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Having a Dream

I loved watching the Olympics and I love the stories the best. Seeing the pride of people representing their country, and seeing people winning a medal was spectacular. Above all though I loved the stories of the athletes and what being there meant to them. One after another these athletes ...

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Sales and Sushi: Are They Really That Different?

Why is “sales” such a scary word for so many? When we think of sales, it often conjures up a stereotype of a pushy, aggressive used car salesman. The salesperson is slick, and the customer is always on the losing end of the relationship, right? I think selling is like sushi for many people. ...

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Where the Magic Happens

There is a lot of magic happening presently all across Vector Marketing Canada. We’re in one of our biggest sales weeks of the entire year right now. Is that because the 2nd week of July is known widely amongst families as the time of year to invest in quality cutlery. No. It is because we have ...

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How To Select a Great Mentor Coach

For over 30 years, I’ve been blessed to have been both informally and formally mentored; I have informally mentored others for over 18 years and formally coached dozens for the past 7 years. When mentoring is executed well, there’s nothing better; once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never want to ...

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Skills that Last a Lifetime

It’s amazing to think that summer is upon us! Having just started with Vector Marketing Canada in the London Sales Supports Office last August it’s wild to think how quickly time passes when you’re having fun and it doesn’t feel like work! It a great feeling waking up every day and going to work ...

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Yes, It’s The Knife Thing!

So, you’re home for the summer. You see family and friends and they ask what you’re doing. You tell them. And they say – with a nose wrinkle or eyebrow crunch – “Is that the knife thing?” Or even better, 20 years later in my case, “Are you STILL doing the knife thing?” Yes I AM!! If you are too, ...

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Do What I Say, Not What I Do

One day I was sitting in my office, waiting for my assistant manager to come in for a meeting with me steaming. I was upset because he was 10 minutes late to a half hour meeting, and this was not the first time. When he finally arrived, I had to have yet another talk with him about arriving on ...

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From the Feet Up

I started ballroom dancing a few months ago and have really been enjoying it. And I have started to find that the more I enjoy my life outside of work, the more I can enjoy my life inside of work as well. But it has also taught me quite a few other lessons as well. When you watch an amazing ...

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Canada’s National Management Conference

I just spent the most incredible 4 days with the best of the best in Vector Canada! From last Thursday to Sunday, we had our current managers & future managers all together to kick off the summer of 2012! We had incredible special guests like DVM Drew Frank, Trent Booth, Mike Monroe, Jake Koon, ...

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