Robert Taylor, Former Public Adjuster, Shares the Nine Characteristics of a Successful Consultant in the Digital Age

In order to be an excellent consultant in the digital age, there are many qualities that you should strive for. Being a consultant is a rewarding but sometimes difficult job, and you will need to be primed for the challenges that go along with your chosen profession.

Robert Taylor, a former public adjuster and experienced consultant from Sanger, California, shares the eight characteristics that all good consultants have in common, especially today when digital interactions are so prevalent.

Former Public Adjuster, Robert Taylor, Discusses Consulting in a Digital Age

1. Self-Confidence

2. Humility

Your role as a consultant is not to be the star. You want to make sure that your client has all of the tools they need to turn their business around.

3. Superior Knowledge

Your client has hired you because they believe you have more expertise than internal employees. They may also have hired you because they do not have the time or resources to solve their problems. To this end, spend time burnishing your credentials and learning all you can about your field.

You will often need to receive training in digital matters before you can help your client. Becoming trained on various operating systems, hardware items, and methods of digital marketing and presentation will help you further your client’s cause.

4. Be a Team Player

5. Have Excellent Communications Skills

Communication skills can always be improved, and you should not be discouraged if you need to bring your skills up-to-date.

6. Be a Good Listener

Robert Taylor Explains the Benefit of Listening

Half of a consultant’s job is listening to the client and finding out exactly what they need. You need to be a patient listener and know how to ask the right questions to produce the information you need to fix their problem. The best consultants are those that can encourage their clients to reveal the information that is keeping them from optimal levels of success.

7. Adaptability

8. Be Disciplined

9. Be Trustworthy

Being a Helpful Consultant in the Digital Age

Former public adjuster turned consultant, Robert Taylor believes that excellent consultants have one of the most important jobs in the business world. Work on your skills, and you will find that you garner more assignments and boost your profitability.

Robert K Taylor is a former public adjuster turned consultant from Sanger, California

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