Thursday, 28 June 2018

Yahoo! What You Need to Know to Survive the Stampede 2018 Corporate Networking Marathon

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Networking happens everywhere at the Calgary Stampede

First impressions are everything. But so are last impressions. Make sure both are the best that they can be! Don't be known as, "That guy or gal who ..."


Throwing up on the boss’s spouse during an awkward attempt to hit on them, their son or daughter is not how you want Stampede 2018 to be remembered. It's just not!



It’s billed as the greatest outdoor show on earth. It's also a city-wide networking marathon. 

Stampede is hard to describe to people who have never been there. The Calgary Stampede is more of an all-encompassing fully engaged experience than an event confined to a geographic location.

While 1.3 million+ will pass through the Stampede Park turnstiles for the 10 day exhibition, all star rodeo and agricultural fair, a celebration of western heritage and community spirit will spread like wildfire through the city.


Jessica and Jeff Roy ready to network at Stampede events!
Companies spend thousands of PR dollars to make their event one to remember. Being on the invite list gives access to people you would never otherwise meet.

Company presidents join 100’s of employees wearing cowboy hats, shirts, blue jeans and boots. Stampede is a time for building relationships with employees, clients, suppliers and the community.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

What You Need to Know When Disaster Strikes

Houses burn during the devastating forest wildfire in
Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2016

Written by Robyn T. Braley

How will you respond on the day the unthinkable happens to your business? There is seldom a warning when an unplanned event like an explosion, fire, flash flood, IT hack, financial crisis, death or pandemic happens.

In many cases, planning for disaster will reduce the impact or even eliminate the risk. Cleaning up the warehouse, properly storing flammable materials, clearing deadwood and debris from around your buildings, providing safety training for the staff or retaining qualified IT specialists are make-sense preventative actions.
 
But, the destruction of “things” is secondary. People’s lives – men, women, children, and families - can be destroyed in an instant. The lives they knew yesterday will never be the same when disaster strikes.

A Crises Communications Plan, even one roughed out on a coffee shop napkin, can save lives, keep your business operating and protect your company's reputation.