Sat.Dec 30, 2023 - Fri.Jan 05, 2024

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The #1 Rule for a Successful Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Your consulting firm’s clients sometimes miss the basics–the simple, foundational rules that would make them successful. Alas, neither you nor I are immune to falling into that same trap. Therefore, let’s revisit the most important, underlying idea that will make the coming year uber-successful for your consulting firm. Dr. Francis W.

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35 Best Consulting Websites & How They Use Them (2024)

Consulting Success

“What are examples of the best consulting websites?” 5 years ago, your clients didn’t care about your consulting website. In 2024, 80%+ of potential clients will look at your website before doing business with you. So, I reached out to 35 consultants who have amazing consulting websites: asking them why they have it and the.

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Want to Be a Better Leader? Stop Thinking About Work After Hours.

Harvard Business

It’s not uncommon for managers to continue thinking about their job, even after the official workday is over. This may involve ruminating about an issue with an employee, trying to think of a solution to a client problem, or creating a mental to-do list for the next day. But new research shows that this tendency may not be beneficial, particularly for people new to a leadership role.

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The Power of Educational Marketing for Consultants with Jodi Daniels: Podcast #317

Consulting Success

Red Clover Advisors is a data privacy consulting firm that helps companies comply with the alphabet soup of privacy loss. Today, joining Michael Zipursky is its Founder and CEO, Jodi Daniels, to share her insights about the power of educational marketing for consultants. She takes us into what’s working in today’s company regarding marketing perspective.

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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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A Simple Hack to Help You Communicate More Effectively

Harvard Business

Using a structured approach when communicating can help you prioritize what you need to convey. In this article, the author introduces his “What, So What, Now What” framework. Much like the Swiss Army knife, known for its versatility and reliability, this structure is flexible and can be used in many different communication situations. The structure is comprised of three simple questions: 1) What: Describe and define the facts, situation, product, position, etc. 2) So What: Discuss the implicati

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There Are No Shortcuts to Professional Services Growth

Prudent Pedal

Managing partners and practice leaders dread hearing certain refrains: “Our biggest client just left for a competitor.,” “Our top consultant is quitting,” and the dreaded, “We won’t hit our number.” Among these admonitions, there’s one less frequently voiced but equally detested message: “There are no shortcuts to growing the firm.” I know it is not […] There Are No Shortcuts to Professional Services Growth appeared first on Prude

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Retail Success With Expert Help Through Consulting

Business Consulting Agency

The retail landscape is dynamic, with ever-evolving consumer expectations and market trends. To thrive in this competitive environment, retail brands are increasingly turning to business consultants for strategic guidance and transformation. From sales and marketing to website optimization, packaging, and manufacturing, consultants play a crucial role in elevating retail brands to new heights.

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How to Mentor More People — and Not Get Burned Out

Harvard Business

While mentoring people can be extremely rewarding, it has its challenges. It can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, if you structure and administer mentorships wisely, you can overcome the challenges, excel in being a mentor, and enhance your standing in your organization. Five strategies can help: divide your mentees into teams, set expectations with mentees early, use technology to your advantage, brand your efforts, and hold your organization accountable for providing the time and fu

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Best Free Podcast Courses for 2024

Buzzsprout

Finding answers to your podcasting questions can be frustrating and time-consuming, but a good podcast course consolidates all the necessary information into one convenient place. This guide lists the best podcasting courses to help launch and market your new podcast, learn about tech, and monetize your content ! JUMP TO SECTION : Best free podcasting courses for beginners Buzzsprout's How to Start a Podcast Course Buzzsprout's free online video course walks you through everything you ne

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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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An Illuminating Conversation with Tobias Schlottke About Modern Management

Johanna Rothman

I had a chance to speak with Tobias Schlottke on his Alphalist podcast: Episode 92: Johanna Rothman The Pragmatic Manager. We had a wide-ranging conversation, mostly about management. We included topics from my programming experience, why multitasking is a disaster, and how to use flow metrics to understand reality. We also touched on many of the topics in the Modern Management Made Easy books.

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Decoding Website Success And Results

Business Consulting Agency

In the digital era, a website serves as the cornerstone of an organization’s online presence. However, not all websites yield the desired results. Understanding the factors that cause a website to underperform and recognizing the essential elements for success is pivotal for businesses seeking a robust online presence. Here we are decoding website success and results.

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The Challenges of Retiring from a High-Powered Job

Harvard Business

Each year, thousands of executives retire from long and successful corporate careers. But few are prepared for the journey they are about to embark on. Based on conversations with dozens of highly respected former chief executives, the authors identified seven common mistakes, ranging from not preparing far enough in advance to thinking you can rely on your existing professional network to not realizing that behaviors that worked for you as an executive can work against you in retirement.

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Office Skills Online Classes Start this Week

Office Skills

Office skills online classes begin again this week on officeskills.org Each course includes 6 to 8 weekly lessons that includes an assignment and quiz that require students to demonstrate their knowledge […] The post Office Skills Online Classes Start this Week appeared first on Office Skills Training.

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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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Most Effective Podcast Intros [Free Templates & Scripts 2024]

Buzzsprout

Roughly 20 to 35 percent of listener drop-off happens within the first five minutes of a podcast episode, so it’s essential to have an engaging intro that captures your listener’s attention from the start. In this guide, we break down how to craft a high-quality podcast intro for your own podcast, so you hook your listeners and keep them listening! CONTENTS : 6 Things to include in your podcast introduction A solid podcast intro serves as positive momentum, inviting the listener into the episode

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Guide for Companies Entering the US Market

Business Consulting Agency

The United States represents a colossal and dynamic market that holds immense potential for businesses seeking growth and expansion. However, venturing into the US market requires a thoughtful and strategic approach. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the essential steps for companies aiming to gain market share and establish a robust presence in the United States.

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3 Drivers of China’s Booming Electric Vehicle Market

Harvard Business

More than half of the electric vehicles (EVs) on roads worldwide are found in China. In 2022, new EV sales in China grew by 82%, and the country provided 35% of global EV exports. While the U.S., Norway, and other Scandinavian nations were early adopters of EVs, and Germany and Japan have long been automotive powerhouses, their EV markets have lagged in mass market adoption compared to China.

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Creating Your Best Year Ever Checklist

Chad Barr

As we embark on our journey into the next year, I find myself contemplating: How prepared am I to make this year not just better, but the best year ever? I’ve prepared a checklist to guide us through this process, and I hope it serves as a beacon, helping you achieve your most remarkable year yet. Checklist: Aspect Focus Points Successes and Failures Reflect on your past year’s accomplishments and failures.

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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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Government Contract- Unallowable Costs Treatment

Granite Leadership Strategies

Typically, those beginning their Government contracts journey find out (sometimes too late!) they are including unallowable costs in their accounting of costs. They are not separating them as they need to do. It is critical that all Government contractors split out their unallowable costs into distinctly identifiable accounts. How do you treat unallowable costs in your Government contracts books of record?

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Impact of Marketing Consultants

Business Consulting Agency

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving landscape of business, effective marketing is often the linchpin that can propel a company to success. However, navigating the intricacies of marketing requires not just skill but strategic insight, a quality that marketing consultants bring to the table. In this exploration, we unravel the profound impact marketing consultants have on improving results for clients, showcasing their ability to guide, advise, and execute strategies while steering clear of costl

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A Guide for Getting Stakeholder Buy-In for Your Agenda

Harvard Business

You may be an expert at running your business unit or leading your team. But do you know how to advance your agenda across an organization, particularly if you have an idea that will impact its strategic direction? This article offers four key domains you can focus on to ensure you’ve prepared an agenda-setting mission: adopting an enterprise perspective, leveraging your strategic mindset, cultivating stakeholder awareness, and considering your personal motives and risks.

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60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP for January 4, 2024

Johanna Rothman

I'm continuing the experiment into 2024 for several reasons: If you want to write more, you don't need to write a lot at one time. I discovered that even if I get to Thursday afternoon, I can always write 100 words. That helps me make progress on some item/work in progress. I started this experiment to see if it would affect my content marketing. I learned I need more video content for it to have an effect.

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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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What happened in 2023

Ben de Haldevang

Our final Agile Gorilla podcast for the year, looking back at the world of M&A in 2023, what happened and what didn’t happen, and a forecast into the market for next year. I hope you enjoy it…many thanks for all your comments, encouragement and support throughout the year. All the best for a wonderful Hogmanay!

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Embracing Entrepreneurship: Being Your Own Boss

Business Consulting Agency

Entrepreneurship embodies a thrilling journey filled with challenges, but its rewards are as vast as the horizon itself. Forging your path as an entrepreneur not only opens doors to financial opportunities but also presents a spectrum of intrinsic and invaluable benefits that resonate deeply with the spirit of independence and creativity. Let’s explore the multitude of rewards that come with being your own boss.

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How to Red Team a Gen AI Model

Harvard Business

Red teaming, a structured testing effort to find flaws and vulnerabilities in an AI system, is an important means of discovering and managing the risks posed by generative AI. The core concept is trusted actors simulate how adversaries would attack any given system. The term was popularized during the Cold War when the U.S. Defense Department tasked “red teams” with acting as the Soviet adversary, while blue teams were tasked with acting as the United States or its allies.

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PW1: Two hats for productivity

Seth Godin Blog

Welcome to 2024. Back to work, here we go. So it’s Productivity Week on the blog. Productivity is the measure of the output (value) we get for the time or money we spend. Two hats for productivity: When I’m clearing my inbox, responding to comments in a doc, cooking lunch–these are chores. Chores are the backbone of industrial productivity.

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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.