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17 Apr Sales tips from Dikram Husseindjian

Dikram Husseindjian is a former VP of Sales at Apple Inc, Canada. Dikram is now senior partner at Embrase a consulting firm in Montreal, QC. "For the past eight years he was National Sales Manager at Apple Canada, leading the sales team to top performance in...

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16 Apr Hearts, minds, wallets

During this second day of presentations, Austin Hill, suggested a way for start-up companies to think about their pitches to investors. HEARTS --> MINDS --> WALLETS The key he says, is to first appeal to the "hearts" of the potential investors through a narrative that will get...

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14 Apr J’arrive a’ Montreal

Earlier this year, I had been invited by iNovia Capital to be among three panelists to assess a series of presentations by start-up companies. iNovia Capital "has over $158M under management across two seed and early stage funds (MSBi Investment Fund, L.P. & iNovia Investment Fund...

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25 Mar A new radio show for WETIN

We are thrilled to hear that Lau Lapides and Laurie Schloff will be hosting a new radio show with Emerson's station WETIN. The show titled "Talk Shop" is a 1 hour radio show on Emerson’s new station WETIN Web radio streamed live from 7:00-8:00 PM the...

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20 Feb Using social media to find a job

A panel discussion hosted by: The Speech Improvement Company, Inc. An increasing number of anecdotes are surfacing about people landing jobs using social networks, such as twitter (See "How Twitter can help at work by the New York Times http://shiftingcareers.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/how-twitter-can-help-at-work/) What are the opportunities, threats and strategies...

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02 Feb Comment garder son poste en temps de vaches maigres?

Les rumeurs d'un prochain plan de restructuration vont bon train; que faire pour eviter d'en faire partie? Soyez pro-actifs! Utilisez cette nouvelle année comme une excuse pour demander à votre patron et collegues, comment vous pourriez améliorer votre performance. Puis, essayez de suivre leur conseils et documentez vos...

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19 Jan The art of speech-writing

CNN's Fareed Zakaria speaks to a panel of former presidential speech writers about President Obama's upcoming first speech as President. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="101" caption="Fareed Zakaria"][/caption] http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/politics/2009/01/19/gps.pres.speech.cnn.html Our team will, as in similar past events, provide objective analysis of President Obama's first speech. For past commentaries go to our...

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13 Jan Effective Presentations Certificate Program

Effective Presentations Certificate Program Workshop Jan 29 - 30, 2009, 9:30 AM The Effective Presentations Certificate Program is designed for business professionals who need to be comfortable and effective presenters. There will be many opportunities for individualized practice and coaching in this informative and interactive small group workshop. Register...

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06 Dec Kuala Lumpur Journal – Part 5

Long day at work today, I met with 6 clients individually, doing coaching, training, video taping, [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Mandarin Hotel with the Petronas Towers on the background."][/caption]and advising. I'm tired. I had hoped to hit the pool, but it's raining. Last...

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