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Vancouver Business Network Meetup ("VBN") was founded in 2010 and to-day is the largest community of active and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Pacific North-West. VBN holds inexpensive networking events and free webinars every week. These help entrepreneurs to learn, network and grow: they learn new tactics, tools and techniques, they network with like-minded people and they grow their knowledge, networks and businesses. Within each networking event is a talk given by a credible expert. We record each talk and upload it to our YouTube Channel for the world's entrepreneurs to view for free. Start growing your business and advancing your skills today by attending one of our weekly Meetups.

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Grow Your Audience on YouTube With These 6 Simple Strategies | Auret Esselen

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You’d like to monetize your passion for video • You’d like to create a new income source • You’d like to grow your audience using video marketing • You’d like to learn more about starting a YouTube channel TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, November 19, 2019 and learn from Auret Esselen how to leverage the power of video marketing on YouTube to promote your message, product / service or passion. YouTube is the second largest search engine behind Google, and YOU have the opportunity to leverage that massive exposure for FREE. Auret will share specific strategies for how you can organically grow your audience on YouTube and turn this into a source of income. If you’re thinking about starting a channel or need insight on how to improve your existing channel, you’ll definitely want to attend this talk! TAKEAWAYS • Understand the power of what being on YouTube can do for you and your business • The 6 key elements to building a solid foundation for a successful YouTube channel • How to start your own channel from scratch SPEAKER’S BIO Auret Esselen and business bestie Jewel are full-time creatives and YouTubers with a passion for helping others live out what they love doing most. Their YouTube channel “Essetino Artists” (visit at www.IAmDreamDriven.com) is dedicated to teaching creative entrepreneurs how to grow their business and establish a solid presence online. With over 23,000+ subscribers and a growth of 650+ new subscribers each month, these ladies have since gone on to publish several online courses and offer private YouTube coaching to help more creative business owners gain more exposure through video marketing. Auret is also a Digital Designer and Performing Artist (www.AuretMusic.com). AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm - Doors open 5:45pm to 6:15pm – Open networking 6:15pm to 6:25pm - Opening remarks 6:25pm to 6:30pm - Networking tip 6:30pm to 6:45pm - Idea Parties 6:45pm to 6:50pm – Food sponsor’s presentation 6:50pm to 7:30pm – Collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – Break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Auret’s talk 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT The cover charge is $12. This can be paid in 3 ways: 1. Cash at the door 2. Pay by VBN app 3. E-transfer to [masked] SATISFACTION GUARANTEE If you aren’t satisfied with the value you received you’ll get a 100% no-quibble refund upon request.

Gain 1 extra day a week by outsourcing the right way | David Monteith

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You've heard about 'outsourcing' and are not sure if it's right for you • You are an entrepreneur overwhelmed with your day-to-day tasks • You want to stop working on your business, and start working in your business TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, November 26, 2019 and learn from David Monteith how to free up your time via Outsourcing. Your most valuable asset is your TIME. If you want to take your business to the next level, scale and grow, then this talk will be an excellent investment. David will share with you his expertise and knowledge in outsourcing. Delegate your weaknesses so you can do what you do best as the owner of your business. TAKEAWAYS • How to identify where you are 'stuck' in your business • How to delegate your weaknesses and focus on your strength • How to move forward and be the Entrepreneur you are destined to be SPEAKER’S BIO David Monteith is an Outsourcing Strategist and the CFO and Co-Founder of Great Work Online. He has years of experience in helping and coaching clients with financing, corporate management and business planning. As an Outsourcing Strategist, David and his Team work with business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches and speakers to help them achieve FREEDOM in their business by: identifying where they are stuck ON their business, and freeing up their time and allow them to work IN their business. For additional information, visit David online at greatworkonline.com AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm - Doors open 5:45pm to 6:15pm – Open networking 6:15pm to 6:25pm - Opening remarks 6:25pm to 6:30pm - Networking tip 6:30pm to 6:45pm - Idea Parties 6:45pm to 6:50pm – Food sponsor’s presentation 6:50pm to 7:30pm – Collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – Break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – David’s talk 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT The cover charge is $12. This can be paid in 3 ways: 1. Cash at the door 2. Pay by VBN app 3. E-transfer to [masked] SATISFACTION GUARANTEE If you aren’t satisfied with the value you received you’ll get a 100% no-quibble refund upon request.

Build power, presence and prestige through Public Speaking | Dorothea Hendriks

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You have something you believe people need to have or need to know about • You want to make a difference in this world • You want to develop the skill of persuasion TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, December 3, 2019 and learn from Dorothea Hendriks how to build power, presence and prestige through public speaking. How people hear us, understand us and apply the information we are giving them depends on our speaking and presentation skills. Whether we’re speaking in our banker’s office, the boardroom, at the negotiating table or standing on a stage being able to communicate effectively is key to our business and our success. If we want to share our vision, tell our stories and make a difference, we must master public speaking. We’ll look at what you can do to craft what you want to say, increase your presence and maximize your presentation power for positive results. TAKEAWAYS • Speaking tips that boost credibility • Key elements to building a powerful message • How to create an instant speech SPEAKER’S BIO Dorothea Hendriks is the founder of Art of Speaking for Success workshops and coaching. She believes that everything changes in your life when you change how you speak and how you present yourself to your peers and clients. This is at the core of every teaching in every session and client ‘leader-learning’ experience. A former provincial champion speaker, Dorothea has coached TEDx speakers, Get Inspired Talks speakers, entrepreneurs and business professionals to master their presentation skills and speaking competencies. For the past twenty years, she has been working with professionals, various associations, and government and not-for-profit organizations. A former instructor at Vancouver Community College and contract trainer to a leading North American company, she has spoken to over 5,000 people across Canada presenting communication skills workshops and training that address real-work place challenges. Participants describe Dorothea’s workshops and training programs as the best they’ve ever taken. Visit Dorothea at www.artofspeakingforsuccess.com AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm - Doors open 5:45pm to 6:15pm – Open networking 6:15pm to 6:25pm - Opening remarks 6:25pm to 6:30pm - Networking tip 6:30pm to 6:45pm - Idea Parties 6:45pm to 6:50pm – Food sponsor’s presentation 6:50pm to 7:30pm – Collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – Break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Dorothea’s talk 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT The cover charge is $12. This can be paid in 3 ways: 1. Cash at the door 2. Pay by VBN app 3. E-transfer to [masked] SATISFACTION GUARANTEE If you aren’t satisfied with the value you received you’ll get a 100% no-quibble refund upon request.

Get free luxury cruises by trading your speaking skills | Roy Prevost

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF … • You are an accomplished speaker who would like to travel the world • You have not had a worthwhile vacation in a long time • You long for an opportunity to travel the world in a moving 5 star hotel TALK DESCRIPTION Come and join us on Tuesday evening, December 10, 2019 and learn from Roy Prevost how to trade your speaking skills for luxury cruises. Roy will share what you need to know how to become a cruise speaker. He will regale you with stories of his adventures over 12 years as a cruise speaker and also share the pitfalls that might occur when you embark on your new adventure as a cruise speaker. It’s a great gig … if you can get it. TAKEAWAYS 1) Roy will describe a clear step-by-step process on how to become a cruise speaker. 2) The do’s and don’ts of being a cruise speaker. 3) How to structure your 35 minute (destination & enrichment) lectures. SPEAKER’S BIO Roy Prevost is an international speaker, best-selling author and experienced cruise speaker. He and his wife, Sarah have been cruise speakers for 12 years and have lectured on more than 40 cruises to more than 20 countries on three continents. He is the founder of the Cruise Speaker Academy and many of his graduates have joined the cruise speaker fraternity. For additional information, visit Roy online at www.cruisespeakeracademy.com To see Roy in action visit https://youtu.be/xyEch4PrT3Y AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 5:45pm - Doors open 5:45pm to 6:15pm – Open networking 6:15pm to 6:25pm - Opening remarks 6:25pm to 6:30pm - Networking tip 6:30pm to 6:45pm - Idea Parties 6:45pm to 6:50pm – Food sponsor’s presentation 6:50pm to 7:30pm – Collaborative networking 7:30pm to 7:45pm – Break and open networking 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Roy’s talk 8:45pm to 9:00pm – Open networking 9:00pm - It’s a wrap. INVESTMENT There are 3 ways to pay the $12 cover charge: 1. Cash at the door. 2. Use the VBN App to pay online. 3. E-transfer $12 to [masked] SATISFACTION GUARANTEE If you aren’t satisfied with the value you received you’ll get a 100% no-quibble refund upon request.

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