Part 4: A Trusted Advisor
Volunteer Spotlight with Danny Markstein
Projects Unlimited, Inc (PUI): In a few sentences, please touch on the importance of your industry to the broader economy.
Danny Markstein (DM): Markstein Consulting is a corporate strategy and communication firm. We serve as advisors to our clients. We help them find the focus required to accomplish the key tasks that require their – and their organization’s – attention. Too often leaders can find themselves spending their days putting out fires rather than engaging in activities that will help their team or grow their organization. On the communications side, we assist clients who are having trouble articulating their value. We help them craft meaningful messaging, chart that clear path, address issues, and execute communications activities with their key audiences.
Clients usually come to us when they need objective perspectives and solutions to specific issues, and they lack the expertise or time (not necessarily in that order) to do it themselves. Our industry is important because good providers offer that objective perspective help clients address looming questions that can become extremely difficult to answer when you are so intertwined in the issues. We help put the next steps on paper and enable leaders and their teams to hold themselves accountable to specific activities and goals.
This concludes our series of posts with advice from Danny – we hope that you enjoyed learning about Danny, and what he finds valuable about volunteer leadership.
Leading up to Projects Unlimited’s 5th Anniversary on April 30th, we have been releasing a series of posts from a recent interview with Danny Markstein, a committed professional and Birmingham advocate. This is our final post from Danny, but watch for more to drop from other volunteer leaders in the near future. Make sure to subscribe to the blog today!