Why Travel and Living Abroad Prepare You for Consulting

Tom Spencer

Have you ever felt guilty about travelling extensively? Have you ever wished that the money spent traveling could somehow pay dividends? Well, I believe it can pay dividends, so you shouldn’t feel guilty about your past and future travel.

7 secrets for presenting to prospects you want to turn into clients

Rod Burkert

It was a reminder that when you speak to an audience of prospects, there are things you can do to ensure your presentation helps you to land new clients. So set the stage … what are you presenting and why should your prospects care? What will the prospects get from your presentation?

Want to be Successful? Learn how to Make Great Presentations

Confessions of a Consultant

Have laptop, will travel. So, the call to make a presentation on coaching to the Irish Midwives conference in Galway wasn’t particularly unusual. That’s why using humour is scary for many presenters. Become a Great Communicator!

Decision time: How I chose my 2018 Delta Choice Benefits

Management Consulted

It’s like a bonus birthday present for frequent travelers – and man, do I wrestle every … Continue Reading. consulting travelDelta’s two highest Medallion Tiers – Platinum and Diamond – get a special bonus at the beginning of every new qualifying year: Choice Benefits.

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The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence. In fact, short-term travel can often test people more than long-term assignments.

B2B Salespeople Need to Act More Like Travel Agents

Harvard Business

Consider what’s happened with travel: With the explosion of internet travel sites in the 2000s, consumers took charge of their own travel, and travel agencies hemorrhaged business. According to the travel and leisure marketing firm MMGY, the use of travel agents increased by 50% from 2014 to 2015. Because consumers, overwhelmed by information and inundated with choices, are again turning to travel agents to take the work out of travel planning.

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6 Skills for Consulting Success

Tom Spencer

Presentation Skills. Almost all the engagements of a consultant end with a presentation. There is no point in all the hard-work and time invested in a presentation, if you are not able to convince senior clients to adopt your recommendation. Being persuasive and assertive will help in being a great presenter. Having a successful career in consulting requires sustained motivation.

Deloitte Consulting Summer Internship: 3 Takeaways

Management Consulted

Why do consultants spend so many hours traveling to client sites, running complex analyses, building lengthy presentations, and working for (sometimes) demanding clients? The expensed dinners and travel perks are nice, but arguably, the most important aspect of the job … Continue Reading. The post Deloitte Consulting Summer Internship: 3 Takeaways appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting internship deloitte consulting

How to pack a portable office – consultant style.

Killer Consultant

In a post about buying travel gear I promised to give you all an inside scoop to my portable office – today is the day! As you can see, one of the main things is to keep my phone charged up – but one after the other: Wireless presenter.

Behind-The-Scenes Look At How To Deliver a TEDx Talk

Melissa Agnes

Additionally, after careful selection, I also read three books that I felt would help me deliver a TEDx-worthy presentation. The second book I read was called How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations , by Jeremey Donovan.

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Harvard Business

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. See More Videos > See More Videos > All loyalty programs are vulnerable to a blockchain revolution, but the travel industry is perhaps the most at risk. In some cases, travel loyalty program points differ by journey component (flight, car rental, hotel, dining), leading to fragmented point collections. Marketing Technology Travel Digital Article

How to pack a portable office – consultant style.

Killer Consultant

In a post about buying travel gear I promised to give you all an inside scoop to my portable office – today is the day! As you can see, one of the main things is to keep my phone charged up – but one after the other: Wireless presenter.

Airbnb Is Facing an Existential Expansion Problem

Harvard Business

” But how many travelers can “live there” before Airbnb accepts that it has become a vehicle for mass tourism, and that its users are tourists, no more and no less? ” Airbnb presents its business as a matter of speech. HBR STAFF.

Consultant Ninja: Future Histories: Management Consulting Blog

Consultant Ninja

Typical of its down-to-earth management ethos, NetApp early on ditched a travel policy a dozen ­pages long in favor of this maxim: "We are a frugal company. Presentation Zen. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Sunday, March 8, 2009. Future Histories.

How to Identify and Tell Your Most Powerful Stories

Harvard Business

6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation. When traveling to Asia, I tell stories of failure. Presentations Digital ArticleJeong Woo Kim/EyeEm/Getty Images. When I ask executives what their favorite speech is, Steve Jobs’s Stanford commencement address is always at the top of the list. Many think of Jobs’s talk as their favorite because it is incredibly moving — thanks to the stories it contains.

What To Do If Your Client Doesn't Pay

Successful Independent Consulting

His colleague needed an HR expert to help with the final oral presentation to win a big piece of business. We had to move fast though, with the oral presentation just three weeks away. Could the consultant fly to Texas to work with the presentation team the next week?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What In The World Is A Deliverable?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

A deliverable can be anything, but traditionally its a full written report, printed and bound, delivered with an accompanying presentation. Then came The Big Move: I modified the SoW to specify the report as an optional component, leaving just the presentation as the master deliverable.

Recruiting versus reality

Tom Spencer

In this post, I explore the other side of the value propositions presented by consulting firms during the recruiting process: “You will be exposed to a wide range of problems and industries”. You’ll get to travel”.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Word of the Day

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Demoable Pronunciation: dem-o-ah-bull Function: adjective Inflected Form(s): demoed; demo·ing Etymology: ERP Implementation Date: 2008 1 a: the ability to display or present for a show or an audience. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, September 22, 2008. Word of the Day. The product is demoable." 2 a: the ability to show in a social setting. "My My new boy/girlfriend is demoable; I can introduce him/her to the family.". Posted by. BlackFerrari007. 8:05 PM.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Borax

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

For various times throughout history, there have been unsubstantiated reports of Borax sightings and most are presented through anecdotal in nature, passed through oral traditions at either the coffee pot or whatever substitutes for the modern offices "water cooler". Questions remain however, how said Borax would woo another due to the overwhelming boredom they appear to coalesce when present. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, November 11, 2008. The Borax.

How Much Should You Charge for a Speech?

Harvard Business

Alternatively, they might provide a testimonial or a chance to travel to a desirable location; this year alone, I’m scheduled to speak in Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Moscow, and Vienna, all places I’m excited about. And many places will cover your travel, even if they don’t pay a speaking fee.) Presentations Communication Career planning Digital Articlepiyush ghedia/Getty Images. Many professionals would love to do more speaking at conferences and conventions.

Why I Was Wrong About 2 Second Lean

Markovitz Consulting

So off I went to my clients, with Paul’s videos embedded in my PowerPoint presentation, ready to show them how 2 Second Lean is the answer to their productivity problems, their low employee engagement and morale scores, their mediocre customer service, and their too-high defect rates. Travel gets in the way a lot. It’s time to admit that one of my consulting approaches has failed. I’m a huge fan of Paul Akers’ 2 Second Lean philosophy.

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What it’s really like at a top consulting firm: the good and the bad

Tom Spencer

You will quickly become adept at handling complicated client situations, presenting to large groups of high status individuals, thinking strategically about world-sized problems, communicating clearly both orally and in writing, and making slides that look like they’re from Machiavelli’s own hand.

The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSA's PRISM Leak?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I mean, LOOK AT THOSE CRAPPY POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, June 17, 2013. The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSAs PRISM Leak? That Crappy PowerPoint. So the NSA has spent millions to build a secret network to spy on users of the biggest Internet portals.

What I’ve Learned On Making A Marriage Work for 51 Years

Alan Weiss

Neither provides me with the kind of Christmas presents I believe I deserve, and I doubt that’s a coincidence. We argue about stupid things (where the remote control was left and who left it there) but not major things (politics, the arts, travel).

6 Ways to Move Beyond the Commodity Mindset

Consulting Success

A man named Kyoji, who had grown up on this island but had spent 40+ years travelling around the world building several international brands and businesses. Present higher-priced options. I was about 25,000 feet up and seated on the right side of the DCH-8 plane.

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Marvel’s Endgame or How to Be a Superhero

The More Clients Blog

Big Spolier: In Endgame, the Avengers figure out how to travel back in time, retrieve the Infinity Stones, and undo the terrible decimation of humanity wreaked by Thanos. I don’t know about you, but I happen to be a Marvel movie superhero fanatic.

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Understanding the Evolving Cuban Consumer


Restrictions on trade and travel are easing. Both Pope Francis and the Rolling Stones traveled to Cuba during the past year, highlighting the scope of global interest in the country. A third will analyze the country’s travel and tourism industry. Focus Thursday, June 02, 2016.

The unchallenged Rules of post deal integration…part 3

Ben de Haldevang

…all because this was the rationale presented to shareholders on the day that the deal was announced? We’re not talking about the direction of travel here, some broad sense of where strategic benefit might exist, that would hardly do. All that is written cannot be changed…the tablets of stone of the business case!

Why Consulting: The 2019 Ultimate Guide


A great possibility to travel. It is not unusual that consultants will travel to other countries to work on projects. That goes both for the oral and written presentation about yourself. Why consulting?

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

I worked in a company for a long period of time, over 30 years, in various roles so it was like I had moved through various different jobs; traveled all over the world at a very high level position of a global vice president role; 250 people globally working for me, those kind of things.

Consulting Bound – Personal Life Management

Tom Spencer

Throughout the consulting career recruiting process, I found it memorable that in both informal conversations and formal presentations, the issue of personal life management did occur as a poignant topic of conversation.

Tips for Undergrads Pursuing the Consulting Track

Tom Spencer

You get a lot of good practice in approaching a problem, creating a deck, and presenting your findings – all of which are required on the job. Ask insightful questions because the consultants have heard the same boring questions about travel and favorite projects more than enough.

How to Generate More Revenue Without Working More Hours with Tony Signorelli: Podcast #23

Consulting Success

Even today, the problems presented by companies continue to keep Tony’s attention. As the business has developed, there have been various points when he and his team have been presented with new challenges, and from there the work continues to grow.

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From Internship To Full-Time Job: The Best Way Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

Working 80+ hours during stressful weeks, not being home (or having any notable social life) between Monday and Thursday, frequent travel, and a high-pressure work environment can really take a toll on some people.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Improve Business with Technology!

Women in Consulting

Presentations. Keynote – Keynote easily creates captivating presentations using powerful tools and impressive effects. Business Travel. TripIt – TripIt’s trip planner keeps all of your travel plans in one spot with a master travel itinerary.