Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - Ten Ways to Spot a Fake (when hiring a consultant)

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Valeria, can I just say that you're a damn fine writer? Nice stuff. Your simple post has given me a boost.

This is a very important post. A tip I give people is to check out a consultant on LinkedIn -- because it's public, people tend to embellish less there than they might in a proposal (lest they be called on the carpet for half-truths). How many actual jobs/projects has your potential consultant completed, and what do respected people say about them in recommendations?

Bad consultants make it difficult for the rest of us, and it's in everyone's interest to understand what you've laid out here - thanks.

@Valeria You didn't get the reference because one doesn't exist...people legit get confused by what an RSS feed IS.

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