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July 2019

Network at the PIC summer social

July 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Celebrate the summer in style with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators at the PIC Summer Social. Grab a drink and a bite, and network and catch up at this casual get-together. Socialize and make new connections, and check in with the colleagues you already know. Hear about the experiences of fellow indies, compare notes about how small communications businesses can succeed and thrive, and make valuable contacts. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at…

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February 2020

PIC PD Event: Getting Business by Getting Found

February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Central YMCA – Community Room, 20 Grosvenor St.
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How to raise your online profile and grow your business using Google and LinkedIn. Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Central YMCA – Community Room, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto Prospective clients are looking online for the services you offer. Do you know how to position your business to be found online? In this seminar, Tricia Belmonte, owner of LikeUs Communications, and marketing and reputation management expert Kristine Leadbetter will discuss the popular free and paid tools available online to…

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March 2020

PIC’s Bust the Winter Blues Social

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R1B2 Canada
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Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m onward, Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto Do you need a break from this long, grey winter? Come on out to PIC’s “Bust the Winter Blues” social at the Duke of York on Thursday, March 5 and find out what your indie peers have been up to. Network and catch up with members and friends of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) at this casual get-together in a cozy (and central) location.…

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May 2020

PIC Online Social

May 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 21, 5 to 6 p.m. EDT, Zoom   Missing your indie peers and networking with friends, both old and new? Join us for an online PIC social!   We’ll share our experiences working in a lockdown and how to handle all the new “colleagues” in your home office, and have some fun while connecting with other indies.   This event is free for all IABC/Toronto members and friends.   Note: This is a Zoom meeting. Register now and…

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June 2020

The branding journey: A case study for independent communicators

June 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 5 to 6 p.m., Zoom Your brand is the foundation of your communications business, framing and supporting all aspects of your operations. The right brand can open doors to more clients, projects and partners; the wrong one can seriously hamper your momentum. In this one-hour webinar, Nathalie Noël, Strategy and Brand Coach, and Sharon Aschaiek, principal of Higher Ed Communications, will share how they collaborated to refine and develop Sharon’s rebranded communications business. Covering Sharon’s brand…

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September 2020

PIC’s September social: A mindful meet-up for mind-boggling times

September 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 17, 6 to 7 p.m., Zoom. These past five months have been challenging, to put it mildly. But staying in touch helps nourish our connection and keep us all sane. PIC welcomes you to the next online social that is one part meet up and one-part mindfulness retreat. You’ll learn strategies to slow down, tap into your intuition, counter the effects of stress and connect in mindful ways to the community, all guided by PIC’s Co-Director of Communications,…

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October 2020

PIC Presents: Creative and Inventive Ways to Market During a Pandemic

October 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to effectively adjust your marketing strategy to meet the changing priorities and behaviours of customers and clients during these unprecedented times. Thursday, October 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST The restrictions in place to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to significant behavioural and lifestyle changes throughout our country and world. How does this alter our marketing strategies? How does the social and economic upheaval of this global pandemic change the content or tone…

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November 2020

PIC Roundtable Discussion: How are shifting markets, social change and the COVID-19 pandemic affecting independent communicators?

November 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Members of IABC/Toronto’s Professional Independent Communicators, you’re invited to our first roundtable discussion. We’ll talk about how current major issues – including the pandemic, social change and shifting markets – are affecting our businesses and work/life priorities, and what we can do about it. Fees: Free: IABC member rate $20: Non-member rate ($22.60 with HST) REGISTER NOW Note: This is a Zoom meeting. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning…

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December 2020

PIC’s Holly Jolly social

December 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 9, 5 to 6 p.m. EST ’Tis the season to join with other indies in PIC’s online holiday social. Wear your best festive hat, nosh on a candy cane, and share in games, trivia and more. Bring your own eggnog, and get ready for an hour of fun and socializing with PIC members and friends. Free to all! REGISTER HERE Note: This is a Zoom meeting. A link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the…

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January 2021

PIC Presents: Attract Clients with DIY Video for LinkedIn

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hands-on session with corporate video producer Vanessa Holding Tuesday, January 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. We all know that video is the best way to boost engagement online, generating more comments, likes and shares than any other content format. But did you know that you can use your phone to create quality, compelling videos to post on LinkedIn and your other social platforms? If you’re looking for a way to raise your profile or simply join in the conversation, DIY…

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