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IMC DFW Practice Development Workshop - Selling Consulting Services I - Mar 7
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3/7/2012
When: March 7, 2012
7:15-7:30 am Networking, 7:30-9:00 Program
Where: Telos Club, Parthenon Conference Room
13701 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, Texas  75240
United States
Contact: Ian Birch, IMC-DFW Webmaster


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Practice Development Workshop
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About the Practice Development Workshop
The PDW is a 24 part seminar on every aspect of the consulting profession delivered monthly over two years.  Everyone is welcome and IMC Members have access to previous sessions.
Come, learn, share, grow.
 
Workshop Focus
Learn from experts, stay current, exchange ideas, and share your expertise.
 
The next workshop in the series is:
 
PDW 14 - Selling Consulting Services - I

 

Even well-executed marketing strategies for consultants may fail unless they are supported by equally competent sales efforts. Sadly, many highly competent consultants who might have great value to offer to their potential clients fail to close prospective business because they do not understand the structured sales process required to stimulate and seal client engagements.

You will leave this month's workshop with a clear understanding of effective selling strategies. Focusing on maximum impact, we will review such aspects as:

  • Identifying the economic buyer
  • Understanding and mastering the selling process
  • Use and limitations of cold calling


Workshop Facilitator

Edward StoneEdward A. Stone, CMC, FIMC
Edward is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), an FIMC (Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants), a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, has served as Chair of the Association's Executive Board for the United States and was a representative of the United States to the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.
He has been recognized by the I.M.C. for his outstanding service to the profession and for his performance as a management consultant with distinction.
Edward has held senior marketing positions at Procter & Gamble, Clorox and Frito-Lay. He founded The Dallas Marketing Group in 1976 and laid the foundations for its current position as a major provider of marketing consulting services to a variety of industries. He sold the business and retired at the end of 2006, but independently continues to accept selected projects.
Edward holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as an adjunct professor of marketing at Southern Methodist University and currently serves on the Management Board of two private companies and is Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas

 


 

TIME / RESERVATIONS
Networking: 7:15 - 7:30 am
Program: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Cost per session:

$15 for members, $25 for non-members 
(includes continental breakfast; please bring cash or check)

Members may now bring guests and pay the member rate for them.
The member must register and pay for the guest.

There is no longer a different price for early and late registration.  All tickets are now at the previous early registration price.

 

PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP CURRICULUM
 
 
Session 14 of 24
Successful Consulting
Why clients engage; aligning to market needs
Laying The Foundation Defining your services; Mission and value proposition
Legal Issues of Consulting The right legal structure; IP aspects; contracts
Expanding Your Consultancy Partners; subcontractors; virtual company; JVs
Creating Value for Clients Value; fair pricing; 'selling' your pricing
Marketing Your Consultancy I Client & market segmentation; identifying prospects
Marketing Your Consultancy II Collateral, newsletter, budgets
Marketing Your Consultancy III Networking and referrals; professional memberships
Marketing Your Consultancy IV Brand building and consistent marketing strategy
Marketing Through the Web Websites & search engines; blogging
Attention Grabbing Communications Speaking; press releases; media coverage
The IMC Code of Ethics I Integrity; confidentiality; conflicts of interest; etc.
Consulting Contracts & Proposals Roles; winning proposals; legal aspects
Selling Consulting Services I Economic buyers; selling process; cold calls
Selling Consulting Services II Closing the deal; dealing with problem clients
Selling Consulting Services III How to sell to large corporations & senior buyers
Managing Clients' Expectations Initial rapport; expectations; resolving scope conflicts
Managing Your Resources Effectively using your time, finances and energy
Expanding Your Consultancy Partners; subcontractors; virtual company; JVs
Improving Your Strategic Agility How to seize an opportunity to interest a buyer
Writing & Publishing For Success Writing case studies & articles; publishing books
Effective Client Analysis Profiling; client base management; referral requests
Asset Based Consulting Practice Building assets; productizing; valuing for resale
How to Become A CMC Process; certification requirements

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