Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Call For Speakers Men and Masculinity Summit in November 2017

Please find enclosed a Call For Speakers Package for the Men And Masculinity Summit that will be held in Toronto on Sunday November 19th for your review and perusal.

Deadline for submissions is Friday June 30th 2017, should you have any questions or require more information, please feel free to email and look forward to hearing from you.


Amy L. Lee
Advisory Consultant
Men And Masculinity
Call For Speakers
Men and Masculinity Summit

We're looking for dynamic presenters that provide deep knowledge and can interact with audiences with thought-provoking ideas in the areas of personal development as it relates to men and masculinity with a focus on how men interact with gender roles in today’s evolving society.
The Men and Masculinity Summit is a full-day co-ed event celebrating International Men’s Day on Sunday, November 19, 2017 with an audience in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Additionally the event will be live via webcast. We will also be meeting with a group of leaders involved in Men’s and Women’s work the evening of Saturday November 18, 2017, prior to the Summit for an open conversation on this topic.
We are committed to engaging in the conversation regarding Men and Masculinity and self development with the intent that our audience discovers something that is useful for them to create a better life and engage with the lives of their families and communities powerfully.
Our goal is to deliver life altering content and awareness to our participants so that they can better be who they are in the world.
The ideal speaker for the Men and Masculinity Summit:
     Is experienced and comfortable speaking in front of 200 to 500 people.
     Is interested in sharing expertise, real-world knowledge with other men and women.
     Is willing to partner with the Men and Masculinity Summit team to deliver the content and experiences for the audience.
     Excited to attend the whole event and engage with attendees.
     Is willing to spread the word about the event as well as actively promote the summit and participation from their networks and circles of influence.
We are seeking male and female speakers to cover the following topics:
     Men and Relationships
     Men and Masculinity
     Men and Success
     Self Development
With sub-topics pertaining to:

Contribute to our event, build your reputation as an industry expert, demonstrate to your following that you are a professional recognized by your peers. Help us inspire others! Submit your proposal today! Deadline for submissions is Friday June 30th 2017. Contact us at 1-888-414-1746 or speakers@menandmasculinity.com

Speaker Application
Men and Masculinity Summit
November 19th 2017

Are you a dynamic, experienced speaker interested in sharing ideas about how to improve the lives of everyone? You might be who we are looking for. The Men and Masculinity Summit is a full day event on International Men’s Day, Sunday, November 19, 2017 held in downtown Toronto.

Our goal is to deliver helpful, practical, real-world information to participants. The ideal Summit speaker:
      Is experienced and comfortable speaking in front of 200 to 500 people
      Is willing to partner with Men & Masculinity to deliver the best possible experience for the audience
      Is interested in attending the whole event and engaging with attendees
      Is open to helping spread the word about the event

Please note that there will be no honorarium or travel expenses provided and submission of a speaker application does not guarantee acceptance or participation.
Applications must be completed in its entirety.  Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
If selected, all speakers will be required to submit a fully-executed speaker agreement as well as adherence to information regarding important deadlines and requirements.
Information regarding important deadlines and requirements will be provided and must be adhered to if selected as a speaker.
Notifications for selected speakers will be issued by July 15th 2017.
Please complete the enclosed details below and return as a Word document to speakers@menandmasculinity.com

First Name:

Last Name:




Postal Code/Zip Code:

Phone Number:

Email Address:





Headshot or Photograph: (allow upload up to 5 photos)

Speaker short bio:  (250 words)

Speaker long bio: (Up to 1000 words maximum)

Title of Proposed Session:

Summary Abstract of Proposed Session:

What are 3 key takeaways that the audience will get from your presentation and/or panel participation?

Past Speaking Experience: Link to online videos, or summaries/reviews of reviews of previous engagements an asset

Will you be available from Friday November 17th to Sunday November 19th 2017?

WIll you participate in our pre-summit discussion panel evening with your fellow speakers on Saturday November 18th 2017?

Thank you for your submission! An email confirming receipt will be sent to you.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Music DVD Review: U2 18 Videos

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Dvd Review: The Amazing Spiderman 2

                      The Amazing Spiderman DVD is Awesome!


21 Connections June 5th Edition: Canada Days, Cash flow game, Movie night, Summer Bash and DYPB17

June 2017 Learn, Speak and Socialize leads to Monetize
 21 Connections will be providing you with awesome events  Learn. Speak & Socialize and grow you business and connections!     

Canada Day Contest!
 Canada Days 150 festivities are starting this Friday June 30th. Take a picture with the Canadian Flag and email it to me. Will be compiling pictures to share on my blog!  Best picture wins a great prize :)


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June 30th - Nathan Phillips Square
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Spiderman: Homecoming

Tuesday July 11th

When: Tuesday July 11th at 7ish show 
Where: Yorkdale Cineplex theatre 

Join us at Pickel Barrel at 5:30pm for mastermind and post movie photo!

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Cash flow game in Toronto: Wednesday July 12th

When: Wednesday July 12th at 6:30PM - 9:30PM EST
Where: Northspace coworking (Sheppard West and Allen Road) 
Registration - $10 Pizza and drinks will be served.

Social Media Saturday

Saturday July 22nd

CSI Regent Park 

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Tech Fest on July 27th

When:  Thursday July 27thWhere: Steam Whistle Brewing
255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9, Canada

Techfest attracts up to 1,000 attendees, more than 300 career opportunities, and up to 15 hiring companies. Hiring company executives pitch a crowd of potential employees on why they're the best employer in the room. 
Discover Your Personal Brand 2017 on August 11th-12th

When: Friday  August 11th &  Saturday  Aug 12th 
Where: Telus House
3rd Floor, 25 York St.
Taste of the Danforth
 Friday August 1th  to Saturday August 13th

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Event Review: Patio Power Summer Series 2017 at Rex's (Bay and Yonge)

   We had an awesome lunch at Rex's at Bay and Dundas!


(True) Story: The Hip Hop shirt, Drake and acting!

Friday June 23, 2017


I was taking the bus back from work going to Wilson station when I sat down and had the most interesting conversation with a fellow passenger.

I took the bus from Weston and Ormont on Friday since the other bus was not getting me back to the downtown core.

I was sitting at the front of the bus and enjoying the ride to Wilson station.

Decided to wear this black shirt that had HIP HOP in white letters on the front. During the trip a black passenger go on the bus and was occupied with his old style flip phone making calls with people in his network. Sitting so close I could hear all the conversation.

He phones one guy and ask when they can meet to drop of some electronics to him, after a back and forth they decide at 8pm. He calls a second person and gets very loud on the phone, something regarding he was in the hospital for something. He finished the call and was looking forward.

Then he turned around and look at my shirt. I was wearing my blue Hilfiger jack and he could see the outline of what my shirt.  He gave me a very confusing look!

Few minutes later I decided to say something “it’s my brother shirt, he was in the hip hop business many years ago, I usually wear it around the house decided to wear to work today” I continued to share “I directed a Hip hop video in late December 2016 and the some of the characters we used were Drake, Kanye West, Bill O’Reilly and JayZ

He then said “ I can’t stand Drake, he says all this stuff about smoking crack in his video and he never has done any of it! He has been on degrasse and be rapping stuff that isn’t true.” He literraly became very emotional and agitated about it!

I didn’t know what to do to calm him down!  I change the subject and talk about my brief acting career. He then said “ I wanted to get into that, but I don’t know what to do!” I responded “ here is my business card, give me a call and I can share some strategies on what you can do” he responded “Thank man” we shook hands and with that he was of the bus and continued on his journey for the day.

Moral of the story: Be careful what you wear. I may cause reactions you won’t expect!