Getting Corporate Sponsorships

Getting Corporate Sponsorships

Getting Corporate Sponsorships You’ve probably heard of people who have received sponsorships to fund their event or project or promote their book. But how can you secure your own sponsorships? That’s the million dollar question, and every so often I attend Linda Hollander’s webinar on getting corporate sponsorships. Although I would like to secure sponsors for some of my personal projects like The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge and the Virtual Literary World Tour, I have never taken the time to write a sponsorship proposal. Last year, I applied to the Ontario Arts Council for funding for professional development and I was … [Read more...]

First Principles: The Elon Musk Way to Problem Solve

First Principles

First Principles: The Elon Musk Way to Problem Solve One of the services I offer is ghost blogging, so to start 2015 the right way, I decided to write a blog post about the books that influenced some of the most successful leaders. Elon Musk was among them, and I had also written a post on leadership lessons from the billionaire serial entrepreneur. While conducting this research on Elon Musk, I watched an interview that Kevin Rose conducted with him. Musk talks about using The First Principles Method for problem-solving - he gave an example of what he means by First Principles. It's a concept from physics, but I have forgotten most of … [Read more...]

Tips on Note-taking: The Art of Writing While Listening

note-taking

Tips on Note-taking: The Art of Writing While Listening Taking notes while you are listening is very different from when you are reading. When you are reading, you can easily flip the pages if you missed key information. That is not the case when you are attending lectures and speaker events. And even if you are taking a course online, it is annoying when you often have to rewind or pause. Many of you who have hung out here for a while know that I conduct many interviews and that I dislike transcribing. I am working on a paid project where I am conducting interviews and writing success stories for a trade organization. Before I … [Read more...]

Joy of Six: the six secrets to running a successful business

Joy of Six: the six secrets to running a successful business At a recent event I attended that Ellevate Network, Toronto hosted, Marg Hachey presented the six secrets to running a successful business. She is qualified to speak about successful businesses because she has ranked in the top 10 of the Top 100 Women Business Owners in Canada eleven years in a row, and she used her personal advisory board to accelerate her company’s growth 1100% in six years. Six Secrets to Running a Successful Business 1.    Compelling Business Model To operate a successful business requires having a compelling business model, which includes understanding … [Read more...]

Have you read these 6 must read books?

Have you read these 6 books?

Have you read these 6 must read books? I have thought about some of the books that I have read and enjoyed and decided that I would share the reviews again 6 must read books since I have a lot of new blog readers. The interesting thing about The Invisible Mentor blog is that most of the content is evergreen and the most popular blog posts are ones that I wrote a few years ago. These books will inspire you, and are very appropriate for the start of a new year. Review: Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy by Isadore Sharp: Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy by Isadore Sharp, Founder, Chairman and CEO is an … [Read more...]