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Confidence and Networking

As a new grad, gaining confidence has been something that has floated in my mind for the past few months. Entering the workforce full time for the first time is a bit intimidating.  Confidence is something you need to be able to rock whenever you enter new conversations. I’m often much more drawn to people […]

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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic holds “Booze and Branding” event in B.C.

The Vancouver headquarters of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics recently moved to a brand new location in Vancouver! Now they are a one-stop shop that houses all of their departments (including production and packaging) under one roof. During a conversation I had with Zeba Manki, Talent Resource Manager at the Lush head office, she explained how […]

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Sewing Seeds for Future Growth

The world is full of connections. When I say this, I mean that when you are introduced to someone through a friend or contact, their network will most likely have at least someone in it who you already know, and dozens of others who are just a mutual aquaintance away. The problem is, when you meet […]

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Top Five Networking No-No’s

For those who are relatively new to the realm of networking, there are a handful of tips to remember whislt you fill your calendar with prospective events this fall. Some might think these are obvious, but surprisingly enough, some event goers haven’t yet read the memo. How easy it can be to slide into “networking […]

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The Power of Informal Networking

Not a fan of awkward silences, overpriced event tickets, or that ever-growing pile of business cards that’s just collecting dust in the corner? You are definitely not alone. Fortunately, expanding your professional network doesn’t have to mean attending structured events that can take up anywhere from one to three hours of your busy schedule. Because […]

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Networking Your Summer Socials

Since I graduated last month, a lot of things have been swirling around my head as I embark on my career. In this latest series, I’m committing to chronicling my adventures and how networking plays a role as I venture into life post university. For my first post, I’ve been thinking of how there are […]

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Ladies Who Lunch: Event Review

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Ladies Who Lunch event at the Arbutus Club. The invitation stated to dress to impress with hats and fascinators. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a large garden party hat or a fascinator, but my was the room decked out in some beautiful outfits. It was really […]

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From Mediocre to Remarkable

Since Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, I haven’t been able to look at my career the same way. I was excited when booking myself a seat at the Art of Marketing Conference in Vancouver, BC – heck, Seth Godin was going to be speaking! I remember reading his book Tribes in university when completing my BA […]

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Are you Truly Listening?

Most people believe they are listening when others talk. But believing something doesn’t make it real. We live in a society where it’s not uncommon to read an incoming text or email while sitting across the table from someone. You may find yourself scanning the news while you’re on a conference call, or mentally preparing […]

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Are Your Connections Working For You?

Having a great network is one thing, but putting it to work for you is a separate talent. As a leadership coach I often see people who are concerned with being well-liked at work. Others spend inordinate amounts of time trying to connect with the higher ups. People that really get how to use their […]

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Are you a Great Connector?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, ‘Am I a great connector?’ This question is crucial if you want to shine as a leader in your organization and community.Being a great connector isn’t about knowing everyone in town or being a social butterfly. It’s not about wowing people with your personal network, charisma and talent. Great […]

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Advice from Business Legend, Frank Giustra by feature writer: Brian Soregaroli

So, what is there to learn from legendary Vancouver businessman, Frank Giustra?  Interviewed by BC Business Magazine publisher, Peter Legge, at their Top 100 luncheon event on June 26, 2013, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, he shared with an audience of several hundred, stories of his varied career and the insights he gained along the way. […]

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Enter to win a ticket to the Social Media for Non-Profits conference happening on June 25th

NetworkinginVan.com is teaming up with Social Media for Non-Profits for their next event on June 25th at SFU Harbour Centre *full day event. The ticket value is $250 and gives you access to the full-day program, access to all breakouts, continental breakfast, and lunch. Enter now for your chance to win! We have two tickets to giveaway. About […]

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