AIC Bulletin
30th May 2011 (Monday)

AIC Bulletin - May 30 2011 Issue:

The Association of Independent Consultants (AIC) and the 

Society of Internet Professsionals (SIP) present:

AIC Meeting - Mon May 30, 2011 at 7 PM

The Association of Independent Consultants (AIC) and the Society of Internet Professsionals (SIP) present: 

Mind Mapping for Entrepreneurs and Executives


Susan Gregory

Corporate Trainer and Facilitator







 As a consultant, entrepreneur or executive, you might - at times - feel overwhelmed by the volume of information to learn and understand the number or detail of your projects

Mind Mapping can help you quickly

  1. organize information
  2. absorb information
  3. reduce stress

Susan will explain how Mind Mapping works and you will practice in this session.  That's an ideal way to understand how to apply the techniques to your current work, opportunities and projects.  Count on this session being educational, interactive and fun.

About Susan Gregory

Susan Gregory helps you become more productive, organized and creative at work. She uses a variety of fun and interactive training programs that help reduce frustration, save time, clarify thinking and deal with priorities. 

Susan is widely recognized as an expert in helping executives to use Mind Maps and has delivered programs in Europe, the Middle East and North America.  Susan also runs course in presentation skills and was president of the City of London Toastmasters club (UK)

When and Where

DATE: Monday, May 30, 2011 
7:00 PM: Registration and networking
7:15 PM: Program begins. Attendees can give 20 second infomercials.
9:30 PM: Program ends

PLACE: Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel (33 Carlson Court, Toronto, M9W 6H5) | websitemap

Onsite parking is $5 but only if you pay at the front desk. (Note: if you use the outside parking kiosks, you will be charged the undiscounted rate.)


AIC Members

New and renewing members: Your admission is free when you show your membership card at the door.

2009 members: help shorten lineups at the door by using PayPal to register online by May 27th  (2010 and 2011 members are free)

Bring a guest: When you and your guest register together, your guest gets a preferred rate of $25.

Members of SIP and XL Toronto

Tickets are $10 when you show your membership card at the door.


Tickets are $30. To save 20%, use PayPal and register online by April 24.

  • Discounts are not combinable
  • If you're having technical difficulties registering online, send an email to stating your problem and requesting a manual registration
  • Cancellations must be received by an email to the VP Finance at least 24 hours before the event. Otherwise, your fee is forfeited.

AIC Special Workshop - June 27th:

Social Media for Consultants and Small Businesses 

This half-day workshop will show you all you need to know to help your small business take advantage of Social Media. This isn't just a seminar on theory, there will be plenty of hands-on in this workshop. It will be held on June 27, before the regular AIC meeting. Free for AIC members and $200 for non-members. More details to follow.

Announcement: The Advisor

If you're interested in submitting an article that would be of interest and value to independent consultants, please submit your article proposal to Keith Thirgood (using the subject line "Article for AIC Advisor"). 

If you would like to receive the Advisor, send an e-mail to, use the subject "Subscribe to Advisor".

Announcement: 2011 Membership

There is no change to membership fees for 2011.

2011 Full membership $199

2011 Remote membership $55

Visitor and remote member meeting fee $30

AIC Full Member meeting fee, FREE

Marketing Opportunities

Open to members and non-members alike.

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Increase your visibility and reach by sponsoring either the monthly AIC meeting or the AIC Bulletin (our monthly newsletter).

AIC Bulletin

One sponsor per issue. 
Your logo (up to a 1" visual) 
Up to 100 words describing your services. 
Cost per issue: Members $75. Non-members $125.

Total newsletter distribution 1,800+.

Monthly AIC Meeting

Display your company signage at meeting (size restrictions apply) 
Two minutes at meeting to talk about your business at the beginning of the meeting. 
Your sponsorship listed in two AIC e-mail meeting notices (Not the AIC Bulletin which is reserved for the newsletter sponsor) 
Cost per meeting: Members $125. Non-members $250.

If you know someone outside of AIC who might like to promote their services to our group, tell them about this excellent opportunity! Contact for further details.


The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP)

SIP Benefit now available to AIC Members

For more information, send an email to Max Haroon: or phone 416-891-4937

Max Haroon | President 
Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) | 
Tel: 416-891-4937 |

Visit for more information.

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