Category Archives for "Professional Skills"

Get More Clients with Free Professional Skills Courses for Consultants

Consulting in the New Economy , Professional Skills

Use the economic slowdown to reskill and retrain your consulting skills. These free courses can get you new clients.Some of these free offers are time limited!!!Jump to free professional courses on LinkedIn Learning. If you are not doing client work, then “down time” is the time for building your future capacity and capability. Consultants that build […]

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Are You as Satisfied as Most Consultants?

Professional Skills , Starting a Consulting Business

The large majority of consultants or freelancers, 90%, love what they do and are highly satisfied with their work. The percentage of people working as consultants, business coaches, and full-time freelancers is growing rapidly. And the reasons for growth are more than just the high incomes. Multiple surveys over the last few years have shown that independent […]

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Are You Blowing the Most Important 10 Minutes in Your Day?

Professional Skills

Ron Friedman is one of my favorite writers on productivity and work/life balance. In this Harvard Business Review article Ron uses Anthony Bourdain, the famous chef and author, as a model for how solo-professionals can create a successful day by preparing the night before. Chefs and line cooks have a ritual that is critical to working […]

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What Makes the Difference Between Average and High Earning Solo-Consultants?

Consulting in the New Economy , Professional Skills , Starting a Consulting Business

What Makes the Difference Between Average and High Earning Solo-Consultants?Can you imagine what a difference earning a high six- or seven-figure income would make to your life, your family’s life, and your children’s future?Where are you on the earnings curve for solo-professionals?Do you know what high earning solo-consultants do differently from average earning consultants? It […]

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Naming and Saving Your Consulting Research as Collections of Chrome Tabs

Professional Skills

Have you ever done hours of research on the web, created a collection of tabs with the info you need, and then had to repeat your work as you try to find them all a few days later? Wouldn’t it be great if you could name and save a collection of tabs in a Chrome […]

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Watch the World Champion of Public Speaking and See How She Captivates for Six Minutes without Slides

Professional Skills , Starting a Consulting Business

This six-minute speech is not only entertaining and motivating, it illustrates all the major points you need to know as a consultant on how to capture your audience. Notice there are no slides. This presentation style may not fit every situation, but it illustrates many fine points of great public speaking. Ramona Smith, a 31-year old […]

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Get More Work Done – Focus with the Pomodoro Technique

Professional Skills

The age of being a proud multi-tasker has come and gone! Brain function and task efficiency research shows that multi-tasking and being open to interruption makes tasks take longer and produces lower quality results. For effective professional productivity you need to focus. The Pomodoro Technique is simple to apply and helps you focus on a single-task […]

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The Happy Secret to More Productive Work

Professional Skills

As a consultant or solo-professional you must be able to capture your audience and communicate your ideas and objectives. This is one of the best presentations I’ve ever seen on how to communicate one important objective and five action items. It takes just 12 minutes. First, it shows you the formula for capturing your audience’s attention. […]

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Does Success Bring Happiness or Happiness Bring Success?

Professional Skills

In what may be the funniest of TED talks, author and psychologist Shawn Achor presents the idea that the most commonly held formula for success is wrong. “If we work hard, we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we will be happy.” Shawn says that recent discoveries in the field […]

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A Guide to Burnout: What It Is, and How to Overcome It

Professional Skills

You are not alone. Burnout is a common condition among professional business people. A Gallop survey found that 2.7 million workers in Germany reported symptoms of burnout. Another survey found 30% of UK-based HR directors felt their companies had widespread burnout. The effects are serious. These tips from multiple blogs and high-performance people such as […]

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