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My Tupperware List | Social Commentary

| April 16, 2017 | 11 Comments

Happy 2013 my dear readers. As with every new year, it is a time to once again dust off the lock box and pull out that dreaded LIST OF THINGS TO DO. brrr. One common defining aspect of such lists is that they are long. This may be the reason then that most lists never […]

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EXPATRIATE LIVES

EXPATRIATE LIVES

| March 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

Occassionaly I feature guest bloggers on my blog who are experts in one of the areas of focus of my blog. I have known Barbara personally for several years as a career coach and she has extensive insight on various career counseling aspects. Here is a recent piece by her on expatriate lives. Enjoy. And […]

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A Tale of Two Newspapers | Social Commentary

A Tale of Two Newspapers | Social Commentary

| February 27, 2017 | 7 Comments

“The results might amaze you” Our story begins in the fair City of Calgary, where exists two grand newspaper families (well of course there are more, but these two are the two grand families in town). Family 1: The Heralds Family 2: The Suns As you can see the Heralds have been proud of their […]

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Larkycanuck Productions launches ‘White Hat Project’

| February 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

On Monday August 6, 2012 (Canada Heritage Day) Larkycanuck Productions officially launched the White Hat Project in the City of Calgary, Alberta. The iconic white hat symbolizes the spirit of the new west (viz. the City of Calgary) and its entrepreneurial cred and warm hospitality. For over 60 years, Calgarians have welcomed visitors officially by […]

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Social dynamics of getting a response back online | Career Tips

Social dynamics of getting a response back online | Career Tips

| January 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

It is a fairly simple process to get a response back from another person during a face to face conversation – Walk up, greet, speak, ask, listen! It is quick, simple and mostly instantaneous. However, it is a whole different matter when using online communication and social media tools in trying to elicit a response from […]

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When Can You Make Personal Calls at Work? by Claire Suddath | Career Tips

When Can You Make Personal Calls at Work? by Claire Suddath | Career Tips

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was quoted in this article published in Bloomberg Businessweek Click on the image above to view full article

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The only thing you need to say after getting turned down for a position | Career Tips

The only thing you need to say after getting turned down for a position | Career Tips

| December 17, 2016 | 8 Comments

So you believe you had the perfect interview, aced all the questions asked, responded intelligently, asked the interviewer all the right questions, had a great vibe going, and sent in your thank you card/email/call etc. Most importantly, you were well prepared and knew a lot about the organization and the company. Miriam Salpeter, job search […]

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5 ingenious secrets of bidding at silent auctions revealed

5 ingenious secrets of bidding at silent auctions revealed

| November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Silent auctions are fun and engaging ways to fund-raise at events. They benefit the fundraising organization by offering a relatively low-cost way for fundraising and the bidders by offering interesting auction items that could potentially be obtained at a bargain price. Silent auctions held at museums or not for profit art galleries may offer a […]

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Downtown Revitalization Project : Lessons for Canada

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

I step out on to the streets on a balmy summer morning with the daily newspaper tucked under my arms headed to the neighborhood coffee shop. The smell of fresh roasted organic java of some variety is evident in the air inside. The coffee shop is typical of most independent neighborhood cafes with relaxing couches, tables, […]

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