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The Business of the Practice

The Power of Images: How Visual Communication Can Lead to Better Client Service and More Creative and Effective Professionals

Date: October 2, 2018 Time: Noon ET (60 Minutes) Guest Speaker: Susanne van der Meer, Big Picture Consultant at Sift Visuals/Legal Visuals at www.SiftVisuals.com Host: Stephanie West Allen, JD, PPI Dean of Neuroscience and Contemplative Practices Understanding of procedures, facts, processes, laws, systems, policies, and agreements can be enhanced by pictures and other visuals. Because visuals are [...]

By |2018-09-21T10:57:29+00:00September 21st, 2018|Leadership, Coaching & Growth, The Business of the Practice|

Making the Client Connection

Date: March 6, 2018Time: Noon ET (60 Minutes)Guest Speaker: Chris Venn, Partner, The Legacy CompaniesHost: Timothy J. Belber, JD, AEP, PPI Dean of FusionPowerful client connections are the difference between lasting, successful business relationships, or an empty meeting room. Your expertise is important, but it takes more than that to truly connect with clients - it takes a powerful [...]

By |2018-03-01T08:32:28+00:00February 28th, 2018|Leadership, Coaching & Growth, The Business of the Practice|

Fighting A Meme – How to Keep What We Build During the Proliferation of Cyber Crime (Part 1 of 2)

The news is awash with reports of identity theft.  Equifax, Sony, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Anthem and other hacks increasingly dominate the news and even bring our national election into question.  We hear of ransomware hitting Merck Pharmaceuticals and our local hospitals.  Insiders at Wells Fargo are using our identities to churn accounts for bonuses.  Power grids and water supply systems are at risk, and the FBI reports that business email compromise (BEC) is a primary threat to all businesses within the United States. Why is this happening, and what can we do to protect ourselves? Should we even try?  What are our legal obligations to our clients and employees?  We have become completely reliant upon cutting-edge technologies.  We love their convenience but often do not grasp the behavioral and organizational changes these new capabilities require, nor the vulnerabilities they create.  Criminals rely on our inertia and procrastination.  The good news is that there are some relatively simple and inexpensive steps that everyone can take to greatly enhance security.  The first step is to change our mental models. This session will investigate the invisible rise of a cultural meme every bit as relentless and destructive as a hurricane and some relatively simple steps we can all take to better secure ourselves and others we have a duty to protect.

By |2017-10-31T08:35:05+00:00October 24th, 2017|Technical Corner, The Business of the Practice|