In November 2010 I participated in a city wide event called Initiative Toronto where various entrepreneurs spoke at 6 different locations in the Toronto GTA. I had been assigned to speak in Scarborough with 3 other great speakers.
We didn’t have a great attendance but were treated with hearing 4 great stories that day and had engaging conversations regarding our topics.
At the end the event I got approached by Vikas Jain the co-ordinator for Enterprise Toronto Scarborough and he asked if I was interested in project he was working on in January 2011. He didn’t have all the details at that time, it was a paid speaking opportunity to speak to Youth in Toronto about topics ranging from Creating business plans,Networking and Sales Success & Mentorship. I was very interested! In the coming months we continued to get updates regarding the project.
In April and May 2011 delivered a successful 6 week program to Youth Group at the Wellesley Community Centre in Toronto (Wellesley and Sherbourne)
Big Thank you to Tm Mahdi and Cg6 for this opportunity. Have continued to work with Cg6 in other events in Toronto. Word 11 was huge success in August 2011
Moral Story: You never know when will get approached to speak. Always be available to opportunity!