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eSAX podcast featuring leadership expert and lawyer Norman Bowley with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod and Norman Bowley discuss the importance of purposeful communication for entrepreneurs while networking. Norman Bowley is a communications leadership expert who recently retired from a thirty-seven year career in Law. Norman is passionate about helping professionals to communicate well.

ABOUT Norman Bowley:

Lawyer, teacher, communicator.

At 17, full of idealism and fresh out of Teachers’ College, Norm faced his first class: 35 C-Stream Grade 7 army brats, many of them less than a year younger than he, and all of them having been told repeatedly that they were failures. It was a tough year, but all survived. The kids learned a little, Norm learned a lot.

Ten years later, having learned quite a bit about education and communication, Norm went to law school.

Called to the Bar in 1981, having graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa where he took several prizes and published in the Law Review. A Masters (e-business law) was subsequently earned.

He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Society of Trusts and Estates Professionals, the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation President’s Circle, has argued in tribunals from the Provincial Court to the Supreme Court of Canada and lectured in various professional venues. He brings wisdom, patience and common-sense to seemingly intractable problems, and is particularly finicky about careful legal drafting.

Approaching his third career, he is taking his communication skills “on the road” as a speaker and trainer.


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eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

eSAX podcast featuring Michael Curran of the Ottawa Business Journal and Great River Media with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod is joined on the phone by Michael Curran, Publisher of The Ottawa Business Journal and president of Great River Media. Michael believes that when you are at networking events with other entrepreneurs, you should focus on building relationships, try to give more than you take, and help others make connections. 

ABOUT Michael Curran:

Michael Curran is the president of Great River Media. He joined the company in August 2010, when he helped acquire the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa At Home.

Previously, he was the Regional Manager in Eastern Ontario for Transcontinental Media, one of Canada’s largest media companies. During his 20 plus years in the media business, Michael has acquired experience in all aspects of media, including news, digital, event production, sales and marketing.

Michael is a graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communications and a frequent commentator on Ottawa’s business and technology scene for CTV Ottawa and CFRA.

Michael has chaired the selection committee for Ottawa’s prestigious Forty Under 40 Awards and CEO of the Year Award for more almost 20 years.

ABOUT the Ottawa Business Journal:

The Ottawa Business Journal is the leading source of business news and information in Canada’s national capital region. For almost 25 years, readers have turned to OBJ for the business news they can’t find anywhere else – unique and relevant articles and features tailored to local business managers, owners, professionals and executives. Since its inception, OBJ has engaged its audience through a variety of platforms, including newspapers, magazines, events, digital and broadcast. OBJ’s website, located at www.obj.ca, is the city’s largest business website, updated hourly with unique content. Each month, 65,000+ readers rely on the website for breaking local and national business news. OBJ produces video content each week. Visit www.youtube.com/user/ottawabizjournal to see OBJ’s YouTube channel. OBJ newspaper is published biweekly. A digital version of the newspaper can be found at https://issuu.com/greatrivermedia. OBJ magazines include the Book of Lists, Meeting In The Capital and BOMA Office Space Directory. Again, visit https://issuu.com/greatrivermedia to see digital editions. OBJ produces events with its partner, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Events include Forty Under 40, CEO of the Year, Mayor’s Breakfast Series, Fastest Growing Companies and the Employees’ Choice Awards


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

eSAX podcast featuring Blair Kilrae of Collab Space with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod is joined by Blair Kilrea, Co-Founder of Collab Space in Ottawa, Ontario. Jarrod and Blair discuss how Blair fell into entrepreneurship and has never turned back. Blair has advice for business in the start-up phase and discusses the value in collaborating and networking with other entrepreneurs.

ABOUT Blair Kilrae:

With a background in Technology Blair went on a journey to create unique spaces for business’ to connect and network. Blair’s passion is to help the entrepreneurial community to expand their individual reaches and has accomplished this through his development of Collaborative coworking spaces.

Using his charismatic and enthusiastic approach to business, Blair has touched the lives of many entrepreneurs in the Ottawa area. Having worked in a variety of industries for the past twenty years, Blair brings his passion for success to those around him. 

ABOUT Collab Space:

Story: Collab Space is the dream of Ottawa serial entrepreneurs Emile Salem and Blair Kilrea, who believe it takes a community to raise a successful business. Their vision – to create a space where entrepreneurs and small business owners can come together and support each other to overcome business challenges they may face on the road to success.

Philosophy: At Collab Space, we take a personal interest in the growth and success of every business. We don’t simply provide our members with a place to work; we offer a community of mentors and a wide range of tools and supports to help small businesses thrive.

Vision: To be the backbone of the small business community in Ottawa by being– a collaborative space where businesses can learn, grow and succeed together.


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

Managing expectations is essential for business networking events by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX Ottawa

When you go to a networking event you should have a plan. It’s wise to have measurable goals to achieve so you can judge if the event was beneficial!

ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith:

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

It’s important to share your passion when you attend business entrepreneur networking events by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX Ottawa

When attend a networking event, you need to be passionate so that other entrepreneurs will be attracted to you! When you genuinely love what you do, others will notice and be more inclined to pay attention to the vibe you give off!

ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith:

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!

Why you need to treat people as friends during a networking event by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX Ottawa

Treat people as friends, not as a number or potential client when you are meeting them at networking events. This is especially important when you connect with someone for the very first time. Don’t be a walking sales pitch! Focus on building a relationship and the business will follow!

ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith:

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

Why it’s important to research a networking event if you’re scared or shy by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX Ottawa

If you are new to networking events, or attending a new group for the first time, you can reduce your fear and have several talking points by researching the event, contacting the organizer and some other entrepreneurs who will be attending. Usually organizers of special events could use help with setting-up, or a variety of other tasks. Do this and you will find networking won’t be as intimidating!

ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith:

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

Using social media is important to help your networking skills by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX Ottawa

The next best thing to making a connection face-to-face at a networking event is to make connections through social media. Remember to tag other entrepreneurs in your posts on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc to promote engagement!

ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith:

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

Jarrod Goldsmith chatting on how he started eSAX and Sax Appeal

Jarrod Goldsmith started networking in 2011 to get gigs for his band, Sax Appeal. This podcast briefly addresses his history about moving to Ottawa, why he had to network, and how eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) was born! Like most people, (believe it or not), Jarrod was shy, introverted and didn’t like networking events at first.

ABOUT Jarrod Goldsmith:

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.

How to network if you’re shy or introverted by Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX

Networking for introverts. If it feels like a chore or if you are uncomfortable to get out of the house and attend networking events, try bringing another entrepreneur with you and check out the other great tips on this podcast episode by eSAX founder Jarrod Goldsmith!

ABOUT  Jarrod Goldsmith:

Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is recognized as one of Ottawa’s premiere champions for fostering a stronger small business community. As an active member of the Ottawa Board of Trade (as well as all previous regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area), he is one of the region’s best known entrepreneurial networkers.

Jarrod’s commitment to community engagement was further recognized when he ran for Ottawa City Councillor (Orléans, Ward 1) in the October 2018 municipal election.

Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in dozens of televisionvideo and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.

He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.

Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience) – an entrepreneur networking community for small business.

In addition, Jarrod hosts eXclusive eXperience; a monthly networking opportunity for senior executives.

As another way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, Jarrod also hosts a regular YouTube video series titled Ask the Fedora (subscribe now to learn about how to make YOUR networking work)!

Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional who is available for pubic speaking engagements and consulting. Contact Jarrod for any media requests, speaking engagements or to see how he can help your business or organization with marketing, branding, social media or networking!


Subscribe to the eSAX YouTube channel for more entrepreneur networking tips and connect with us on social media! Twitter (#eSAX) / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn

eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience – https://eSAX.ca) is an entrepreneur networking community for small business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #eSAX Makes Networking Work!

eSAX was founded by entrepreneur and musician Jarrod Goldsmith. Jarrod is a Canadian small business community builder and is the embodiment of the small business spirit. He is one of Ottawa’s best known entrepreneurs and founded Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), Sax Appeal Productions (an agency for all live music in Ottawa and Gatineau providing live jazz music, classical music, Christmas and holiday music, cocktail music, or wedding music), eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); Ottawa’s largest entrepreneur networking community for small business, eXclusive eXperience and hosts both Ask the Fedora (a YouTube video series on entrepreneur networking for smallbiz) and the eSAX Podcast series.

This podcast was produced by Barking Monkey Studio.