Event Operations

  • The three essential elements that make for a great speech

    Over the past 17 years, I’ve probably seen well over a thousand speakers and speeches. Some were good, some bad, some memorable, and some unforgettable. Though I sometimes joke that I’ve seen more speakers that anyone should be humanly subjected to in their lifetime, I actually consider myself lucky, as these experiences have provided me with a continuing education and perspective that most people don’t have access to.

  • A new sheriff in town: Canada’s anti-spam legislation

    There’s a new sheriff in town for anyone involved in email marketing in Canada. Its name is Bill C-28. It’s been setting up shop over the last year. Its main purpose is to enforce the email behaviour that will soon be expected of you.

  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto introduces new meeting spaces and event services

    The recently-opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, introduces to Toronto a selection of international-caliber meeting space and services worthy of one of the world’s great financial capitals. The hotel’s 12,000 square feet of meeting space includes two floors of sunlit facilities and an expansive President Suite – the largest and highest in all of Toronto – that provides an ideal setting for the most elite summits and presentations.

  • Beyond boundaries: Speaking across cultural differences

    Recently I was listening to a presentation made by a Canadian speaker at a conference in California. The audience was entirely American, and after being introduced as a Canadian, the speaker said, “There is one very big difference between speaking to a Canadian audience and speaking to an American audience.” He then began the substantive part of his speech. Almost immediately, he was interrupted by an audience member who abruptly yelled out, “Hey! What’s the difference?” The speaker responded, “That’s the difference!”

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