In 2000, Maxie Carpenter retired as Vice President of People & Training/Development Divisions of Wal-Mart Stores after a 27 career and founded MVC Advisory Resource, Inc. He is a consultant, business analyst, and author of "I Didn't Ask You to Dance! I Asked You to Talk!" and "Managing Difficult People in the Workplace". He has a unique perspective on people, the workplace and the marketplace. Maxie helps consultants see themselves from a client perspective and identify qualities that prevent or compel prospects to want to engage them. This helps create and apply strategic plans for success that are simple, realistic and achievable.
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Study Action Groups with Maxie Carpenter include Standing Out in the Marketplace: A transition guide for those entering (or considering entering) the world of consulting.
Membership will generally be limited to 6 participants per group. Courses are sequential so must be taken in this order.
Course #1: What Sandbox Are You Going to Play In?
This course will help you develop an identity and articulate who you are, what you do and how you do it. You will leave with a better understanding and focus on what areas and client value you want to specialize, and how to communicate this to others.
Course #2: What Revenue Streams Are You Going to Target?
This course will help you create a revenue map that is viable, tangible and sustainable – a major key to success in the consulting business. In fact, the absence of this is probably the #1 reasons consultants fail.
Course #3: What Marketing Platform Are You Going to Build?
A big challenge for most consultants is how to stand out in the marketplace. This course's goal is to help you develop a marketing platform that is simple, relevant and compelling. You'll leave with a primary vehicle to brand yourself in the marketplace.CLIC
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