Learning Points from ‘Seal the Deal’, London 08/05/12

I have just returned from a few days in London on business. One of the reasons for the trip was to attend a workshop run by Alan Weiss. Alan is a very successful consultant indeed, having built a six figure business by learning from his experiences and creating alternative consulting methods. To this day, Alan still works solo and from an office in his house. I have followed Alan for about 5 years now and have met him on two occasions. If you are into consulting, internal or external, I suggest you read some of his work (he has written over 20 books…). It’s a breath of fresh air.

Seal the Deal looked at ways to make the time from meeting the buyer to the buyer accepting the proposal as successful as possible. There were 25 attendees, and only 5 of us were from the UK! Other countries represented included, China, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, USA and Canada. I met some wonderful people, and I learned so many things in one day, I can’t start to list them here (if you aren’t into consulting, then that would just put you to sleep!). But what I will share is a mind map that summarises┬ámy learning points from the day:

It’s always good to invest in yourself, meet new people and learn new skills. I spent a day with arguably the best independent consultant in the world today, and if I’m very grateful for the experience. I came away armed with new insights, tools, techniques and increased confidence in ME.

When was the last time you invested in yourself, personally and professionally?

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