|Date: ||Sun, 18 Aug 1996 07:20:00 EST|
|Reply-To: ||"Bassett Consulting Services, Inc." <0002395748@MCIMAIL.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Bassett Consulting Services, Inc." <0002395748@MCIMAIL.COM>|
|Subject: ||CONSUG @ NESUG '96|
CONTENT: invitation to Consultant Meeting at NESUG '96
SUMMARY: also contains form to remain on CONSUG mailing list
NAME: Michael L. Davis
X.400: C=US ; A=MCI ; S=DAVIS ; DDA=ID=2395748
AFFILIATION: Bassett Consulting Services, Inc.
P-ADDR: 10 Pleasant Drive, North Haven, CT 06473
PHONE: (203) 562-0640
VOICE MAIL: (203) 580-0170 (toll-free in Conn.)
FAX: (203) 498-1414
CONSUG @ NESUG 96
You are cordially invited to attend the Consultants SAS User Group
(CONSUG) meeting to be held in conjunction with NorthEast SAS Users
Group 9th Annual Conference (NESUG 96). This meeting is to be held
on Sunday morning, October 6, 1996 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel
in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Co-Chairs for this meeting are Michael Davis, Bassett Consulting
Services, Inc., and Judy Loren, Independent Consultant. If you have
any questions about the meeting, please contact either of the meeting
chairs. Michael can be reached at (203) 562-0640 and by email at
email@example.com. Judy can be reached by email at
If you do not plan to attend this meeting and would like to remain on
the CONSUG mailing list, please complete and return the form on the
reverse side of this announcement. In addition to verifying that you
wish to receive notice of future CONSUG meetings, the form confirms
that your address and telephone appear correctly. The form also allows
you to indicate whether you wish to appear in the public copy of our
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Independent Consultant or Employee ?
A representative of the regional accounting firm, Sullivan & Shuman,
P.C. will discuss Section 1706 of the IRS Code. This section of the
IRS code is better known by consultants as the "20 Questions", which
are used by the IRS to determine whether they consider a consultant
to be an independent contractor or an employee of their client.
Web browsers may know Sullivan & Shuman as the creator of the
CPAdvisor web site, which can be found at HTTP://WWW.CPADVISOR.COM.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. In the Belly of the Beast:
Managing the Consultant-Client Relationship
If you attended CONSUG @ SUGI 21, you heard from Andrew Karp, Sierra
Information Services, about starting a client relationship on a good
footing by clearing up expectations in advance and making sure
everything is in writing. But how do you continue this good
relationship once the project is underway? Don Jordan, ASG, Inc.,
will talk about customer interface during the job, how to meet the
client's needs (both stated and unstated), how to deliver what the
client really wants(vs what s/he says s/he wants), and how to make
sure the product will continue to reflect well on you after you have
left the site.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Business Meeting and Open Discussion
The meeting Co-Chairs, Michael Davis and Judy Loren, and Alan Dickson,
ASG, Inc., will review the current state of CONSUG, as well as
discussions held at SUGI 21 in Chicago, and recent regional
conferences. The CONSUG bylaws, as adopted at SUGI 21, the directory
of CONSUG members, and any concerns that the attendees bring to the
meeting will also be explored.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Who or What Is Answering the Telephone ?
Michael Davis will cover technologies and services available to
independent consultants to help insure that they never miss an
important telephone message (and impress clients with the speed
with which they return telephone calls). Courtesy with respect
to the client's telephone resources and telephones shared by
multiple consultants will also be covered.
11:30 - Noon Creative Problem Solving
Creativity is a trait that consultants should cultivate to improve
their effectiveness. Judy Loren will share material she is
developing for a workshop on creative problem solving. Let Judy
help to bring out your creative side.
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Alan Dickson, 40 Riverbend Drive, Yarmouth ME 04096-1153
Name: _______________________ Title: ___________________________
Address: ____________________________ City: ____________________
State: ___ Zipcode: ___________ Email: _______________________
Phone: ( ) ____________ Daytime Evening Fax: ( ) ___________
 Yes, I will attend CONSUG @ NESUG 96 and have enclosed a check
for $20 payable to Alan Dickson to cover the cost of the
 No, I will not attend CONSUG @ NESUG 96 but please keep me on
 Please do not include my listing on public copies of the CONSUG
 Please contact me about CONSUG volunteer opportunities
Registrations must be postmarked by 9/28/96.
Late/walk-in registration is $25.