Print Page  |  Contact Us  |  Your Cart  |  Sign In  |  Join IMC USA
IMC SoCal September 18, 2012 - Technology for the Consulting Practice
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
 

Jim Ayers CMC - Technology tips and tricks to make life easier and deliver better client service

9/18/2012
When: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
5:00 PM
Where: Ayres Hotel
14400 Hindry Ave
(Rosecrans Ave. @ 405 Freeway)
Hawthorne, California  90250
United States
Contact: Jim Ayers

« Go to Upcoming Event List  



IMC Southern California
Please join us for …
IMC SoCal Chapter Meeting
September 18, 2012, 5:00 PM



Location:

Ayres Hotel
14400 Hindry Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(Rosecrans at the 405)

Please RSVP by September 11
to Lauisa Palomares
(310) 478-0826, ext 203 or

lpalomares@juarezassociates.com

 

Cost: $25, Members & Non-Members.

Send checks made out to IMC to:

Lauisa Palomares
Juárez and Associates
12139 National Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

About IMC Southern California

The SoCal Chapter of IMC serves as a forum for professional management consultants to meet and interact with other consultants from various disciplines (for example, Operations, Human Resources, Marketing, Technology and Organizational Change).

Monthly breakfast meetings, dinner events and Special Interest Groups foster professional development and networking opportunities.

Serving the greater Los Angeles area as well as Santa Barbara, San Fernando Valley and Pasadena areas, IMC SoCal meetings are open to both members and non-members.


Technology for the Consulting Practice

With Jim Ayers, CMC

 

Modernize your consulting practice…

 

Learn ways (from fellow consultants) to use technology to move your practice forward, make an impact on your clients, and meet your business goals.

 

Our dinner meeting at the Ayres Hotel will display a "sampler” of available technologies – both new (like Dropbox for teams) and mature (like Excel). Deep down, most of us are convinced we don’t fully use available tools but wish we could do better. A good start is understanding how other consultants use various technologies. Here is the meeting structure.

  • Short presentations in parallel with face-to-face discussion of your needs.
  • Self-directed (you decide what interests you most) explorations of technologies to help you serve clients and boost your business.
  • Chapter "experts” listed below will share their insights and help you uncover value for your practice.

Presentation Sequence
(all will be available for one-on-one consultation)

1

Dropbox, MS SharePoint (project management applications)

Prem Sundaram

2

WordPress (blog tool, publishing platform, content management system

Martha Spelman

3

Open source document management tools

Jim Kennedy

4

Financial applications (Quicken, QuickBooks)

Gene Siciliano

5

Adobe Acrobat (for editing PDF documents)

Margaret Chock

6

MS Excel (innovative ways to deploy)

Eric Augusta

7

MS Access (use in engagement management)

Jim Ayers

8

MS PowerPoint (from Cliff Atkinson (author Beyond Bullet Points)

Jim Ayers

.

About Jim Ayers CMC

 

Jim Ayers CMC of CGR Management Consultants consults on strategy and operations improvement. He serves as the IMC SoCal Certification Chair and is a member of the national Certification Committee. Starting late in adapting computers to his consulting practice, Jim has experienced the best and worst in the struggle with technology. But at the end of the day, that technology greatly levels the playing field and enables the professional practices of individual or small group consultants. 

 
 
 

Schedule:

 
5:00 – 6:00 Networking (hors d’oeuvres, no host bar)
 
6:00 – 6:30 Announcements/Introductions
 
6:30 – 7:00 Presenter Introductions – short descriptions of applications that are featured
 
7:00 – 9:00 Station demonstrations


Community Search
Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't joined yet?

IMC USA Calendar

10/5/2016
The Consultant's Workshop : Ethics in a Chaotic, Challenging World - Oct 5, 2016

10/7/2016
IMC SoCal Breakfast Meeting

10/13/2016
IMC Orange County Business Forum Breakfast

10/20/2016
IMC NCR Happy Hour (at the 2016 IMC USA Consulting Conference)

10/21/2016 » 10/24/2016
2016 IMC USA Conference

Message from the Chair
Don Matheson CMCChair and CEO, IMC USA
Gregory BrooksExecutive Director, IMC USA