Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Party Time: Smell Peking Duck & Sip Green Tea

Holiday Dinner Party

When: Thursday, December 8, 2005
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant
Location: 346 - 348 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2G2
Google Map & Directions

Phone: 416.979.3988

Fee: $20 per person (incl. taxes/tip and a glass of red/white wine)

Reserve your chair to have a wonderful evening among vital friends of SIP.

Please send your rsvp to Laura Tyson:

You will have the opportunity to discuss how we can make SIP's future events more successful and how to raise funds for the SIP.

Come prepared to do an elevator pitch of 60 seconds.

It's a party time: smell Peking duck and sip green tea.


Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant Shines
Posted by: The Jewels of Food

Sweet Toronto Dim Sum
Dim Sum is a gift. I was in Toronto all weekend, and had the chance to get a chowhound recommendation for Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant 346-348 Spadina Ave. The food was divine, the selection extraordinary. I definitely recommend weekday Dim Sum. Anyone have any favorite dishes? Where is the best...
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Bright Pearl Seafood Restaurant: Craig Space: Review
...There's a special menu for group diners, with good deals to be had on otherwise out-of-range items. The seafood variety invites sampling, so sharing dishes around the table should be the rule...
Posted by: Craig Space

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New members will be provided with a gold plated SIP lapel PIN at this event.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

How to Keep Up To Date with Technology

Keeping up with Technology Developments

by Jim Courtney

* Traditional: Trade Press, Business Press, TV, conferences, seminars

* Internet: email subscriptions, websites (business, financial, news services, etc.), webinars, newsgroups

* Problem for independent consultants and small businesses

[v] building a more personal conversation across an industry segment and/or you business chain of suppliers and customers.

[v] maintaining a degree of informality

* Solution: Blogs

[v] authored by individuals or small groups

[v] provide ongoing commentary on current issues

[v] announce new products and services in a more informal environment

Come and listen how you can keep up with technology!

The SIP's Annual Forum: Nov 21, 2005>>>

Challenge stories: get advice from your peers and experts in the audience for challenges facing your business, life or career.

Jim Courtney: Profile

Over the past 33 years Jim Courtney has held general management and sales and marketing management positions with high technology companies addressing business, government, healthcare and academic markets.
Ten years ago, while a business development manager with Quarterdeck Corporation, he had his first exposure to VoIP through Quarterdeck's development of a pioneering VoIP software application, WebTalk, that worked on 100MHz Pentium PC?s with 28.8kbps modems.
In early 1996 he participated in an analyst presentation in London, England from his Mississauga, Ontario office demonstrating Quarterdeck's VoIP and web conferencing software and has continued to hold an interest in the evolution of VoIP and web conferencing as a communications tool.
For the past nine years he has been a business development and business plan consultant to start-ups and emerging companies providing solutions in healthcare, communications and Internet infrastructure markets.

He occasionally blogs at

Musings of an Internet Marketing Consultant
Jim Courtney's Blog

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Monday, November 21, 2005

How You Can Protect Your PC Safely and Securely

How to Keep Your Internet Computer Alive & Healthy

by Duke Duyck

* Computer failure has been with us as long as we have had computers
* Crashing may be caused by many reasons: software corruption, lightning, hardware failure, viruses, hacking
* Our PC has an 80 GB drive with 700,000 files on it.
* We can not afford to lose:
[v]Our files
[v]Our financial data
[v]Our customer data
[v]Our contact data
* Even reprogramming a modern PC can take a couple of weeks - time we cannot afford either
* The answer is always the same: BACK-UP
[v] But How?
[v]What are the best methods for back-up?

Come and listen how you can protect your PC safely and securely!

The SIP's Annual Forum: Nov 21, 2005>>>

Challenge stories: get advice from your peers and experts in the audience for challenges facing your business, life or career.

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Duke Duyck: The SIP's Annual Forum:
December 17, 2001
Photo Credit: SIP>>>


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Friday, November 18, 2005

Wise Advice How to Drive Traffic to Blog

16 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

By Denise Wakeman and Patsi Krakoff

There are wise advices how to drive traffic to a blog.

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Denise Wakeman of Next Level Partnership, and Patsi Krakoff of Customized Newsletter Services, have teamed up to create blogging classes and marketing services for independent professionals.
Read and subscribe to their blogs at

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Business Card:: Max Haroon, President SIP

Max Haroon, AIP
President of the Society of Internet Professionals

7321 Victoria Park Ave., Suite 301
Markham, ON Canada L3R 9Z8

tel: (416) 891-4937
fax: (905) 940-4739


SIP is representing the interest of Internet Professionals:

[v] Certification
[v] Accreditation
[v] Symposiums
[v] Workshops
[v] Online University
[v] Members Directory

Monday, November 14, 2005

Evening of Sharing, Discovering and Networking

Annual SIP's Members Forum

Exchange Your Challenge Stories & Learn about IP Telephony

When: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Estonian House
Location: 958 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2R6

Google Maps:: Estonian House
Download Map
Using TTC: Broadview subway station.
Take any bus north and it's just 2 stops from the subway or an energetic walk!
Free Parking

Registration: $10 (refreshments and snacks provided)

Net proceeds of the Registration fees
will be donated
to a Kashmir earthquake fund.

Network, Exchange Your Challenge Stories & Learn about IP Telephony

Part 1:
Networking and Mingling: Exchange your business cards with your peers.
Meet representatives of some not-for-profits, trade shows, SIP volunteers and sponsors.

Part 2:

Sharing: Challenge stories and get advice from your peers and experts in the audience for challenges facing your business, life or career.
We are hoping it will be an interactive and fun session.
If you are interested to share your stories then please send us the outline, we will select three brave souls.

Part 3:
Presentation: IP Telephony – convergence of voice, data and video over the Internet
Speaker: Amir Hameed, IP Telephony Practice Leader, Avaya

Event Sponsor: is a global leader in communication, network and IP telephony systems.
More than 90% of the companies in the FORTUNE 500, and the U.S.
government rely on Avaya.

SIP would like to hear from you, if you wish to have a table at this unique event to promote your products
and services.

Please email or call 905-508-1198.

Limited number of “VOIP for Dummies” special edition books will be raffled to pre-registered attendees.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Welcome to the Society of Internet Professionals' Blog

The Society of Internet Professionals™ (SIP) is an international not-for-profit organization.

SIP's Objectives::

[v] Standardize professional accreditation and certification
[v] Provide a forum for Internet business and career opportunities
[v] Form a network of talented professionals intent on collective success

SIP's Mission::

[v] enhance educational and professional standards for the Internet professionals

As such, SIP has created the Accredited Internet Professional (AIP) designation.

Practicing Internet professionals are invited to apply for AIP designation under various streams.

Membership in SIP is equally open to all non-internet professionals.

For more information visit


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