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Become a Connector

We want to congratulate Jen Schaeffers (AWWW, thanks ladies!) for starting this website. What she has done has become a Connector. If you have read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (highly recommend!) you’ll understand the power of becoming a connector. “Connectors are social glue.” Gladwell says that you want to know them, or better […]

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Networking is not a one-off event

Networking is not a one-off event By Guest Blogger: Desiree Dupuis, @threesixtyfg The key to networking is building long-lasting solid relationships, this doesn’t happen over night and it definitely does not happen by attending one event one time. Being a good networker means being consistent and following up. Here are my top 5 tips to […]

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Can a girl be a Waterboy?

Can a girl be a Waterboy? BC Lions Annual Waterboys Breakfast at Hastings Racecourse Blog post: Jen Schaeffers, Founder, NetworkinginVan Coming from a career in professional sports I have heard rumblings of the infamous BC Lions Waterboys breakfasts for a long time…and no, I am not talking about Bobby Boucher.  For those of you that […]

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Vancouver’s Tech Scene, by Guest Blogger: Lindsay Thom

Last week, a former classmate of mine from UBC emailed me after learning I worked for BCIC. She’s moving back to Vancouver and thought I could give her some insight into Vancouver’s tech scene. Specifically, she asked me which blogs she should follow, where she should go as she begins her job search and more […]

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The Sport Performance Speaker Series Review

The Canadian Sport Centre Pacific (CSCPacific) & The Vancouver Sport Network host a monthly networking series and panel discussion called “The Sport Performance Speaker Series” for sport professionals, athletes, coaches and students. For a city that is seemingly flooded with networking events across a number of industries, the sports industry is one that has yet […]

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To Live Tweet or Not to Live Tweet, by Guest Blogger: Tracey Rossignol

To Live Tweet or Not to Live Tweet By Guest Blogger: Tracey Rossignol Independent Consultancy – Branding Strategist and Marketing Consultant and Fashion Forward 40 – Blogger   I recently missed a local fashion event because I was sick.  I was particularly disappointed as I had been really looking forward to the event and networking.  So […]

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Continuous Learning, one of life’s greatest opportunities

“Kaizen” is a Japanese term that means “continuous improvement.”  At Better Your Best Coaching we believe that continuous learning is one of life’s greatest opportunities.   This improvement must be integral for all leaders to drive business and to develop a team.  There are many ways to do this, such as coaching, mentorship, forum groups and […]

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The Forgotten Network by Guest Blogger: Carly Fairhurst

The Forgotten Network Guest Blogger: Carly Fairhurst The Headhunters, Senior Recruitment Consultant What is prompting you to look for a new job? This is one question that I ask all of my candidates. A few common answers are: “there is no room for growth”, “others are getting promoted over me”, or “I am not getting […]

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Northern Voice 2011 Review by Guest Blogger: Shannon Richardson

Northern Voice 2011 Review Blog Post by: Shannon Richardson Northern Voice is a personal blogging and social media conference that has been going strong for the past 7 years. It started out in the basement of UBC with 100 local bloggers and has grown to now encompass social media, podcasting and photography. This two-day conference […]

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Not Failure but LOW AIM is the crime!

Success is the Ability to Make Wise Decisions Blog Post by: Jen Schaeffers, Founder NetworkinginVan.com I have been to my fair share of networking events, but one group which I hadn’t had the chance to check out yet is The Pacific Club. Thanks to one of our guest bloggers, Jesse Bowness (President of The Pacific […]

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“Our Story, Our Success” – WIL luncheon review

Last Thursday’s luncheon was a part of the WIL National Spotlight Speaker Series, showcasing female role models in business. This was one of those events you leave feeling empowered and inspired. Panel Speakers: Emcee: Rita Rogers, Senior Manager, Events, Canucks Sport & Entertainment Sandy Cimoroni, Senior Vice President, TD Waterhouse – Financial Planning. Debbie Butt, […]

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Perfect is Freaking Boring: Words of Wisdom from Vancouver’s top female execs

Last Tuesday night, Y.E.S! Vancouver hosted its annual Speaker Series event at Level Furnished Living, featuring four of Vancouver’s top female executives in a panel discussion moderated by 2020 Communications’ CEO, Heather White. The panelists included: Susan Yurkovich, Executive Vice President, BC Hydro Janet Austin, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Zdenka Buric, Managing Partner, NATIONAL Public […]

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What the heck is BNI and Meetup?

 To me the word networking means relationship building. In my opinion it doesn’t make much sense to go to one-off events in hopes of getting business. What is BNI? This is why I joined BNI and why the system is so powerful. I have been a member of BNI Amplify for 2 years and just […]

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Are you a Linchpin?

Seth Godin is a favourite of mine. He is a speaker, best-selling author, blogger and all around brilliantly quirky guy. I think he is a genius. I have read a few of his books, including one of his latest “Linchpin“. I love this book review by Hugh McLeod which I wanted to share with you. […]

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