that matters, the unfortunate reality is that employees often feel disconnected to their company’s core purpose. Purpose statements, if they exist at all, tend to be too vague or too lofty, or both. To use purpose to drive business, leaders need to balance idealism and pragmatism.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.