Summer vacation…time to recharge, recalibrate and re-energize

Thoughts and tips to help you maximize the benefits of your vacation break By: Frema Engel, MSW Specialist in Mental Health and Building Healthy Workplaces Chair, Speakers Listening – CAPS Peer Support Program. With summer in the air, many of us are counting the days to vacation. We look forward to taking a break from… Continue reading

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President’s Message – June 2015

Your CAPS Advantage Booklet!   Has this ever happened to you?  Someone asks you what the benefit of being a CAPS member is and you just can’t seem to put it into words?    Well…over the last 2 years we have asked many of our fellow CAPS members just that - to describe in their… Continue reading

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Expert Accelerator Video Series Launch

As you know, one of the greatest benefits of belonging to CAPS is the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.  Our wonderful community is brimming with experts who generously share their wisdom with their fellow members.  Wisdom that can help each of us learn more about what it takes to… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – Hemingway or Twain? Understanding Your Author Personality

Hemingway or Twain?Understanding Your Author PersonalityJeanne Martinson, MA When we read about an author we admire, we say to ourselves, “This is how they do it. This is how they write. This is how they research. This is how they edit. This is how they market. It must be the right way." And then we… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – History of Our Profession Series

Persuasion of the Speaker Rules the WorldJoseph Sherren, CSP, HoF, CSPGlobal In the ancient city-state of Athens, Greece, public speaking was a central part of everyday life. Athenians placed great importance on the art of public speaking, specifically persuasive rhetorical speech, which was used to sway public opinion and implement political reform. Orators who excelled… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – Finances Matter! Series

Finances Matter! Series The Wonderful World of GST/HSTLorn Stanners, CMA Have you joined the queue of people trying to figure out what rate of GST/HST (Goods and Services Tax /Harmonized Sales Tax) to use when you are working or selling outside of your home province? Rest assured you aren’t alone.   Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – Make a Run for the Border! But Get Your VISA First

Make a Run for the Border! But Get Your VISA first!An interview with Lainie M. Appleby of Guberman Garson Segal Immigration Lawyers A new speaker arrives at a Canadian airport and is clearing customs to the USA. "Where are you going, sir?" asks the US immigration officer.  "To speak at a conference in New Orleans!”… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – New Members

We are pleased to welcome new members who have joined CAPS recently. Congratulations on making this commitment to invest in the future success of your business and to share in the development of CAPS. Here are our new members for March – May 2015: Professionals Mario Lambert, CAPS MontrealHeather Moyse, CAPS TorontoSunil Pathak, CAPS CalgaryLinda… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – Good News

Good News: Sharing Extraordinary Achievements of CAPS Members Colleen Cole released her second book, Umoja A Journey From Success to Significance which is about her transformation in the desert during her first trip to Africa 2012. Michael Bayer, CSP, won the Toastmasters International District 64 Speech Contest on April 25, 2015, qualifying him to compete… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – Conference Thrills

Conference Thrills CAPS 2015 Halifax Convention -- A Opportunity to Step Up and Out!(Call for Volunteers) It may seem far in the future; however, the 2015 CAPS Convention in Halifax will be upon us before you know it! As Convention Chair for Volunteers, I am hereby asking you to consider two requests: Plan on attending… Continue reading

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