Events from 2004 – Toronto Talks http://torontotalks.org Toronto's most popular speaking series Sun, 01 May 2016 13:13:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://xodmedia.com/content-management-system.php?v=4.7.4 What Keeps YOU up at Night http://torontotalks.org/past-events/events-2004/keeps-night/ Tue, 22 Jun 2004 13:22:16 +0000 http://torontotalks.org/?p=217 How to Build an Effective Go-To-Market Plan with Mark Powell (PowerPoint) Mark is an acknowledged sales and marketing professional with more than 20 years experience in creating highly effective end-to-end marketing programs, solutions and services that address specific business issues. He is a problem-solver and has implemented solutions for the leading names in the IT industry, often with limited resources ...

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How to Build an Effective Go-To-Market Plan

with Mark Powell (PowerPoint)

Mark is an acknowledged sales and marketing professional with more than
20 years experience in creating highly effective end-to-end marketing
programs, solutions and services that address specific business issues.
He is a problem-solver and has implemented solutions for the leading
names in the IT industry, often with limited resources and tight
timelines.

His strengths focus on business development, competitive intelligence,
creative and critical thinking, results measurement and management.

Nancy Hart, Partner

Nancy Hart is a founding partner of Dundurn. Her background includes 16
years in developing courses & programs for child & adult
learning in the educational industry.

Many of Nancy’s strengths are in project & program management,
implementation, creative & critical thinking, solutions adoption
& critical path development. She is involved in all of the
consulting projects and helps Dundurn implement solutions with the
cooperation of the entire team.

To Summarize

When: Tuesday June 22nd, 7 p.m

Where: New City Hall, Committee Room # 3. New City Hall is located an Nathan Phillips Square at Queen and Bay Street.

Cost: Free is you are a member of one our affiliated associations. Otherwise, we charge $20 at the door.

To RSVP, email us at rsvp@torontotalks.org or phone (416)-644-7700

Seating is limited so RSVP at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat.

All proceeds from Toronto Talks go towards Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer located in Ontario.

Toronto Talks is sponsored by LMS Prolink Ltd, providers of insurance
and investment programs to professionals across Canada. www.lms.ca

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Email Marketing: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly http://torontotalks.org/past-events/events-2004/email-marketing-good-bad-ugly/ Tue, 25 May 2004 13:17:14 +0000 http://torontotalks.org/?p=212   Nothing is More Powerful than Email Marketing with Wayne Carrigan (PowerPoint) Join Wayne Carrigan, VP Client Strategy for ThinData, Canada’s Leading email marketing company, as he guides you though real-world case studies that demonstrate what works and what doesn’t in the dynamic world of the digital message. Attendees will learn: – How to overcome challenges and ensure successful email ...

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Nothing is More Powerful than Email Marketing

with Wayne Carrigan (PowerPoint)

Join Wayne Carrigan, VP Client Strategy for ThinData, Canada’s Leading
email marketing company, as he guides you though real-world case
studies that demonstrate what works and what doesn’t in the dynamic
world of the digital message.

Attendees will learn:

– How to overcome challenges and ensure successful email marketing campaign

– Best-practices for growing your list

– How to comply with privacy and anti-spam laws

– Strategies for increasing revenue and ROI

Both those new to email marketing and seasoned professionals will benefit by attending this event.

This is a must see for anyone doing email marketing!

About Wayne Carrigan

As Vice-President of Client Strategy at ThinData, Wayne helps ThinData
clients build email communication strategies that meet the client’s
business objectives. He also heads the ThinData team responsible for
best-practices, privacy law compliance and anti-spam law compliance.

Wayne is the client advocate within ThinData and has a leading role in
the design and development of all ThinData’s Internet marketing
products and services.

Mr. Carrigan authors the acclaimed ‘Email Strategies’, a monthly
e-newsletter for e-Marketing professionals where he shares proven
tactics for using email to communicate, generate qualified leads, and
build customer loyalty.

Having previously served as Alliance Atlantis Communications Vice
President of Interactive Operations and NetStar Communications (The
Sports Network and Discovery Channel) Senior Webmaster, Wayne brings 10
years of executive management experience to ThinData and a proven track
record in creating and implementing good business strategies, and
deploying cost effective, successful Internet solutions.

A gifted speaker, Wayne has spoken at several events including several
hosted by Direct Marketing News, Pharmac, and AIMS Canada.

To Summarize:

When: Tuesday May 25th, 7 p.m.

Where: New City Hall, Committee Room # 3

Cost: Free if you are a member of one of our affiliated associations. Otherwise, we charge $20 at the door.

To RSVP, email us at rsvp@torontotalks.org or click the RSVP button (in
bright orange). Or call us at (416)-595-7484 ext. 305.

Seating is limited so RSVP early.

All proceeds go towards Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer.

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Using Leadership to Grow your Consulting Business http://torontotalks.org/past-events/events-2004/using-leadership-grow-consulting-business/ Tue, 20 Apr 2004 15:29:54 +0000 http://torontotalks.org/?p=273 Using Leadership to Grow your Consulting Business Who we are and how we do things are as much a part of the challenge of leadership as knowing the elements of good leadership. Therefore, building an effective leadership strategy depends on how well the principles of effective leadership are integrated into the leader’s personal style. The 90 minute presentation will focus ...

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Using Leadership to Grow your Consulting Business

Who we are and how we do things are as much a part of the challenge of
leadership as knowing the elements of good leadership. Therefore,
building an effective leadership strategy depends on how well the
principles of effective leadership are integrated into the leader’s
personal style.

The 90 minute presentation will focus on the observable behaviours of
effective leaders, and provide participants with the opportunity to
review a leadership process, assess their personal strengths, identify
areas for improvement and develop leadership plans.

Discussion topics will include:

· Leadership Versus Management

· Characteristics of a Good Leader

· Key Leadership Practices

· Building Trust

· Building and Maintaining Morale

· Recognition and Rewards

The style of the presentation will be highly interactive and
participative and the topics will be explored in a number of ways
including small and large group exercises, activities and discussions.

About Allan Ebedes

Allan is the founder and CEO of Management Mentors International Inc.
(MMI), a training and development company that is dedicated to helping
people build better businesses, better organizations, and better lives.

Allan graduated with a B.Com degree, from Johannesburg, South Africa
where he was born. Allan came to Canada in 1973 and earned an MBA
degree from the University of Toronto, and also qualified as a
Chartered Accountant in 1976.

However accounting did not fulfil Allan’s entrepreneurial spirit and in
1977 he became a partner in a medium sized furniture and appliance
chain called Stuarts Furniture & Appliances. This was sold a few
years later to The Brick.

In 1979 Allan started the Toronto School of Business. This grew to
become the largest chain of private career colleges in Canada, with 50
locations coast-to-coast training more than 10,000 adult students a
year for careers in accounting, business, computers, information
technology, secretarial sciences, travel and tourism, hospitality, and
health care. 10 Years later, in 1989, he took the company public on the
NASDAQ stock exchange.

Over the past 25 years, Allan has managed the training of a quarter of
a million adult students, and he has personally trained over 1000
adults. Training and motivating people is his passion

Allan is listed in Who’s Who in American Education and he is a member
of the World Presidents’ Organization. Allan lives in Thornhill with
his wife and 4 children.

To Summarize:

When: Tuesday April 20th, 7 pm

Where: New City Hall, Committee Room # 2

New City Hall is located at Bay and Queen Street. It is the two inwardly facing concave buildings – hard to miss.

Cost: Free if you are a member of one of our affiliated associations (check our list if your not sure).

Otherwise, $20 at the door. All proceeds go towards Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer located in Ontario

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Revenue Canada Boot Camp http://torontotalks.org/past-events/events-2004/revenue-canada-boot-camp/ Thu, 01 Apr 2004 14:09:20 +0000 http://torontotalks.org/?p=209   …for Self Employed Consultants with Leslie Slater (PowerPoint) Are you self employed? Concerned about the rules that Revenue Canada has mercilessly thought out for you? Want to learn the tricks from a savvy accountant like incorporation, income splitting, tax deferral, tax breaks, pension maximization, and lots of other great ideas. Join Leslie Slater for a capitavating tell all from ...

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…for Self Employed Consultants

with Leslie Slater (PowerPoint)

Are you self employed? Concerned about the rules that Revenue Canada has mercilessly
thought out for you? Want to learn the tricks from a savvy accountant like incorporation,
income splitting, tax deferral, tax breaks, pension maximization, and lots of
other great ideas. Join Leslie Slater for a capitavating tell all from an accountant’s
perspective. This is a must see if you are self employed!

About Leslie Slater
Leslie runs her own management consulting and chartered accountancy business
in Toronto, Ontario. For 15 years, she has been helping entrepreneurs succeed
by ensuring that their businesses are truly vehicles to the fulfillment of their
personal goals. She helps her clients match their individual strengths and desires
with the business opportunities.
A much sought after speaker, Leslie also writes and speaks on the topics of
entrepreneurship and financial planning. She has been featured on the Life Channel
discussing business start-up, and on WTN discussing financial planning.

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How to Increase your IT Consulting Revenues http://torontotalks.org/past-events/events-2004/increase-consulting-revenues/ Tue, 23 Mar 2004 14:00:52 +0000 http://torontotalks.org/?p=203 How to Increase your IT Consulting Revenues with Andy Papadopoulos (PowerPoint) Office System 2003 provides significant new consulting opportunities since it is all about solutions and not products. The opportunities can be with regards to better teaming and collaboration, better process management capabilities, improved personal productivity, and or business information for everyone. Microsoft has solution accelerators that you can leverage ...

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How to Increase your IT Consulting Revenues

with Andy Papadopoulos (PowerPoint)

Office System 2003 provides significant new consulting opportunities
since it is all about solutions and not products. The opportunities can
be with regards to better teaming and collaboration, better process
management capabilities, improved personal productivity, and or
business information for everyone.

Microsoft has solution accelerators that you can leverage to drive
additional consulting opportunities to your It consulting practice.
Eric will focus in on one of the six solutions accelerators, namely
Office Solution accelerator for sales proposals. This solution helps
sales teams write more winning proposals with greater speed,
effectiveness, and compliance.

Eric will also demo and showcase the functionality of Office System 2003.

About Eric Moll

As a Business Productivity Advisor, Erik acts as a consultant to
organizations on leveraging current technology assets and on improving
overall business productivity.

Erik brings more than 17 years of experience in the information
technology industry to his current position. For the last four years at
Microsoft Erik was the Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows
2000 Server and NT 4.0 Server Senior Product Marketing Manager. Before
joining Microsoft Canada in 1998, Erik spent five years at
Hewlett-Packard, first as a Technical Specialist, then as the company’s
HP NetServer and Networking Marketing Manager. Prior to
Hewlett-Packard, Erik spent four years at Compaq Canada as a Systems
Engineer and four years at NORR Partnership Limited, an architectural
and engineering company, as the company’s Manager of Information
Systems.

Erik has a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from McMaster University
and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the
University of Waterloo.

To Summarize

When: Tuesday March 23rd, 7 p.m

Where: Metro Hall, in the Council Chambers. Metro Hall is located at 55
John Street in downtown TO. John Street runs north and south between
King and Wellington, west of University

Cost: Free is you are a member of one our affiliated associations. Otherwise, we charge $20 at the door.

To RSVP, email us at rsvp@torontotalks.org or phone (416)-595-7484 ext. 305.

Seating is limited so RSVP at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat.

All proceeds from Toronto Talks go towards Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer located in Ontario.

Toronto Talks is sponsored by LMS Prolink Ltd, providers of insurance
and investment programs to professionals across Canada. www.lms.ca

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The Best Business Presentation that you have Ever Slept Through http://torontotalks.org/past-events/events-2004/best-business-presentation-ever-slept/ Tue, 20 Jan 2004 16:37:42 +0000 http://torontotalks.org/?p=279 with Curt Skene Drawing on his award-winning career at Microsoft and ExecuTrain, his years as a Certified Hypnotist and that of being a father (yes, kids can provide incredible business lessons), Curt Skene will inspire his audience with ideas on how to find more business, create more opportunities, be more creative and have more fun. The fact that anyone may ...

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with Curt Skene

Drawing on his award-winning career at Microsoft and ExecuTrain, his
years as a Certified Hypnotist and that of being a father (yes, kids
can provide incredible business lessons), Curt Skene will inspire his
audience with ideas on how to find more business, create more
opportunities, be more creative and have more fun. The fact that anyone
may jump up and quack like a duck…. well, that would just be pure
coincidence!
In this presentation Curt will demonstrate the powerful role that the
“Right Brain” plays in influencing business opportunity. The audience
will learn how assumptions, perception, emotions and imagery can and
will, impact your bottom line. Throughout the session Curt will
introduce and present a number of insights and questions that he feels
every business professional should be asking themselves.
In this session the audience will learn:

  • What drives personal motivation to succeed?
  • How do assumptions, associations and perception impact buying behavior?
  • What do people really buy?
  • Creating WOW!
  • Understanding that people buy with emotion and justify with logic.
  • And much much more…

About Curt Skene
Curt Skene is a seasoned business executive, a dynamic corporate
educator and certified hypnotist who passionately combines his proven
business background, with his hypnotic training to provide audiences
with an “out of the box” approach to getting things done! His mission is to share his experience and expertise
and show people “how they really can use their thoughts and knowledge
to powerfully change their lives, business and improve their bottom
line!” He is a man who walks his talk !
Curt spent 7 years at Microsoft Canada where he won worldwide
recognition for his ability to grow his technical training business
from $800K to over $20M in just five short years. He is the worldwide
founder of many innovative programs one of which became a major
Microsoft initiative (Skills 2000) that helped tens of thousands of
unemployed people find new careers in the Information Technology
industry. In 1997, Microsoft Corporation recognized Curt as their best
Training & Certification Program Manager in the world.
In October 1998, Curt left Microsoft Canada to become President and
Chief Operating Officer of ExecuTrain Canada, a 15 million dollar
computer training business. In his first year Curt lead his Canadian
team to winning four worldwide awards (in business excellence, sales
growth (x2) and business leadership). No other country had ever
accomplished that feat.
He is a showman at heart, known for his energy, engaging storytelling and interactive ways for motivate his audience.
For more info on Curt, click www.aahhah.com

To Summarize:
When: Tuesday January 20th, 7 p.m.
Where: New City Hall, Committee Room # 2
New City Hall is located at Bay and Queen in downtown TO. They are the two inwardly facing concave buildings – hard to miss.
Cost: Free to members of affiliated associations. Everyone else, $20 at the door, donated to Camp OOchigeas (www.ooch.org) a camp for children with cancer in Ontario.
To RSVP, email us at rsvp@torontotalks.org or phone (416)-595-7484 ext. 305. Seating is limited, so confirm early.

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