Conference Call Video… Just For Fun

It has been a long time since I have posted anything that didn’t have to do with Accounts Payable Automation… but today is the day.

Check out this video – if a conference call was live:

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About The Author:

Christopher Elmore has written 8 books, countless articles, lectures at UNC – Charlotte and travels around the country speaking on the topics of startup success, sales, presentation skills, change, entrepreneurship, accounts payable and payment automation. Having deep startup and entrepreneurial experience, Christopher was one of the six people who started AvidXchange in 2000 and continues to work in the business today. If you hire Christopher to speak or teach at your company or event… you won’t be sorry! Request a media kit or contact us for more information

The 12 Days of Accounts Payable Automated Christmas

On the first day of automation my service provider gave to me a paperless process in my office

On the second day of automation my service provider gave to me, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the third day of automation my service provider gave to me; three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the fourth day of automation my service provider gave to me; four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the fifth day of automation my service provider gave to me: FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the sixth day of automation my service provider gave to me: Six figure ROI, FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the seventh day of automation my service provider gave to me: seven OCR errors, Six figure ROI, FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the eighth day of automation my service provider gave to me: eight process maps, seven OCR errors, six figure ROI, FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the ninth day of automation my service provider gave to me: nine project plans, eight process maps, seven OCR errors, six figure ROI, FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the tenth day of automation my service provider gave to me: ten user trainings, nine project plans, eight process maps, seven OCR errors, six figure ROI, FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the eleventh day of automation my service provider gave to me; eleven faster approvals, ten user trainings, nine project plans, eight process maps, seven OCR errors, six figure ROI, FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

On the twelfth day of automation my service provider gave to me: twelve change management issues, eleven faster approvals, ten user trainings, nine project plans, eight process maps, seven OCR errors, six figure ROI, FIVE VENDOR COMPLAINTS: four admin logins, three workflows, two progress reports and a paperless process in my office

Want to know more? Buy My Books!

To buy the book – The Argument to Automate – How Innovation Can INSPIRE Not Fire – click here to buy

(Also) To get your copy of The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation – click here to buy

How about a children’s book? The Princess and the Paper – click here to buy

About The Author:

Christopher Elmore has written 8 books, countless articles, lectures at UNC – Charlotte and travels around the country speaking on the topics of startup success, sales, presentation skills, change, entrepreneurship, accounts payable and payment automation. Having deep startup and entrepreneurial experience, Christopher was one of the six people who started AvidXchange in 2000 and continues to work in the business today. If you hire Christopher to speak or teach at your company or event… you won’t be sorry! Request a media kit or contact us for more information

Conference Call Video… Just For Fun

It has been a long time since I have posted anything that didn’t have to do with Accounts Payable Automation… but today is the day.

Check out this video – if a conference call was live:

Want to know more? Buy My Books!

To buy the book – The Argument to Automate – How Innovation Can INSPIRE Not Fire – click here to buy

(Also) To get your copy of The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation – click here to buy

How about a children’s book? The Princess and the Paper – click here to buy

Have You Ever Wondered What Lighting Taste Like?

Whether this is a poor attempt to get your attention or to have a little fun on Friday… you be the judge!

Want to know more? Buy My Books!

To buy the book – The Argument to Automate – How Innovation Can INSPIRE Not Fire – click here to buy

(Also) To get your copy of The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation – click here to buy

How about a children’s book? The Princess and the Paper – click here to buy

The Stupidest Places I Have Done A Webinar

I don’t typically write about random things. I like to keep this site full of useful information. However, yesterday I found myself doing a webinar outside in the smoking section of a potential client’s office.

The Back Story

I will explain how my life got to the point of an upper eighty degree weather webinar, but as I was baking and doing my best to have a great event, I couldn’t help to think of the stupidest place I have ever done a webinar. In 2013 I did 511 web events, mostly demos but I also did over 100 webinars. If you are unfamiliar with a webinar it is a meeting online where the audience can see my screen and hear me talk. Now, I can’t hear them, most of the time – there was that one time I was doing a webinar for a webinar company where the platform was malfunctioning and we could hear a lady texting verbally.

Top 3

  1. New Jersey Turnpike – As bad luck would have it I had to drive during one of my webinar. Well, I wasn’t driving I had a colleague do that. I called in on my cell phone and had another colleague at my office who was running the meeting push the slides and I just talked.
  2. The Lobby Of The Hilton – In Hackensack NJ. Again poor timing put me between meetings with no place to go. My fist attempt was to rent a meeting room but the very helpful (not so much) Hilton employee said they were all occupied. I found what I thought would be a quiet corner, and for the most part it was. About 30 minutes into the webinar a Hilton employee came sauntering by with a trash can at a slug’s pace, staring at me. It wouldn’t have been that bad except he had the loudest – squeakiest wheel I had ever heard. I got high marks for that webinar but people wanted to know why I was near a construction site. I guess it was loud.
  3. A Department Store – In the middle of Christmas shopping in the bedding department. I wanted to go shopping with my wife. I don’t really shop, I am on “support team”. You know holding her purse, getting different sizes and paying for everything. I just didn’t want to miss it and I thought that no one would buy bedding as a present and I was right!

There I Was

My favorite place to do a webinar is my office. I have, however, done webinars at home and occasionally got the interruption from one of my kids (I have four) usually from the youngest wanted me to get her milk or Netflix. I have done webinars on my front porch and back yard, so when I found myself sitting on the benches reserved for smokers in the hot sun because the potential client acted funny when I asked for a room, I thought – what fun! If life is so choreographed and predictable where you never have a little bit of a speed bump then… I don’t think you are stretching yourself enough. Well, at least that’s the way I looked at it… the marketing team I was working with saw it completely different.

Sorry or #Sorry

It have been a long time since I have written a new article. I have no real excuse. I have had plenty of time, I guess I have had some sort of writer’s block. Maybe doing five articles a week was too much, or maybe I am getting tired of the subject or Accounts Payable Automation.

When I Was A Boy

My brother and I got in trouble. The neighbor kid told his mom we were picking on him. I am sure it was true. He was an only child and I don’t think he was used to the rough and tumble world of sibling rivalry. My mom invited his mom over and lined me and by brother up to apologize. I went first saying I was sorry for picking on Peter. Then my brother went. He was nervous, I thought because of the apology. Come to find out he was nervous because of what he did next.

He Said!

“I am sorry…. I am sorry… I am sorry for NOTHING” and then ran out the door. Well, I am tired of NOTHING (I’m not running out of the door to my office… I will run into cubes… and people)

Hang On

Expect to see more. More articles, more stories of my kids, more half to whole witted attempts to entertain you while writing about accounting processes. Yep, I am back and happy to be writing!

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To buy the book – The Argument to Automate – How Innovation Can INSPIRE Not Fire – click here to buy

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How about a children’s book? The Princess and the Paper – click here to buy

 

How About Something Funny!

Corporate American got you down? Imagine working on this project:

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Why Accountants Don’t Get Asked To Parties

I don’t know if that’s 100% true. I have been to a lot of parties with accountants, but come to think of it they have all been at accounting conferences. I do have a goal at each conference to be in my room by 9pm which insures that I am out-of-the-way of the heavy partying. There is a perception that accountant are no fun at parties.

8 Books

I have written eight books on the topic of accounting, accounts payable and AP Automation. Three of the books are paper back (even though I am paperless) and the other five are eBooks, which are shorter and normally about a single topic (like basis points). When people find out that I have written books, their first reaction is “that great!” and their natural second reaction is, “what are they about?” After that the conversation dies, which my normal come back to the lack of interest in my topic is, “I am a lot of fun at parties”.

Parties

As I get older, and you already know about my 9pm rule, the idea of going to parties never-the-less being the life of a party becomes less and less interesting to me. However, there is a thought being asked to a party means there is some type of acceptance.

Bad Rap

Accounting and finance professionals get such a terrible rap. I have thought a lot about this because accounting is such a noble profession. Think of what we do for companies… if we think of it we make sure that companies operate. At my company the CEO refers to money as oxygen. It’s true, if money is oxygen then the accountant is the doctor that runs the life support.

Do This

If you read this message make sure you give your accounting or finance person a pat on the back today and thank them for a job well done. If you are an accounting and finance person…

Keep Up The Good Work!

Want to know more? Buy My Books!

To buy the book – The Argument to Automate – How Innovation Can INSPIRE Not Fire – click here to buy

(Also) To get your copy of The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation – click here to buy

How about a children’s book? The Princess and the Paper – click here to buy

#6 Blog of The Year – Conference Call Video… Just For Fun

It has been a long time since I have posted anything that didn’t have to do with Accounts Payable Automation… but today is the day.

Check out this video – if a conference call was live:

The Argument to Automate – How Innovation Can INSPIRE Not Fire – click here to buy

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation – click here to buy