Program for 2012-2013June 5 2013 – Paul Huschilt "Seven Humour Habits for Workplace Wellness"
Join Paul Huschilt, award-winning speaker and storyteller, for an imaginative and hilarious quest to conquer stress. Seven Humour Habits uses laughter, interaction, personal reflection and creativity to inspire you to be your best at work, at home, and everywhere in between. Paul will share his techniques about how to get the most out of life, deal with change, build on the strengths of your relationships, and laugh at just about anything.
With 15 years of professional speaking experience, Paul understands how to promote learning and excite every audience. His words and unique tools have taken him around the globe, presenting for large corporations, associations, and his favourite charities. He works in English, French, and occasionally in Japanese. For more information visit http://speakersgroup.com/speaker/paul-huschilt.
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September 5 2012 – Senator Pamela Wallin "Visiting the World Through My Eyes"
Pamela Wallin, OC, SOM is a former Canadian television journalist, diplomat, entrepreneur, author and now a Senator has spanned more than thirty years, several continents, but with a focus always on politics and foreign policy. She is Chair of the Senate's National Security & Defence Committee.
Pamela is an Officer of the Order of Canada, having received Canada's highest civilian honour in 2007. She has fourteen Honorary Doctorates.
Pamela's journalism career began with CBC radio, then to the Ottawa Bureau of the Toronto Star, to CTV hosting Canada AM, became Ottawa bureau chief, and anchor of the CTV weekend news. In 1992, she became the first Canadian woman to co-anchor the nightly national television newscast Prime Time News. In 1995, Pamela founded an independent television company, Pamela Wallin Productions. Her media background has proved invaluable in her subsequent public service.
October 3 2012 – P.K. Smith "Co-Creating with a Purpose"
PK Smith is the author and creator of the Co-Creation Principles which he shares with businesses, charities and churches around the world. PK is also the founder of Impact Malawi, a humanitarian mission to rural Malawi. He also serves his community as the Brockville Police Services Chaplin where he offers coaching and relationships counseling to police officers across North America.
PK will be sharing the top, Co-Creating with a Purpose. He will share the individual responsibility of leaders to band together in Co-Creative Communities to both massively improve their personal position in life as well as to duplicate that success in needy communities around the world.
November 7 2012 – Formal Networking Evening
Network members ‘share their stories’ AND member formal networking evening. Join us as we are inspired, entertained and educated as WBN members share their ‘lessons learned' and success stories. This is a great opportunity for you to show the rest of the network what you and your business are all about! Be sure to bring your business cards and brochures!
December 5 2012 – Annual Christmas Gala and Auction
Note this evening is open to male guests.
Our annual Christmas Gala and Auction will be taking place on December 5th and will feature a night of food, fun and shopping. We ask that those members who wish to bring a guest make their reservations early to avoid disappointment. For those of you who wish to donate items to our auction, please note that we are asking for a minimum retail value of $25 for all items, and that gift certificates are not eligible for tax receipts. Click here to print an Auction Item Donation Form.
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January 9 2013 – Linda Willcox Whetung "How to die and mess things up!"
Linda Whetung will review what happens when you die or become incapacitated as a business person. Whether you carry on business as a sole proprietor, in partnership or under a corporation, without proper planning you can leave your family and business partners in a mess. She will review what your lenders and creditors can do and how you can organize your affairs to minimize the risk to your business.
She will also review the use of proper Estate Plans, including Multiple and Tertiary Wills, Shareholders Agreements and Insurance as means to minimize taxes and mayhem in the administration of your estate. She will also review proposed changes to the Estate Administration Act which will change the advice your lawyer will give you and why there is no such thing as a simple Will anymore.
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February 6 2013 – Member Trade Show & Workshops
Our first-ever WBN Trade Show will start in the Ballroom. We will have the pleasure of travelling around the room networking with the various exhibitors and other WBN members. Please make every effort to take the time to get to know a few more members.
Starting at 5:45 and throughout the evening there will be h'orderves (bruschetta, vegetarian spring rolls, spinach and cheese triangles, and shrimp tartlets) served butler style in the Ballroom. If you wish to rest those legs after along day at the office or on the run, there will be tables for you to be seated at. There will be a few food tables that will host buffet style meatballs, warm chicken, a mini taco station including TVP, all the fixings for taco's, cheese and crackers, veggies and dip, along with desserts: tarts, cupcakes, cookies and fruit. Also at this table will be coffee, tea and punch.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Garden Court, WBN members will have an opportunity to listen to three fellow WBN members speak on their expertise. Each session will be 20 minutes in length. Please bring lots of business cards. We will be collecting your business card at the registration table to be used for drawing door prizes throughout the evening.
To wrap the evening up, starting at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom, the last of the door prizes and 50/50 will be drawn. All door prizes will be listed and on display in the Ballroom. Door prizes must be claimed by 8 p.m.
The Holiday Inn will do their best to accommodate regular diet restrictions as in the past plated dinners with the menu provided - special menu requests this evening will not be offered.
March 6 2013 – Colleen Clarke "If You Aren't Appearing You are Disappearing"
Networking maven Colleen Clarke will guide you through a creative and 'brandful' answer to the question, "what do you do?" or "where do you work?". You will develop a metaphor or benefit statement that describes your offerings that will be memorable to everyone you meet and network with either in business or socially. You will also identify a statement image item that will help differentiate you from your colleagues and competitors. This interactive, out-of-the-box evening guarantees to amuse you and heighten your professional wonderment.
April 3 2013 – Deborah Kimmett "That Which Doesn't Kill us Makes Us Funnier"
A favourite on the speaker circuit, Deborah Kimmett is an expert at making people laugh abouth the myriad of change life offers. She will speak on "That Which Doesn't Kill us Makes Us Funnier", based on her new book. How change and resilience go hand in hand in running a creative business and life. An entrepreneur for over 30 years Deborah is the author of two comedic essay books, seven plays, and one novel. As well she performs regularly on CBC Radio, on The Debaters, DNTO, LOL and at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. This 20-year verteran of the Second City has inspired thousands of people how to say yes to the next right thing. A writer for National Magazines such as More and Canadian Living, she has a new movie called the Shirt, a movie about female prison guards, in development.
May 1 2013 – Marissa McTasney "How To Find Your Moxie?"
Marissa McTasney is the founder and President of Moxie Trades Ltd, the Toronto-based company that supplies pink hard hats and women's work boots to the trades, including Home Depot, Marks Work Wearhouse and Habitat for Humanity. She also landed a deal with W. Brett Wilson from CBC's Dragon's Den!
Marissa is a speaker who will bring an audience from laughter to tears to insight through the genuine understanding of motherhood, sacrifice, entrepreneurship, success and happiness. Marissa has experienced the tsunamis of bringing an idea to fruition. She understands what it's like to feel like you are in so deep that you can't get out. She knows how to enjoy the climb and take in the view. She will help you find your moxie, live your dream and think beyond boundaries. She'll share her stories to living a happy and successful life.