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Be Bretter

BY BRETT BARTLETT
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Bretter is a 20-something year old slop tart that made a bunch of bad decisions that got him kicked out of university. Fortunately for him, it's because of those bad decisions that he now gets to do what he loves - talk to people!  He talks about how The Power of Positive Decision - How simply choosing to #dobetter and #bebretter can affect positive change in your life.

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Towards Reconciliation via Innovation: Markham's Partnership with Eabametoong First Nation

BY ASARE KESTER-AKROFI
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Asare Kester-Akrofi works for the City of providing strategic support to the executive leadership team and senior staff. He shares his personal experience of his voyage to Eabametoong First Nation and the significance of Markham's partnership, which he helps to manage.

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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Anyone Can be a Speaker

BY NICK KINDLER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

A former creative director, actor & comedian, Nick Kindler has coached hundreds of speakers at TEDxToronto and Singularity and dozens of Fortune 500 companies. He is the Co-Founder, a Speaker, and Executive Speaker Coach at Talk Boutique and thinks anyone has it in them to be a speaker. 

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BY CHRIS CLUFF
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Chris Cluff is fascinated to distraction, often. This superpower leads him to really interesting opportunities. Storytelling has become his go-to tool to connect the diverse array of people, places, and lessons he encounters in life and the classroom, and feels like education is 'tuned-up' by celebrating the single stories of all learners. 

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Turning Challenge into Opportunity

BY KAREN LECKIE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Karen Leckie is a corporate trainer, agent of change, and breakthrough coach. Karen facilitates workshops and training on leadership development, coaching, employee engagement and organization development and is a best-selling author of books. She shares how you can change your mindset on life’s difficulties and obstacles, and learn how to turn any loss into gain!

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Loving a Writer (and some cats)

BY REBECCA ROSENBLUM
IN MARKHAM

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two short story collections. Mark Sampson has published five books. Can two creative people live under the same roof? Mark  and Rosenblum talk about marriage, writing, and cats.

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Loqui

BY RAAFIA JESSA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you speak...you should be able to read them."

In "Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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Lady Cannibal (Or It's Not Too Late for Rock and Roll)

BY MEGAN GARZA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Rock bands are typically thought of as a young person's game. Megan Garza talks about what she learned after joining a band for the first time in her 30's.

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Challenging a Confirmation Bias

BY LUCAS CHANG
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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In a Matter of Time

BY LOUIS LI
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"Some people see the world as numbers, other as money, but I see it as opportunity." 

In In a Matter of Time from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol.15, Photographer Louis Li talks about how his 3 hours changed his life as he shares the value of time in his own definition and perspective. He shares about his journey through the transformations he went through from an introvert to an outgoing confident individual by telling us what he attained in exchange of his time and how to make our time rewarding. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2017. 

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