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How to Network and Build Your Base of Influence

Monday, November 27 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Calgary

Most of us DREAD the idea of going into a room of stranger to talk business or to have to introduce ourselves.   We’ve all been to an event where we found ourselves in a corner talking to the one other person we already knew.   Networking today can be substantially different, and better!   This workshop will explore tools and tricks that you can use to be a Master Networker immediately!

We’ll discuss:

  • How to make contact with people – in person and online
  • How to create conversation
  • How to introduce what you so that people are interested
  • Why traditional networking fails
  • The mindset that will help you enjoy this process
  • How to accelerate your online networking
  • How to get and control information so you use your network effectively

This will be a fast paced, information rich session that is sure to give you new tools and confidence to get out and meet people on your terms.


This session is considered intermediate learning level, but all are welcome!


Speaker: Marty Park

Marty has owned and operated 13 companies since he was 21 years old. His first company was a technology startup, after which he ventured into audio production, retail, the hospitality industry and most recently advertising/marketing.

The current co-owner and operator of three successful businesses, Marty is presently involved in operations in Calgary and the United States. He has been a crucial player in all phases of start- up and growth, including corporate strategy, sales and marketing, operations and financial management.

Among these current businesses are a successful Calgary restaurant, called San Remo Ristorante. At one point the SR Group owned 3 locations and a pizza place. In 2004, he founded Evolve Business Group Inc., and has since remained its president and a participating business advisor. Marty brings 23 years of strategic management experience, sales and business coaching to his Evolve team. In 2007, Marty and good friend Ron Jarrett, launched Mark of a Man Inc. This is a training for young men, ages 17-21, that teaches life success skills. Marty joined a publicly traded, advertising company called Rare Method as interim CEO in May of 2010 to bring new energy, management and vision to the company (an Evolve Business Group client initially). He subsequently privatized the organization, re-branded the company Rare Communications with offices in Calgary and San Antonio, TX. In 2015, Marty sold the business to a competitor from Ontario.

Marty was awarded the 2002 Business Coach of the Year for North America and the 2003 Recipient for Global Contribution to the coaching profession. In addition to international recognition, Marty has been selected as one of Calgary’s Top 40 Business Professionals under 40 by Calgary Inc. magazine. Marty was awarded the CYBF Canadian Mentor of the Year in 2006. More recently in 2011-2013, Marty was selected as one of 18 entrepreneurs to represent Canada at the G20 Entrepreneur Summits in France, Mexico City and Russia. Over the last two years, Marty has gotten back to pursuing his passion for speaking as a keynote speaker and expert on personal performance and business growth. Visit Marty’s website for more information at and watch for his upcoming book, Tiger by the Tail, in 2017.

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