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The Meeting for Selling

“Selling is not just what the Sales department does. We are all selling, all the time. This includes selling stories, ideas, products, and, let’s not forget, ourselves.” –┬áDavid Pearl In The Reasons Why People Meet, I introduced seven different types

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My Story, Part 2: Challenge Accepted

The journey was long and tough, but that made me stronger. Not once in my professional career have I faced anything that has even remotely stressed me out the way that UW did. [This is the third of a series

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Social Networking for Professionals (for Academics)

A little over a month ago I received an email from my friend Stacey: “We are looking for a speaker for our biomechanics graduate seminar to speak on social networking in a professional setting and/or internet presence for researchers in

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Jetlag, Meetings, and Speaking Slots

In my recent post about speaking at the Canadian ISP Summit, I mentioned having “an extremely busy schedule”; well, a few days after the conference I was on-board an A380 en route to Dubai. While there, I summarized my notes

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My Story, Part 1: The Accidental Engineer

It turns out that if you make your university choices for reasons other than passionate interest and enrol in what can accurately be described as a hellishly difficult program while completely lacking any study skills or positive work habits whatsoever,

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Sharing my experience with today’s students

Last week, as part of the Alumni Speaker Series (haha, I know…right?), I returned to the University of Waterloo to speak to a group of (mostly) engineering students about my experience at UW and my career since then. It was

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