Monday, May 29, 2017

Explore Benefits of Volunteering

SIP's meetup: Explore Benefits of Volunteering and Learn Some New Skills
Meetup: Explore Benefits of Volunteering and Learn Some New Skills
Society of Internet Professionals, June 1, 2017

You are invited to a special event focusing on networking and volunteering for SIP:

Explore Benefits of Volunteering and Learn Some New Skills

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Where: North York Civic Centre
Address: 5100 Yonge St., North York, ON
TTC: North York Centre station

Volunteer organizations depend on the efforts of their volunteers. The Society of Internet Professionals needs volunteers to help plan and operate their initiatives and programs, currently our focus is to plan for our SIP 20th Anniversary Celebration Event, which incidentally will also celebrate Canada 150.

Some of the benefits of volunteering:

1. It is an excellent way to raise your profile.

2. You will be profiled on Volunteers Directories.

3. Hone your networking skills. Build personal network, and you never know if people in this group or their network can help you in many ways.

4. Participate in Entrepreneur Leadership Training.

5. Learn the art of Event Planning and Management, workshops will be offered.

6. Referral to our members and corporate members.

7. For a job well done, you will get a reference/testimonial/certificate of merit.

Everyone will get an opportunity to practice your personal elevator pitch (as taught by Jason Reid on May 18).

Come and explore the benefits of volunteering with SIP and learn some new skills!

Register at: Explore Benefits of Volunteering and learn some new skills

Monday, May 08, 2017

Learn the Art of Creating a Better Elevator Pitch and Event Planning: May 18

how to create better elevator pitch, workshop sipgroup toronto

You are invited to join our two FREE workshops:

Date and Time:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 3
100 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Creating a Better Elevator Pitch
Speaker: Jason Reid

All entrepreneurs know they need an elevator pitch – a 60-second message that explains what they do and the value that they offer to their clients. Creating that short and powerful message is challenging task. Many people don’t know what to say, while others find their pitches sound inauthentic or unnatural. In this interactive session, Jason Reid will demonstrate a better way to think about your elevator pitch, and work live with volunteers from the audience.

•  Discover the two types of elevator pitches most business people use and why they don’t work.
•  Learn a point-form structure to that will allow them to expand or contract their message quickly and easily.
•  Understand how to add value to their message and engage their audience

Power Story Master, Jason Reid, website screenshot
Screenshot: Power Story Master
Creating Powerful Presentations and Purposeful Stories to Influence and Sell.
Let Jason Reid, Power Story Master, show you how to: FIND, CRAFT and DELIVER your strongest message, HARNESS your personal story to CAPTIVATE your audience, and SELL your business straight from the stage.

About  Jason Reid:
Jason Reid is a professional speaker and award-winning story-editor. Through his company, Power Story Master, Jason helps entrepreneurs get more clients by showing them how to speak more powerfully about their business. Prior to being an entrepreneur Jason was a professional comedy writer, journalist, TV producer, and news director. He has mentored many Canadian broadcasters in the art of engaging an audience and telling effective stories.

Learn the Art of Event Planning
Speaker: Max Haroon

Planning an event needs a mixture of abilities and skills but most important is project planing skills. Just like any project, break it down onto various phases. After hosting over 100 events for various organizations, Max Haroon has created a methodology consisting of seven phases. He will share tasks required for the seven well defined passes.

The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) will also provide you with an opportunity to practice the Event Planning and Management by become part of SIP Event Team.

There is no Registration fee. Few selected will also be part of mentor ship. After the completion of the SIP Gala Event in November you will get free membership of SIP and a Reference letter.

Please note the Workshop is limited to 30 and mentorship is available for only 10 committed volunteers.

Come for Event Management and stay for another networking seminar, Articulate Your Profile, starting at 7 pm.

Attend a FREE Workshop on "How to Plan An Event in 7 Steps",
from Max Haroon, who has organized over 100 events.
May 18 at 5:30 pm at the City Hall

Limited Registration on the Meetup: Learn the Art of Event Planning

Learn How to Create a Better Elevator Pitch.
A free workshop by Jason Reid
May 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm at the City Hall

Limited Registration on the Meetup: Creating a Better Elevator Pitch

For more information, please contact:

Vikas Ramrakha, Event Director  
events at
or phone: 416-558-3061

Kashif Iqbal, Content Director
SIPpost at
or phone: 647-618-3625

Create a Better Elevator Pitch, by Jason Reid, SIPgroup Toronto
Screenshot: Society of Internet Professionals' meetup
Creating a Better Elevator Pitch

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Thank You for Attending our Branding Presentations

SIP Event: Branding on Mar 20, 2017
Keynote by Peter de Jager and Max Haroon · 
Updated on Sunday · Taken at Toronto City Hall

Thank You for Attending our Branding Event
on Mar 20, 2017 — at Toronto City Hall
All attendees had ample opportunity and training to mingle and network with SIP executives and fellow attendees with a dash of fun and food.

Memorable photos are posted soon our Facebook page of SIP at:

Selected photos are posted on the meetup page at:

We have more photos (courtesy of our blogger, Olga Goubar) let me know if you want me to send you the photos with you in the picture.

If you liked what we did then keep yourself updated with future events by joining our SIPpost, our newsletter, subscription list at:

As presented SIP a case study in rebranding, we wish to continue with the process and you can join us. We are still establishing new committees, please let me know if you will be interested to volunteer for SIP. You will benefit from free membership of SIP when you become a committed volunteer.
Email to get the details.

Max Haroon, President
Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)
tel: 416-891-4937
More Photos from the Branding event

meetup: Significance of Branding in Marketing
Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)
More than 30 Associates of SIP attended the event.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Will You Consider Volunteering?

We hope you enjoyed attending our event on Branding by Peter de Jager on March 20 at the City Hall.

Will You Consider Volunteering for a not-for-profit?

Date: Thursday, March 30 at 4 pm to 6 pm

Location: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #4
Address: 5100 Yonge Street   Toronto ON M2N 5V7

(North York Centre subway station on Yonge line)

The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) is a member based not-for-profit association. It is in the process of putting together various volunteer positions for 2017-2018.

So, SIP is interested in YOU.

Volunteering has many perks, such as raising your profile while building community.

All volunteers will receive free membership of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) and an opportunity to learn new skills with technology gurus and social entrepreneurs. Membership has many affinity programs which you can join too.

Come to our Orientation meeting and meet other volunteers in a friendly atmosphere. Also, be prepared to introduce yourself and share your elevator speech.

Register: There is no charge but you must register at

Read SIP Profile and watch a video at:

YouTube: Society of Internet Professionals Annual Dinner : June 24, 2009, Toronto, ON 
Posted by Subversive Ideas

Check out our photos from the latest volunteers meeting:

SIP Volunteers Meeting March 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Leveraging the Technology for Branding: Presentation March 20

Poster: Society of Internet Professionals: Leveraging Technology for Branding
You are invited to join our Pre-launch event

Leveraging Technology for Branding

Date and Time:
Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 3

100 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

This event will interest entrepreneurs, IT firms and consultants
Registration is required as seats are limited

A keynote address the why and how of rebranding, applicable both for new branding or re-branding of your entrepreneurship. The talk will explore various strategies.

This talk will be followed by a case study of SIP and the process it is going through a rebranding after a good run of over 20 years. An opportunity will be given to some people to be part of this process to re-brand SIP, they will be provided free SIP membership too.

Speaker: Peter de Jager, a keynote speaker/writer/consultant relating to the issue of managing change of all types within our organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from problem solving, creativity and change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security and business. He’s spoken in 37 countries and is recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker.

Presenter: Max Haroon, a social entrepreneur and an author is a retired entrepreneur in the IT and the Internet enterprises. He has worked in three continents in various capacities. He is the founder of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) and the Life Transformation Institute. Max has authored seven books in the Life Learning Series, in conjunction with subject matter experts. He has architected many websites and digital publications.

Please find more details:

Registration Information:
Free Pass: Register at
or email

For more information, please contact:
Vikas Ramrakha, Event Director
or phone: 416-558-3061 
Max Haroon, President
or phone: 416-891-4937

Role of Branding in Marketing, Society of Internet Professionals, poster
Poster: Society of Internet Professionals
Role of Branding in Marketing
Toronto City Hall, Comm. Room 3; March 20, 2017 at 5pm

Do not forget bring lots of business cards, one for the door prizes raffle and to “Brand” yourself.

Society of Internet Professionals branding meetup
Meetup Comment:

Significance of Branding in Marketing
with Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)

SIP has the foundation to build on.
There is no question that a serious re-branding is necessary before moving forward
~ Michael Morris

Friday, January 27, 2017

Are You Joining Us at the Winterlicious Lunch?

Meetup Invitation to SIP Winterlicious Lunch
Trio Restaurant, January 31, 2017

Are you joining us at the Winterlicious Lunch?

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM

Where: Novotel Hotel North York - Trio Restaurant
Address: 3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto, ON

Every winter, we have been participating in the Toronto Winterlicious program, which makes reputable restaurants to open their door for a affordable fixed price lunch.

We have been to dozen restaurants in the past. This year too, I have made a small reservation at TRIO Restaurant, Novotel North York on Tuesday January 31 at noon. Please budget for 25 cash (lunch is $18).

Details of the Restaurant:

Lunch Menu:
Open Table: Trio Restaurant and Bar – Novotel Toronto North York

We will have a SIP volunteers meeting after the lunch from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

It is a good opportunity to meet me and your co-host Vikas and other volunteers.

Max Haroon | Founder
Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Re-Launching Society of Internet Professionals

Poster: Re-Launching - Society of Internet Professionals

Help us to Relaunch SIP by becoming a Board Member or Founding Sponsor

The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) is a not-for-profit organization was established in 1997 with a mandate to uphold professional standards of internet professionals.
Since 1997, SIP has spearheaded a professional code of ethics and many initiatives, educational programs, and networking events.
Review our resource-intensive website and past events at

SIP Achievements
We are proud of multiple initiatives we have taken; some of them are listed below:
  • Over one-hundred Networking events with Business and the Internet experts
  • Educational Workshop by leading technology leaders
  • Resource Intensive Website
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Publishing SIPpost, a weekly tech briefs
  • Job Board
  • Participating at trade shows in Canada and USA
  • Accreditation of Internet Professionals
  • Professional Code of Ethics

After a good run coming to 20 years, we would like to move with the times and reinvent the organization with a new mandate and a new structure.
One of the initiatives we are planning is creation of TEDxSIP (TED-like event for the Internet community).
We are looking for some selected and committed Internet professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations, who would support us by becoming a Founding Sponsor, be part of the Board/Committee to make it happen.

We envisage your contribution and involvement will help us in:
  • Drafting a new Charter and Mandate
  • Forming a new Board
  • Establishing Fund for Operation
  • Organizing events and other initiatives

As a Founding sponsor, you will get the following Benefits
  • Part of our Speakers Bureau
  • Speak at our events
  • Share our booth at Trade Shows
  • Promote your product/services at our events
  • Part of Board

We sincerely hope that you consider this proposal to be a Founding Sponsor of SIP and share our vision and your passions to help others.

Strategy Meeting
ReLaunch meeting is planned for January 12, 2017 at 4 pm in Toronto, please send an email to receive the details.

Max Haroon
or phone: 416-891-4937
Vikas Ramrakha
or phone: 416-558-3061

Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)                                                           
120 Carlton, Suite 305, Toronto, Ontario  M5A 4K2, CANADA 

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LinkedIn: Society of Internet Professionals
Blogger: Society of Internet Professionals
Twitter: @SIPgroup

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Join Social Media Week in Toronto: June 6-10

Social Media Week in Toronto: June 6-10, 2016
SMWiTO: An Independent Social Media Week in Toronto: June 6-10, 2016

Participate Locally in Global Social Media Week: June 6-10, 2016

After three long years, Social Media Week is back again in Toronto as an Independent event!

SMWi Toronto (#SMWiTO) will take place in downtown Toronto the week of June 6, 2016, as Social Media Week takes place around the world in cities like Los Angeles, Mexico City and Bangalore.

SMWi Toronto “At-A-Glance”

SMWi Toronto is a conference and celebration of social media taking place this June as part of Global Social Media Week.

Why You Should Attend Social Media Week #SMWiTO?

Find more information about SMWiTO:

Get your Independent Social Media Week in Toronto passes now, and enjoy 20% off with this discount code: “20SMWI”.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016? Training with Paul Tobey
Poster: SIP event Digital Marketing and How to Prepare for 2016
Business Training with Paul Tobey Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Paul Tobey will walk you through 3 Training Modules
designed to get you up to speed on improving your sales funnel.

You are invited to attend our upcoming seminar

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016
When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: LiveStream Studios @ Training Business Pros
Adress: 25 Lesmill Rd, Unit D, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2T3
(Leslie and York Mills). FREE PARKING and accessible by TTC.

Digital marketing is a strategy that uses interactive channels to data mine, build a tribe or community around a brand, service or product and convert leads into sales.

Businesses need to channel their marketing efforts through the website, mobile, social media and traditional media. 

Attend this training to get high value business intelligence into how to build your sales funnels and automate the process.

Presenter: Paul Tobey, CEO of TrainingBusinessPros
Paul Tobey, CEO of Training Business Pros., photo
Photo: Paul Tobey, Digital Marketer, CEO of Training Business Pros.

Paul Tobey is an author, lead trainer and a keynote speaker. Not only he is an alumni speaker for SIP events, Paul has shared the stage with the likes of Brian Tracey, Dave Chilton (Dragon's Den) and several other influencers at such events such as ICON, Royal Lepage Annual Conference, Learning & Performing Conference, Financial Post Conferences and hundreds more. 
He is the CEO of Training Business Pros Canada’s Top Digital Marketing Training Company The company has trained over 50,000 business owners across Canada and the USA, to a high degree of positive outcome, with some of his clients recognizing Paul as their catalyst to helping them earn millions.


Fee: $25 per person, but no charge for first 50 Registrations.
Please register at
If you are unable to attend then please email to get the details of online streaming of the event
Update: No live stream available. We have added an incentive for you to come and receive a book by completing a short survey.

For more information,  please contact: 
Laura Tyson, Event Coordinator at 416-670-6688 or

Event Sponsor: TRAINING business pros

Digital Marketing Dilemma and How to Prepare for 2016?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Learn about Crowdsourcing: This event is CANCELLED

Society of Internet Professionals at the the North York Civic Centre

You are invited to participate in our upcoming seminar

Crowdsourcing 101

We have postponed this event. Watch for the new date.
~ SIPmeetup

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3
Address: 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5V

Event Details: Crowdsourcing 101

What is this phenomenon of Crowdsourcing?

All great ideas and projects need resources to make them happen. The Internet has opened that pool of resources which were never available before.

The Internet has given a new meaning to the word “Openness” by opening up all kinds of resources for collaborating regardless of the size of your business especially for startups.

Wikipedia, e-Learning, crowdfunding, project management and even sharing economy are some good examples.

Come and listen to some great speakers with a dash of fun, network with our sponsors, your peers and some industry leaders.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Tyson, Event Coordinator at 416-670-6688 or
Vikas Ramrakha, Program Coordinator at 416-558-3061 or

What is this phenomenon of Crowdsourcing?

SIPpost: What is this phenomenon of Crowdsourcing?