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Productize Podcast is the place for productized services entrepreneurs to hear interviews and case studies from others who are growing and scaling client services with the productized service (a.k.a. productized consulting) business model. Whether you're freelancing or you've grown a digital agency, or even if you're in software (SaaS) products, Brian Casel pulls out the juicy details on how folks have successfully transitioned from trading dollars for hours to truly scalable businesses. Hos ...
 
Welcome to the Excel At Consulting Podcast!This podcast is dedicated to helping ambitious and overworked female consultants expand their bandwidth, accelerate their growth, and cultivate their services to create an authentic and thriving practice that stands out and excels in a male-dominated industry. We will explore important topics such as time and project management, personal strategy, consulting skills, work-life balance, and more. The mission... To leave our unique mark on the consulti ...
 
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How many tips, tricks, and hacks have you tried to increase your productivity? Tips, tricks, and hacks are great, BUT they will not produce lasting results. This is one reason why you can implement these small changes and still struggle to find the time and space to grow and advance your consulting business and career, let alone make time for other…
 
The overall goal for the majority of business owners when starting in business is to become profitable. This is also true in the business of consulting. The goal is to create a consulting business that is successful for years and decades to come. For this reason, profitability is essential. This episode explores the factors influencing profitabilit…
 
You may feel that remaining hands-on in as many projects and aspects of your consulting business as possible is of great benefit. However, the numbers don’t add up. The desire to do so is commendable, yet the reality is that you can’t do everything by yourself. As you grow and advance in your career and business, the challenges will become more com…
 
The Consulting industry is traditionally a hypermasculine space. It's often about competition, hustle, confidence, assertiveness, and having a more dominant presence. While these skills can certainly be part of what is required to achieve success in the industry, they can also prevent us from being effective in our Consulting practice. Much of what…
 
Confidence is a vital soft skill that we need in the consulting world. When you are positioning yourself as an expert in a given area, the expectation is that you are a knowledgeable authority. And one indication that many people look for to validate this role is the confidence displayed when communicating important information on their topic of in…
 
One of the most common predicaments that a consultant can find themselves in is making a choice that can lead to overpromising and under-delivering. Let’s face it. You have to make sure that your word means something. That means you have to deliver what has been promised. Not doing so will cause your client to question everything moving forward. In…
 
Several pricing models can be used for your consulting services. One of the most common models is merely pricing by the hour. It is often where many start in their practice. However, charging an hourly rate can be problematic and may not be suitable for all that you can offer with your expertise. Another option is to use value-based pricing, which …
 
The power of affirmations is undeniable. In this episode, we explore the role that affirmations can play in your successful consulting journey. These powerful internal messages help to rewire our brains and restructure our thinking to support our best work. In this episode, I share three key ways to use affirmations to excel in your practice. Addit…
 
FACT: Soft skills are an amazing way to boost your consulting business. These are the skills such as integrity, teamwork, creativity, open-mindedness, and dependability. Many are skills that everybody can use but often don't know how to use effectively. This episode taps into three surefire ways that soft skills can deliver outstanding results for …
 
It's the New Year, and everywhere you turn, the focus is on vision and goals. Everyone talks about having a vision, but what does having a vision really mean? Are you clear on what you desire in your practice and life? In this episode, we will deep dive into the benefits of having a clear vision regarding your consulting practice. I will share 3 re…
 
Welcome to Season 2 of the Excel At Consulting Podcast! If you are new here, my name is Dr. Angelina Davis, and I am the founder of Excel At Consulting. This podcast is dedicated to helping ambitious female consultants create an authentic and thriving career or business that stands out and excels in a male-dominated industry. This season is all abo…
 
This is my conversation with Philip Morgan who helps independent consultants thrive. Philip has become known as an expert when it comes to positioning your services as a consultant. And that in itself—the process developing expertise—is something Philip has focused in on in his offerings. We talked about how he has productized this and helps his cu…
 
Today I’m talking to Sean McCabe, the founder of Daily Content Machine, a productized service which cuts your long-form video content into 7 “clippable moments” (as Sean puts it) and publishes those to your social media on a daily basis. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talked about his launch of the service, how they run their operations behi…
 
How can you ensure that your purpose is clear? Do clients know what you can offer them as a service? Why is this even important? This episode is an introspective journey into the role that purpose plays in consulting. Today, I share the three-step process I used to reassess, redefine, and reposition my purpose to strengthen my messaging and better …
 
The difference between playing in the garage and playing in an arena is one of finding your audience. Sure, you can stay in your garage and have your mom tell you you're great, or you can get out in front of a crowd and find out what they like. On today's episode, Brent Weaver of uGurus.com explains how a creative freelancer can apply this insight …
 
There is a common misconception that age equates to wisdom and expertise. In fact, I bet that no matter if you have been practicing in consulting for years or brand new to the field, you have experienced awkwardness from a client who questioned your ability to lead. This experience can chip away at your confidence and ability to perform at your hig…
 
Benchmarking is a common tool used to compare an organization's performance to others in the industry. When used correctly, the benchmark can provide a lot of valuable data to support company growth and advancement. But, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that it is the right fit. This episode is a candid discussion about how you c…
 
Remaining consistent during challenging times is a tough thing to do. It is much easier to avoid any semblance of work altogether. However, to be successful in your consulting career or business you must remain engaged and consistent even during difficult times. This podcast explores how we can navigate life circumstances to offer the best service …
 
Impostor syndrome is a common challenge in consulting and entrepreneurship. This false narrative that we tell ourselves can completely derail our efforts if we aren't careful. Overcoming impostor syndrome is key to our success, and in this episode, we discuss how you can kick impostor syndrome to the curb now and thrive.--- This episode is sponsore…
 
Are you ready to win over the C-Suite of a larger company or organization? Have you mastered the art of communicating your message to higher level executives? If you need a crash course to prep you for your next big meeting this podcast episode will help you jump start your path to success.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way …
 
The difference between a "freelancer" and a "consultant" is very fine. In many ways, it's just a shift in philosophy, but it can yield great dividends because clients view the two very differently. On today's episode, host Kyle Carpenter talks with Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success, who has been coaching agencies and solopreneurs to building t…
 
Hey listeners — Just a quick episode to announce today that I’m taking a break from new episodes of the Productize Podcast for a little while. I decided that I need to focus my creative energy on products—mainly ProcessKit these days—and that I can’t put as much energy as I’d like to into preparing and doing interviews on this show, for now. I expe…
 
In this interview I talk to Dan Andrews of of well, a lot of things! He is the co-founder of Dynamite Jobs, the co-host of the well loved podcast Tropical MBA, co-organizer of the Dynamite Circle, and quite a few other businesses he has either exited or moved on from. Dan discusses Productized Services, and how he has used that knowledge to run the…
 
Are you a procrastinator? Do you put off completing important work until the last minute? Been there. Done that. Now, a recovered time manager (smile). But seriously... Are you interested in changing this habit and replacing it with techniques that will propel you forward? If so, this episode is for you. We will cover three strategies you can use t…
 
This episode of the Excel At Consulting Podcast explores the concept of using return on investment (ROI) to prove the value of consulting services. In this episode we will discuss why ROI matters, how to track progress, and what to consider when converting results to monetary values. It's a conversation that no longer can be ignored!--- This episod…
 
Working from home is the new reality, and with it comes a very, VERY sedentary lifestyle. Without having to leave your house to do anything, it's easy to fall out of fitness and into new health problems. Personal trainer Adam Bradley works with artists and creative workers one-on-one, offering personal consultations about how to keep in shape in wa…
 
Are you struggling to connect with clients? Are your proposals falling flat? You may already have the answer to your problem but not know how to effectively use your super power. In this episode we dive into how active listening can transform your consulting practice. Effectively using your listening skills can help you achieve a deeper connection …
 
This episode explores the concept of personal bandwidth and ways to expand our ability to get things done. We will discuss the role of time and project management, leadership, and productivity in maximizing our work capacity. There may be limits we will face but we can get the most important things accomplished to achieve our goals if we use a litt…
 
Setting clear expectations matters, especially for a successful consultant and client relationship. This episode discusses how to use the process of setting expectations to your advantage to produce amazing results for your clients and improve their overall experience.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. htt…
 
In this interview I talk to Jordan Johnson of RipplePop. RipplePop is a Productize service model that may sound familiar, but it has a twist. RipplePop is a WordPress Developer as a Service. However, instead of tackling small maintenance from any available developer, they provide a dedicated developer for each client and a range from part-time to f…
 
This episode tackles the difficulty of working from home with competing priorities and distractions. Tips are provided to help you remain focused and productive during uncertain times.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app저자 Dr. Angelina Davis
 
This first full episode of the Excel At Consulting Podcast explores the role of a consultant. Consulting is more than simply giving advice. Find out what characteristics are key for consulting success. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
In this interview I talk to Mike Rubini of Rubini Solutions. Mike Rubini is a Jazz Musician turned entrepreneur. He currently runs over 5 SaaS products focused in what he identifies as micro data. Mike started off as a Jazz musician, but transitioned over to entrepreneurship when he realized he would not be able to make the money he needed as a mus…
 
Whether you're a designer, a programmer, an illustrator, or a writer, if you work for yourself you are on some level a project manager. It can be a full-time job keeping yourself in a full-time job, and chances are you're wasting time and losing money in ways you haven't even noticed yet. But don't worry - Marcel Petitpas of Parakeeto makes a livin…
 
In this interview I talk to Foti Panagiotakopoulos of Growth Mentor. Growth Mentor is a marketplace model with a community foundation for helping you level up your growth skills. You have access to mentors of all skill sets for helping you break through the problems blocking you in your business. Foti talks through how he stumbled on this problem h…
 
In this interview I talk to Mike Gammarino of Bluprint Partners. Mike founded Bluprint Partners in 2017 to help emerging eCommerce brands build operations that scale. Prior to Bluprint, he served as the internal operator on the founding teams at BeachMint and The Black Tux; both VC-funded startups in Los Angeles. Mike covers a lot of ground in this…
 
For many of us, crowdfunding holds a certain magical allure. It's the silver bullet, the golden ticket, the decision that can change EVERYTHING... IF we can get it together to finally put together that dream project. For Nalin Chuapetcharasopon, crowdfunding is a part of every day. That's because she runs Crush Crowdfunding, a consultancy that help…
 
In this interview I talk to Tyler Gillespie of Applause Lab and Proofreading Pros. Applause Lab is a video testimonial service focused on eCommerce businesses, and Proofreading Pros is a Software with a Service focused on…you guessed it proofreading and editing. Tyler has also run and exited from a productized service in the content space, and does…
 
If you've ever written a detailed, thoughtful proposal only to have a client glance at it and reject it right away, you know that having to describe the work you do EVERY TIME you do it is exhausting. Kai Davis solved this problem by turning his services into products with set prices! In today's episode talks with Kyle about the advantages of this …
 
We're all going through A LOT right now, and it's not always easy to stay on track with your business, or even your creative practice. In this week's episode, host Kyle Carpenter speaks with illustrator and designer Ben Lee about what creative life looks like during the pandemic, and even what it means to be creative when the world is, you know, ba…
 
Alison Grade wrote The Freelance Bible because she saw her students develop skills in their field and then take their first, tentative steps towards running their own business... and not know what to do. At all. One of the key problems for new freelancers and anyone having to pivot because of COVID-19 is not recognizing that the SOFT skills they ha…
 
If you're in the habit of combing job postings, you might have come across your dream job, got excited, applied and then... didn't hear back. Nothing. Not one peep. Even though you know in your heart you were the perfect fit for that job, and it was perfect for you! The solution to this all too common experience isn't a "killer cover letter." It's …
 
You can be great at what you do, but if you can't convince your clients that you are, you're not going to get the jobs you want. That's why getting outstanding testimonials is so important to a freelance business! Testimonial consultant Meg Cumby joins Kyle to discuss the key to getting FANTASTIC testimonials from your clients. HINT: it involves pi…
 
It's easy to get bogged down in feelings of anxiety and sadness right now, which makes it a perfect time to look outside and see what you can do for others. That's freelance mentor extraordinaire Alison K's strategy, and she tells Kyle how she's been checking in on her clients for their sake and hers, and how she's using this as an opportunity to w…
 
COVID-19 has changed EVERYTHING, including the landscape of freelance work in the world. A team of Clients From Hell All Stars (host Kyle Carpenter, former host Bryce Bladon and site owner, Vernon Southward) meet to take stock of what it means to freelance now, how they're thinking about this new reality, offer actionable strategies for what you co…
 
We all want to change the world, don't we? We'd like to leave things better than they were without us, but it's so hard to work full-time and still have energy left for "causes." That is, of course, unless you make your causes your job. Michael Fraser of Grantcrafty started as a freelance grantwriter for non-profits and now runs a small business, s…
 
You have to suffer for your art. If you truly care about something, you'd do it for free. Great artists aren't recognized in their lifetimes. We've all heard these ideas, and internalized them to some extent. Duane Jones fights back against them with his clothing and lifestyle brand, Art Pays Me, reminding everyone that what you do, and who you are…
 
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