Garrett Wasny offers an acclaimed suite of professional development events that will boost your web efficiency and transform how you use the Internet.
Advanced Internet Research Techniques for Accountants (Full Day)
Are you a Google zombie? When you search the Internet, do you type a word or two into Google.com and hope for the best? If so, you don’t know what you’re missing! Actually, you’re missing 99 per cent of online information and tapping only a tiny fraction of Google’s search power.
Practical, concise and fun, this seminar can exponentially improve your online search skills, immediately increase your web productivity, and instantly transform how you use the web in your business and personal life. Even if you think you’re web savvy, you are guaranteed to learn new search strategies, techniques and tools that will take you to the next level of online intelligence gathering.
Cloud Computing and Google Productivity Tools for Accountants (Half Day)
Google is a renowned search tool. But did you know Google has a whole other applications that’s often overlooked and underrated? This half-day session reveals that part of Google you never knew -- the huge and free suite of online productivity tools that can be used in your organization every single day to accelerate workflow, improve collaboration, transform communications and even generate revenue.
Social Media for Accountants (Half day)
You’ve seen Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media in the headlines. But what’s in it for accountants? Does social media really offer anything of value to CPAs. CAs and other financial professionals in their day-to-day operations? Absolutely!
Practical and illuminating, this half-day session cuts through all the hype and explains the basics of social media and how it can be used to boost your accounting career and organization. This seminar provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to use a range of social media applications and be more comfortable, confident and productive online.
Mobile Tools and Apps for Accountants (Half Day)
From smartphones to tablets and wireless networks to apps, the mobile world is exploding. In 2011, smartphone shipments eclipsed personal computer shipments for the first time. Every day, nearly 70 million mobile apps are downloaded and two million mobile devices are activated. By 2014, mobile Internet usage is forecast to overtake desktop Internet usage. These numbers are beyond staggering. They signal a whole new mobile era that is fundamentally shifting the Internet’s center of gravity – and possibly the entire business world -- towards portable devices.
What does all this mean for accountants? The session explores how accountants and financial professionals can prepare and position themselves to take full advantage of this mobile revolution. You’ll learn how to leverage smartphones and tablets for maximum productivity in your professional and personal life. You’ll discover how to use your wireless gadgets not just as portable communication tools but as your default, go-to devices for all your work and computing. This information is especially timely and relevant for accountants who are increasingly expected to be plugged in at all times and work on the fly.
Data Visualization and Mapping Tools for Accountants (Half Day)
Do you want to make your accounting reports more concise, popular and easier to understand?
Now you can using data visualization and mapping tools!
In recent years, a host of new image creation applications have emerged on the web that make creating graphics a snap. Accountants can now compose their own custom illustrations from scratch. With a few simple clicks, you can create amazing graphics and absolutely no artistic or design talent is required! The presentation shows you how to create a diverse range of financial visuals from maps to timelines to charts in mere seconds. In a world when people are suffering from information overload and a glut of text, you’ll learn how to make your accounting reports more memorable, visually appealing and easier to digest. You'll stand out from your competition and add a whole new visual punch and creative flair to your accounting skill set.
In Development for 2013:
Big Data for Accountants (Half day). Big data refers to the exploding flood of digital data from the Internet, social networks, video, email, biological and industrial sensors and other sources. The session will highlight how executives and accountants can leverage big data for more and better predictive insights for management and financial analysis. You'll learn skills and tools that will allow you to tell the CEO what's going to happen next, not just what happened last week or last month.
Forecasting Using Internet Data for Accountants (Half day). In recent years, a host of web-analytics tools have emerged that reveal and quantify the interests of consumers, buyers and investors around the world. The session will explore how executives and accountants can use these applications -- most of which are free and simple to use -- to better predict demand, buying intentions and price movements of virtually any product or service by country, state, province and even specific cities. You'll take your forecasting skills to a whole new level and never look at the future the same way again.
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