Notice there are so many people with debate experience in consulting. Kinda impressed. Any highly recommended books related to debate or communication in general?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

More seriously, you may find some greater value in reading on negotiations vs debating.

Check out a book called ‘Negotiation Genius’ for a fairly painless read.

like

Your logic here is fundamentally flawed, and I will prove it to you and the audience at large.

I’ve never met anyone with debate experience in consulting. My kid brother has done debate club into college and he’s pursuing a career in tech

Related Posts

looking to upgrade my consulting skills / general business knowledge and strategy mindset - any recommendations on courses , books or certifications worth pursuing? TIA

like

Want to improve my verbal and written communication skills. I hear reading more would help but I don’t read as much as I used to. So I’m wondering what books would help with that? Should I just read books that tickle my fancy like suspense and true crime novels? Help! Welcome to all book recommendations!

like

Want to improve my verbal and written communication skills. I hear reading more would help but I don’t read as much as I used to. So I’m wondering what books would help with that? Should I just read books that tickle my fancy like suspense and true crime novels? Help! Welcome to all book recommendations.

like

First time investor in the US. Any suggestions on books / blogs to read to get smart. Where do people typically invest given all the client related policies in place for consulting firms?

Joining FAANG in a few months as a Product marketing manager, potentially with a new product growth focus. Any ex-consulting PMM/PM with advice and tips on how to ramp-up skills/toolset fast? (e.g, books, podcasts, sites)

likehelpful

Books to learn more about how to drive sales in consulting? Any recommendations?

likehelpful

I’ve been hired by a health benefits startup with only consulting experience. Any recommendations for books, blogs, or online course material to get myself as oriented as possible before starting in 2 weeks?

like

I'm looking to improve my communication skills to navigate a very political environment better (i.e. I need to be more diplomatic). Any books recommendarions are appreciated 💁🏼‍♀️

like

I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management.

Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(

like

Any recommendations on courses or books on how to improve verbal and written communication skills?

like

I'm looking to improve my communication skills to navigate a very political environment better (i.e. I need to be more diplomatic). Any books recommendarions are appreciated 💁🏼‍♀️

like

Hello 🐠fam! Making a career transition where excellent communication via writing can be of paramount importance. Think of it as writing for large audiences.

Would like to invest in my writing skills as much as possible. Any suggestions on classes / tutors / books / workshops / techniques / or anything else that may help?

That’s be highly appreciated.

like

Trying to get a 45 y/o sibling in to consulting (was an entrepreneur prior in the restaurant industry). No college degree but willing to bust his but to learn. Books/online courses recommended pls

funny

I am an ESL and I feel like I am always struggling to communicate effectively. Any recommendations on books and courses to improve my verbal communication skills??

like

Best books to read about strategy consulting?

likefunny

Hi fishes,

I am a strategy consulting enthusiast from a middle class family. Don't have the financial stability to take a loan for an MBA and hence had to drop some renouned admits this year (Think top IIM's) due to family circumstances. I still dream big and request you to provide some insights for my research:-
1) Average expected package of an associate
2) Average experience expected at ZS to get hired at associate (not BCN)
3) Good books to upskill and ace the consulting case interviews

like

Beside toastmasters, what are other ways to improve communication and public speaking skills? Books, podcasts...?

like

Hey all, can you pls recommend resources to get up to speed on Fraud and Risk management for Payments in fintech? Books /sites? I’m not in consulting anymore so no access to internal decks. Thanks!

like

Looking to improve general communication skills (especially around structuring narrative/ key messages), any books/courses that you would recommend?

like

Any suggestions on resources to improve communication, specifically verbal? Books, podcasts, YouTube channels, etc. Got some feedback that I need to improve my ability to 'speak to my audience'.

likehelpful

More Posts

With all the beach pictures going on- feel super uncomfortable going because I have to take my shirt off and showcase to the world I have horrible stretch marks on my hips and no abs. I usually hide by wearing a throwback bball jersey….hope I’m not the only one that feels this way.

like

I'm a bankruptcy pro who excels at generating clients for firms in a one call close process. Given Covid-19 there is going to be a spike in business. Is there any firm out there who wants to build a consumer bankruptcy division looking for a Director of Operations who can build a practice group from start to end?

likeuplifting

Hi! I am considering an opportunity with Witt O’Brien’s. It is a project coordinator position posted as hourly. Any alumni or current employees willing to shed light on the amount of work, benefits, team dynamics?
Also, exit ops?

like

Hey guys, I need 11 likes to activate DM. Could you help me with the same? I'd be much obliged and thankful. 🥹

like

Hi Sharks - Do we have anyone working here in a BNPL company in a product/Strategy role? Have few questions with regards to things that impact conversions for a payment method while cart abandonment.

Pls DM if someone has any kind of experience. Thanks in advance!

like

Hey fishes,

Need referral for data scientist 2 role at mastered

It would be great if anyone can comment on ctc part.

Thanks in advance😊

like

I’ve started thinking about children as luxury products 😂 They are CRAZY expensive!!

My financial spreadsheets do not like when I start estimating the costs and reduced long term investment opportunities. My significant other’s family (Chinese) would probably kill us (or at least me) if we don’t have a kid.

We are in Boston and the costs are very high. We are both 26, post grad school, combined making ~ 300k/year. No debt.

likesmartfunny

Having an offer Letter from Luxoft India, I'm .Net developer-8 yr experience. I am looking for permanent work from home.
Is Luxoft a good choice for me?
Job security is fine with Luxoft?

Will they call me to the office after some years? Worried too much. Please help...

like

Can someone provide interview question around salesforce, apex, lightning & lwc for a position demanding 5 years of experience.

like

Noob question - never financed a car but how long does it take from application to getting the loans to buy the car? I’m closing on a home so I want to time it perfectly with closing and pick up

like

“Judy Dench in Cats is a cautionary tale to not agree to extremely short timelines...cat paws need fur!”

likefunny

Hi there,
Does someone encounter some delays with Deloitte recruitment process.
I have been chased by Deloitte recruitment, passed all the tour and meet with the National leader that mentionned the offer. Deloitte recruiter came back to me for admin stuff (apply on an offer on the website, ...) and since then she is still waiting for feedback for the last 10 days ....
Somehow baffling ...

like

What is happening with GHIV is it a good time to buy?

like

Headed to Dreamforce - sitting in the plane… economy plus in Delta. The dude next to me is digging his booggers for the last half hour and using that filthy hand to touch stuff… ewww. He’s reading about PIO and raspberry pi etc. Not sure if his parents taught him a thing or two. Are techies in sfo this gross? I know techies are nerds but respected them for hygiene. This is at the next level for me. Also, he’s begun scratching himself… looks like a creature that hasn’t had a bath in a while… fk!!

likefunny
like

If I give my 2 week notice tomorrow, will HR let me go immediately? Shall I wait till next Monday?

like

When is it time to give up on a job offer coming in and move on? Internal recruiter has been in constant contact with me and extremely positive, but the final decision seems to keep getting pushed off because they can’t get all the decision makers together to decide - 3 weeks now. Feels like I’m being strung along or maybe their second choice. I wasn’t looking to leave my current role, but this is an awesome opportunity. It’s starting to distract me in my current job though and can’t let it go.

like

I have over 12 years in B2B sales/sales management experience along with a graduate degree. I am wanting to shift gears and I am at a point where I can invest time in myself to learn through practical experience. The new industry I am wanting to pursue is real estate investment. I have read all the books but want some hands on experience on the property management side. How could I best leverage my skills for a role in this, and what should my expectations be for negotiation in compensation?

Any employment lawyers here practicing in Seattle WA?

like

Additional Posts in Consulting

Wedding costs me 65k in NJ. Holy cow

like

I’m ex-Deloitte. Getting a lot of LinkedIn requests from SM/PMDs today. Did you guys just launch some sort of outreach campaign to try to curb attrition?

funnylike

looking to upgrade my consulting skills / general business knowledge and strategy mindset - any recommendations on courses , books or certifications worth pursuing? TIA

like

Any other ACN folks having difficulty with outlook today?

PwC will deprive 1/2 ratings next PY to those hitting below utilization and timesheet targets. Is this really going to fly?

like

Are there any books about how commercial operations generally work? Regardless of industry (for the most set) - strategic planning, sales & ops planning, financial planning & analysis? Just like a 101 or 201 on it, could it even be a textbook. I can’t find much. Thank you

like

My background isn’t in marketing/branding/PR but I’m being thrown into an engagement for a small organization who has many different sub-brands. I now how to give them high level guidance on how to ensure their branding and message is consistent. Any resources/books you’d recommend I could crash course this on?

like

When joining Big4, does one have to sell stocks due to independence, even if joining to do tech consulting?

like

Looking for Seattle opportunities.. Have almost 3 years of Oracle functional experience.. trying to do something with cloud.. Taking AWS SAA in 2 weeks. Any recommended openings or referrals?

like

Considering a KPMG offer. Will any Directors at KPMG please share their Managed Revenue/Sales/Cross Sales and Utilization metrics?

like

How difficult is it to switch from Accenture Strategy in Europe to the US at manager level (in a niche like sustainability services)?

like

Does consulting firms layoff or terminate for performance if macroeconomic conditions and mixed feedback from projects were stated as reasons? Does getting terminated by a consulting firm affect future prospects of getting hired at other consulting and non-consulting firms? What is a professional response to give in job applications about reason for job ending?

likefunny

What are peoples opinions on hourly contract roles. Are they worth it or is it better to be salaried with benefits

like

Do you all count the time you’re spending towards learning a new software (eg. reading help guides, administrator guides, user guides, configuration guides) towards billable time?

like

Did 10% of strat really get laid off? I'm in Houston and the resources bench is realllyyyyyyy deep. Wondering if they're gonna thin the herd over there anytime soon

like

When the client stakeholder uses the phrase "riding the struggle bus" in reference to a project deliverable you're working on. Don't know whether to cry... or laugh.

like

anyone want to throw a <3 my way so i can dm? thanks fam

likefunny

Thoughts on Airpod Max? Worth the money?

like

I'm on local projects for over 2 years now. Not complaining, but I miss travel projects.

like