The 7 wonders of the world of Partner Connect

8th August, 2017

Each year, MYOB Partner Connect surprises with its emotion and passion. I’m not sure that an outsider would expect that of a software event, but that’s what happens.

It’s the people who attend that bring that passion, of course — and not just from our keynote speakers.

The passion comes from the people who sit at the heart of business in NZ: amazing bookkeepers, wonderful accountants, and rock star MYOB Approved Partners.

Last year was truly life-affirming. So, what can you expect this year?

Here’s my list of what to watch for.

7. Circles of success

This is something new for Partner Connect 2017.

Four intensive sessions with your peers, finding opportunities through shared experiences.

This is hands-on, high value content focussing on growth strategies, client transition opportunities, add-on knowledge and more.

6. The team excursion

Whether it’s a day out at the local event, or a long weekend, Partner Connect represents a wonderful opportunity to get away with the team.

A couple of days of intensive learning and information sharing, coupled with a couple of days of sightseeing and Wellington entertainment (or at least the amazing coffee).

Don’t underestimate the impact a trip like this can have on team morale and engagement.

5. The Partner Program

It’s been a long time coming, to be sure, but it’s here!  So what now?

Program manager Mereki Nieman takes you behind the scenes to unlock value in the new partner program (and give you some peeks into what’s to come).

4. Meeting friends, old and new

One thing I know is that Partner Connect is a joyful experience.

Partners break from their day-to-day to catch up, compare notes, make plans, laugh, cry, share a drink, and laugh some more.

3 – The MYOB roadmap

What’s the plan? Where’s AccountRight Live heading? What’s next for Essentials? Is multicurrency coming soon? Why should I care about the MYOB dashboard?

Dale Dixon and friends will explain all.

2. Keynote Amanda Gore

Amanda combines scientific information – based on the latest psychology and neuroscience – with a truly hilarious presentation to bring insights which will leave you with a new passion for what you do every day.

But don’t just take our word for it!

If you want a speaker that makes your people feel good after the speech, there are hundreds of good speakers out there to choose from; go get one. But if you want your people to be feeling good and making positive changes for weeks and months and years after, then Amanda Gore is your simple choice. She truly is someone who motivates your people to stop, think, analyze and change. She leaves an incredibly uplifting impact on her audiences. Your people will truly thank you for bringing Amanda into their lives. If you want a real catalyst for lasting, positive change, Amanda Gore is your clear choice! – Jim McPhee, CFE CEO Franchise Synergy

1. MC Michael Crossland

Michael was the hit of Partner Connect 2016. His story moved a room to tears. This year he joins us on day two only, so there’s one chance to experience Michael’s joyful, moving take on life.

MYOB Partner Connect 2017 focusses on your success. Walk away inspired and prepared for what’s to come.

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