CAPS celebrates its 20th anniversary on July 8th!

Associations for professional speakers have global reach and membership. While many Canadians belonged to National Speakers Association (NSA) in the United States, and many continue to participate in the networking and learning with their colleagues there, 20 years ago a few visionary folks decided it was time to form a uniquely Canadian association as part… Continue reading

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Celebrating our founders, leaders of the past, and where we are today

As I had the honour to travel across our great nation visiting each CAPS chapter I couldn’t help reflect on the beauty of our country, and the values as citizens we hold. As we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, and CAPS 20 years of existence, we all should celebrate those who had… Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate CAPS 20th together!

CAPS 20th anniversary is around the corner (July 8th to be exact) and the celebration continues. Many chapters are conducting celebrations on July 8th, which is fabulous. Take lots of pictures and post them. CAPS will celebrate coast-to-coast and at Influence (NSA) 2017. As we shared with the Chapter presidents there will be some internal… Continue reading

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2018 CAPS Convention

We are so excited to announce that the CAPS 2018 National Convention will be held in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore Hotel.  Many of you will remember this venue from the GSS in 2013.  It’s an amazing venue in a beautiful location and it’s perfect for our CAPS Convention. In addition, we are thrilled announce… Continue reading

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Hair today, gone tomorrow…

If you saw me at the Edmonton convention, you would have seen me sporting my new ‘haircut’ – in razor talk it’s called the #2! Less than a week prior to convention I had my long dark hair shaved off, live on stage, in front of 350 people. To say it was an emotional evening… Continue reading

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Great to see CAPS member Peter Chapman, president of grocery consultancy GPS Business Solutions quoted in this Globe and Mail article!

On Friday June 16, 2017 we learned that Amazon planned to purchase Whole Foods, a US organic supermarket chain, for $13.7 billion. While there have since been numerous news pieces analyzing the deal and what it means for grocery sales, and retail in general as this huge online player disrupts the distribution system with the… Continue reading

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Giving Blood – A Chapter Challenge

Unless you are one of the rare CAPS members who does their marketing and client contact from beneath a rock, you are likely well aware of the health challenge facing my friend and colleague, Randall Craig. Randall is currently keeping his spirits up (200% by his own admission) as he moves through chemotherapy (which is… Continue reading

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Inspiring a new generation of readers one book at a time

Our CAPS president Suzanne Stevens, CSP, shared her CAPS presidential message on CAPS Cares and her personal journey of moving to Africa to support leadership, advocacy and education for women. Suzanne’s inspirational message to encourage CAPS members to be creative in how we give back in our business, got me thinking about how we could… Continue reading

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Connecting to What Matters!

Success!!! CAPS Manitoba hosted the first CAPS Cares event on May 17 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at the St. Boniface Library in Winnipeg. Taking the lead in this initiative, the event was entitled “Connecting to What Matters. Promoting mental health awareness and well-being”. The purpose of this event was to bring awareness to… Continue reading

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