Recording of the CIPS Jan 24th Live Webinar: “How to Turn 3-Minute Conversations Into Relationships, Referrals and Revenues”

FACT: Networking has evolved from a “nice to do” activity to a required professional competency. In today’s complex and competitive business environment, the scope and diversity of your network often determines both professional and personal success. 
Unfortunately, for over 90% of business professionals, it is also a misunderstood and abused business strategy. 
This webinar addresses the most common networking myths, explores secret network principles and supplies success strategies for creating and leveraging a network of relationships. 
Here’s what you will learn: 
  • 6 hidden networking trigger points and how to leverage each.
  • 5 networking payoff areas that multiply your results without extra effort. 
  • 4 strategies to maximize your impact and build trust during an initial contact.
During this session, participants will discover how to maximize every networking contact. As a result of participating in this program, you will have the ability to build more productive and profitable relationships. 

 

Presenter: Michael J. Hughes, North America’s Networking Guru
Michael specializes in helping professionals increase results by improving their ability to develop and leverage relationships. Building on his successful 23-year corporate career, he has invested the last 25 years relentlessly researching networking as a business strategy and professional competency. 
Recognized as an international networking expert, he now coaches business, corporate and sales professionals on how to achieve better results by improving networking skills.
His client list includes names like Dell, Staples, Project Management Institute, Sunlife, Alcatel-Lucent, Workopolis, Ball State University and the University of Ottawa’s Telfer EMBA Program. 
Michael’s most unique characteristic is that he has built his company from an idea to a six-figure speaking and consulting practice using networking as his sole marketing strategy. 
Michael has a unique ability to inspire minds and initiate change! 

 

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Recording of the CIPS Dec 6th Live Webinar: “Cyber Attacks are on the rise and are evolving – How should we deal with this problem”

Cyber attacks with growing scope and impact continue to grab front page headlines. No sector is immune: bad actors see relatively soft targets, with vast stores of personal data and care of critical infrastructure and services. 

In the face of evolving threats, decision-makers and Boards are increasingly looking and if not should be looking to anchor their information risk management strategy in the protection of critical assets. But, challenged with ongoing service delivery and budgetary pressures, many organizations have struggled to embrace a new “inside-out” model. And, defining and sustaining accountability remains a challenge. To help respond effectively to these evolving threats, this round table event will bring together business and technology executives, industry experts and cyber-risk thought leaders for a collaborative information sharing session. We will focus on common challenges and successes, including practical and proactive ways to improve cyber readiness at a high level. Questions and topics to be discussed: 

A new model for cyber risk management; the role of leadership, Directors & the C-Suite

Effectively engaging the board and management team on technology risk. Demystifying technology and translating technical risks into business terms 

Trends; cyber legal risks facing board members and senior management. Practical approaches, quick wins & moving from reactive to proactive risk management” 

Speaker: “Jason Doel is co founder, Tracker Networks Inc. where he manages the company’s go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing, operations and solution delivery. 

Jason works with dozens of leading organizations in Canada, the US and Europe, advising business and technology executives on practical and sustainable ways to identify, track and reduce cyber risk. Jason has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.” 

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