San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
Deborah Mackin, author of the team-building tool kit series, including The Team-Building Tool Kit, Second Edition in 2007 (AMACOM), recently partnered with Execsense to host a webinar for consultants looking to gain a competitive edge. Mackin presented on The 7 Professional Skills Most Critical to the Success of a Consultant for the large webinar firm based in California.
The 60 minute webinar taught skills on how today’s consultants can better maximize and enhance their presentation styles, writing, communication, time management, delegation, management and leadership skills – all of which Mackin believes leads to a successful consultant career.
Mackin stated after the webinar, “This is somewhat of a different approach for me. Usually I’m talking about teamwork or employee competencies; however for this webinar I had to sit down and ask ‘what have I done, personally, to make myself and my firm successful in the consultant profession and what might I tell other aspiring consultants looking to do the same thing?’”
Mackin started her own consultant practice in 1984 a firm that has withstood 4 economic recessions, financial crisis, downsizing, and many client woes to become a well-respected, international, 27 year old business. Some of Mackin’s most recent clients include that Coca-Cola, sanofi pasteur, Alcoa, Ellis Hospital and Crane Currency.
The best advice Mackin offered attending participants included, “enhancing your credibility through communication, becoming a great questioner, providing ‘just-in-time’ information to your clients, managing your time (and your staff’s) wisely, and defining your key value while being value-added to the customer.” However, Mackin said the one thing that has truly made her a success for almost three decades is simply “showing up, on time, prepared and ready to go.”
For more information on ExecSense and Mackin’s The 7 Professional Skills Most Critical to the Success of a Consultant please visit: http://www.execsense.com/details.asp?id=3746
ExecSense: ExecSense is the world's largest publisher of webinars led by top business executives, legal executives, and industry experts, producing over 1,200 new webinars every year. ExecSense enables executives to be in-the-know on the most important skills, new best practices, hot topics, and technologies that impact their specific profession. Featuring the world's largest executive webinar library, ExecSense webinars have been attended by professionals in over 34 countries, partners at more than 80% of the largest 200 law firms, and C-Level/senior executives from companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Oracle, Siemens, Amazon.com, Accenture, HP, Kraft, UPS, Nike, Mayo Clinic, Wells Fargo, Visa, Humana, Whole Foods, Intel, Standard & Poors, Kaiser Permanente, Pepsico and thousands of other leading companies. http://www.execsense.com
New Directions Consulting: An innovative training and employee development firm located in southern Vermont since 1984, New Directions Consulting, Inc. specializes in helping organizations get the most out of their people by raising the bar and inspiring potential. New Directions partners with organizations to build a people-centered, high-engagement workplace by providing services in facilitation management, employee training and development, staff and customer surveying, leadership and executive coaching, and organizational strategy and assessment. http://www.NewDirectionsConsulting.com.