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We are passionate about helping clients and candidates learn about social media, personal branding, and social recruiting.

Please click on What Makes us Unique for a list of previous speaking engagements and client presentations or call us at 416.746.3553 x 234 to book.

Past Events:

Impact99 (November 7)

The Social Workplace Leaders' Conference (The First HR and Social Media Conference)

This one day conference focuses on helping businesses and employees better understand and leverage social media in the workplace. You’ll be instructed by 20 of North America’s most respected social media coaches on what you need to know in each of the top social media platforms.

Talk is Cheap (November 15)

Creating your Digital Personal Brand (to stand out in the Social Media "Ecosystem")

By defining what you want to do, say, and write online, social media takes on a whole new meaning and a clearer direction - especially when you need to stand out from the crowd. Future employers are using social networks to find out more information about you – so it’s important to define your online personal brand. Our focus will be on defining your personal brand on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and how you can gain an advantage when you participate in the whole social media "ecosystem". Some takeaways: how to build your digital personal brand and tips to stand out online.

DevTO (January 30, 2012)

How to Deliver Effective Client-facing Presentations: A Crash Course for Developers
DevTO 6:00pm

You know your stuff. As a developer with extensive technical abilities and exceptional problem solving skills, you have a good career. However, not-so-strong communication and presentation skills can inhibit your full potential when it comes to your professional growth.  Under-practiced communication skills can hamper your career especially when there are client-facing situations at your workplace.  Would you like somebody else to present and communicate your brilliant technical ideas to the client and get the spotlight?

By following a very basic formula in making a presentation, borrowed from the internationally acclaimed Toastmasters Club, we will show you how to take your career to the next level and really show your clients that you are an expert in what you do, including:
  • How to make effective, simple presentations easily without breaking a sweat.
  • How to develop a positive, winning, and convincing attitude when working with your clients.
  • How to present technical concepts to non-technical audiences and get them to agree with you.

Social Media Week Toronto (February 13, 2012)

Your Digital Footprint and Society's Shift Online
401 Bay St. 6:30pm

Society began shifting human interactions online since the early 1980s. In 2011, every kind of social group is finding their own space to interact with online in the form of niche communities. Do you have a digital footprint? Is it personal or professional? What is best? How do we cope with “default private” to “default public” in the generations to come?

ConFoo Montreal (February 29 to March 2, 2012)

Personal Branding for Developers

By knowing your personal brand (and communicating that message to others) you can help advance your career as a software developer. If your personal brand communicates value and is recognized easily, people will turn to you to work on more exciting projects. This will result in more exposure at your organization and within your industry to help you advance your career or initiate new business opportunities. Learn about how you can position your skills to really communicate what you do.

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5300 Yonge Street, Suite 202, Toronto, ON M2N 5R2 | 416.746.5335

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