Alastair McDermott

How to Grow a Consulting Business

Last month, I invited Brad Farris on The Recognized Authority podcast and we had a fantastic conversation about how consulting businesses grow and scale. This is not just about how to grow a business, it’s about how to grow one that is better. By better I mean that it’s more

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The Final Episode of Marketing for Consultants

The Final Episode with Alastair McDermott Marketing for Consultants will soon be no more! In this short episode you’ll learn why it’s going away, and what’s going to happen next! We hope you’ll stick around for the next stage of the journey! Alastair & Aiko.  

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How to Productize Consulting Services with Alzay Calhoun

As a consultant, bespoke projects can sometimes get overwhelming as you have to customize the project specification and the delivery for every new project and client. In this episode Alzay Calhoun and Alastair McDermott discuss how to productize your consulting services to leverage your time and maximise profits. They also

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How to Create the Best Buyer Personas with Adrienne Barnes

There’s a thousand different articles and voices telling us how to create buyer personas, or ideal customer avatars, or ICAs, or one of a dozen other names. Often the recommendations of how to use these personas are contradictory. In this episode, Adrienne Barnes and Alastair McDermott discuss how to create

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How to Scale Your Consulting Business with Brad Farris

When you’re trying to grow your consulting firm, there are a couple of inflection points you can hit that are difficult to push past.  In this episode, Brad Farris and Alastair McDermott discuss how Brad now uses his extensive experience of buying  agencies and creative firms to help owners to

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Transparency Report: Behind the Scenes Numbers!

Bonus Episode! Transparency Report: Behind the Scenes Numbers Normally I do interviews, but today I’m doing a solo recording sharing what I call a transparency update. If you’re open to it, think that it’s good idea to share some numbers from your business. It can be good for accountability, it

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Why Selling Consulting Services Is Harder

It’s not just your imagination – selling consulting services is more difficult than selling other products and services. Here’s why that’s the case – and some suggestions for what you can do about it. You are selling the invisible. You aren’t selling a physical product that your clients can touch.

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Bringing Joy Into Your Marketing with M. Shannon Hernandez

Marketing isn’t often thought of as a joyful activity – in fact, it’s usually quite the opposite, being thought of as stressful,  ineffective, or even worse in the minds of some consultants. In this episode, M. Shannon Hernandez and Alastair McDermott discuss how to approach marketing in a joyful way

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How to Stand the F*ck Out with Louis Grenier

[Explicit Language Warning] How can you stand out from the crowd when you are offering the same services as a thousand other consultants? Radical differentiation is the answer. In this episode you’ll hear Louis Grenier describe the steps you need to follow to Stand The F*ck Out.

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How to Find Your Strategic Beachhead with Philip Morgan

Deciding how to specialize your business, and then actually implementing that decision are the two phases of specialization. In this episode, Philip Morgan and Alastair McDermott discuss the transition from generalist to specialized, and when specialization is less important. They also discuss when to use brand marketing rather than direct

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