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Power Lunch Series

Power Lunch is back, and going virtual!

You’re invited to join us as we serve up our Power Lunch featuring workshops from selected members to deliver expertise you can use to grow your business. Our Power Lunch leaders will walk you through information on a range of business topics, offer key takeaways, and answer your questions.

Power Lunch will be held once monthly from October 2021 through March 2022, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, delivered virtually.

As this year’s sessions are free for participants, we ask that you keep your registration to no more than two sessions, to allow for a larger diversity of attendees.

 

2021/2022 Series Details

 

Tuesday October 26, 2021

7 Ways to MORE Productive, Engaging, and Collaborative Online Meetings

Corrie Melanson, Corrie Melanson Consulting Inc.

Over the past 18 months we have all participated in many virtual meetings.  Join us for this Power Lunch to develop skills for more collaborative and productive meetings.

In this session you will:

  • Review engaging online meeting tools
  • Create safer and more interactive meetings
  • Craft meaningful meeting openings and closings

Register here.

 

Tuesday November 30, 2021

Thinking Outside the Webinar: Using short form video to build your brand and entertain your audience

Anita Kirkbride, Twirp Communications Inc.

We will bust the myth that short form videos are for teens who dance and prove they can be used for professional business purposes.

In this session you will:

  • Identify how short form video fits into the content ecosystem
  • Determine if your business is an appropriate candidate for short-form video
  • Discuss various video platforms
  • Learn how to recycle content across platforms
  • Adapt content into short-form videos

Register here.

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Champion Yourself to Wellness

Ann-Marie Flinn, Champion Foundational Change

Is business stressing you out? Are you struggling with keeping yourself feeling healthy and happy and staying consistent with your positive self-care practice? “Champion Yourself to Wellness” will provide you with evidence-based information that will empower you to make small yet impactful changes in your life that will improve your health and well-being for years to come.

In this session you will:

  • Identify signs of stress on your body and mindset
  • Identify intentional disengagement
  • Practice 7 practical tips for destressing

Register here.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Creating Content for Social Media

Allison Smith, Dandelion Digital

Content creation is a key marketing tool for businesses and one that many struggle with. To succeed you need to be able to attract your ideal client/customer/community. This workshop is geared towards entrepreneurs who want to better understand how to create content for their ideal audience through photography & social media.

In this session you will:

  • Create product flatlay images
  • Edit photos with iPhone
  • Build a photo gallery for social media
  • Build a customer avatar

Register here.

 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Essential Branding for Entrepreneurs

Amy Harrison, Pixels & Pieces

Learn what’s involved in launching and maintaining a brand and how branding relates to your business. Take it one step further with a hands-on graphic design activity using Canva.

In this session you will:

  • Review all of the moving pieces that are a part of a brand
  • See the connection between branding and business goals
  • Be introduced to basic graphic design concepts
  • Design a social media post

Register here.

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Building Your Social Media Content Plan

Ingrid Deon, Word Craft

Ingrid’s easy-to-use social media content planning system will guide you on how to create content pillars to keep you organized and focused, map out your social media posts and schedule them so you don’t have to keep worrying about what you’ll post next.

In this session you will:

  • Determine the best times to post on your business’ social media accounts
  • Divide your social media content into 4 to 7 content pillars (themes)
  • List social media post ideas that fall under each content pillar
  • Plan a monthly social media content calendar
  • Schedule social media posts in advance

Register here.

For more information:

Courtney Schmidt
Cape Breton Business Advisor
courtney.schmidt1@msvu.ca