So, You Wanna Be a Consultant?

Track: Preconference | P3 |   Everyone |
To facilitate an open and frank discussion, participants are asked to not disclose information exchanged at this workshop.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Held in: Zoom
Moderators: Alessandra Binazzi,
Aki Ito,
Richard Sikes

You’ve gained deep hands-on experience. You are motivated to share what you know and to help others. And, let’s be honest, you are drawn to the notion of being able to write your own ticket, work your own hours and build some freedom into your lifestyle. But you don’t know how to get there. You don’t know what to expect, how to position and promote yourself and what unexpected challenges might await you. Or perhaps you’ve already started down the consultancy path, but it has turned muddy. You need to find a route to higher, dryer, more fruitful ground. It’s time to get together with other like-minded consultants and consultancy-hopefuls to share ideas, methods, success stories and perhaps a scary story as well. Bring your challenges and successes to the table! Join our half-day round table moderated by three experienced industry consultants.

Takeaways: Attendees will explore consultancy focus areas and specializations; learn about strategies to become known in the world of localization; hear ideas for positioning and communicating their unique skill sets; discover gaps in their skill sets and how to fill them; learn where and how to start their consulting business and when to stop; hear about the five major pitfalls to avoid and the five major contributors to a successful consulting business.