Hope that what happened at the Sage Summit in Las Vegas last month does not stay in Vegas! The keynote speakers were very high profile: Magic Johnson, Biz Stone, and Robert Gibbs, just to name a few. Bill Sheridan, Chief Communications Officer at the Maryland Association of CPAs wrote three excellent blogs about the Sage Summit; “The Investing Media Sells Fear. Stop Buying,” “If Strategy is the Cake, Culture is the Oven,” and “Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone: Be Human, Solve Problems, Help People.”
I presented two breakout sessions and the Sage Summit (“Communicating in the Workplace”and “Business Development for Accountants”) and I met many interesting people. Steven Shapiro who is a sole practitioner from Los Angeles, is one of the most extroverted accountants I ever met (next to me). Then there was Louie Prosperi, CEO of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada based out of Toronto, who was highly engaged and an excellent networker. And last but certainly not least, Celia Phillips (l) and Kitty Bhogal (r) with Structured Accounting Services in Toronto who were brave enough to have their picture taken with me. I hope to see Louie, Celia, and Kitty in my Toronto courses (The 8 Hour MBA, Communicating in the Workplace, and Public Speaking and Presentation Skills) on September 2nd and 3rd.