Okay, but what do you REALLY charge by the hour?

Tweet A guy writes me today who sat through a three-hour talk I gave on value-based fees not too long ago. He wanted to know how much I really charge for an “average month of consulting” and how many hours I calculate with what rate. Then he asked if there were formulas in Million Dollar Consulting because he was unsure whether he should purchase the book (for $16!!). My friends, it’s not hard to stand out in a crowd when …


Consulting Opportunity

Tweet I’m looking for someone who has experience in actually performing or managing vendors in customer data cleansing and enrichment for very large customer databases (~3-5 million customers) to collaborate on a project. Please contact Curtis Bingham of Predictive Consulting Group at curtis@predictiveconsulting.com with brief highlights of your experience.


Oh, Those Billable Hours!

Tweet Here is some great food for thought from Timothy Wilson: Alan, In reading your blog today the following made me laugh: 3. “Your time is your value. One guy at a conference, whose name I saw on one of these blogs, actually told me that he could make more than I can through his hourly billing. Then he got in his Taurus and drove away. These folks discuss the best ways to increase hourly rates and billable hours. (There …


Amateur Hour

Tweet Every morning I receive Google Alerts telling me where my name or Million Dollar Consulting and similar phrases of mine are used. Most of the time I find very complimentary citations, rarely I find someone ripping me off (who is quickly silenced by a legal shot across the bow), and disturbingly frequently I find an Amateur Hour.   (The phrase originates with the old radio, then television, programs which allowed amateurs to demonstrate their talent for modest prizes. Today, …


You Are Not Taking Me With You

Tweet Do you hate your job, despise the government, disgusted with your weight and the relationship you are in? Are you disappointed with everyone and everything around you? So what should you do about it? Listen to this podcast and find out. Click on arrow below for podcast to start Click Here for entire podcast series table of contents © Alan Weiss 2008. All rights reserved.



And Speaking of Judging….

Tweet Without taking sides in the debate last night, I have to say that Hillary Clinton looked at Barack Obama when he was speaking the same way that my Shepherd, Koufax, looks through the window at a squirrel on the bird feeder: as if she wanted to grab him by the neck and shake him until he was lifeless. It seemed to me that Senator Clinton was actually resentful that anyone, in this case Senator Obama, had the temerity to …



Nice Guy Finishes First

Tweet TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH   PROCLAMATION   WHERAS, Alan Weiss served approximately five years on the East Greenwich Planning Board, being appointed August 6, 2002; and   WHEREAS, only in East Greenwich will you find the Chair of the Planning Board in a red Bentley convertible and having an email address BentleyGTC@summitconsulting.com; and   WHEREAS, the rest of the story is that Alan Weiss, a member of the “Speakers Hall of Fame,” brought to every Planning Board meeting his …


Seminars Made Easy

Tweet So you want to create and run successful workshops. Listen to Alan discuss: How long should it run?  How many idea points? Should you use visuals? And how to make it outstanding. Click on arrow below for podcast to start Click Here for entire podcast series table of contents © Alan Weiss 2008. All rights reserved.