How To Gracefully Exit A Conversation

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You are at a networking event or business conference and you are in a conversation with someone you just met and feeling trapped.  You do not want to be rude, but you want to have conversations with others in the room.  What do you do?  How do you diplomatically and gracefully end the conversation? 

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Becoming a Motivational Speaker

Why Get a Penetration Test?

Don't worry. It doesn't hurt! A penetration test (regularly referred to as a 'pentest' - although no pens are involved) is a form of cyber security assessment conducted by a trusted security professional (or team of professionals). Organizations will arrange a pentest to get a sense of the security posture of the business or solutions offered by the business.

Are You a Financial Turtle?

Have you heard of the TURTLE EFFECT?

As we know a turtle is provided with a protective shell surrounding his body.  It provides them protection from predators and the elements of nature.  Probably the coolest thing about a turtle is home is wherever they are.  A quick tuck of the arms, legs, and head and they can rest peacefully at any time.

5 Rules of Forming Habits that will Stick

You want to change your life. You’ve got a goal in mind. What can you do to ensure that you achieve success? You know that you will need to adopt certain success habits. The following rules will help you ensure successful habits that will stay with you.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

i speak from my heart, not a script.

Being a 3 time cancer survivor does not mean I know how everyone else who is facing cancer feels.

What I do know is when I am on the stage sharing my story with the audience it gives them hope, and we all need hope.

Recorded Future Interview with Linda Ockwell-Jenner

As well as being the co-founder of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) I also own and operate Motivational Steps'Motivational Steps™ is a leading consulting and personal development company in Ontario, Canada. I am often engaged to be the keynote speaker at conferences, and speak at events. I travel globally and my topics are small business, branding, networking, stress, health & wellness.

SBCN Special Event June


In the same time frame as a regular monthly networking event 7pm 9pm, In lieu of a guest presentation, our attendees formed teams to produce marketing content for the launch of a new mentoring service we called 'ProMotion'.

Three teams created a promotional video, a 30-second audio clip and a print piece, whilst our fourth team tied everything together with a plan of how the content would be used.