A Guide to Professional Consulting Part Two Course Summary
Part Two of my A Guide to Professional Consulting lecture series is focused on all the things that are taking place prior to the actual commencement of a contracted for project. The tips and template verbiage I include in this course have served me well over a 35+ year career as a professional consultant and they can help you too. This course contains a series of lectures on the following core topics:
- How and where to find projects you can offer your services for
- How to use Bulletin Boards, work with Recruiters, and work with Consulting companies
- How to professionally apply to complete projects
- How to respond to Requests for Proposals
- How to build Scope of Work and High Level Project Plan documentation
- How to complete proposals
- How to negotiate terms for engagements
- How to finalize Letters of Engagement with clients selecting you to provide consulting services
- How to protect yourself financially when undertaking projects
- Using an NDA/Confidentiality Agreement
- Template resource documents are provided for some of the above topics as well.
If you are at all interested or serious about becoming a professional consultant, this course will be a very valuable resource to you. It not only will help you find and secure engagements for your services, but the tips and verbiage you should put into your client contact and proposal documents provided within this lecture series will help to protect you as you strive to sell yourself on and complete projects for clients.
This course will take you close to two hours to complete. May you get a lot of value from it.
Dan Grijzenhout – Course Creator
About Dan Grijzenhout: For close to thirty years, Dan has been a professional business and information systems consulting professional working to executive levels for both private and public sector organizations globally, a number of which were "Fortune" level enterprises. Dan has founded, operated and sold an online global payment services company that moves millions of dollars on behalf of its 100,000 plus account holders annually; he has been interviewed on the show "World Business Review" by former head of NATO and Secretary of State, General Alexander Haig, for his work in advanced digital and online telecommunications services and nation-wide online and card based "Loyalty" programs; and now, semi-retired, works at writing and building training programs to share his years of experience with others interested in online entrepreneurship.
Social Media Marketing, Content Creation and Authorship: During the past few years, Dan has focused nearly all his time and energy on designing and building online marketing systems and social media marketing platforms. In fact, Dan recently completed a two year project as the project manager and chief architect to build a marketing system used by several major airlines, travel agencies and Fortune Level manufacturing corporations. Dan has written, self-published and self-marketed seven books now being sold through Amazon Kindle and Create Space; he has written and published over 40 social media related training/learning articles, and has created over 200 training videos and knowledge enhancing video podcasts. Dan currently has over 10,000 students taking his 35+ training courses online!
He has gained expertise in many online content creation and online advertising tool-sets and websites and has over 20,000 followers on social media platforms and training platforms. Two other useful places to find Dan's content online include:
https://youtube.com/DanGrijzenhout123 : View Dan's created videos posted on YouTube and SUBSCRIBE!
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PreviewIntroduction - Course Roadmap (4:52)
PreviewIntroduction to Finding Clients and Securing Engagements (4:45)
StartEnrolling in and Using Bulletin Boards (8:18)
StartWorking With Headhunters (5:10)
StartWorking as an Independent With Consulting Firms (5:06)
StartBuilding A Team That Can Be Proposed On Projects (3:58)
StartCreating The Engagement Letter (4:11)
StartClient Engagement Letter Template (1:38)
StartCreating The High level Project Plan (3:02)
StartEnsuring Your Project Costs Are Covered And That You Get Paid (4:08)
StartThe Confidentiality Agreement / NDA (2:27)
StartExample of a Confidentality / NDA Agreement
StartAcuity Time Booking And Scheduling System (5:11)