Here are some tips that you need to keep in mind to excel in the field of consulting:
1. Don’t stop learning. Consulting is one of the most competitive fields these days. Thus, you need to have an edge or advantage over your competitors. Don’t get content with what you know. Instead, exert conscious effort to increase your knowledge on your chosen niche. Read relevant books and published materials on a regular basis. You can also do your research online and visit relevant websites, read ebooks, or take advantage of online seminars and trainings.
2. It’s all about your clients. The problem with other consultants is that they make their consulting sessions all about them and about the things they know. If you want to impress your clients, you will need to take another route. Make your consulting sessions all about the people that you are serving. Give them all the time they need when they talk about themselves and their problems. Then, give them all they need and if needed, go out of your way just to make sure that you impress them.
3. Mediums. As you are going up against a lot of consultants, I recommend that you make it hassle-free for your potential clients to enjoy your services. You can do this by using all mediums to reach out to as many people as possible. Aside from doing face-to-face consulting, you can also offer your expert advice through email or through video-based programs. You can also use the internet or your phone to serve those people who want to learn in the comforts of their own home or office.