Last year, I had the honor and privilege of being the mayor of the Sage City Accounting Village at Summit 2012. During that event I was interviewed by Sarah Michele the host of the event. Last week, I turned the tables on her and interviewed her about the updated Sage City event scheduled for Summit 2013.
During our chat she talked about why Sage partners should volunteer to be hosts at the event.
Attention my fellow Dallasites and Fort Worthians. Ron Baker and I are delivering our famous (well, in our minds anyway) Firm of the Future Symposium at the Hilton DFW Lakes hotel on February 12 and 13.
This class is for all professionals: accountants, lawyers, IT consultants, architects, engineers, advertising agencies, we have even had a doctor attend.
If you are interested here are the details:
Firm of the Future Symposium
The Firm of the Future Symposium coming to a city near you will feature Ron Baker of the Vera Sage Institute. The symposium will feature Ron Baker of the VeraSage Institute and Ed Kless, Sage senior director, partner strategy and development. This experience is dedicated to the possibility that a professional organization can be run more effectively when it becomes a knowledge firm rather than a service firm. Creating such an organization is hard work and not for everyone, as it requires partners to think differently than they have in the past about what it is that they do.
The registration fee for the first attendee is $2,000. The fee for additional attendees is $1,000.
We want to feature you at Sage Summit! In a short video, up to 30 seconds, simply follow the instructions and lines we include below. Be creative! Accepted videos will be featured during the Sage City opening video at Sage Summit. It’s a great way to stand up and be recognized! Deadline to submit videos and photos is June 22, 2012.
You can even use your phone! At the opening of your video, state your full name and whether you are a business partner or customer. Then simply read one or more of the following lines to the camera, pausing between segments and completing the thought where indicated:
“A Sage business knows that the key to our success is in our hands.”
“<Sage product name> helps me take my business from here in <your city name> to the next level so that I can <make or provide> the finest <your product/service>.”
“A Sage business knows how to <your favorite Sage benefit>.
“I have the key.”
“Altogether, we are the key to Sage City.”
Video success tips:
Don’t worry if you stray from the script; ad libbing is encouraged.
Stay close to the subject as you shoot. This will ensure you get the best quality audio.
Find a background that represents your business or city.
I am thrilled to announce a new addition to Ed’s List (up to 16 firms now) – Resolv of Appleton, WI. Principles Angela Talano and Luke Russell turned off their timesheet system one week ago today! My congratulations.