How long do you need to spend on social media to build up a decent following, contribute effectively and secure a good level of engagement? I’m not sure much has changed over the years since I started to use social … Read More
Mark Lee has been a regular blogger here since 2006. His blogging topics, articles and books all contain insights, tips and advice for professionals who are determined to be more successful.
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This is for accountants who are determined to be more successful whether they are running a practice, starting a practice or are an employee in practice. The blog contains much in the way of strategic advice, career advice and common sense advice. Many of the STAND OUT blog posts also appear on the Accountants’ Blog.
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This years’ Accountex conference and exhibition is set to be the biggest and best yet on 13th and 14th May 2015. They are expecting more than 5,000 attendees who will have a choice of 150 free seminars and over 175 … Read More
If you are like most people who provide professional services you suffer from a common condition. That common condition is, familiarity. This is most apparent when a majority of the prospective clients, introducers and influencers you meet assume that they … Read More
I recently attended The Professional Speaking Association’s Spring Convention and had the good fortune to attend a ‘Meet the Pros’ session led by Mel Sherwood. Mel’s focus is on helping people to craft powerful pitches and to speak confidently in … Read More
I was saddened but unsurprised by the news that Moore Stephens and Chantrey Vellacott are to merge with effect from 1 May 2015. I originally trained at a predecessor firm of Chantry Vellacott and the current managing partner, Mike Tovey, … Read More
I watched the Leaders’ Debate on BBC iplayer over the Easter break. As I’m not a political pundit I won’t be adding to the many reviews and post-debate analyses in any conventional way. But I have considered what the Leaders’ … Read More
Regular readers will know that I believe that following up effectively is one of the 7 fundamental ways you can distinguish yourself and STAND OUT from the pack. Most people only think about following up after they have met someone. … Read More
We know, don’t we, that good communication is important in business. In my view, one of the most fundamental pieces of communication is how we talk about what we do. There are many challenges to be overcome here. We want to … Read More
During a recent dinner with my old friend, Andy Preston, I got to thinking about how some of the principles he mentioned are more widely applicable. Andy is a sales training and cold calling expert. He speaks at conferences and training … Read More
During my annual networking ski trip I asked a number of my fellow entrepreneurs and business owners to talk to me about their accountants. I have since written 3 articles for AccountingWeb by reference to the notes of those conversations.The … Read More