3 ways to get the most out of a consultation

When you have an idea, but you’re not sure how to take the next step or what you need to do to make that idea a reality in the end, it’s beneficial to attend a consultation. Totem Learning offer consultations (unique in their approach) for clients and organisations who have an idea but would like advice on a course of action. We are specialists in gaming, serious games, gamification, VR/AR/MR/XR as well as how to give your business some leverage using immersive solutions.

1) Research the consultants

  • Are they the right people/company to help you?

  • Are they easy to get in touch with?

  • Are they going to challenge you enough?

2) Have an open mind

  • Don’t be defensive about your idea, learn from them and take advice

  • Take notes

  • Don’t go in with a fixed idea because they might point out flaws and tell you to take another route to get a quicker and better result

3) Be prepared to answer questions

  • In order to gage the scope, you will need to provide some information on budget, target market/audience, logistics, expenses, future of industry and so on

  • It is good to have lots of questions and to be able to make it a two-way discussion

It is important to be positive in these meetings because that means communication will be easier and a good working relationship can be carried out from the very start.