Archive for August, 2011

Attraction Marketing – Be A Magnet: Session3B with Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt

As the owner of Inspired Business Development, Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt shares with us the steps of "Being A Magnet" to Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt

Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt

attract business to ourselves in our business.

Carolyn's true gift is her intuition in understanding people and her natural ability to inspire people to get where they really want to be.

There are 4 steps in the "Being A Magnet" portion of the Appreciation Marketing System.  They are: 1. The Rewards and Referral Program; 2. The Strategic Ambassadors - Association and Mentors; 3. Social Media Mechanisms and Schedule; 4. Networking connections and Events

We are more effective with our own businesses when we form strategic alliances with other complimentary businesses, and join mentorship groups where like-minded business people can help us see our business in a different light.

All this process is truly validated when we reward people for their referrals.  When was the last time you sent someone a gift for referring you a new client.

Contact Carolyn at: Email at:


The Art of Head Shots: Carlos Taylhardat

Carlos Taylhardat is the principal photographer of The Art of headshots.  He is a former Youth Worker with the Vancouver

Carlos Taylhardat

Carlos Taylhardat

School Board, Group Home manager with the Browndale Care Society and a Family Therapist graduate of PCFTTA.

Carlos considers being a portrait photographer an extension of his work as a counsellor.  His amazing and unique ability to connect with people, combined with his 18+ years experience in the photography field, always ensures stunning headshot results and satisfied customers.

Carlos won photographer of the year in 2005 with esteemed clients which include companies such as Microsoft, Lions Gate Studios, Phone Directories, BC Business magazine to mention a few.

Carlos' Father was a former naval captain and a diplomat, for Venezuela, so he had the opportunity to travel around the world a lot.  Through this experience, he learned 3 different languages.

Carlos says that a great headshot is not about being a perfect model, it is about bringing the personality of the subject to the photograph through their eyes.

Contact Carlos at:

Attraction Marketing – Be a Magnet: Section 3A with Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt

Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt is well known for her Inspired Business Development, as a coach, trainer, and motivational

Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt

Carolyn Cooper-McOuatt

speaker.  She brings vibrancy and contagious positive energy along with her passion for business with her in all of her communications and presentations.

Carolyn's true gift is her intuition in understanding people and her natural ability to inspire people to get where they really want to be.

In this segment of her series, we are reviewing Attraction Marketing - Be a Magnet and exactly what that means, and how we can shape our business in this area.

All too often we take our existing clients for granted in our businesses, and those are the very reason we are in business.  It is through true appreciation of these past clients that we will find the answer to repeat business.

Carolyn shares how she developed her "ideal client" and what that means to her business.

Contact Carloyn at: or email her:

Media Marketing Magnate, Owen Clark

Owen Clark is an entrepreneur.  After starting and building his online business and community, 2 years ago, through social

Owen Clark

Owen Clark

media platforms, meetup groups and live networking, he has become recognized in Vancouver as a "Notable Networker".
On top of that he runs a manufacturing business that distributes a product North America wide.
When he is not in the city, Owen spends his time playing with his 3 kids and enjoys the beautiful outdoors at his home on the Sunshine Coast.
The inspiration to start his business came about as he and his family were on a drive to Baja Mexico.  His primary marketing methods are networking and social media.  His best contacts come from "word of mouth".  All the other strategies come together to compliment each other.
Owen shares with us some of his beliefs and ideals regarding how he works with his clients and what he wants his clients to learn from working with him.  Owen Clark's key message is to "keep it simple".
Contact Owen at: or

Christmas Party Tips and Tricks with DJ Gary

DJ Gary has been in the music business for over 23 years...not only as an exciting live show band performer in Las Vegas, Reno, Japan,

DJ BoogieShoes

DJ BoogieShoes

Hawaii, Korea, Guam, Philippines and throughout the U.S. and Canada...but also as a very competent event DJ for the last 11 years in Vancouver.
In 2007 Gary Waight moved on to pursue his own DJ business with DJ BoogieShoes.  He is the only company in British Columbia, Canada that offers a money-back guarantee plus $100 guaranteed satisfaction.
Today we discuss some great ideas around planning your great Christmas time event.  Gary explains that when there is some organization and properly thought out planning with your event, people have more fun and really enjoy themselves!
We also review a few "Do's and Don'ts" of event planning.
DJ Gary shares some ideas for fun games and activities that can be used in conjunction with his services to further enhance your Christmas Event.  He is already booking for the Christmas and New Year season, so time is of the essence to get your date booked today!
Contact DJ Gary at:

Solopreneurs and the Mastermind with Cathy Demers

Cathy Demers is on a mission to support small business owners and solopreneurs to have the successful business they dream of and, this is

Cathy Demers

Cathy Demers

just as important, "have a great time building them"!  She hosts the free and is founder of
After completing a university Degree in Economics, Cathy went on to amass a combined 20 years in business development from Microsoft, IBM and as co-founder of The Electric Mail Company Inc.  This company was successfully listed as a stock exchange traded company while Cathy served as President and CEO.
Recognized for her outstanding success in business, Cathy has won the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award (Western Canada), the Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 Award, and has twice been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In this interview we discuss Cathy's Mastermind Groups and how they work.  Cathy also shares with us her beliefs and ideals regarding how she works with her clients.  In here she shares the 3 biggest things that cause businesses to fail.
Cathy also shares with us how to choose the best ways to market ourselves and our businesses.
Find Cathy at, as well as the websites listed above.

What is “Business Launch”? Jeffrey Jung

As the CEO and co-founder of "Business Launch", Jeffrey Jung has combined his background and expertise into the development of a full online marketing company, which specializes in SEO and Social Media.
Jeffrey has a background in film and television, where he formerly ran a talent agency for background performers.
Over the past 5 years Jeffrey has been involved in various aspects of internet marketing, especially in conjunction with marketing using multimedia technologies.
He currently runs a production company and has several projects in various stages of development.
Business Launch is an internet marketing company that helps small business with getting an online presence.  The company acts as a one stop shop to help businesses get everything they need to get online all in one place.
The inspiration behind Business Launch is Timothy Ferris' book, The Four Hour Work-week.
From Jeffrey's research, he discovered that 98% of small businesses do not have the funds of the knowledge to hire outside help for them to build and grow their businesses properly.  Armed with this knowledge, Jeffrey and his team decided that they could offer assistance to small businesses in all the key online areas at a very low cost to the businesses themselves.

Listen to the interview to get more of the details.
Contact Jeffrey Jung at:

BE FREE Business Expo! with Kim Gonzalez

Kim Gonzalez is a work-at-home mother of two young boys with a third child due in just 5 weeks.  She was raised in Spokane, Washington

Kim Gonzalez

Kim Gonzalez

as the second of three adventurous children.  Her family has always been a constant source of inspiration and joy throughout her life.
Kim graduated from Seattle University with a bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in math.  She worked in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome research for several years at the University of Washington following college.  Kim is entering her ninth season as a college softball coach.  She spent the summer of 2002 traveling the country with her best friend, visiting all 30 Major League Baseball parks.  She also trained for and played softball professionally before becoming a mother.  Kim's husband, Jon, is a Senior Manager for Deloitte & Touche and they reside in Issaquah, Washington.
Kim Gonzalez is spearheading a new business event, BE FREE Business Expo.  The 40 hour work week is a thing of the past.  BE FREE Business Expo is a must-attend event for anyone looking to increase their net-worth, leverage their time or gain control of their future. Whether you're a home-based business owner, sponsor or event guest, please join us in our mission to free the world one entrepreneur at a time.
With BE FREE featured companies:  You can open your own business with only a minimal investment to get started.  You can set your own hours, have the option to leverage your time by building sales teams, and can choose to stay with your current employer.  There is full-time income potential through part-time hours.
This event consists of 51 different network marketing types of businesses that people can get into for under $200 and have the potential of earning great income.  Keynote speakers will be on stage throughout the weekend and 50 guests each day receive a FREE gift.  There will be 4 drawings to win $150 cash towards your new business.
Event location: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004Phone: 425-637-1020

Michael’s interview on KKNW

On August 15th, 2011, Michael was interviewed on The Conversations Live show with Vicki St. Claire on KKNW. Listen to Michael tell Vicki how he used social media and podcasting as a tool to re-invent his career.

If you want to learn more about how podcasting can help build the relationships necessary for career or business success just go to the "Members Area" on and watch the video in the "Podcast Quick Start Guide". You will be asked to join as a member of the site but everything is free!

Why Dreams Make Money Matter! Gregory Brown

Greg Brown developed an entrepreneurial spirit early; delivering national newspapers with subscription delivery and

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

collection responsibilities as a teenager.  His first exposure to finance was as a summer bank teller.  He quickly realized that finance wasn't about the money, but more about the people.  He gets a great pleasure out of making peoples dreams come true.  Unfortunately, He has also seen what happens all too often when people don't plan, or get caught in debt traps.

Greg spent over 25 years in the retail banking and wealth management industry helping families, and independent business people with all financial aspects.  Banking focused on debt and accumulation strategies.  It did not protect people from life's road bumps and uncertainties.

Greg combines his life experiences and financial expertise now as an independent financial advisor with Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network.  He focuses on life planning needs first for clients.  He gets them to dream big, then he helps them put strategies in place to make those plans a reality.  The sooner you start dreaming, the more fulfilling your life will be.  The financial strategies are the outcome of your individual dreams.  No two are the same.

Gregory Brown

Life and Health Insurance Advisor

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Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network

Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.*


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