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New Book Offers the “How To” on Becoming a Consultant


Thu Apr 29 2010


The challenging economy and tight job market have propelled many professionals to launch their own consulting business. ASTD Press announces a new release titled Consulting Basics that is a must-have resource for anyone who works as a consultant.

Author Joel Gendelman, Ed.D., has worked with many Fortune 500 companies and knows firsthand what it takes to become a consultant. He takes pride in saying that he has made every mistake mentioned in this book. His lighthearted, conversational style makes the learning process enjoyable as he shares his 25 years of consulting experience and knowledge.


Consulting Basics is comprehensive, yet easy to read. Readers will discover the pros and cons of consulting and learn about:

  • The four things you must have before becoming a consultant

  • Realities of daily work life on your own

  • How to sell yourself, find clients, and develop proposals

  • The client's point of view and how it impacts you

  • Setting up your practice effectively and professionally.

Consulting Basics includes charts, checklists, anecdotes, examples, and questionnaires to help the reader gain perspective, define their own situation, navigate choices, and move forward. An appendix provides sample written agreements and essential documents to have as soon as the need arises. Although, this book is written specifically for workplace training and development consultants, the lessons shared are applicable to consulting in any industry.

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