Leadership communications with Rob Cottingham
Whether you’re a leader who needs to connect with audiences, or a communications professional helping leaders tell their stories — this podcast is for you.

You’ll find out what I’ve learned over three decades of speechwriting, speaking and communications strategy. And you’ll meet some guests with their own wisdom to share on reaching audiences with powerful messages.

Female, funny and fearless? Apply within.

The LaffRiotGirls are looking for Vancouver's funniest new female comic: Think you have what it takes to be a stand up comedian? E-mail laffriotgirls (at) shaw (dot) ca to sign up for our Fourth Annual Comedy Competition. This year's competition will take place in...

Goodbye, Ridge. (Or not.)

Over at James Sherritt's blog, we learn that the Ridge Theatre will close permanently on December 23. Yeah, that Ridge: fantastic popcorn. Great flicks during the film festival. The best marquee in the Lower Mainland. Here's the official announcement. Update: And yet...

Vancouver elections Saturday, Nov. 19; I’m voting for Vision

I'll be voting for Jim Green and the Vision Vancouver team tomorrow, along with several great folks from COPE. (Disclosure: I've been working for the Vision campaign -- and they've made me proud.) After so many years of watching this city struggle under a wet, grey...

Non-profit project management workshop Dec. 8

Thought I'd pass this along: Project Management for Non-Profit Organizations Rob Purdie | December 8, 9:30am - 4pm SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC To register: http://www.knowledgegreen.com/?q=node/2 We all have projects in our work, but...

Take my shrink. Please.

From pal and comedy mentor David Granirer: Come Laugh Your Head Off and Support Mental Health! Stand Up For Mental Health 2005 Graduation Showcase, Sunday November 20 at 7:00 pm at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver. With MC Vancouver Mayor and future Senator Larry...

Vancouver chokes as Burns burns

Helluva homecoming, people. Vancouver is blanketed in an acrid cloud of smoke right now, thanks to a huge fire burning in the ecologically-sensitive Burns Bog, south of the city. In my downtown office building, the air quality is awful. Coworkers have headaches,...

Why we never get a damn thing done in this city

It's the call of the beach -- in this case, Jericho Beach. Or if you're feeling a little more urban, Kits Beach (the site even has a martini recipe for that extra little bit of productivity-killing goodness). In other words, launched by the glorious weather this...

Paging all Vancouver carnivores: Moderne Burger is reopening!

The best place in Vancouver to eat a hamburger and shake is reopening next Tuesday or Wednesday, and stomachs are growling from UBC to Burnaby in anticipation. Their web site will soon announce the actual day. In the meantime, stoke your appetite by reading Barb and...

Take-home pasta = Raviolino

Just a quick post to second Arieanna's rave review for Raviolino, the take-home pasta store in Kitsilano. Wonderful people, deliciously fresh pasta and sauces, very reasonable prices. These folks stock restaurants across the city with pasta, which is a pretty fair...

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