How Do You Start Your Pitch?

:: Ok, you have something you’d like to pitch… Where do you start? To help explain, let me set a scene for you: You’re on a nineteen-hour flight between Sydney and Dallas. In the seat next to you is the one person you’ve been trying to talk to for over a year; the VP of Marketing you’d like to show your new product story to, the movie producer who would love your story outline, or your CEO. Direct TV is broken, so you have their full attention for the entire nineteen hours. This is the … [Read more...]

The 2016 WIC Speed Mentoring Event in Review

:: When I proposed launching a WIC Mentorship Program in 2014, none of us knew where it would lead. WIC has an incredibly vibrant community, with a culture of supporting one another’s success; a mentorship program seemed a natural fit for the organization. Fast forward two years: we’ve launched six Mastermind groups and two Speed Mentoring events, with demand for more. We’ve had bumps along the way. Still, with great member suggestions – and a little patience – WIC continues to evolve the … [Read more...]

The Myths of Consulting

Had enough of corporate life? Thinking of hanging out your own shingle? Many people consider consulting as an alternative to a career working in corporations or small businesses. The flexibility and challenge of being your own boss can be exciting. But before you take the leap, examine your assumptions. For example, do you know the truth behind these 5 myths about consulting? 1) Anyone Can Consult Consulting takes a specific combination of skills and personality. Proven expertise in a … [Read more...]

An Interview With Deb Siegle

Deb Siegle, WIC’s president, was recently interviewed (by email) regarding women consultants and business owners for possible inclusion in an article for one of the Boston College blogs. Here are excerpts from that interview.   In February of 2015, the Cass Business School At City University London hosted an event called Women In Consulting - Challenges And Opportunities. What have been some of the major challenges you've dealt with, as a woman in the business world? I think the … [Read more...]

Guy Kawasaki: The Art of the Start 2.0

Guy Kawasaki, a Silicon Valley legend, spoke to a sold-out crowd at the WIC meeting last week about The Art of the Start 2.0. He spoke on the same topic soon afterwards in Australia. This article summarizes his main points. It's a good review for those fortunate enough to be at the WIC meeting, and a good intro to the points for others.  Enjoy. … [Read more...]

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