Tom Hood, Jan Hargrave to Keynote 2014 BTC Summit

Tom Hood, CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs & Business Learning Institute, and Jan Hargrave, CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates, will be the keynote speakers at the 2014 Boomer Technology Circles Summit August 18-19, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Due to the growing importance of firm’s developing emerging leaders, the Boomer Technology Circles Summit will also have an Emerging Leader track.

Tom Hood will provide attendees insight about the shift change currently happening in the accounting profession. The shift change is the transfer of the retiring baby boomers to the next generation of leaders that will be taking the helm in the next few years. The cause of the shift change is the rapidly changing and complex hyper-competitive environment which has become the new normal. The winners of this shift change will be those who can keep their rate of learning greater than the rate of change and greater than their competition.

Tom has received recognition from many professional organizations as well as being selected as one of LinkedIn's Top 150 Influencers one of CPA Practice Advisor's Top 25 Thought Leaders.

Jan Hargrave will share her knowledge of nonverbal communication. Understanding nonverbal communication is a skill that can give you an advantage with clients and peers. This includes reading client’s key nonverbal signals, recognizing verbal objections before they are expressed, identifying dishonesty gestures in others and understanding gender and cultural communication differences. Learning how actions consistently speak louder than words will help you communicate more effectively, refine the skills required to be a successful negotiator, pinpoint sales resistance and turn it to your advantage, and close more sales and increase profits.

As a professional speaker, distinguished lecturer, and author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury, and Strictly Business Body Language, Jan Hargrave shows how to take advantage of the vast world of nonverbal communication. She’s been a popular guest of the Montel Williams Show, Fox News, Great Day Houston, The Learning Channel, and E-Entertainment Television, as well as inspiring many of today’s leading corporations, such as Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, Rockwell, ESPN, Exxon, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Bank of America.