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Other than ppt slide designing skills, what other useful hard skills have you actually learned as a consultant?

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I leaned that Deloitte style. It makes up for my lack of substance

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I’ve gotten better at doing the needful.

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How to convince ppl you know everything about something you know nothing about. The hardest skill of them all.

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Handling difficult conversations and situations

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^this right there is a case studying in bullshitting your way through things. DO not follow this advise kids

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The hardest skill there is

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Don't be A4. That's how you get stuck in consulting forever.

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If you can’t break complex problems into simpler, and easier to execute problems then you’re doing consulting wrong. That’s for sure a hard skill in my book and despite its simplicity in explanation can be quite difficult in execution. That’s why we get paid to tell people what they already know ... just in simpler, easier to chew bites.

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Excel

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How to structure and complete an analysis

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I am glad there are consultants like @A4 so that we can do a lot more work.

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Dealing with different types of personalities , managing up, problem solving skills , business development / sales skills

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Learned how to pack efficiently and navigate quickly around airports.
Learned how to deal with points from all sort of loyalty programs.

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How to sound smart about something I barely know

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That’s a hard skill ?

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I've learned that hard skills are overrated. Most experts in hard skills are basically analysts fresh from studying something in school. The longer you are there the more you add input from real world vs theory, and eventually you ignore theory and it's completely a soft skill. Most client executives have terrible hard skills. Don't get caught up on this we aren't in grade school, this isn't an exam, this is real life.

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OP, none. That’s why I’m jumping ship.

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Ability to structure and solve problems

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I learned everything except PowerPoint skill

How?

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