ERIC Number: ED258271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
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Performing Communication Consulting: An Essay on the Why and the How.
Hinckle, Thomas W.; Cochran, Daniel S.
Communication consulting is one way academicians can help businesses to improve their employees' communication skills. Benefits teachers can derive from "academic" consulting include (1) experience that can supplement classroom materials, (2) opportunities for research in "real" settings, (3) additional income, and (4) personal growth. Consulting also provides benefits for the teacher's institution, such as internships for students and faculty, jobs for students, research grants, and visibility in the industry. For the client, contracting academic consulting services can mean quality service at a lower cost and from qualified researchers. Promotion of consulting services can be accomplished by establishing contacts within professional organizations or developing a partnership with someone already in the consulting business. Once a consultant is established, new contacts will develop from recommendations. Consultants should develop the habit of contracting with a client early in their consulting career. Conditions to consider for the contract include fees and procedures under which the contract can be terminated. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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