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Renowned Consultant Alan Weiss Brings Consulting Best-Practices Workshop to Bay Area
Two June consultant events sponsored by Women in Consulting and the Society for the Advancement of Consulting
San Mateo, CA – May 15, 2006 – Women in Consulting (WIC) , a San Francisco Bay Area organization of seasoned professional consultants, today announced it is co-sponsoring two June events featuring consulting guru Alan Weiss, PhD. Co-sponsored with the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC), these two events are the only scheduled appearances of Alan Weiss, named "one of the most highly respected independent consultants in the country" by the New York Post, to be held in the Bay Area in 2006.
Known as the Million Dollar Consultant, Weiss is a noted author and speaker. In addition to consulting with hundreds of leading corporations around the world, he works with individual consultants worldwide, driving them to use strategies and tactics that increase revenues, add passive income and create new business segments that expand their practices.
“I’m excited to be working with Women in Consulting to bring these events to Bay Area consultants,” said Alan Weiss. “Both seasoned practitioners and those new to the business can benefit from learning best practices. If each of us improves our practice by only 1% a day, in less than three months we will have seen more than 100% improvement.”
"We're very excited to be co-sponsoring these Bay Area events with Alan Weiss,” said Karilee Wirthlin, President of WIC. “Many of us are connected to Alan through his Internet forums and seminars, but we are looking forward to having this in-person opportunity to interact with and learn from him."
Best Practices Workshop
On Thursday and Friday, June 1-2, 2006, at the Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, Weiss will present his Best Practices in Consulting workshop. The workshop, which imparts the techniques and methods best deployed to grow the consulting practices of both new and proven consultants, debuted at the beginning of 2006 and immediately attracted a standing room-only, global audience. The specialized curriculum focuses on helping consultants become outstanding practitioners of a variety of critical basic and advanced consulting techniques. Using a combination of discussion, case studies, role-playing and practice material, workshop attendees will learn:
Workshop participants will also receive:
WIC members will receive a 20% workshop discount off the regular price of $1195, while joint WIC/SAC members will receive a 25% workshop discount. To register for the workshop, visit http://www.summitconsulting.com/best_practices_seminar.html.
Informal Evening Reception
On Friday, June 2, 2006, consultants will have the opportunity to meet with Alan Weiss at an informal cocktail event at 6:00 p.m. at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara,. Speaking on “Eliminating the Mythology of Professional Services Marketing: Why Most of What You Hear is Bad Advice from People Who Haven't Done It Themselves,” Weiss will explore why using value-based fees makes sense for both consultants and their clients. Attendees will have a rare opportunity for personal conversation and dialogue with Weiss.
For WIC and/or SAC members, the fee is $35.00. For guests, the fee is $50.00. Attendance is limited. Please register at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=105144
About Alan Weiss
Considered a leading consultant and one of the most successful solo practitioners in the world, Alan Weiss’ client roster includes such diverse companies as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times, Avon, and hundreds of other blue chip organizations. A prolific author, Weiss has published more than 500 articles and 24 books, including his best-seller, Million Dollar Consulting. Learn more about Weiss, his approach and offerings at his website, www.summitconsulting.com.
The Society for the Advancement of Consulting is dedicated to improving the business of solo practitioners and small firms in the consulting and related professional services fields. SAC offers consultants a rich library of materials, including newsletters, discounts to professional conferences and workshops, a free series of monthly interactive teleconferences, an online directory, monthly press releases, ability to use the SAC brand, board certification and more. SAC members receive free membership in Alan Weiss’ Forums (normally a $395 fee). For more information , go to www.consultingsociety.com. To join SAC, visit http://www.consultingsociety.com/applications.html.
About Women in Consulting
Women in Consulting (WIC) is a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of consultants and small business owners working to build strong businesses. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, WIC provides its 400+ members and affiliates a forum to connect and share with like-minded professionals. Established as a nonprofit, collaborative community to foster successful businesses for its members, WIC sponsors programs and activities to help members network, improve their skills, and thrive even in a tumultuous economic climate, and also provides consulting leadership and support to the community at large.
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