2020

10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

You’re swimming in a vast sea of stressful news and, given today’s reality, you’re well within your rights to feel anxious, nervous and uncertain about how your consulting firm should proceed.

How to Be an Effective Consultant on Virtual Projects

Successful Independent Consulting

Photo by Euan Cameron on Unsplash. As independent consultants, we’ve all worked remotely to some extent but now we are working virtually 100%. And likely, this isn’t temporary. Many companies are already saying they won’t require every employee to return to the workplace this calendar year.

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How To Run The Perfect Virtual Meeting With Your Clients

Consulting Success

Do you groan when you think of having another virtual meeting? Do you feel burn-out sitting in front of your camera all day? What if virtual meetings didn’t leave you with “Zoom fatigue” — but instead, you left your meetings feeling energized and excited?

5 Things to Remember When Pricing Your Consulting

Consulting Matters

If you struggle with determining how to set a price for your consulting services, don’t worry you are not alone.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Lockdown Unlocks Real Work

Markovitz Consulting

Peter Drucker once quipped that, “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.”

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The impact of the crisis on emerging markets

The Source

Our real-time forecast for the global consulting industry currently predicts that by the end of 2020, the market will have contracted by around 13% compared to 2019. However, that high-level picture can only tell us so much.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Study 2020: The Mindset of Successful Consultants

Consulting Success

Do you work on your entrepreneurial mindset? Are you taking care of your mental game just as much as your physical health & well-being? At Consulting Success®, we believe that your mindset plays a major role in how well you do in business. But we wanted to see if the stats backed it up.

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No Case Interview Experience? Start Here

Management Consulted

A question we frequently get from readers is, “Where should I start if I have no experience with case studies or case interviews?” It’s a great question, and we’re all too happy to provide a list of recommendations. If you’ve… Read Article. The post No Case Interview Experience?

29 Best Personal Websites 2020 (And Why They Have Them)

Tsavo Neal

Personal websites. Everyone should have one. . Intuitively, I believe this is true. But why? My personal website, the website you’re reading now, has been everything to me. My career, my business, my life’s work — all wrapped up into one neat, 2-dimensional digital package.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

8 Ways Leaders Can Engage and Support Their Remote Teams – and be a more human leader

Brimstone Consulting

How to engage and support your remote team for the long-haul. In February, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world’s largest work-from-home experiment.

Ending Your Struggle With Marketing

The More Clients Blog

Why I’m writing my newsletter as poetry, I have no idea. ( See last week’s here ) But this idea popped into my head when I woke up this morning and I went with it! It points to something that’s both obvious and easy to miss. My clients often work with me because.

Before You Plan for 2021, Do this 2020 Review

Consulting Matters

We're coming up on the end of the year and it's time to review what worked and didn't so we can come up with plans for 2021, right? Wrong!

How to Avoid Many Objections that Trip Up Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Where did Molly go wrong? Read the following, true story of Molly Milkcakes and see if you can spot her mistake. Molly, a consultant with Local Universal Consulting (a.k.a. LUC), was at a hot prospect’s office trying to close a project.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Remote Work Environments Aren’t Fair

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

Shifting to a remote work environment permanently for the foreseeable future has become a reality for many organizations. The rapid shift to remote work occurred because of the pandemic. It was a necessary response to a crisis situation that occurred quickly and without much warning.

Business Development and Networking During a Pandemic Lockdown

Successful Independent Consulting

The #1 FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) among independent consultants involves business development. Will I be able to find enough work? How can I develop a steady pipeline of leads? I don’t know how to do sales!

Europe’s Start-Up Ecosystem: Heating Up, but Still Facing Challenges

Kim Baroudy, Jonatan Janmark, Tobias Strålin, Abhi Satyavarapu and Zeno Ziemke

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COVID-19 is the Best Thing to Happen to Your Company. Seriously.

Markovitz Consulting

You’ve heard it countless times before: “People don’t like change.” Change is hard.” Change activates people’s lizard brain. They’ll fight you or run away.” People don’t mind changing. They don’t like being changed.”

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Mastering The Art Of Consulting Sales And Client Relationships With Andrew Sobel: Podcast #132

Consulting Success

Consulting is a two-way transaction. While people know this, not many take it to heart. A consultant goes beyond merely telling their clients what to do; rather, they listen and build trust in one another.

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How to successfully negotiate anything (not just your salary)

Tom Spencer

Reading Time: 3 minutes. Negotiating is something we do every day, with everyone, for everything.

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Repost Which Explains Management Consulting Using Layman’s Terms

Steve Shu Consulting

This is a repost from an answer I wrote a couple of years ago on Quora. I usually fail miserably at explaining this for some reason. Probably the most common definition out there is that management consultants are like doctors for companies (instead of doctors for people).

3 Main Types of Fit Interview Questions

Management Consulted

The fit interview is like a behavioral interview for the consulting industry. Within that, there are distinct fit interview question types a candidate should be aware of. Today, we’re sharing about 3 types of fit interview questions. The direct questions,… Read Article.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Save Lives vs. Save the Economy

CaseInterview.com

In the United States, there’s a big debate going on right now. Epidemiologists urge physical distancing as the best way to avoid catastrophic loss of lives.

How to Overcome Your Imposter Syndrome Fears

Consulting Matters

One of the most agonizing (and least talked about) experiences that keeps really smart people from building the consulting and coaching businesses of their dreams is the fear of not having what it takes.

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A Superior Response to “What Makes Your Consulting Firm Better?”

David A Fields

You know a rain barrel full of reasons why your consulting firm is better than other firms that do what you do. Among the reasons, of course, is you. Your experience and ideas and unique perspective.

How to Get 100 Meetings

The More Clients Blog

When we think of marketing our professional services, we often think about all the things we need to do to be visible and get known. “I I need to have an online presence, post regularly on social media, write articles for LinkedIn, join organizations, and network like crazy, and, and, and…”.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

Cash Flow Relief for Independent Consultants: the CARES Act & Other Ideas

Successful Independent Consulting

We’re in an unprecedented situation because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the economic fallout has been drastic for many business sectors, such as travel and restaurants. For us as consultants, the effects are likely to be more gradual but our income will likely be affected.

The Corona Virus for Small Businesses

Consultant Journal

How should small business owners manage the corona virus, aka COVID-19 ? It’s a question on the minds of many entrepreneurs, as Fortune 500 companies announce new protocols for travel, meetings and even use of coffee cups.

Why Ping-Pong Post-It Notes Are Bad For You

Markovitz Consulting

One of my clients, a physician in an academic medical center, has been struggling with her personal kanban.