Video conference

Tips for a Better Video Call

April 1, 2020

Do’s and Don’ts for a professional video call Whether you’re using FaceTime, Zoom, Hangouts, WebEx, Teams or any of the other video call platforms, there are a few universal do’s and don’ts if you want to look and sound professional: DO make sure there is light on your face.  Before you…

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Bruce Hennes

As Coronavirus Spreads, Use Smart Communications to Spread Word on Your Plans

March 25, 2020

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications New coronavirus headlines, tweets and Facebook posts are piling up by the moment: first U.S. death, new cases of unknown origin, updated travel advisories, outbreaks in new areas. This is how news of a virus spreads in the communications ecosystem in 2020, and it’s understandable…

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Puzzle pieces

When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

March 17, 2020

Effective communication is the difference between just saying something and saying something and getting it done Unengaged workers cost the U.S. billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. According to a study done by Gallup, only 50 percent of employees know what clearly is expected of them when they…

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Radio Mic

Risks, Passion, and Second Acts. A Conversation with Gary Shamis

March 11, 2020

Hear why Don Mazzella calls Building Blocks “an extraordinary book” and listen to his Building Blocks interview with Gary Shamis on the Small Business Digest podcast. Donald P. Mazzella is COO Information Strategies, Inc., a company that helps business managers improve profits. He currently oversees a print and Internet publication…

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Is Your Leadership Development Developing Leaders?

March 3, 2020

Soft skills are increasingly important in creating successful leaders  One of the most gratifying experiences in writing a leadership book is the introspection you allow yourself in the process. You are able to hold a proverbial mirror to your successes and failures, and view them both more objectively. If you…

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Accounting Today Podcast

The Building Blocks of Firm Success

February 25, 2020

Gary Shamis shares the most important factors in creating a successful organization with Daniel Hood on the Accounting Today ‘On the Air’ podcast. Take a listen here:

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Women in Accounting

The Economics of Diversity

February 14, 2020

We recently returned from the Winning is Everything conference in Las Vegas. In its 20th year, WiE has been a consistent opportunity for firm leadership to network, learn, grow and inspire one another. Over the years, some of our subject matter has evolved and advanced, and some topics remain and continue to…

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What Makes MPB So Effective?

January 28, 2020

Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is an opportunity for leaders to take their management skills to the next level. The curriculum was designed to addressed what they need to know and aren’t taught anywhere else about running a firm – the challenges, opportunities, surprises, successes. It provides the skills necessary to…

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Gary Shamis

Growing From $225K to $100M By Focusing on Execution with Gary Shamis

January 15, 2020

Gary Shamis talks to Hugh Duffy about why execution is harder than strategy, how developing niches can include both services and industries, and why scooping up talent when you find them is critical to success. Access the Build Your Firm Accounting Marketing Doesn’t Suck podcast here: or via iTunes…

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MPB Goes Global

January 7, 2020

Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is adding Amsterdam to its roster of locations this spring! The additional location results from the increased interest of firm leaders in Europe, several of whom who have flown to the U.S. to participate in the program.  MPB is a comprehensive development program for professional service…

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