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How public speaking can benefit CPAs

How public speaking can benefit CPAs

August 11, 2022

In this week’s episode we spoke with Eileen Smith, founder of SpokeSmith, about the value of public speaking. We discussed how it’s an essential skill for CPAs, how to overcome a fear of public speaking, the best ways to prepare and more.

 

Accounting Shows: ohiocpa.com/greatestshow

Public Speaking Course: https://my.ohiocpa.com/topclass/topclass.do?expand-OfferingDetails-viaTC=1-offeringId=14234968

Quality early education critical for success later in life

Quality early education critical for success later in life

July 21, 2022

In this episode we're speaking with John Jones, president & CEO of Hope Toledo. Hope Toledo is a 501(c) 3 organization that helps children obtain high-quality early childhood education through Pre-K and post-secondary training in college or trade schools.

In 2020 Society President & CEO Scott Wiley, CAE, announced a three-part commitment to end racism and help create a business environment that offers equal opportunity to all. The plan consists of CEO leadership, organizational commitment – which includes a $100,000 pledge for initiatives – and advancing public policy. 

In continuation of that, The Board of Directors has approved a $20,000 investment in Hope Toledo as one of the organizations OSCPA is supporting in this commitment. 

We spoke with John about the Hope Toledo mission, upcoming initiatives, the difference that OSCPA’s investment will make and much more. 

Accounting trends to follow

Accounting trends to follow

June 30, 2022

As the business environment rapidly evolves, so does the accounting profession. In this episode, we’re highlighting some of the areas that are growing in popularity and will become topics accountants need to contend with in the near future. We spoke to three experts and you can hear their episode in full here: 

"What accountants should know about ESG"

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-accountants-should-know-about-esg/id1377649472?i=1000562412394

 

"The evolution of work continues to speed up" 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-evolution-of-work-continues-to-speed-up/id1377649472?i=1000558194225

 

"Cybersecurity practices to follow in 2022" 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cybersecurity-practices-to-follow-in-2022/id1377649472?i=1000551325549 

 

Register for the accounting shows here: https://ohiocpa.com/cpe/featured-learning 

Why improved efficiency doesn’t always equal cash savings

Why improved efficiency doesn’t always equal cash savings

June 8, 2022

In this episode we're speaking with Reginald Lee, PhD, a business analytics professor at Xavier University and a co-founder of Business Dynamics & Research Ltd. We talked about the trap many businesses fall into when they are looking at cash savings and efficiency, the sales pitch that promises “you’ll save 50 millon dollars if you do this!” Reginald explained how that’s not always the case, and how it’s so crucial for CPAs to look at business improvement opportunities such as these in a different light. 

Fall Accounting Shows: https://ohiocpa.com/cpe/featured-learning 

Reginald's book: https://smile.amazon.com/Project-Profitability-Ensuring-Improvement-Projects/dp/1637421699/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2RQ5400P68MH&keywords=project+profitability&qid=1647017994&sprefix=project+profitability%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-1 

What accountants should know about ESG

What accountants should know about ESG

May 18, 2022

In this episode we're speaking with Mary Adams, founder of Smarter Companies, a consultancy that focuses on how to use a holistic view to increase performance and value. We discuss environmental, social and governance factors, commonly referred to as ESG, and how they impact businesses, accounting professionals and the role ESG will play in the future. If you’re not familiar with ESG now, Mary can shed some light on why it’s time to learn.

Updates from the Social Security Administration

Updates from the Social Security Administration

May 5, 2022

In this episode we're speaking with Brandon Smith, Public Affairs Specialist at the Social Security Administration in Cleveland. and Robert Fenn, the Public Affairs Specialist at the Social Security Administration in Akron, about the Social Security office now accepting in-person appointments and what that means for visitors, understanding what’s available on the Social Security website, widow and widower increases and more.

The evolution of work continues to speed up

The evolution of work continues to speed up

April 20, 2022

In this episode we spoke with David Staley, associate professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University and president of Columbus Futurists, about how the pandemic continues to impact the future of work. We discussed Zoom towns, how companies can prepare for unexpected change and much more. 

Hear more from David at our Advance series! Register here: https://ohiocpa.com/cpe/complimentary-learning

How to master the evolving business model

How to master the evolving business model

March 31, 2022

In this episode we spoke with Sumit Mahajan | Global Chief Sales Officer at DataMatics Business Solutions, Inc., who has worked closely with CPAs who hold the responsibility of advising their businesses and clients during this tricky time. We talked about when it’s time to update your business model, the benefits of global work, outsourcing because of the talent crunch and much more.

 

To hear more about Datamatics, Sumit can be reached here: sumit.mahajan@datamaticsbpm.com

The payoff of working smarter, not harder

The payoff of working smarter, not harder

March 2, 2022

"The payoff of working smarter, not harder" 

For many busy professionals, work-life integration is a constant struggle, but according to the book, The Freedom Formula, How to Succeed in Business Without Sacrificing Your Family, health, or Life it doesn’t have to be. The book was written by David Finkel, the CEO of Maui Mastermind, a business consulting group, and covers how professionals can make the best use of their time and succeed in their careers. We spoke with Gwen Walker, an advisor at MauiMastermind, about The Freedom Formula and we discussed the benefits of working smarter and not harder, how professionals can embrace this mindset, how to convince others to do the same and more.

Cybersecurity practices to follow in 2022

Cybersecurity practices to follow in 2022

February 16, 2022

"Cybersecurity practices to follow in 2022"

In this episode we're speaking with Damon Hacker, President & CEO and a founder of Vestige Digital Investigations, a digital forensics company. We spoke with Damon about cybersecurity best practices in 2022, covering password protection, two-factor authentication, how cybersecurity should not be considered a project to complete and much more.

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