Clarity in Business Branding

By | April 27th, 2018|Member Contributed|

By Loreto Cheyne Lola Design I believe business communication is really about getting your message   out understood and connecting you with the people that need you   To do that you need CLARITY. Clarity, I think, is the key to creating a great message.   I’d like to share 3 things to help you [...]

How networking is like dating

By | October 5th, 2017|Member Contributed|

Jacquie Bushell, Residential Mortgage Specialist with Oriana Financial Annie Gélinas-Olive, owner and healing practitioner with Let’s Talk… Coaching & Energy Healing Both Jacquie and Annie are part of the Marketing and Communications Committee (M&C) and strutted their stuff at a WBN breakfast on how to utilize your networking skills, both in person and online. First off, [...]

Member Spotlight – Kimberly Cheesman

By | September 4th, 2017|Member Contributed|

Kimberly Cheesman Business & Life Coach Rhapsody Strategies What makes you stand out? What makes your business unique? What are the core values that help drive you to succeed and why do you believe in what you do? You know you deserve the best out of this life — your one life. You know you’re [...]

Entrepreneurs: Three key questions to ask yourself at mid year

By | July 11th, 2017|Member Contributed|

In January, I set some goals for my business. And like you, I woke up this morning realizing that half the year is over. As a coach I decided to reflect on my business progress using a tool that I often encourage my clients to use. So before you head out for a well deserved [...]

How to Improve Your Mingling Proficiency

By | June 23rd, 2016|Member Contributed|

In my recent blog “How to Improve your Small Talk Ability,” I discussed seven tips to enable you to hone this skill and confidently engage with others in conversation.  A place where we truly get to put our small talk abilities into action is at a networking event. It is therefore important to know how [...]

Tips For Reducing the Risk of Losses Due to Fraud

By | June 14th, 2016|Member Contributed|

Many organizations/businesses feel that due to their small size they are not susceptible to fraud. Unfortunately, this is not true. Even the smallest of organizations/businesses have been, and can be, targets of fraud. In fact, smaller organizations/businesses have disproportionately large losses from asset misappropriation, and are much less likely to recover from a fraud. This [...]

How to Improve Your Small Talk Ability

By | June 3rd, 2016|Member Contributed|

I recently posted a blog entitled,“Why are Soft Skills so Important to your Professional Success?” In it, I defined “soft skills” as personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people and noted that it is also a synonym for people skills - which includes your character, personality and competence. What is a [...]

Why are Soft Skills so Important to your Professional Success?

By | May 19th, 2016|Member Contributed|

“Soft skills” are defined as personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.  Your “hard skills” refer to your technical skills and expertise required to do your job. To highlight the difference between “soft skills” and “hard skills," imagine the following scenario.  You are a company producing solar panels.  Your [...]

2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala – Decoding the Dress Code!

By | April 19th, 2016|Member Contributed|

  I have been a proud member of the WBN for ten years.  During that time, I have had the pleasure and privilege to sit as a member and Chair of the BYA Nominating & Awards Committee, as the Secretary on the WBN Executive, and as the Co-Chair of the BYA Gala Committee. My favourite [...]

How to Handle Challenging Client Situations with Grace

By | April 1st, 2016|Member Contributed|

When a client is purchasing a service or product from you, he or she has numerous, unspoken expectations of you and your business. Meeting client expectations is not enough in today’s competitive business arena.  Exceeding expectations is a must if you are to succeed. If you ever find yourself in a situation where a client [...]

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