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IMC SoCal September 18, 2012 - Technology for the Consulting Practice
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Jim Ayers CMC - Technology tips and tricks to make life easier and deliver better client service

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

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


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


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)


Dropbox, MS SharePoint (project management applications)

Prem Sundaram


WordPress (blog tool, publishing platform, content management system

Martha Spelman


Open source document management tools

Jim Kennedy


Financial applications (Quicken, QuickBooks)

Gene Siciliano


Adobe Acrobat (for editing PDF documents)

Margaret Chock


MS Excel (innovative ways to deploy)

Eric Augusta


MS Access (use in engagement management)

Jim Ayers


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. 



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

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