Thursday, October 25 • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm*
You want traffic? Check out Times Square. Between the cabs, the bikes, the trucks, the cars, and the millions of pedestrians, it’s pretty much bumper to bumper 24/7. Whether you’ve been there or not, most of you are standing in the middle of Times Square. You’re surrounded by blinking and bleeping messages coming from all directions.
Building and growing a career have never been more difficult. Changing research, contradictory opinions, and business ADD has professionals running in all directions. How do you ensure you’re constantly evolving, constantly learning, constantly innovating, constantly sharing and tweeting, all while getting stuff done? The notion of a personal brand has never been more exhausting… No wonder you need a
trip to beautiful British Columbia.
Luckily, there’s an approach that you can apply regardless of where you are in your career what you want to do with it. Successful leaders and impactful personal brands are really defined by 3 things: What you think. What you do. What you say. This humorous and insightful session will provide a guide to help you calm the chaos, cut through the noise, and grow your career.
CEO, Church+State; Author, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be)
Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, Ron has been an award-winning advertising writer and Creative Director for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Fidelity, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo and many others. His advertising work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada and The Marketing Awards.
Ron is Founder and CEO of Church+State (originally The Tite Group), a Toronto-based content marketing agency and publisher of This is That Travel Guide to Canada – a best-selling, award-winning satirical book from the creators of CBC Radio’s hit show, This Is That. His past work includes being Executive Producer & Host of the award-winning comedy show Monkey Toast, in addition to writing for a number of television series, penning a children’s book, and writing, performing, and producing the play The Canadian Baby Bonus. In demand as a speaker on innovation, branding and content marketing, Ron continues to speak to leading organizations all over the world about “The Expression Economy” – his take on modern business. Ron’s own book, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be), was published by HarperCollins in 2016.
*NEW for 2018!
Thursday afternoon features workshops on Negotiation Skills and Personal Branding. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend BOTH sessions. To facilitate smaller groups and more interactivity, each workshop will run twice – once with one half of the group and once with the other half. After your group has attended a workshop, you’ll switch with the other group and attend the second workshop.