Print Page  |  Contact Us  |  Your Cart  |  Sign In  |  Join IMC USA
IMC DFW Practice Development Workshop #2 - Laying The Foundation
Share |

IMC DFW Chapter home page  Practice Development Workshop home page

IMC Dallas/Fort Worth

Practice Development Workshop

 

Last presented:
February 4, 2009

Next scheduled:
April 6, 2011

Laying The Foundation
 

Workshop Focus
Learn from experts, stay current, exchange ideas, and share your expertise.

Success in the consulting profession is not about what you know. It's not about what you have done in the past. It's not about what you could do for a client, either. As a matter of fact, none of these matter in the least unless you can get a compelling message across to your prospective clients that you are the right person to help them solve their problem.

This month's workshop is an opportunity to review critical elements that will help you convey your message:

  • Defining your Consulting Services
  • Mission Statement
  • Value Proposition
  • Elevator Speech

Workshop Facilitator - Darren Smith

Darren Smith is the President of Cima Strategic Services. Cima's mission is to help increase profitability in companies through management consulting, coaching and seminars. Darren has over 19 years experience in professional services, distribution and manufacturing. His industry experience includes industrial, medical, consumer, technology and electronics products.

TIME / RESERVATIONS
Networking: 7:15 - 7:30 am
Program: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Cost per session: $25 for members, $35 for non-members 
$10 discount for registration 2 or more business days in advance
(includes continental breakfast; please bring cash or check)
 

PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP CURRICULUM
 
 
Session 2 of 24
Successful Consulting
Why clients engage; aligning to market needs
Laying The Foundation Defining your services
Legal Issues of Consulting Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLC, Corp.
Expanding Your Consultancy Partners; Subcontractors; Virtual Partners; Joint Ventures
Creating Value for Clients Value; fair pricing; 'selling' your pricing
Marketing Your Consultancy I Client & market segmentation; identifying prospects
Marketing Your Consultancy II Brand building and consistent marketing strategy
Marketing Your Consultancy III Collateral, newsletter, web presence; budgets
Marketing Your Consultancy IV Networking and referrals; professional memberships
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 Selling to large corporations & senior buyers
Managing Clients' Expectations Initial rapport; expectations; resolving scope conflicts
Managing Your Resources Effectively using your time, finances and energy
Improving Your Strategic Agility How to seize an opportunity to interest a buyer
Writing & Publishing for Success Writing case studies & articles; book publishing
Effective Client Analysis Profiling; client management; referral requests
Asset Based Consulting Practice Building assets; productizing; valuing for resale
How to Become A CMC Process; certification requirements
The IMC Code of Ethics II Integrity; confidentiality; conflicts of interest

LEARN,
STAY CURRENT,
EXCHANGE IDEAS,
SHARE YOUR
EXPERTISE

We invite you to join us if you are new to the consulting business, wanting to learn how to effectively ramp up your practice, an established consultant, looking to stay current with state-of-the-art methods and to exchange ideas about new practices, or an experienced practitioner, willing to share your expertise on how to maximize your consulting success.

The Practice Development Workshop series is designed to cover all aspects of managing a successful consulting practice. You can attend only some of the workshops or join us for the whole series

Community Search
Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't joined yet?

IMC USA Calendar

12/7/2016
The Consultant's Workshop : Agility - Essential for Today's Consultancy - Dec 7, 2016

12/8/2016
IMC SoCal 12/8 Holiday Party

12/13/2016
IMC NCR: 2016 Annual Holiday Party

Message from the Chair
Angela Dingle CMC2016 IMC USA Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Loraine A. Huchler CMC FIMC2016 IMC Fellow Award Recipient
Gayle Carson CMC CSP FIMC2016 IMC Fellow Award Recipient