Keynote Speakers Announced for the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles Summit
Monday, June 2, 2014
Posted by: Jon Hubbard
Manhattan, KS, June 2, 2014 – Tom Hood, CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs & Business Learning Institute, and Jan Hargrave, CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates, will be the keynote speakers at the 2014 Boomer Technology CirclesTM Summit August 18-19, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Due to the growing importance of firm’s developing emerging leaders, the Boomer Technology CirclesTM Summit will also have an Emerging Leader track.
Tom Hood will provide attendees insight about the shift change currently happening in the accounting profession. The shift change is the transfer of the retiring baby boomers to the next generation of leaders that will be taking the helm in the next few years. The cause of the shift change is the rapidly changing and complex hyper-competitive environment which has become the new normal. The winners of this shift change will be those who can keep their rate of learning greater than the rate of change and greater than their competition.
Tom was named the second most influential leader in the CPA Profession in Accounting Today’s 2013 list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (his ninth time).LinkedInrecruited Tom as one of their Top 150 Influencers and he was named to the Top 25 Influencers in Learning byHR Examiner. Tom was also has named one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders byCPA Practice Advisor.
Jan Hargrave will share her knowledge of nonverbal communication. Understanding nonverbal communication is a skill that can give you an advantage with clients and peers. This includes reading client’s key nonverbal signals, recognizing verbal objections before they are expressed, identifying dishonesty gestures in others and understanding gender and cultural communication differences. Learning how actions consistently speak louder than words will help you communicate more effectively, refine the skills required to be a successful negotiator, pinpoint sales resistance and turn it to your advantage, and close more sales and increase profits.
As a professional speaker, distinguished lecturer, and author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury, and Strictly Business Body Language, Jan Hargrave shows how to take advantage of the vast world of nonverbal communication. She’s been a popular guest of the Montel Williams Show, Fox News, Great Day Houston, The Learning Channel, and E-Entertainment Television, as well as inspiring many of today’s leading corporations, such as Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, Rockwell, ESPN, Exxon, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Bank of America.
About The Boomer Technology CirclesTM – Celebrating 15 years!
For 15 years, The Boomer Technology Circles™ have assisted firms with bridging the gap between technology and practice management while accelerating their progress through thought leadership and peer accountability. For more information, please visit www.boomer.com/btc or www.boomer.com/btcsummit.
About Boomer Consulting, Inc.
Boomer Consulting, Inc. provides consulting services to hundreds of the highest performing CPA firms. Their unique and powerful solutions target four areas critical to a firm's success: Leadership, Management, Technology and Client Development. For more information, visit www.boomer.com.