The Society of Professional Consultants
Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients
The Society of Professional Consultants (SPC) is a professional development organization for consultants, solo professionals, and entrepreneurs. We offer networking, mentoring, and education for our members. The SPC facilitates virtual networking and workshops for both new and experienced consultants from around the world.
We encourage our members to collaborate, share best practices, and learn from each other. The SPC is not a referral network and we don't require our members to refer business to each other.
The SPC welcomes and encourages participation in our community by consultants of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a culture that values mutual respect, tolerance, and learning. Our standards of conduct page has more information about our policies and member responsibilities.
Virtual Workshop - Wednesday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m. EST
The SPC and the Society for Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) are partnering to bring you this workshop.
Business networking is back!
How will you connect with people at in-person events?
Dust off your business cards, hop in the shower, and put on grown-up clothes.
Then join us for a dynamic and interactive workshop where we’ll knock the rust off our Elevator Pitch. You’ll learn icebreakers for meeting new people and conversation starters for re-igniting dormant connections. Then we’ll do a live speed coaching round to polish your Elevator Pitch for in-person events.
By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a clear and concise Elevator Pitch that you can use immediately to meet the right people, strengthen relationships, and get better referrals.
You’ll also learn advanced techniques you can use to start business conversations, discover relevant connections, and inspire people to call you.
There's no charge for this workshop.
About Our Speaker:
Andrew Winig loves teaching. He thrives on the energy and excitement in a room where people are learning new skills. Andrew uses his improvisational, musical theater, and business backgrounds to make his virtual and in-person programs fun, entertaining, engaging, and practical.
Andrew found that the typical advice for creating an Elevator Pitch, studying attendance lists, collecting business cards, and following up didn’t lead to any referrals for his businesses. Over 8 years he applied his engineering mind to identify and test new skills in search of a simple approach that works consistently. His ground-breaking book “Elevator Pitch Handbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Conversations” condenses what he discovered into 51 readable pages that will forever change your approach to business networking.
Life is too short to sit through boring presentations, so Andrew is on a mission to change the way business people learn. He wants you to get better leads from your Elevator Pitch and shares his unique and effective techniques through email newsletters, virtual and in-person workshops, private coaching, and keynote speeches. You can sign up for his weekly Elevator Pitch Tips Email Newsletter at https://improvandy.com
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When you first join the SPC, you can take advantage of a special offer: mentoring sessions with an experienced consultant.
Upcoming Partner / Member Events
Tuesday, December 7, 2021. SAC (Society for the Advancement of Consulting). Trust Me On This: What Consultants Need to Know to Build their Brand and Social Currency. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Virtual meeting.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Boston ENET (Boston Entrepreneurs' Network). Creative Startup Funding Resources. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Virtual meeting.
Thursday, December 9, 2021. WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology). Are You the Science Type? A Discussion with Women in Science. 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Virtual meeting.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021. WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology). Get on Board: Inside the Board of Directors. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Virtual meeting.
Thursday, December 16, 2021. ACE (The Association for Consulting Expertise). Authentic Networking. 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. In-person meeting in Falmouth, ME.
Friday, December 17, 2021. SAC (Society for the Advancement of Consulting). Facilitate This: How to Uplevel Virtual Meetings and Workshops. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Boston ENET (Boston Entrepreneurs' Network). Storytelling as a Fundraising Strategy for Your Startup. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Virtual meeting.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Boston ENET (Boston Entrepreneurs' Network). Product Development for Tech and Life Sciences Startups. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Virtual meeting.
Thursday, January 13, 2022. SAC (Society for the Advancement of Consulting). Creating Compelling Content. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Boston ENET (Boston Entrepreneurs' Network). Marketing Guru Jack Derby Talks About Marketing and Sales. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Virtual meeting.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022. WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology). Career Possibilities Panel: R&D Discovery. 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Virtual meeting.