Hello May!

Verbena Marketing is pleased to bring you the May edition of Cultivating Connections, your monthly resource for networking opportunities, business tips, and professional development tools.

If you have an event, resource or tool you would like to share for possible inclusion in our next issue, please send it to hello@verbenamarketing.com

If you need help setting, meeting or exceeding your marketing and business development goals, we can help your business blossom!

On Your Reading List

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

The premise of this book is to explain what makes an idea or concept memorable, interesting and “sticky”. Often times, an idea may be crystal clear to us but when explaining it to others, it loses its appeal. The authors walk you through 6 key principles to incorporate into your delivery to ensure that the idea generates interest and ultimately buy-in. The six key principles include: 

  1. Simplicity
  2. Unexpectedness
  3. Concreteness
  4. Credibility
  5. Emotions
  6. Stories

This book emphasizes the importance of not only the idea but the way in which we deliver it! The Heath brothers clearly walk the reader through real and practical steps to help you convey ideas to resonate with the audience. A quick read to fine-tune your communication both at work and in your personal lives.

Submitted by Sofia Arisheh, Upskill Consulting

If you have a reading suggestion for a future issue of Cultivating Connections, please get in touch!

On Your Desktop
If you’re looking for an effective and free time taking tool, Toggl may be for you. lt offers online time tracking and reporting services through their website along with mobile and desktop apps. You can track your time via tasks or projects either manual or though there interactive timer. Easy peasy.

On Your Mind

“Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” 

– Holly Branson

In Your Calendar
Upcoming Featured Events


Verbena Marketing Networking Group
Cultivating Connections Cafe

Join like-minded female entrepreneurs for coffee to share ideas, be accountable and stay motivated. 
RSVP for details including location

Boss Ladies – Fraser Valley Chapter
With a variety of professional development and networking events happening around the Fraser Valley this month, be sure to check out the Boss Ladies events page for all of the details. 

Business in Langley
Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown bag lunch at Travel Professionals in the ME Plaza

Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce
Don’t miss the Cloverdale Rodeo kick off event on Thursday, May 16!

Connect Now Business Network Langley Chapter
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Poseidon Greek Restaurant

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce
With lunch, dinner and business after hour events, there is a networking event to fit with any schedule. 

The Heart
Work Together Wednesday
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Heart, Cloverdale

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre

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