Wednesday was an amazing presentation on speaking / presentation effectiveness skills by one of the worlds leaders – Joanna Martin. All day she captivated the audience with how to command an audience, be more effective in team / board meetings and lead a seminar. She also taught them how to ‘sell from stage’. Either sell product, next step or something different. She actually demonstrated by selling to the audience. The RAN TO THE SERVICE DESK to sign up for her 3 day seminar. It was an amazing sight to see Accountants running to a desk to give money. What a skill.
Thursday was the grand finale. We opened up with the legendary Paul Dunn talking about how Accountants and Entrepreneurs can be a force for good. I have known Paul for 25 years now and was simply outstanding. My business partner then took the stage and interviewed 3 firms about their success. We call it ‘Heroes Journey’ – always a hit. After that Colin & I revealed our revolutionary product which will give an Accountant real time client data on their phone/device/laptop/desktop. A staggering 100% of firms said they would use it with around 70% of their clients. We have been working very hard to get this solution finished.
It’s done, complete, finished and ready now. I’ll put some screen shots up next week.
The conference concluded with the ‘Accountants night of all nights’ – a Rio/Carnivale inspired gala dinner. We gave out a string of awards and everyone laughed and danced the night away until the wee hours of Friday morning. It truly was a superb finish.
Thank you to everyone who attended this years conference. Delegates, Speakers, Event partners, my business partner Colin, my wife Nat and especially our team who worked night and day to make it a HUGE success. Thank you!
That’s the conference for another year. That’s 5 in a row – every year is better – next year is the challenge to make it better than this one!
If you attended and you read this blog please comment on your thoughts/feelings/observations or words of praise. A few snaps below! By tech guru will fix up the distortion later.