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. […]

FastLane's Evening of Health and Networking

Cynthia Cheng Held at Totum Life Science on King and Spadina, FastLane opened 2010 with an event focusing on health on Jaunary 19.  As usual, the Toronto business crowd mingled and networked, while vendors displayed their health-related displays.  VEMMA, a fruit-based antioxident was there, giving out samples and promoting Verve, their energy drink.  This month’s […]

Prospere Magazine's Five Best of the Decade List

What are the five best things this decade?  Considering that much of this decade has been a bit on the tacky side to Prospere Magazine, it was actually easier to come up with five worst things than five BEST things!  However, we were able to come up with the following: USB Drive: One of the […]

Leah Oviedo Helps Women Entrepreneurs

San Diego-based entrepreneur, Leah Oviedo started working independently a few years ago.  Having a background in both business and fashion (she double majored in accounting and fashion design in college) and having worked in her family’s Colorado retreat and conference centre, she first launched Mercado del Mundo in 2005.  This boutique supported artists and designers […]

FastLane Goes High Tech!

Cynthia Cheng FastLane had its recent networking event at Woo, an Asian buffet restaurant right in the heart of the city. Featured at the event was the return of HiTech Tattoos, previously a regular fix at FastLane.  As usual, they were there to personalize people’s mp3 players and phones.  With the theme being technology, there […]

Readers OK with 'Older' Relatives on Friends List

ILast week’s question asked whether you “friended” older relatives on social networking sites you participated in.  Half of you, at 50% said that you did.  I guess we’re a mature bunch here (LOL)!  14.3% of you said that you’d never do it – you don’t want to know about their lives, nor do you want […]

Hey! You're 30! Time to be a Grown Up

What’s with “kidults” today?  I don’t necessarily mean those who’re approaching 30 and still living with their parents, but those twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings who actually act like they’re still undergraduates.  I know a few people like this.  After work, they go out to clubs or parties, often several times a week.  These are not networking […]

Poll: Do You 'Friend' Older Relatives on Social Networking Sites?

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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 […]

An Intimate Evening at Pink Schmooze 2

Cynthia Cheng Randy Tyrell’s Pink Schmooze 2 was held at Myth on the Danforth last week.  The event was a fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer research, a cause which has affected him greatly.  The party had good food, decent music, as well as grab bags at the very end. Keeping in the theme […]