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Episode 31

Published on:

30th Jan 2023

Building a Successful LinkedIn Network: Nancy Fox

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In today's episode 31 , "Building a Successful LinkedIn Network: Nancy Fox."

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Nancy Fox is a former corporate executive in manufacturing, launching her coaching and training business in 1999. She has trained and coached senior executives in leadership, communications, and business development. Nancy first experienced the fulfillment of fractional leadership when she became the Fractional Business Development Officer in professional service firms, guiding accounting and law professionals in networking, client relationship building and engagement. She helped firms develop internal mentoring programs and women’s initiatives.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

✓ the number one thing professional people will no longer tolerate in their careers

✓ why money has dropped from the top of the list of what people want from a professional job in accounting

✓ what has replaced 'nose to the grindstone' in pushing people ahead on the career ladder

✓ the lack of career permanency that means the shelf life of an executive is now rarely more than two years

✓ how employees have so many choices in their career if they are willing to build career capital

✓ acknowledging that even though it's easier to connect with people, it's also more noisey and crowded out there

✓ the long term nature of building a significant professional network - it's not an overnight thing

✓ what makes LinkedIn the 'go to' social media platform vz Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for accounting professionals

✓ the factors that determine what will be successful in building a strong LinkedIn profile

✓ What stretched accountants and CPAs can do if they feel they are too busy to network

...and so many more practical insights from Nancy.

Nancy is a community and network builder, a keynote speaker and the author of a highly recognized book on strategic networking, Network Like A Fox. She is based out of Los Angeles, loves tennis, dogs, the mountains, and West Coast Swing dancing.

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Accounting Influencers
Insights, interviews and commentary for accounting, CPA, bookkeeping and finance professionals
ACCOUNTING INFLUENCERS is a weekly podcast for accountants, CPAs, bookkeeping and finance professionals, together with the networks, associations, fintech vendors and influencers who lead them, work in them and serve them.

The show is hosted by Rob Brown. co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR). The style of the show is not overly technical/technological/tax in nature but more on people, performance and success in the accounting world. Popular topics and themes covered include:

☑ leadership, executive presence, trust, integrity & reputation
☑ M&A, business models, future proofing, drivers of change & disruption
☑ performance, values, culture, vision & strategy
☑ employer brand, gen z/millennials & talent - succession, recruitment and retention
☑ industry trends, statistics and patterns
☑ growth, marketing, differentiation & positioning
☑ pricing & profitability
☑ digitisation, cloud, technology & automation
☑ advisory services, niches & emerging markets
☑ environmental & social governance ESG
☑ diversity, equity & inclusion DEI
☑ professionalism, career development & CPE/CPD
☑ business acumen & commercial awareness

Sources and guests come from:
★ EXPERTS - influencers, disrupters, consultants, gurus, podcasters and broadcasters in accounting and fintech
★ EVENTS - live coverage and interviews from exhibitions, conferences and a range of industry events
★ MEDIA - newspapers, online outlets, commentators, writers, bloggers and authors
★ VENDORS - suppliers and providers of accounting apps, platforms, fintech and software
★ REGULATORS - professional accounting bodies, institutes and associations
★ NETWORKS - alliances, associations, networks and communities of professional firms and accounting practices
★ SOCIAL MEDIA - opinion pieces, high engagement posts and controversial conversations

Rob Brown is a renowned presenter, facilitator and chair of high level conferences, panels and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession. He is retained by many professional networks, alliances, associations, practices and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities.

He is a dynamic speaker and accomplished expert on trust, reputation, employer brand, talent, career development, succession, gen z/generations, executive presence, referrals, networking and winning new business. He is also the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has been viewed 320K times on YouTube.
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Martin Bissett

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Martin Bissett is the founder of the Bissett Group of companies that provide practice and personal growth communities, content, and continuing education exclusively to the accounting and bookkeeping professions worldwide.

Previously he established a high six-figure consulting firm while serving as a keynote speaker with over 100 one-off and repeat engagements to his name, as well as becoming the most published author on his topics of specialism with 11 books including 1 bestseller.

Since 1998, he has played a major part in working with over 1800 accounting firms in over 40 countries. These projects have led to those firms acquiring over £500m of recurring fees before inflationary increases, referrals and upselling are factored in. He stopped keeping track of this number over 5 years ago. Martin now advises both accounting practitioners and FinTech companies alike, at board level.

Rob Brown

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Rob Brown is a renowned MC, facilitator and chair of virtual and in-person panels, conferences and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession.

Rob is co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR) mastermind group and co-hosts the world’s most popular accounting and fintech podcast: Accounting Influencers.

Throughout the pandemic, he chaired 24 virtual panels with leaders of global accounting networks and alliances to discuss the key issues and challenges. Rob is retained by several associations and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities.

He is the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has been viewed 300K times on YouTube.