Date: 1 December 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Location: OneEleven 325 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1 Canada
Do you love the holidays? It’s fun time to reflect and plan for the next year. The best thing to do during the holiday season is to get together!
The 21st Toronto LinkedIn Local Meetup is doing just that as we invite you to our Holiday Party. We focus on getting you away from ‘Laptop LinkedIn’ and in person again, along with meeting some awesome speakers, attendees and sharing knowledge about reflecting and planning for the new year.
During this LinkedIn Local event, you will gain insights from workplace experts, senior business leaders and executive-level professionals from across the world who will share their insights on planning, reflecting and innovating to drive your business and career impact further, and more. We will arm you with ideas you can bring back to your own organization.
We will also have an Open Mic session for you to share your story, ask a question, and offer a tip.
This event is ideal for you if you’re:
- An ambitious team member within your organization and are interested in taking the next steps to advance your career or business
- Looking to build a valuable like minded network consisting of leaders from renowned organizations
- A passionate advocate for inclusive workplaces and are looking to access experts in the field to learn key insights from
MANDY GILBERT: Entrepreneur, CEO of Creative Niche, and Investor
BOBBY UMAR: CEO of DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand and the Thought Leadership Branding Club | 5x TEDx Speaker, Inc Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker, Author of Best-Seller ‘How to Network Anytime, Anywhere, with Anyone’
SWISH GOSWAMI: CEO & Co-Founder, Surf | Co-Founder of the #LinkedInLocal movement
YOU: At our Open Mic session – share your experience of going through the pandemic and missing live in-person events.
Food will be provided during this event by Brasa Peruvian. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, as there are 100 servings of dinner bowls. So make sure you arrive early. You’ll also have the chance to win some great prizes throughout the evening!
6:00pm: Registration and Networking – get warmed up again in-person!
6:45pm: Welcome by Bobby Umar (Host)
6:50pm: Fun Networking Interactive Activity (15 min) – Bobby Umar will help you build meaningful relationships and get into the holiday spirit
7:05pm: FEATURED SPEAKER: Mandy Gilbert
7:15pm: HORSESHOE SESSION: Mandy Gilbert, Bobby and Swish will moderate a town hall type discussion where the audience can share their takes on her talk or ask questions
7:45pm: OPEN MIC session – this is a chance for YOU to shine. Share a tip, introduce yourself, ask a question, tell us something you’re grateful for. You have 30 seconds. First come, first serve!
8:00pm: Closing thoughts by Swish Goswami (Co-Host))
8:05pm: Group photo, then networking
8:30pm: Event ends, networking and exits
9:00pm: After party TBC
HASHTAGS: #LinkedInLocal #LinkedInLocalTO
Toronto LinkedIn Local Meetups were first hosted and organized in 2017 by Swish Goswami, Bobby Umar and DYPB. To date we have run 19 events for over 2,500 people. Topics have included Women Breaking Barriers, Diversity in the Senior Ranks, Transitioning Your Career or Business, Resilience, Gratitude/Reflection/Planning, Side Hustles, Burnout/Life-Balance, and many more.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Bobby Umar is an Inc. Magazine named Top 100 Leadership Speaker, a 5x TEDx speaker and one of the top influencers in the world, with over 650,000 followers. He has been named the 2nd best business coach to follow on Twitter and the 4th best leadership influencer according to Kred. Bobby is an international author of three books, including an Amazon #1 best-seller, and was named one of the Top 7 Networking gurus to follow. He currently is the CEO of DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand and the Founder of the Thought Leadership Branding Club.
Swish Goswami is the CEO of Surf, a tech company providing brands a better way to engage and understand consumers while compensating consumers for their data.
Swish has given four TEDx talks and is the bestselling author of “The Young Entrepreneur”, a book encouraging and teaching students to build a business while in school. For his entrepreneurial and philanthropic achievements, Swish was inducted into Plan Canada’s Top 20 under 20 and Bay Street Bull’s 30 under 30, recognized as LinkedIn’s Top Voice and Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and awarded the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award.
DYPB is the only organization in the world that is dedicated to using our personal branding expertise to change the world. We achieve this through our signature training programs, high-profile events, helpful online resources and in-depth consulting. DYPB develops your employees’ individual strengths and values to serve your organizational mission and vision. The result? Leaders have more clarity and purpose. Teams are more collaborative and motivated. Organizations have greater retention, loyalty, productivity and growth. To learn more about DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand: https://www.dypb.ca/
This event is not sponsored, endorsed, or operated by LinkedIn. TY to our event space sponsor OneEleven and our food sponsor Brasa Peruvian.
SEE SPEAKER BIOS, SPONSORS & PARTNERS BELOW:
Entrepreneur, CEO, and Investor
Mandy Gilbert is an entrepreneur, CEO, best-selling author and tech investor who has spoken across the globe advising on leadership; entrepreneurship; and attracting, hiring and retaining the best talent.
Founded by Mandy in 2002, and ranked by Forbes as on the of Best Recruitment Firms, Creative Niche, is a specialized talent agency focused in tech, marketing, advertising, digital and design. Creative Niche has been behind more than 14,000 successful placements in award-winning creative agencies, high-growth tech companies, and Fortune 500’s across North America.
Mandy is a regular columnist with Inc. Magazine and a Rolling Stone contributor. Her book, Just Go With It: How to Navigate the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship, became an Amazon Bestseller in its debut week and was recommended by Forbes and Entrepreneur, and endorsed by Verne Harnish, Founder of world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Author of Scaling Up; and Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Speed Of Trust.
In addition, Mandy is a regular columnist with Inc. Magazine and a graduate of the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program and the world-renowned Bell Leadership program.
[HOST] Bobby Umar: CEO of DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand, 5x TEDx Speaker and Inc Mag Top 100 Leadership Speaker
Bobby Umar is one of the most prolific heart-based leaders in North America. Inc. Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, named alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brene Brown, John Maxwell and Robin Sharma. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker and one of the top influencers in the world, with over 650,000 followers. He has been named the 2nd best business coach to follow on Twitter and the 4th best leadership influencer according to Kred. Bobby is an international author of two books, including an Amazon #1 best-seller, and is a Huffington Post contributor. He hosted a weekly tweetchat called “The Power of Connection” that reached over 65 million impressions weekly. To date, his social media influence has garnered over a billion impressions. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” and one of the Top 7 Networking gurus to follow.
A social media influencer, who champions authentic connection and heart-based leadership, Bobby has appeared on dozens of podcasts, TV & radio shows. With a background in brand marketing (Kraft & Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby has led Raeallan for almost a decade and is now a recognized thought leader in Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding. He founded DYPB via the Discover Your Personal Brand conference, the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding, featuring 60 experts and over 300 delegates. DYPB now runs personal branding programs, events, courses and consulting to help leaders and organizations achieve greater alignment, focus and impact in the workplace. 300,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes, interactive teambuilding activities, and engaging workshops.
Bobby is also a fiercely proud and committed dad and is passionate about diversity, gender equality, entrepreneurship and youth. He has worked with thousands of professionals to become thought leaders in 2 ways – help professionals ramp up their careers or businesses with focus, clarity and mindset and help ‘lost leaders’ transition to find their authentic path of passion and purpose.
FOLLOW ON: LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
[CO-HOST] Swish Goswami: CEO & Co-Founder, Surf
Swish Goswami is the CEO of Surf, a tech company providing brands a better way to engage and understand consumers while compensating consumers for their data. Swish has given three TEDx talks and is the bestselling author of “The Young Entrepreneur”, a book encouraging and teaching students to build a business while in school. Through his angel fund AGEX, Swish is an investor/advisor in popular social companies like FaZe Clan, Wombo, and Upstream. Swish has close to 140,000 followers on LinkedIn and he enjoys speaking around the world on topics like mental health, personal branding and entrepreneurship. For his achievements, Swish was recognized as LinkedIn’s Top Voice and Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and awarded the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award.
THANK YOU to our partners and sponsors
Sponsors: DYPB, Surf, OneEleven, Brasa
Surf is a Toronto based tech company putting the power of personal data back into people’s hands. Surf’s browser extension lets users earn from the data they already share everyday. Surf recently crossed the 125,000 user mark. Surf has made two acquisitions, raised over $5M to date (from several NBA players and venture firms) and has customers like Sony Music, Netflix, NBA, Electronic Arts, and a plethora of small to medium sized businesses.
Partners: Raeallan, Thought Leadership Branding Club
ABOUT DYPB (Host & Sponsor)
is the only organization in the world that is dedicated to using our personal branding expertise to change the world. We achieve this through our signature training programs, high-profile events, helpful online resources and in-depth consulting. DYPB develops your employees’ individual strengths and values to serve your organizational mission and vision.
Leaders have more clarity and purpose. Teams are more collaborative and motivated. Organizations have greater retention, loyalty, productivity and growth.
To learn more about DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand: https://www.dypb.ca/
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