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Read chapter 3 and chapter 4.
Then reflect on each of the skills listed below as they pertain to your current skillset. Perform a mini SWOT analysis of each of these skills focusing on how they would affect your ability to be a successful consultant. For each of the 4 skills listed, make sure you address your personal strengths and weaknesses as well as opportunities for improvement as well as threats which might hinder your success as a consultant.
- Creative problem solving
- Collaboration with people at all job levels
- Analytical skills
Part 1 needs to be 500 plus words and in APA format (refer chapter 3 and chapter 4 from the Management consultant textbook)
Create a brief (30 second), persuasive elevator speech that you could use to spark interest in your consulting services. In today’s global world, we need to be prepared to perform an elevator pitch (i.e. one that could be completed in a short elevator ride) both in writing and in person.
This week’s assignment will work on your pitch in writing. Construct this pitch as if you are selling your services as a consultant in your own field of work, or the field you hope to work in.
In your pitch:
- Make a clear introduction, identify your goals and explain what you do.
- Share your skills and what makes you/your company unique.
- Engage your audience with a question, and wrap it up.