We often think of the largest metropolitan areas as the most important business centres in the world. New York City, Toronto, Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong, and London are just a few that often take the top spots in any ‘big name’ list; however, it’s often the smaller cities throughout the world that are the unsung heroes of business.
Conventions, conferences, and meetings run the risk of being unbearably trite and dull. Unfortunately, if yours is planned without a dynamic entertainer, the danger of boring your audience to tears is all too real. To avoid such a fate, you need a vibrant, hysterical stand-up comedian like Steve Brinder. Known as one of Canada’s funniest (and nicest) comics, Steve can breathe life into a dreary event and ensure the only tears your audience will be wiping away are from laughter.
The dark days of winter are upon us. Though we’ve passed the Winter Solstice (which means the days are technically getting longer) it’s still far too cold and far too dark for our liking. The limited sun can make anyone blue, a feeling only exasperated by the after-Christmas and after-after Christmas sales. If your team is in a rut because of low sales and poor weather, don’t just look forward through the calendar and wish for spring. Take a proactive approach and hire a motivational speaker.
If any of our regular readers consider themselves cinephiles, you’ll be familiar with the movie, The Perfect Storm. The motion picture, starring such Hollywood heavyweights as George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, was based on the creative nonfiction book of the same name chronicling the doomed fate of a fishing boat caught in one of the biggest storms ever recorded off the coast of New England. But the fishing crew wasn’t the only vessel to venture into the volatile seas at that time. The Tamaroa (WMEC-166) led by Captain Larry Brudnicki braved the hurricane to carry out two dramatic rescues.
It can be a frustrating experience searching for an engaging, witty host that can be trusted to actually make an entire crowd laugh, but it’s not impossible. With Mike Delamont you get all that and more. When “just about anything this guy says is funny” you’re going to want to book Mike without delay for your next corporate function. Hilarious and charming, Mike is the perfect emcee or comedian.
If you’re looking for an articulate, smooth, and genuinely hilarious comedian for your next function, you could do no wrong by picking the person GQ magazine hails as “one of the hottest comedians in Canada right now”. Comedian, actor, writer, and host of Match Game, Darrin Rose is a natural choice for your next private event.
Disappointed when a supposedly funny comedian opens their mouth, and the oldest, most hackneyed jokes come out of their mouth? Unfortunately, all too often the wrong comedian is chosen for a corporate event, leaving its attendees and organizers less than impressed. Well, if you want something done right, sometimes you have to go with a pro. With over 25 years in the Canadian comedy scene, Andrew Grose is just that expert. Armed with impeccable timing, a sharp wit, and a keen observational eye, he’ll make sure your special event is the best one yet.
Take a look at Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and you’ll see a long, disparate collection of businesses that span several industries. In the top ten placements alone, there are tech companies, financial and insurance services, a grocery store, a real estate investment trust, and a consulting firm. Though their focuses of expertise vary wildly, they all share one thing in common: their respective employees enjoy a superior sense of job satisfaction. It’s no coincidence that those enterprises with the happiest employees are also known for their supportive corporate cultures.