eSAX: Networking in Ottawa eSAX Makes Networking Work! Wednesday, July 8, 2015 (6 – 9 pm) Featuring: Master of Ceremonies Dylan Black (of Boom 99.7 FM) and Orleans Chamber of Commerce Nancy Morris (Business Psychologist Specialist) Dr. Wendy Knight Agard (Leadership Mentor) eSAX Networking Event Photo Gallery: [srizonfbalbum id=8] eSAX is an entrepreneur networking event that encourages startups to create […]
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The beginning of a new business is an exciting time. There are so many new ideas and endless possibilities, but how do you start to talk about a budding business when it’s not quite off the ground yet? One thing I’ve noticed is that people are reluctant to talk about their business ideas for a […]
For some, eye contact can be a strange thing. It can be intimidating, or it can feel very intimate, considering the general wisdom that eyes are a “window to the soul”. Eye contact is an important type of nonverbal communication which many believe can show mood and intention, and it is an important aspect of […]
Last week we talked about your business cards, but let’s take a step back and talk this week about branding, naming, and your logo. Strong Branding Creates Strong Connections When most people hear the word branding, they think colors and graphics, but branding actually goes deeper than that. It includes logos, naming, taglines, and even […]
When you prepare for a networking event there is one essential that you can’t overlook: your business cards! Your business card is as important as any other first impression at a networking event in Ottawa. Your card should represent your company in both design and copy. It is highly recommended to use a professional graphic designer […]
Have you thought about exhibiting at eSAX as a way to promote your products / services to 100’s of other businesses? Having a booth is a great way to increase the likelihood of sales, but all of the principles of networking still apply. You are promoting your business, but you are also out there making […]
One of the most important, but often overlooked, part of successful networking is the handshake. The origins of handshakes are interesting. They were originally a sign between medieval knights (or ancient Greeks, depending on who is telling the story) to show that they were approaching each other unarmed. Handshakes have remained a way in which […]
The latest eSAX event was another great success! Despite the extreme cold alerts we were under, we still had over 200 people make their way to Funhaven to enjoy a night of networking. Our sponsors and guest speakers helped to facilitate connections and help empower new Ottawa entrepreneurs. Taking a look at the Twitter feed […]
If you are familiar with marketing, you may have heard of the “Rule of 7” that suggests a marketing message must reach a potential customer at least 7 times before they make the decision to buy from you. Obviously that number is flexible, with some prospects buying sooner or later than the seventh communication, but […]
Are you a new entrepreneur wondering if you should make networking a priority in your business? Aspects of every business are relative to each business owner. That’s why you’ll never hear someone tell you an absolute that will make or break you. This means it is important to look into the facts and get some […]