Wednesday, September 28, 2011
David T. Norman, CMC, CBM
Expanding Your Skills and Knowledge at
think consulting is just a temporary job.
What creates this perception?
easy to SAY you’re a consultant. It’s
harder to BE one and to make a living as a professional. Why do only some consultants succeed at this?
is a business. Treat it like one and
your chance of success will increase.
Write a business plan. Include
details about how you will get clients and generate revenue. Get feedback from experienced consultants.
USA is the ideal place for this. Confab,
our annual conference is all about learning from, and networking with, other
have added a new program this year, Consultants Consulting Consultants
(CCC). It is a simple concept. You get a confidential half hour with a
senior consultant to discuss whatever you choose. Show them your business plan. Ask them how they made their business
succeed. Use the half-hour any way you
everything at Confab, this will be staffed by volunteers – consultants with at
least 10 years of consulting experience, and is free to only the first 20 who
sign up when they register for Confab.
Seats are filling up fast.
in your business can be costly, so here are a few other sessions to consider:
* Consulting 101: 20 Lessons Learned in 20 Years of Consulting
* Client Panel - What Clients Don’t Tell You
* The Next Decade’s Evolution of the
Management Consulting Profession
34 years, Confab has been about consultants helping consultants. Come and see for yourself, but make sure you
register by Oct 1 to save $100. Go to