Overcome Your Fears and Speak Effectively

Overcome Your Fears and Speak Effectively

Jerry Seinfeld joked, “Most people would prefer to be in the coffin than giving the eulogy.” He was referring to the well-known statistic that people fear public speaking more than they do death. Even when I was a red-faced, shaky-voiced speaker dreading...
Dressing Business Casual is No Easy Task

Dressing Business Casual is No Easy Task

The invitation arrives. You RSVP yes and you’re all set to go to the event, except for one key detail. The invitation says “business casual” and you’re not exactly sure what that means. Even my friends D, Mindy and Gord of the Fresh 103.1 FM...
Role in Events Shifts for Sponsors

Role in Events Shifts for Sponsors

Last week, I received a request for information on how to maximize the sponsorship of a business networking event. Last month, I worked with a company to answer this same question. If we consider the number of events that happen and, subsequently, the number of...

Remembering a Marvellous Mentor

I’ll never forget lunch on the first Tuesday in October 2001. It was my first volunteer committee meeting, my first time at the London Hunt Club and it was the first time I’d heard Ron Logan utter the words, “Well, that’s just...
Make Your Brand Stand Out From Crowd

Make Your Brand Stand Out From Crowd

Do you know there are 32 versions of Tide? Not one box of detergent states this Tide is better than the next, just that it’s different. Toni Newman, a Catalyst for Customer Touchpoint Innovation brought this to the crowd’s attention at a recent Canadian...