Effective Networking Skills to take the Awkwardness of out Business mixing and mingling

Kristin Marquet Before I started working in the fashion and public relations’ industries, I felt uncomfortable in social situations, was petrified of meeting and talking to new people, and hated public speaking for many reasons but shyness topped the list.  Yet, once I learned effective networking skills, my network of fashion and media contacts exploded. […]

August Jump With FastLane

The August FastLane networking event was held at Jump, a popular restaurant in the financial district. It was pretty well-attended for an event held smack in the middle of vacation period. As usual, there were door prizes, nibblies (including tasty beef sandwiches!) and much more.  Everyone had an amazing time!  The next FastLane event will […]

Up and Coming Social Club 'Toronto Business Casual' host a Salsa and Social Networking Night for Young Professionals in T.O.!

 Jenna Kashmiri (JK) “Toronto Business Casual” (TBC), a new, exciting Toronto-based social club, geared to busy career professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s in the Greater Toronto Area, recently hosted A Spanish Affair a fun night of mojitos, tapas, mingling with new and old friends Salsa dancing lessons and even a competition. This event […]

Networking Events: What Makes them Work?

Cynthia Cheng Since its establishment, Prospere Magazine has attended and covered a variety of different networking events.  Some of the events seem to target a specific age group  – for example, FastLane attendees tend to be under 40, while others I’ve been to were industry-specific or ones which target women.  Sometimes, there are events which […]

Living Your Career: Joining Professional Associations

Kyle Bernstein Many articles in professional magazines state that a large number of very successful women who own or run Fortune 500 companies don’t do any networking. Lots of CEOs of corporations have never gone to college, don’t read up on the industry, have no idea what the competition is up to and feel very […]

Networking and Marketing: What is it?

Barbara Rinehart What Exactly is Network Marketing/Direct Selling? Network marketing, sometimes referred to as direct selling, is simply a distribution system whereby goods or services from a manufacturer are sold to the end user via a network of independent distributors, or consultants. It is an extremely effective system that cuts out the “middleman” found in […]