Zoom link will be shared the day before the event with registrants. Advance registration is required.
Back to the Future aka The Show Must Go On
Our speaker, Sheila Smith, will present “Cocktail School” with practical tips and tricks for professional service firms where networking and business development are key prerequisites for success. Honing and refreshing these skills are particularly relevant now as we return to events, conferences, social and business gatherings. Thousands of lawyers, financial advisors and lenders have attended Cocktail School and found the content helpful and fun.
This program will help to recalibrate, reinforce and refresh your techniques including topics such as:
Overcoming public speaking anxiety
Fine tuning your business development engine
Impactful messaging that makes you stand out in a crowd
Exiting and entering group conversations
Leveraging affinity groups
The goal is to enhance your ROI and perhaps learn how to make a Cosmopolitan
“A pioneer in the corporate restructuring profession, Sheila has defined how accounting firms can broadly and successfully serve distressed businesses and stakeholders in the post-Sarbanes- Oxley compliance era. Her vision and unparalleled commitment to adapt and evolve continues to change the outcome for her clients, her firm, and the turnaround industry.” --John (Jack) Wm . Butler, Jr., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sheila Smith is currently an Advisor to Gordon Brothers following her fifteen year career at Deloitte as Restructuring Service Line Leader for the Americas Region and the US beforehand. She has participated in hundreds of bankruptcy, restructuring, financial consulting, and §363 sell-side advisory engagements. She is considered a leading authority in the restructuring marketplace and has been recognized by numerous professional organizations including TMA.
Sheila began her professional career as a special education teacher and continues to leverage that experience with her interest in training insolvency professionals.