Ricky Steele’s Next Act

My friend and fellow Columbus-ite Ricky Steele will again be the speaker at the 2006 kick off meeting for the TAG Entrepreneurial Forum Series. If you haven’t had the privilege of seeing Ricky present, you have really missed out. On top of being the “guru” of business networking, he is also one of the funniest guys you’ll ever meet. He’s a stitch.

Ricky will be sharing his new presentation entitled Deeper Into The Heart Of Networking. This presentation will expand on the ideas shared in his 2004 book, The Heart of Networking. If you haven’t read this book, drop everything you are doing and get thy rear end down to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy, or order one from his web site. This book is essentially $10,000 worth of free networking coaching jammed into 100 or so pages.

This particular presentation will focus on the importance in investing in your career and also in the importance of continuing your education. In this economy it is critical that you bring value through many resources if you are going to separate yourself from the pack.

Ricky brings a wealth of knowledge through his years as an entrepreneur having won the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year in 1986 and as a director of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a client partner at Korn/Ferry International, and now as the Chief Development Officer at Thompson Technologies.

By the way, if any of my fellow CIO/CTO level executives out there are looking for ways to strategically augment your existing IT staff – look no further. David Thompson, Ricky Steele, and the rest of the gang at Thompson Technologies will be the only call you need to make. Aside from being extremely efficient at what they do, and being consistently lauded by various “Fast 50” lists, they are also a classy bunch that stands behind their promises.

Ricky will be available after his presentation to answer questions and to sign copies of his book, The Heart of Networking. More information about Ricky can be found at his website, www.rickysteele.net.

About the Speaker:

Ricky Steele is a published author with the release of his first book, The Heart of Networking, in September 2004. Steele is currently Chief Development Officer for Thompson Technologies. Previously, Steele served as a client partner with Korn/Ferry International, a director for PricewaterhouseCoopers, chairman and CEO of QuadBase Software, president and CEO of Innovative Media, founder and president of SunBelt Transportation Group, and publisher of Georgia Travel Publications, Inc.

Steele was honored as the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year and The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Steele one of the “Who’s Who in Technology.�? He is intensely active in community service. Steele is the founding chairman of both Atlanta’s Table and Hospitality Helping Hands, a former board director for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hands On Atlanta, and is an Alumnus of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia.

The presentation will be held on January 5th, 2006, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the King & Spaulding Law office downtown:

King & Spalding
191 Peachtree Street, 50th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Directions: Please refer to the King & Spalding website: www.kslaw.com

If you are a member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), admission is free, otherwise its $20 at the door.

Yes, I realize that 7:30 AM is dreadfully early, and driving downtown from Alpharetta will be no picnic, but it is never too early to network with your fellow TAG members and Georgia business leaders! See you there!



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