Monday, March 13, 2017

Leveraging the Technology for Branding: Presentation March 20

Poster: Society of Internet Professionals: Leveraging Technology for Branding
You are invited to join our Pre-launch event

Leveraging Technology for Branding

Date and Time:
Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location:
Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 3

100 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

This event will interest entrepreneurs, IT firms and consultants
Registration is required as seats are limited

A keynote address the why and how of rebranding, applicable both for new branding or re-branding of your entrepreneurship. The talk will explore various strategies.

This talk will be followed by a case study of SIP and the process it is going through a rebranding after a good run of over 20 years. An opportunity will be given to some people to be part of this process to re-brand SIP, they will be provided free SIP membership too.

Speaker: Peter de Jager, a keynote speaker/writer/consultant relating to the issue of managing change of all types within our organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from problem solving, creativity and change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security and business. He’s spoken in 37 countries and is recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker.

Presenter: Max Haroon, a social entrepreneur and an author is a retired entrepreneur in the IT and the Internet enterprises. He has worked in three continents in various capacities. He is the founder of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) and the Life Transformation Institute. Max has authored seven books in the Life Learning Series, in conjunction with subject matter experts. He has architected many websites and digital publications.

Please find more details:
http://sipgroup.org/events/SIPrebranding/

Registration Information:
Free Pass: Register at https://www.meetup.com/SIPmeetup/
or email rsvp@sipgroup.org

For more information, please contact:
Vikas Ramrakha, Event Director   
events@sipgroup.org
or phone: 416-558-3061 
Max Haroon, President
rsvp@sipgroup.org
or phone: 416-891-4937

Role of Branding in Marketing, Society of Internet Professionals, poster
Poster: Society of Internet Professionals
Role of Branding in Marketing
Toronto City Hall, Comm. Room 3; March 20, 2017 at 5pm

Do not forget bring lots of business cards, one for the door prizes raffle and to “Brand” yourself.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Are You Joining Us at the Winterlicious Lunch?

Meetup Invitation to SIP Winterlicious Lunch
Trio Restaurant, January 31, 2017

Are you joining us at the Winterlicious Lunch?

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM


Where: Novotel Hotel North York - Trio Restaurant
Address: 3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto, ON


Every winter, we have been participating in the Toronto Winterlicious program, which makes reputable restaurants to open their door for a affordable fixed price lunch.

We have been to dozen restaurants in the past. This year too, I have made a small reservation at TRIO Restaurant, Novotel North York on Tuesday January 31 at noon. Please budget for 25 cash (lunch is $18).

Details of the Restaurant:
Restaurants by ACCOR HOTELS: NOVOTEL TRIO

Lunch Menu:
Open Table: Trio Restaurant and Bar – Novotel Toronto North York

We will have a SIP volunteers meeting after the lunch from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

It is a good opportunity to meet me and your co-host Vikas and other volunteers.

Max Haroon | Founder
Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)
http://sipgroup.org/

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Re-Launching Society of Internet Professionals

Poster: Re-Launching - Society of Internet Professionals

Help us to Relaunch SIP by becoming a Board Member or Founding Sponsor

The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) is a not-for-profit organization was established in 1997 with a mandate to uphold professional standards of internet professionals.
Since 1997, SIP has spearheaded a professional code of ethics and many initiatives, educational programs, and networking events.
Review our resource-intensive website sipgroup.org and past events at sipgroup.org/photographs

SIP Achievements
We are proud of multiple initiatives we have taken; some of them are listed below:
  • Over one-hundred Networking events with Business and the Internet experts
  • Educational Workshop by leading technology leaders
  • Resource Intensive Website
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Publishing SIPpost, a weekly tech briefs
  • Job Board
  • Participating at trade shows in Canada and USA
  • Accreditation of Internet Professionals
  • Professional Code of Ethics

After a good run coming to 20 years, we would like to move with the times and reinvent the organization with a new mandate and a new structure.
One of the initiatives we are planning is creation of TEDxSIP (TED-like event for the Internet community).
We are looking for some selected and committed Internet professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations, who would support us by becoming a Founding Sponsor, be part of the Board/Committee to make it happen.

We envisage your contribution and involvement will help us in:
  • Drafting a new Charter and Mandate
  • Forming a new Board
  • Establishing Fund for Operation
  • Organizing events and other initiatives

As a Founding sponsor, you will get the following Benefits
  • Part of our Speakers Bureau http://sipgroup.org/membership/speakers.htm
  • Speak at our events
  • Share our booth at Trade Shows
  • Promote your product/services at our events
  • Part of Board

We sincerely hope that you consider this proposal to be a Founding Sponsor of SIP and share our vision and your passions to help others.

Strategy Meeting
ReLaunch meeting is planned for January 12, 2017 at 4 pm in Toronto, please send an email to receive the details.

Max Haroon
rsvp@sipgroup.org
or phone: 416-891-4937
Vikas Ramrakha   
events@sipgroup.org
or phone: 416-558-3061

Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)                                                           
120 Carlton, Suite 305, Toronto, Ontario  M5A 4K2, CANADA 

Join Us on:
Meetup: SIPmeetup
Facebook: Society of Internet Professionals
LinkedIn: Society of Internet Professionals
Blogger: Society of Internet Professionals
Twitter: @SIPgroup

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Join Social Media Week in Toronto: June 6-10

Social Media Week in Toronto: June 6-10, 2016
SMWiTO: An Independent Social Media Week in Toronto: June 6-10, 2016

Participate Locally in Global Social Media Week: June 6-10, 2016

After three long years, Social Media Week is back again in Toronto as an Independent event!

SMWi Toronto (#SMWiTO) will take place in downtown Toronto the week of June 6, 2016, as Social Media Week takes place around the world in cities like Los Angeles, Mexico City and Bangalore.

SMWi Toronto “At-A-Glance”

SMWi Toronto is a conference and celebration of social media taking place this June as part of Global Social Media Week.

Why You Should Attend Social Media Week #SMWiTO?

Find more information about SMWiTO: https://smwitoronto.com/

Get your Independent Social Media Week in Toronto passes now, and enjoy 20% off with this discount code: “20SMWI”.

We hope to see you there!



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016? Training with Paul Tobey
Poster: SIP event Digital Marketing and How to Prepare for 2016
Business Training with Paul Tobey Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Paul Tobey will walk you through 3 Training Modules
designed to get you up to speed on improving your sales funnel.
 

You are invited to attend our upcoming seminar

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016
 
When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: LiveStream Studios @ Training Business Pros
Adress: 25 Lesmill Rd, Unit D, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2T3
(Leslie and York Mills). FREE PARKING and accessible by TTC.


Digital marketing is a strategy that uses interactive channels to data mine, build a tribe or community around a brand, service or product and convert leads into sales.

Businesses need to channel their marketing efforts through the website, mobile, social media and traditional media. 

Attend this training to get high value business intelligence into how to build your sales funnels and automate the process.

Presenter: Paul Tobey, CEO of TrainingBusinessPros
 
Paul Tobey, CEO of Training Business Pros., photo
Photo: Paul Tobey, Digital Marketer, CEO of Training Business Pros.
Credit: trainingbusinesspro.com


Paul Tobey is an author, lead trainer and a keynote speaker. Not only he is an alumni speaker for SIP events, Paul has shared the stage with the likes of Brian Tracey, Dave Chilton (Dragon's Den) and several other influencers at such events such as ICON, Royal Lepage Annual Conference, Learning & Performing Conference, Financial Post Conferences and hundreds more. 
He is the CEO of Training Business Pros Canada’s Top Digital Marketing Training Company www.trainingbusinesspros.com. The company has trained over 50,000 business owners across Canada and the USA, to a high degree of positive outcome, with some of his clients recognizing Paul as their catalyst to helping them earn millions.

Details:
http://sipgroup.org/events/2015mktg

Registration: 
Fee: $25 per person, but no charge for first 50 Registrations.
Please register at http://2015dec9.eventbrite.ca
If you are unable to attend then please email to get the details of online streaming of the event
Update: No live stream available. We have added an incentive for you to come and receive a book by completing a short survey.

For more information,  please contact: 
Laura Tyson, Event Coordinator at 416-670-6688 or lauratyson88@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: TRAINING business pros

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Learn about Crowdsourcing: This event is CANCELLED


Society of Internet Professionals at the the North York Civic Centre

You are invited to participate in our upcoming seminar

Crowdsourcing 101

We have postponed this event. Watch for the new date.
~ SIPmeetup

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3
Address: 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5V
 

Event Details: Crowdsourcing 101

What is this phenomenon of Crowdsourcing?

All great ideas and projects need resources to make them happen. The Internet has opened that pool of resources which were never available before.

The Internet has given a new meaning to the word “Openness” by opening up all kinds of resources for collaborating regardless of the size of your business especially for startups.

Wikipedia, e-Learning, crowdfunding, project management and even sharing economy are some good examples.

Come and listen to some great speakers with a dash of fun, network with our sponsors, your peers and some industry leaders.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Tyson, Event Coordinator at 416-670-6688 or auratyson88@gmail.com
Vikas Ramrakha, Program Coordinator at 416-558-3061 or vramrakha@raigrantinsurance.com

What is this phenomenon of Crowdsourcing?

SIPpost: What is this phenomenon of Crowdsourcing?


Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Collaborations in the Digital Age: SIP 18th Anniversary Celebration September 24

Collaboration in the Digital Age: SIPgroup poster
Poster: Collaborations in the Digital Age

You are invited to join our 18th Anniversary Celebration

Collaborations in the Digital Age

When: Thursday, 24 September 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue: Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 2
Address: 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Event Details: SIP 18th Anniversary Celebration

The internet has given a new meaning to the word “Openness” by opening up all kinds of resources for collaborating regardless of the size of your business especially for startups.

Wikipedia, e-Learning, Crowdfunding, project management and even sharing economy are some good examples.

Come and listen to some great speakers with a dash of fun at the Toronto City Hall.

Network with our sponsors, your peers and some industry leaders.

Let us know if you have such a success story of collaboration to present at this event.

Details:
http://sipgroup.org/events/18anniversary/index.html

Download the Event Brochure:
http://sipgroup.org/events/18anniversary/brochure2015Sep24.pdf

Collaboration in the Digital Age: SIPgroup Toronto

Eventbrite: Society of Internet Professionals 18th Anniversary Celebration
Collaborations in the Digital Age, September 24, 2015 Toronto City Hall

Register at the Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sip-18th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-18369490641

or

Register at the Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/SIPmeetup/

For more information, please contact:
Laura Tyson, Event Director at 416-670-6688 or events@sipgroup.org
Max Haroon at 416-891-4937 or rsvp@sipgroup.org

SIPpost:  Why Would You Miss This Once-a-Year Celebration!


Hello SIPpost Reader:

Why Would You Miss This Once-a-Year Celebration!


In case you missed the news!

The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) 18th Anniversary Celebration is on September 24 (6 pm) at the City Hall, Toronto.

Hear insights from seasoned speakers, network with a dash of fun and food.

We will also invite you to an after event party in Yorkville as our guest.

Like previous years, we will have the house full but there are still few seats available.

There is no charge for you to register.

Click here to RSVP now!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Membership Benefits in alliance with Rai Grant Insurance Brokers

SIPpost: Society of Internet Professionals in alliance with Rai Grant Insurance Brokers

Hello SIPpers:    

As a subscriber of SIPpost not only you access to informative and insightful knowledge of the industry, but also save in your personal life as well.

You can receive a 25% savings on their personal Home and Auto Insurance, only offered by our SIP group rate through the SIP Affinity Program.

For more information, please contact our group representative or visit us at
http://www.raigrantinsurance.com/soc.htm
or call Vikas Ramrakha at (416) 558-3061

Rai Grant Insurance Brokers: Society of Internet Professionals Member Benefits


Business Group Insurance: Society of Internet Professionals

Adding more to our membership benefits, The Society of Internet Professionals in alliance with Rai Grant Insurance Brokers is able to extend to all members a discount on their personal Home and Auto Insurance.

Some of the added features with this program include:
  • A complete selection of Home & Auto insurance products at preferred, below retail market rates of 25%
  • Monthly payment plans with no service fee (additional 3% savings)
  • Preferred network of contractors, suppliers and auto repair shops with a lifetime guarantee for their work
  • Professional 24-hour claims handling backed by a Claims Service Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Second Medical Opinion: Access a global network of medical professionals through WorldCare – Free of charge with your property policy.
  • Protection for classic and antique automobiles, recreational vehicles including trailers, campers, manufactured homes, snowmobiles, motorcycles and boats. All at a discounted group rate.

Within any group we know that each person has distinct needs and experiences. Being one of the largest brokerages in Ontario we understand the value placed on providing exceptional customer service. Rai Grant Insurance Brokers will work with you to customize a package and provide options to fit your distinct needs.

To obtain a Business Insurance quote, please contact:

Vikas Ramrakha

Specializing in Business Insurance for Engineering and Technology Firms
Telephone: (905) 475-5800 ext. 270
Cell: (416) 558-3061
E-mail: vramrakha@raigrantinsurance.com

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Age of Digital Collaboration: Event and Speakers Meeting


Event and Speakers Meeting Society of Internet Professionals, Toronto, poster
Poster: Learn the Art of Event Management: Event and Speakers Meeting
Society of Internet Professionals, Toronto, August 6, 2015

Learn the Art of Event Management
Join our Event's Committee for the Event and Speakers Meeting

When: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue: Toronto Metro Hall, Room 312
Address: 55 John St., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6


This fall we are planning for a significant event for Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) - our 17th Anniversary Party. The theme is Collaborations in the Internet Age.

The Internet has given a new meaning to the word openness by opening up all kinds of resources for collaborating, especially for start-ups.

This year we are turning the focus on you:

  • Do you have such a success story of collaboration?
  • Are you interested to give a presentation at this event?
  • Will you like to learn the art of Event Management?

Interested?
Please join us for an information meeting on August 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

We need volunteers (experienced or newbies) to manage tasks, such as:

  • Registration,
  • Food Table Coordination,
  • A-V Equipment Coordination,
  • Meet and Greet
  • Speakers Coordinator,
  • Photography,
  • Videography,
  • Social Media Input,
  • Marketing,
  • Promotion, etc.

All volunteers will receive recognition, a certificate of merit and free membership of SIP.

We would love to hear from you.

Registration for this Volunteers meeting on Eventbrite:

http://volunteers-sip17.eventbrite.ca

For more information, please contact:
Laura Tyson, Event Director at 416-670-6688
Max Haroon, President of SIP at 416-891-4937
or email

Details of the SIP's 17th Anniversary Celebration are at:
http://sipgroup.org/events/17anniversary/index.html

Fly your company's banner as a SIP sponsor. Download Sponsorship Proposal

Society of Internet Professionals Facebook page, photos
Photos: Society of Internet Professionals is on Facebook

UPDATE:

SIP Events Team Planning Meeting
Join our Event's Committee to do a dry-run of SIP 18th Anniversary Celebration


When: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Toronto Metro Hall, Room 303
Address: 55 John St., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6


Event Details

After a successful meeting of newly formed SIP Events committee, we want to take the planning to the next stage and wants to do a dry-run of SIP 18th Anniversary Celebration.

We will make this like a real event:

    There will be Networking Segment. Just like sponsors every attendees will get an opportunity to display your brochures/resumes/services and your business cards.
    We will set-up a registration table.
    We will invite speakers to give presentation (let us know if you wish to present, LCD projector will be provided). We will also attempt to webcast.
    There will a presentation of SIP’s Profile and History.
    Volunteers with assignments will describe their:
  • Plans
  • Perception of the task(s)
  • How they will implement them
  • Resources required
Please join our SIP Events Team group on the Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/684366905040407

sipgroup-society-internet-professionals-event-management

Monday, December 08, 2014

Share Your Goals for 2015: Celebrate the Season with Our Holiday Lunch

Image: It Is the Season for our Annual Holiday Lunch

Join us at the Annual Holiday Lunch

Share your goals for 2015

When: Monday, December 15, 2014

Time: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Venue: Schnitzel Hub

Address: 1415 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1Y7
(Yonge & St Clair)

Message from Max Haroon:

We are meeting again for a holiday lunch at this time of the year. The same place is where we did our monthly lunches, but the food is European.

Join us to make new friends and contacts (*I have invited members of five groups). Let me know if you wish to bring anyone with you. We have booked a private room, so the seating is limited.

I will share with you my story - Why I wrote the book: 7 Steps to Dental Health (you will be able to buy the book at discounted prices - book makes an everlasting gift).

Take a peek at the photos of previous meetings https://www.facebook.com/max.haroon/

Menu
Choice of vegetarian and chicken/veal schnitzel with soup or salad.
Lunch Menu introduces the big variety of fast yet healthy options such as our organic soups, refreshing crunchy salads, delicious pierogy, protein-packed beef/chicken mains accompanied by delicious authentic sides, and our very famous schnitzel sandwiches.

Cost
$20 inclusive of taxes and service charges.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Max Haroon | Tel: 416-891-4937 | max@maxharoon.org

Be part of the Community, join Our Groups on the Facebook

* 7 Steps to Dental Health
* Authors Collaboration Marketing Group (ACMG)
* Inspirational Book Club
* Life Transformation Institute (LTI)
* Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)


Come and celebrate the season with our Holiday Lunch December 15th!