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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 8:30 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. In addition to a website, there are a few basic pieces of marketing collateral that are very important to building visibility and credibility for the engineering consultant. This collateral will be described, along with a number of examples.

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 - 7:00 pm          Context Is King: Smartphone Augmented Reality 1

Clark Dodsworth will provide the historical background of augmented reality technology, and will discuss current developments in a framework of the broader trend toward locational, hyperpersonalized, context-driven, information services management.

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010 - 7:00 pm          Landing a Consulting Job Using Three Critical Questions 2

This presentation will explore three critical questions to pose during an interview. These questions will provide you with a better understanding of your prospective client's needs while allowing the interviewer to gain confidence about your skills.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Get Your Consultancy Certified as a Green Business 3

In this talk, consultants will learn how and why to get Green Business certification for their consulting businesses, whether based in their homes or located in an office. Arthur Keller and Lisa Rose will describe the certification process, as well as rebates and other resources available for implementing measures to conserve energy and water, and prevent waste and pollution.

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 - 8:30 am

Join Joel Williams and Tal Lavian in this Seminar/Webinar as they discuss what consultants need to know: What patents are and how they are used, infringed, licensed, and litigated and how to work with your clients on IP issues and perhaps get started on your own patent.

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm          What Everyone Should Know About China 4

Nearly 40% of the world's production is now in China, and it is the world's fastest-growing middle-class market. Because our everyday lives are affected by what goes on a hemisphere away, a fundamental understanding of this market is important to anyone wishing to be better informed about what their future holds.

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 - 7:00 pm          "Doing the Math": How to Estimate and Manage Results / CNSV Annual meeting 5

Consultants must often estimate the time it will take to generate measurable results for a client, but they often lack any real tools to do this other than their own experience. This presentation will describe how best to approach this task by introducing the concept of "Half Life" for estimating how long it will take to achieve 50% of a targeted goal. This presentation will also illustrate how technical consultants can migrate into management consulting and profit from the transition.

Friday, Dec 11, 2009 - 8:30 am to 9:00 pm

How can you get your website and LinkedIn to help you achieve the credibility and exposure of a successful consultant? If you are successful already, how can you kick it up a notch? You may understand that the internet offers tremendous opportunities, but how do you take advantage of this potential? Get answers to these and other questions at this webinar.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Consultants everywhere want to be successful. Projecting a professional image is vital to that success. Knowing what you need to do - and incorporating these methods and behaviors in your daily practice - enhances your professional stature in the eyes of your current and potential clients.

Join John Gale and Duane Strong as they describe a series of recommended Best Practices for those who want to be Professional Consultants.

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 - 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Location: Webinar 

How do you find Clients? How do you get them to engage with you and buy your services? In today's business climate, everyone has to do more with less. As a consequence, calls and emails are not returned. And the few contracts that are available are at substantially lower rates.
It is no more business as usual. You cannot wait for the phone to ring anymore. You must learn how to find potential clients and then to qualify them. During this webinar, Mike Johnson will show you how to network, find your clients, and sell your services.

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