E99: Discovering the power of LinkedIn with LinkedIn Expert, Janice Porter

E99: Discovering the power of LinkedIn with LinkedIn Expert, Janice Porter

Janice began her career as a teacher, was a corporate trainer for many years and has now been in business for herself for several years. She found her niche coaching and training business professionals to network at a mastery level and turn their connections into new business. Her passion is working with motivated people who are coachable and want to build their businesses through Relationship Marketing and Networking – offline & online.

Episode Overview:

 

LinkedIn training is a huge part of Janice’s business – she believes anyone in business or looking for a new position, needs to have a professional LinkedIn profile, and that it is a powerful online platform for attracting new clients or being found by recruiters. It is also a valuable tool for building and strengthening one’s reputation and authority in his or her field.

In this episode:

  • How she got into the LinkedIn world and what fascinates her about it
  • Why people underestimate LinkedIn's power
  • How to connect and build relationships that really matter
  • Your not networking to make friends but to build relationship that will take you somewhere
  • Janice shares how to set-up a proper LinkedIn profile using my LinkedIn as an example
  • Why asking recommendations are important
  • and so much more!

Janice knows how powerful it can be for one’s business to build relationships and show appreciation to prospects and clients alike. It really is all about the follow up! She is affiliated with a company called SendOutCards – and shows her clients how to use this system to show appreciation, stay top of mind with people, and increase their sales. If you are interested in hearing more about LinkedIn, effective relationship-building strategies, appreciation marketing, or receiving solid networking information, Janice welcomes your calls.

 

Resources Mentioned:

Janice Podcast – Relationships Rule Podcast

Sapna episode on Janice podcast: Connect the Dots: How to Turn Strangers Into Meaningful Network Relationship

 

Connect with Janice:

JanicePorter.com | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

 

 

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E98: The Growcer – providing hydroponic systems to Canadian regions to promote local produce with Corey Ellis

E98: The Growcer – providing hydroponic systems to Canadian regions to promote local produce with Corey Ellis

Corey Ellis is the Co-founder and CEO of Growcer, a company started with the goal of providing a tool to grow food in any climate, all year round. His unique perspective as a social entrepreneur has helped him understand how to enable community-level impact through profitable market-driven business models.

Episode Overview:

You know that moment that you just get inspired and think… WOW! I’m glad someone really thought about that. It will make the world a better place! That’s just what happened! I got to sit down and chat with Corey Ellis is the Co-founder and CEO of Growcer, a company started with the goal of providing a tool to grow food in any climate, all year round. 

We talk about so many topics: 

  • How a trip to the Arctic, inspired Growcer
  • How this innovative idea is helping farmers, entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • The balance of being socially good & profitable has created a WIN-WIN-WIN situation
    • empowers remote Canadian regions to grow fresh produce locally using modular hydroponic systems
    • Saving water
    • Helping feed the growing worldwide population
    • Eliminating Carbon Footprint
  • How Canada is a food insecure country
  • The Dragon’s Den experience

And so much more!

 

About the Growcer:

Growcer is an innovative approach to allow communities and businesses to grow food year-round. Our offering includes our core technology (modular hydroponic equipment, with automation and remote monitoring, making it user-friendly), along with business support and expert horticultural and technical know-how for the lifetime of their system. What's more, Growcer systems can grow fresher, better tasting products closer to consumers, without costing more than current prices in most markets. With this model, Growcer empowers people to adopt this new solution for 21st century farming, and makes it possible to grow more with less – moving us to a future where our food system can be more sustainable.

To date, Growcer technology has enabled millions of servings of vegetables to be grown in some of the world's harshest climates – including within the Arctic Circle. Growcers have been deployed in temperatures below -50C and above 40C.

 

Connect with Corey:

TheGrowcer.ca | Facebook | Twitter: @the_growcer and @corey_w_ellis ‏ | LinkedIn | Instagram

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How to turn strangers into meaningful network relationships.

Cheat sheet:

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E97: How Lemay is changing the AI consulting industry with Daniel Shapiro

E97: How Lemay is changing the AI consulting industry with Daniel Shapiro

Dr. Daniel Shapiro is a Canadian entrepreneur and academic. The focus of his work has been deep learning artificial intelligence, including, enterprise consulting (Lemay.ai and Stallion.ai), audit automation (AuditMap.ai), trading algorithms (Investifai), and biological neural networks (Nuraleve). Daniel has over 30 peer reviewed publications and patents.

Episode Overview:

 

  • What AI is based on his perspective
  • How AI can help in customer segmentation for marketing and sales
  • We talked about how AI can help the consumers with their privacy
  • Do more with less
  • What job sectors will be affected by AI
  • Where will AI go in the following years
  • What is Lemay.Ai and so much more!

 

About AuditMap:

AuditMap is an idea funded using proceeds from our AI consulting business. Bootstrapping your own idea with your own money forces you to ask tough questions. We serve enterprise clients, and found that humans in these organizations are bad at diving into a large set of internal company documents and pulling together a coherent story about a given topic. With artificial intelligence we identify critical statements through the lens of an organization's “Audit Universe”, and their Enterprise Risk Management Framework. It's like an AI-based search engine, trained using expertise in the internal audit domain. AuditMap handles the tedious matching and classification across time, so that executives can understand upcoming risks in key segments of the business before they turn into financial losses or penalties.

 

About Lemay.ai:

Lemay is led by two engineers, Mathieu Lemay and Daniel Shapiro, PhD, performing research and development and rapid deployment of solutions in the field of Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning (AI/ DL). They have delivered AI/DL products to both private and public sector clients, and have performed research in the AI/DL fields of natural language understanding, automated data segmentation, sentiment analysis, recommendation systems, text/image similarity and more. Currently, their bilingual team holds 5 patents, 8 certifications, 35 publications, and 2 PhDs. Lemay’s team has grown to 10, and continues to grow. They cooperate with their joint venture partner Stallion.ai for projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

 

Related Links:

Future Shock? The impact of automation in Canada's labour market

 

Connect with Jay:

Lemay.ai | Twitter | LinkedIn: Daniel Shiparo and Lemay.ai

 

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How to turn strangers into meaningful network relationships.

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E96: The difference between creativity and innovation with Paul Sloane

E96: The difference between creativity and innovation with Paul Sloane

Paul Sloane is an experienced speaker, course leader and facilitator. A recognised authority on innovation and creative speaking, he speaks and gives workshops to leading corporations around the world. He is also the best-selling author of How to Be a Brilliant Thinker, The Innovative Leader, The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills and editor of A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, all published by Kogan Page.

Episode Overview:

 

Do you want your team to generate great ideas and deliver successful innovations? 

I have been following Paul Sloane for awhile now, his tweets always made me giggle. He really is the Innovation King! We chat on this episode around numerous areas about Innovation:

You’ll discover: 

  • The difference between creativity and innovation
  • Different ways to measure Innovation
  • How employees need to be idea generators
  • Risk Takers vs Risk Avoiders – man versus women
  • Innovation Audit and so much more

 

About Destination Innovation:

 

Destination Innovation is a consultancy service led by Paul Sloane to promote lateral thinking and innovation. We help improve the agility of your team. We help people improve leadership and innovation. We provide talks, workshops and facilitation.

 

Related Links:

 

 

Recommended Books:

 

 

Connect with Paul:

Destination-Innovation.com | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

 

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How to turn strangers into meaningful network relationships.

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E95: What exactly UX/UI design is & why it’s big deal with Hipo Labs CEO, Taylan Pince

E95: What exactly UX/UI design is & why it’s big deal with Hipo Labs CEO, Taylan Pince

Taylan Pince is the CEO & Founder of Hipo, a product studio that has helped launch businesses in a myriad of industries, including healthcare, finance, smart home, education, and natural sciences. For the past two decades, Taylan has focused on developing tech products that improve lives and change industries. His expertise in product design and development, as well as mobile, web and emerging technologies, have contributed to the success of more than 100 companies worth over $10B collectively.

Episode Overview:

UX/UI design is really like a secret sauce for a company to really shine brighter than the rest.

This episode is for those that want to understand how UX/UI can really benefit their business to make them more innovative. In fact, UX/UI design philosophy is something that everyone should adapt. We should really look to understand the experience from a consumer perspective and design that intentional experience with that in mind.

UX Design refers to the term User Experience Design, while UI Design stands for User Interface Design. Both elements are crucial to a product and work closely together. But despite their professional relationship, the roles themselves are quite different, referring to very different parts of the process and the design discipline. Process design teams use to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. This involves the design of the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including aspects of branding, design, usability and function

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What exactly UX/UI design is & why it’s big deal
  • How Hipo is built on a philosophy of Empathy
  • The power of a discovery sprint
  • How tech is not a disruptor
  • The fastest growing segments looking to adapt UX design
  • And so much more

 

About Hipo UX:

Hipo is a product development company that works with startups and enterprises across the world to bring novel ideas to market. At Hipo, they specialize in providing their clients with two critical things: flexibility and quality. They can build maintainable and scalable product solutions very quickly and efficiently, so their clients can focus on growth and sales.

 

Resources Mentioned:

Roncesvalles, Toronto

Book: Radicalized by Cory Doctoro

Book: New York 2141 by Kim Stanley Robinson

 

Connect with Taylan:

HipoLabs.com | Facebook | Twitter: @taylanpince and @hipolabs | LinkedIn: Taylan Prince and Hipo | Instagram

#FutureProof Course

Learn management consulting timeless secrets that will always keep you ahead of the curve.

Connect the Dots:

How to turn strangers into meaningful network relationships.

Cheat sheet:

Optimize the networking benefits with less effort? Less effort, More results and so much more.

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