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Renée  🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier Blog

I help businesses market effectively!

Toronto - Ontario

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Life Changing Thoughts for Life Changing Events

I think I was about seven or eight years old the first time I tried to smoke a cigarette. That seems a ridiculous thing to write given the way children are educated and protected now. I tried again when I was twelve. I still didn't like it. · As a teenager, I didn't admire the ki ...

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The beBee Advantage

I found this comment from @Javier 🐝 CR 🇺🇦🇪🇸 and thought it should really be written as a blog post. beBee is better than ever. Keep reading to learn how beBee supports the efforts of freelancers and new entrepreneurs. · How does beBee work, and how does it help freelancers and wo ...

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A Simple Act of Joy

I was driving home recently when I discovered something very unique and powerful. It was a simple act of joy from a guy who probably had the most boring and unrewarding job on the planet. He was holding a road sign and directing traffic past a construction crew. As each car passe ...

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Critical Marketing Tactics for Every Business

Everyone has great aspirations when they decide to start a new business. They come up with a terrific product or service to sell and immediately start trying to build their customer base. In theory that sounds like a great way to start, but I can tell you that most small business ...

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EP pain

Raspberry Rica Ice Cream

Raspberry Rica Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings! This is before I put it in the freezer.In one of my last blogs I showed readers how to make homemade ice cream via a cheat method that produces the most delicious ice cream you've ever had. @Javier 🐝 CR loves raspberry sorbet, so ...

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These Days It's Hard to Be a Proud Canadian

Port Harrison Residential School · Today is Canada Day and I can’t say that I feel like a proud Canadian. I am so ashamed of the behaviour of our government in facilitating the cultural and physical genocide of our indigenous people.  · Since Canada's inception (and even before), ...

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream!

Homemade Fireball Whiskey and Raisin Ice Cream · Summer is here and everyone loves a frozen treat. The best treats, in my mind, are those you can make yourself. I love making ice cream. You can do so much with a basic recipe. This is fun to do with kids or on your own and the res ...

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Insincerity vs. Authenticity

I really despise insincerity in people. I'd rather someone were honestly rude and completely dismissive of me than ingenuine with me.  · We often hear people described in terms of their degree of authenticity. Being your authentic self is about accepting who you are and living wi ...

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PR Secrets That Will Boost Your Career

Now that more companies are hiring remote workers, the job market you are competing in is much larger. Looking good publicly and building credibility within your industry is more important than ever. If you want to have a competitive advantage in the job market, you should really ...

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Coconut Chicken with Variations

As a follow up to a previous post on curry, here's a recipe for coconut chicken that's easy to make and absolutely delicious. · I love to borrow ingredients from other cultures and make what I called inspired dishes. This recipe for coconut chicken always gets rave reviews. ·   · ...

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Is Local Employment Becoming Irrelevant?

Ah, the laptop lifestyle! · Since the pandemic, an increasing number of companies are opting to hire remote employees to work for them. Some careers lend themselves to that scenario more easily than others. My work in marketing communications is easily done remotely and so, techn ...

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Let's Rebuild The Hive

I walked past an old tree a few weeks ago and it was surrounded by a swarm of bees that nest in the tree. Last spring, I saw the same thing at the same tree. When the hive gets over crowded, and a second queen is hatched, some bees leave the nest and have to find a new home. At l ...

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I’ve Got the Urge for Going

When the going gets tough, I can’t escape the feeling of wanting to take off to Europe for several months. Even though I know my problems will not magically disappear, I constantly yearn for reprieve. Southern Europe, for some reason seems to be the place I yearn to go. · Joni Mi ...

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Curry Lovers Try This!

Do I love to cook! I love the creativity of cooking. I love trying different herbs and spices and creating new dishes for others to enjoy. I get tremendous pleasure out of feeding people good food and receiving lavish praise for my efforts. Yup. It totally feeds my ego to feed ot ...

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Beware of Bullshit Marketing!

So many marketers are full of crap. There. I said it. Don’t get me wrong. I love marketing, but because I am always engaged in learning more, I also know the tricks people use to make unsuspecting business owners think they are extraordinary. I can smell the bullshit a mile away. ...

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Building Trust in A Digital World

It wasn’t long after becoming a coach that I began to realize the business of coaching coaches on how to market their services was more common than the business of actually being a coach. I am constantly bombarded by messages and advertising from people who coach all types of coa ...

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Let's Change Our Perspective

Hello Friends, · I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of being bombarded with depressing messages about the state of the world. I know it's important news, but I truly believe that succumbing to the misery around you is a choice. Ultimately, we are responsible for our own ...

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How to Grow Your Business in a Tough Economy

I've had three businesses in my life, and over the years I have learned a lot. In my current business, I frequently come across business owners who don't do enough to empower themselves to really understand their marketing or other aspects of their business. Ultimately, they end ...

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Getting Around The Talk in Your Head

Whenever people talk about how they feel about any subject, it always comes down to one thing — OPBS (other people’s bullshit). I always say that how we deal with our own bullshit determines how we perceive other people’s bullshit. I have written a few blogs about this subject an ...

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