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Don't just stand there (Dec blog)

Want a thriving business? Stop delivering services…

How do your clients and prospects distinguish you from your competitors? It comes down to one simple concept:  Is your offer focused on delivery or service? “Profit is the reward of service.” – Henry Ford Professional Services industries have significant potential built right into their business. When service is truly at the heart of your work, […]

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Why Perfectionism Will Only Slow You Down

Being a perfectionist is necessary in many areas of life (for example, when performing surgery, or building a bridge) but there are a number of other situations where obsessing over every detail becomes a roadblock to efficiency. When it comes to say, sending an email to a potential employer,  pondering  over every word and structure of the […]

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3 Ways To Show Your Employees Some Love This Valentine’s Day

It’s hard not to forget that Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day for lovers, it can also be a day to show appreciation for those in your personal and professional life (remember sending all those ‘friendly’ Valentine’s in the 3rd grade?). But, particularly in the workplace, you want to be very careful that this ‘appreciation’ […]

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Presentation Pointers

Being that I make a living at making things look appealing (at least what I think looks good anyways!) I thought I might be able to shed some light on how to avoid a few of the presentation blunders. Some seem rather simple, but the moment someone has “creative” license to do as they please, […]

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Three Ways to Increase Customers through Rewards

Known as one of the most entertaining speakers in the industry, Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced “keep”), an innovative mobile rewards network that is redefining mobile advertising through a platform that leverages “moments of achievement” in games and apps to simultaneously benefit users, developers and advertisers. With top clients including […]

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AIM knows what a Digital City Means

AIM knows a Digital City Means: Apps to find parking spots, picture messaging to solve public issues, digital city mood readers … and a whole lot more This Year’s Association of Integrated Marketers (AIM) December Luncheon: “How Vancouver is creating a Digital City,” featured key note speakers Nikolas Badminton, Principal, DesignCultureMind and Jessie Adcock, Chief Digital […]

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We Retain Just 25% of What We Hear, by Featured Writer: Lisa Martin

Sound expert and TEDTalker Julian Treasure believes, “We are losing our listening.” He says the visual and auditory cacophony that bombards us daily is wearing us thin. We’re too tired to listen. Our poor brains are overwhelmed with digital stimulation from our computer screens, smartphones, TVs and every imaginable form of advertising. Putting all of […]

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