Jacky Sherman

The Consultant's Consultant

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Are You Building A Business Or Are You Self-Employed?

I meet a lot of people transitioning from employment to their own business. Many are selling their expertise ...

 

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Stand Out From The Crowd: Be A Specialist

As you can imagine, I go to a lot of networking events and I rarely go to one where there isn't at least one accountant ...

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Are Your Standards Slipping?

This week's blog post was prompted by a visit I made to someone’s offices last week and a disconcerting discovery ...

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Is Your Network Too Introspective?

Is your network too introspective? Then read my handy tips on how to add some diversity into your networking ...

   
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Have you fallen off your big pink fluffy cloud yet?

Do you remember how it felt when you first fell in love? I always think of it as being on a big pink fluffy cloud ...

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Bosom Rustlers In The Training Room

You watch your group enter the room ready for your training session with them. The seats at the back fill up first ...

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Myth Busting: Asking For Help Makes You Vulnerable

''I give and give and give, but little comes back''. I hear this all the time from people who join networking groups ...

   
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Three Levels Of Listening To Own The Room

I’ve been reading a book called Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence ...

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Networking Skills: Invite People To Join You

Networking skills, as you know from your own experiences, are about building lasting business relationships ...

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Referrals: Have You Heard Of 'Garbage In Garbage Out'?

It's not a term I've heard recently. I remember being introduced to it at the same time I started using databases ...

 
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Networking: I Don't Do Small Talk!

It's a common reason given by people who dislike networking because they see the banality of talking about nothing ...

 

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Marketing Statistics For New And Seasoned Solo Consultant

If we learnt one thing from our response to the pandemic, it was how important other people are to our wellbeing ...

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Second Guessing Can Cost You Referrals

It's fair to say that a large proportion of potential referrals to good people running great businesses are missed ...

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Referrals: Be Patient!

I've been networking for my business for many years now and observed and worked with people from all sorts of industries ...

   
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Tips For The Start-up Consultant Freelancer

As an independent consultant freelancer, one of the ways I stay out of trouble is to know my own limitations ...

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Aha Moments: Who Needs Them?

There I was, on my first day of a brand new course, eager and keen to learn how to be a trainer. As usual, I was a bit nervous ...

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Think Again By Adam Grant: An Essential Read For All Consultants

I started my career in a far less 'PC' era when it was a woman's prerogative to change her mind ...

   
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3 Top Tips When Asking For Advice

Many of us are in the business of giving advice. It's how we earn our living as consultants, trainers and coaches ...

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Marketing: Turn A Weakness Into An Advantage

It can be tricky to get your marketing right as sometimes trying to be tricky can be your downfall ...

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Positive Regard: Does It Have A Place In Business?

As you can imagine, I get to hear a lot of people's opinions on what other people do wrong when out and about networking ...

 
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I Don't Need Any More Work At Present!

It's a vindication that your marketing is working, yet it is a dangerous place to be and a crazy thing to say networking ...