Archives for March 27, 2013

Get Found On-Line – You Can Do It – Kitchener 7-9 pm

Get Found On-Line – You Can Do It – Kitchener 7-9 pm
Event on 2013-04-18 19:00:00

Trying to figure out how your business or hobby can get found on-line?

This two hour workshop is filled with tips, ideas and practical strategies that you can apply right away to help you get found on the world wide web and actually improve your search engine rankings.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this two-hour seminar:

  • 3 tools successful businesses rely on to build their visibility online
  • How to make sure you are in a market with lots of potential buyers
  • How to select excellent keywords and phrases to use in your marketing articles
  • How to use effective copywriting to your advantage
  • One often overlooked item which might be your businesses most important asset

…and much more!

Success is found in action. You can get started right away at applying strategies that make things superior for you and your business.

Current research shows that over 75% of us do online research before we buy most goods and services. People who are home hunting are estimated to do online research 98% of the time.


Many entrepreneurs and business owners know they need to be doing more about their online presence, but somehow they don't know what to do. It’s a confusing time for many. Business owners used to simply pay the money for an advertisement in the telephone book, and they were good to go. In most cases this has lost its effectiveness. When was the last time you use the phone book or Yellow Pages to search for goods or services?

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs who have just started a new business
  • Existing owners of businesses who would like to ramp up their sales
  • Individuals wanting to learn more about the World wide web and SEO
  • Men and women with hobbies they would like to use to acquire money on the side
  • People who would like to acquire additional income to supplement their job
  • CEOs and marketing executives who want to learn brand-new techniques
  • Promoters and income people who are always looking to learn


About Success Business Training
Success Business Training is excited about helping you achieve your goals. The owner, Bruce Langford has been marketing his own small business for more than 10 years. He learned techniques the hard way, through trial and error, in order to effectively promote his business. He devoted much time to professional development in relation to running and promoting his business. After much success, Bruce is now in a position to share his knowledge with you.

In his business, success business training, Bruce is healthy to share his knowledge of search engines like Google and Yahoo and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. He comprehends how social media can impact your business in a positive way.

We want to share with you the process of building traffic and converting it into actual income which will benefit you directly.

 Decide to get ahead of the competition. Act this day and rev up your online presence, your leads, and subsequently your bottom line.

at The ARC Battle 08 at The Schwaben Club
1668 King St E Kitchener
Kitchener, Canada

Insurance Industry: Bancassurance Foresight, Solvency II Assessment in New Research Reports

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 22, 2013

Bancassurance the understanding of retail insurance products to a commercial banks client base, also known as the Bank Insurance Model (BIM) has evolved different models since its origins in the European Union (EU) in the mid-1980s. The classic European model is an integrated one, with common ownership or some form of exclusive commitment between the insurance bourgeois and bank distributor. In the US, the model involves nearly total separation between the two, while in many emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, where foreign insurers compete for shelf space on the limited number of domestic bank distribution platforms, a third structure is evolving.

Bancassurance growth differs significantly between geographical regions states the report @

In the US, despite primeval indications that bancassurance might achieve market penetration levels in life insurance comparable to the one-third share it has in Europe, US banks have struggled to achieve a market share of 2% and essentially offer a range of third-party insurance products to wage choice to their clients. In contrast, in the booming markets of Asia-Pacific and Latin America, the market shares of the bancassurance channel are rapidly approaching European levels. In Latin America, the demand for pension products and easy savings oriented life insurance products are the main drivers, whereas in APAC, growth is fostered by life insurance, protection, endowment, health and pension products.

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The current financial crisis of 2007-9 has had a traumatic impact on global bancassurance in terms of income as well as long-term durability of bancassurance links has also been affected. While the overall durability of joint ventures and ownership links has historically been quite positive, the crisis has not only seriously dilapidated leading bancassurance competitors such as Fortis, KBC and ING, who have been forced to retrench by big quality losses, but has also driven many to divest themselves of banking or insurance affiliates because of a need for capital in the downturn. The current EU decision to order the divestiture of INGs insurance businesses is a good example of this.

Assessing Solvency II: Challenges and Opportunities for the Insurance Industry (

The Solvency II Directive can be considered the gold standard in insurance regulation and is also being looked upon as a global benchmark in insurance regulation due to its comprehensive scope and structure. The short-term impact on life and general insurance business is likely to be negative. Significant capital charges for risky and volatile assets with high yields are expected to drive changes in investment policies. Sovereign bonds will acquire more exposure and replace high capital charge assets, rendering some of the products noncurrent and unviable.

Solvency II stipulations pose significant challenges

The complex nature of calculating solvency capital requirements, marketing consistent treatment of equilibrise sheet items and integrating risk management in central business processes will exert immense pressure on the current structure and will increase the cost of specialists required to handle business models efficiently and in compliance with the new norms. It will also require reliable data and IT infrastructure, adding further pressure on company resources and budgets.


Despite the cost shock to insurers in the short run, if carefully designed and implemented, it will enable firms to examine product profitability on a consistent and continuous basis. Eventually, it will also uncover many opportunities for cross-selling and expose loopholes in an insurers portfolio that can be replaced by new feasible products. Insurers can turn the tide in their favor by indulging in product innovation, re-pricing of current products, diversifying their portfolio, tapping into tax benefits and utilizing the harmonization feature of Solvency II, and changing their business strategies to carefully include mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other cost optimization activities.

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Europe to Show Implementation Path as Key Regions Move Towards Equivalency but Refrain from Complete Adoption

Most European countries are not prepared to adopt the project fully and the current deadline of 1 Jan 2014 is expected to be breached again. Major countries in the American and Asia-Pacific regions are also going through structural changes in their regulations and are perceptive developments in Europe carefully. Most of the companies operating in these regions will be directly or indirectly affected by the regulation changes in Europe. Even though none of the countries have indicated full adoption of the Solvency II regime, most Asia-Pacific countries are moving in the same direction with norms similar to Solvency II already in place or proposals to do so.

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Train the Trainers – Sharon Bowman’s Training from the Back of the Room!

Train the Trainers – Sharon Bowman’s Training from the Back of the Room!
Event on 2013-04-16 08:30:00

Presented by Excella Consulting


Join professional trainers from businesses and educational institutions crossways the country, including Agile and Scrum trainers, for Sharon's most favourite two-day seminar based on her best-selling book Training from the BACK of the Room!

There is something for everyone in this dynamic, experiential, high-energy program. Regardless of your level of training experience, you will be delighted with what you discover about the human brain and learning, teaching, and training. And you will be healthy to immediately apply what you learn to your own presentations and training programs.

How It Works:

Take your presentation and training skills beyond "death by powerpoint" and explore the most current “cognitive neuroscience” about effective instruction – how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge. Discover six powerful learning principles based on the ideal of brain science, then apply these principles apiece time you train or coach others. 


During this dynamic, two-day training program, you will also practice using the 4Cs instructional design “map” with the content you teach, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners. The 4Cs is a brain-based, four-step, Accelerated Learning instructional design model now used by hundreds of Agile coaches and Scrum trainers around the world.

What You Get:

Leave this train-the-trainer event with a trainer’s toolbag of practical, brain-based instructional strategies you can place to use immediately in your own training programs. You’ll also leave with a 100-page workbook filled with new resources and brain science information, as well as a copy of Sharon Bowman’s best-selling book Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick. Most importantly, you will interact with other consultants and trainers to exchange ideas and tips for growing your skills. 

Who Should Attend:

Although designed for professional trainers, this class will strengthen the facilitation skills of ANY leader who wants to convey learning concepts to ANY audience. From project leaders to change agents to QA managers to executive coaches. 

No matter your role,  you will be healthy to apply the brain-based principles in this program to any subject or topic, class, workshop, or presentation, whether face-to-face or online.


About the Facilitator:

Sharon Bowman is the president of Bowperson Publishing & Training, Inc, and has become the preferred mentor to Agile/Scrum trainers around the world. She has been a professional speaker, author, teacher, and trainer for over forty years. She works with businesses and educational institutions that want to offer exceptional in-house training and professional development programs. Sharon is a favourite speaker at both the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and the Training Magazine Events annual conferences. She is the author of seven favourite training books, including the best-selling Pfeiffer/Wiley books titled The Ten-Minute Trainer and Training from the BACK of the Room. Her newest book is Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick. Log onto Sharon’s website at for free excerpts of her books and downloadable training tips, articles, and slide presentations.

Date, and Location:

This two-day class takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16th and April 17th, 2013. Registration is now open.  Classes on both days will take place from 8:30am – 5pm at Excella Consulting at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, in Arlington, Virginia (located at the Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line).  Parking is acquirable in the building and will be validated. Light breakfast will be acquirable at 8:30am apiece day and lunch will also be provided.


Students coming from out of town can stay at the Marriott Arlington Courthouse Residence Inn which is 1 block away or the Hilton Arlington Courthouse Garden Inn which is 4 blocks away.

Cancellation Policy:

Students submitting cancellation on or prior to March 21th are entitled to a full refund.  Students submitting cancellation requests after March 21th will be refunded 50% of the registration cost paid.  Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, apiece registered students will be refunded 100% of the registration cost he/she paid.


at Excella Consulting Training Facility
2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, United States

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