October Newsletter 2013-10-09

The YES October Newsletter comes packed with information including Tune In To YES7, the Fall 2013 Program Book, the YES Client of the Month and much more!

 

 
   
In this issue:
Tune In To YES7
Fall 2013 Program Book
11th Quebec Employment Service Provider Conference
Client of the Month: Iris Wagner
Did you know?

How much should you be earning?
October Workshops
 
 
     
TUNE IN TO YES7 :COME FOR THE CAUSE, STAY FOR THE BOOGIE!  
 
 
 
JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY!

COME FOR THE CAUSE, STAY FOR THE BOOGIE

Featuring an amazing silent auction, complimentary food, wine, beer and live entertainment by the

Boogie Wonder Band, Tune In To YES is not only an exciting social & networking occasion, but your chance to inspire local job-seekers, entrepreneurs and artists and support them in fulfilling their dreams.

Tickets are $125 and include complimentary, wine, beer, food and entertainment (tax receipts available).
 
Table Packages are also available
(reserved seating for 10, access to the pre-concert VIP cocktail with Comedian Andrew Searles and other exclusive perks).






Special thanks to our Sponsors (to date):
 
 
Community Partners:
           
 
Community Supporters:  
In-Kind Supporters:  
                
   
       
         
Media Partner:      
 
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact 514-878-9788 Ext. 322 or download our

Sponsorship Information Package
 
WHAT'S NEW AT YES: FALL 2013 PROGRAM BOOK & AN ENHANCED ONLINE PRESENCE

Searching for work? Starting a business? Selling your art?


 
Say YES to our Social Media

YES has made a number of updates to our Social Media profiles that have improved their value for you and for people you know.  Visit our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn pages for additional info and don’t forget to share! Here’s a few of the changes included in our social media updates:
 
Facebook: An Entrepreneurial Timeline
The
YES Facebook page has been updated with photos and milestones from our annual Entrepreneurship Conferences. Get a closer look at what this conference is all about and how entrepreneur’s can benefit from their involvement with YES.
 
LinkedIn: A More Complete List of Services
The
YES LinkedIn profile has been updated with new graphics and a more detailed list of services. Connect with us on LinkedIn to receive important updates and opportunities that could benefit you or someone you know.
 
Twitter: Live-Blogging and Rapid-Fire Opportunities
Keep an eye on our
Twitter feed during YES events for a live-blogging experience. You can also follow and use event hashtags to be a part of the action. Important dates and great opportunities are being posted on Twitter everyday so follow us and retweet to help spread the word.
 

Visit, Follow, Share

Now it’s your turn to help us promote our new services, programs, and social initiatives. Visit our website, follow us on social media, and share our posts across your personal networks. Not only does it help us spread the word, it may help someone you know connect with a successful future.

Wherever you are in Quebec, whether you are searching for work, starting a business or selling your art, we can help.

 
HOLD THE DATE: 11TH QUEBEC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS CONFERENCE
 YES CLIENT OF THE MONTH: IRIS WAGNER
When Iris Wagner first learned about ethical wills during a leadership retreat, she knew she had found her life’s calling. After leaving a successful career in international finance, she founded and launched Memoirs Productions in 2000 and has never looked back. Producing bespoke broadcast-quality documentaries, Memoirs preserves the life stories and legacies of values (i.e. ethical wills) of individuals, families, their offices, businesses and foundations.

A passion for preserving life stories and wisdom is the driving force behind her business and every video Memoirs produces. “I have used YES’ Business Coaching program since 2008 when I was introduced to Silvina Asurmendi, who was wonderful at understanding my needs and placing me with amazing mentors,” Iris says. Over the past five years, Iris has used YES’ business coaching services to help with strategic decisions and to consult on Memoirs' growth. At present, she is thrilled to be working with YES Business Coach, Paul Higgins.

“I often attend YES Entrepreneurship Conferences and am always inspired by the great keynote speakers they have each year," she continues. "At their Tune In To YES Benefit Concert I landed a great gig on CJAD's Morning Show from a silent auction prize I won. These are truly great events for entrepreneurs looking to network."

 
In 2013, Iris walked the “purple carpet” in NYC as co-executive producer of Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s - a legacy documentary film about New York City’s iconic Bergdorf Goodman store. The film is opening in 24+ countries worldwide and is now released on DVD, ITunes and VOD. Memoirs Productions was also nominated for the Family Office Review Award for Best Specialty Service Provider.

Iris Wagner is a featured Legacy columnist for Family Office Review and founder of the new Digital Legacy Group on LinkedIn which explores preserving ethical wills and personal legacy through the lens of social media and the blogosphere. She is grateful for all that YES Montreal has done to help her along the unforgettable Memoirs' journey. 
YES IN THE NEWS: HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU BE EARNING?

Each month, YES joins forces with Global Montreal's Morning News to give its viewers handy tips and useful information for job seekers and those currently working.

This month, Iris Unger, Executive Director from YES  shares tips on how to figure out if you’re earning the right amount.


Watch the video here.

For more YES videos, subscribe to YES's Youtube channel by clicking here.
 
DID YOU KNOW?
  • The YES centre is open, free of charge, to everyone on a drop-in basis from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM for use of the computers, phone, internet, Wi-Fi, fax machine and  resource library.
  • We offer one-on-one support to: job-seekers (ages 16-35 years), entrepreneurs (all ages), artists (all ages), and women in technology (all ages), as well as a Mentorship Program.
  • Many of our workshops and services are now offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops (including a 4-week course in both beginners & intermediate French), click here to view our Fall 2013 Program Book.
  • You can apply to any of the online job postings, by visiting the centre at 666 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 700, during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9-5).
For more information on YES, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca
OCTOBER WORKSHOPS
 
Jump Start Your Job Search  Information Session
Free workshop
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Networking Using Social
Media

Free workshop
Wed, Oct 9
(Repeats Oct 23)
10:00am-12:00pm
Group Coaching for Artists
Thurs, Oct 10
& Thurs Oct 24
2:30PM-4:00
Interview Workshop
Free workshop
Mon, Oct 21
(Session repeats
Sept 30)      
10:00am-12:00pm
Jump Start Your Business
Information Session
Free workshop
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
1:30pm - 2:30 pm
Social Media 101: Twitter
Cost: $20.00
Wed, Oct 9
6:30PM-8:30PM
Register
here.
Self-Assessment
(Free Workshop)
Tues, Oct 16
(Session repeats Sept 18)
10:00am-12:00pm

 
French for Job Seekers
(Beginners Level)

$75.00
4 week course begins
Tues Oct 22
Tues & Fri
9:30AM-12:30PM
Grants & Loans Information
Session for Entrepreneurs

(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
2:30pm-3:30pm
Women in Technology
Information Session

Free workshop
Thurs, Oct 10
2:00PM-4:00PM
Register
here

 
Jump Start Your Art/ Artists' Grants & Loans Information Session
Free workshop (Handouts $2)
Thurs, Oct 17
1:30pm-3:30pm

(Session repeats Oct 30)
Business Basics for StartUps Seminar Series
$50.00 for three workshops
every Tues evening for 3 weeks, begins Oct 22
6:30PM-8:30PM
Register
here
Résumé Writing
Free workshop
Monday, Oct 7
Repeats Oct 28
10:00am-12:00pm
Drop-In CoachingSessions
for Artists

Thurs, Oct 10 &
Thurs Oct 24
1:30PM-2:30PM
Careers in Software Engineering
$20.00
Thurs, Oct 17
6:30PM-8:30PM
Register
here
 
Women in Technology Networking Evening: Self-Promotion & Elevator Pitching
Free workshop
Wednesday, Oct 30
6:00PM-8:00PM
Register
here


 
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