Fall trees in Montreal

Exciting news as Tarek Riman releases his new book A Beginners Guide to Paid Search Marketing: Search Engine Marketing for Beginners” making this his 4th book in his career.

As a professional digital marketer, Tarek believes in sharing his passion with the world. He also explains how it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. A Beginners Guide to Paid Search Marketing takes you on a journey of explaining the ins and outs of the SEM world in a beginner-friendly manner. With digital marketing being one of the fastest-growing fields in the industry the book is aimed to not only be accessible to newcomers as the name would suggest, but is actually quite profound, detailed and cutting edge for even veterans of the industry to enjoy and learn something new. As mentioned in the book, the digital world is always moving and it is our job as marketers to adapt to these changes. 

Tarek helps you stay current as everything he teaches in the book is all relevant to the field and will help keep you ahead of the curve. Tarek provides you with everything you would need to know such as how to properly plan, set up and launch successful SEM campaigns, the best optimizations, how to make effective ads and much more.

 

 His human touch helps keep the book feel real and alive without it sounding like you are in a boring lecture. The author makes you feel comfortable and at ease with SEM and you can easily grasp examples that he provides which are industry standard to help better prepare you for real-life scenarios. Tarek’s goal in all of this is to help people, the book was written for your average students, entrepreneurs, markets and business owners in mind and if you fall into one of these categories the book is a must-add to your collection. 

 

And remember,

 “Always be human. Especially in Marketing” – Tarek Riman

To see more of Tarek’s work, check out amazon. 

Ray Sabbagh Montreal Based Photographer

Based in Montreal, Ray Sabbagh takes his photography skills to new heights as he is always looking for different ways to capture the moment in the best way possible. While most of his pictures are based in and around the Montreal area, there is something very wholesome and astutely Canadian about his work. It is especially evident when looking at his nature work on his profile as he is able to truly capture the beauty of Montreal during the peaks of its seasons.

Ray uses a unique combination of classic photography, lens-ball, and drone photography to best capture different images and aspects as he is growing and defining his own personality and style as a modern photographer. He also uses his drones to capture 4k videos around Montreal and can really capture the essence of Montreal from a unique perspective.

His modern and unique approach to his photography really enables him to take incredible bird-eye view pictures that you wouldn’t be able to normally see otherwise; in other words, we can experience Montreal in new and different ways through his work.

He is also currently available for personal photoshoots so take advantage if you’ve always thought about doing one! With everything going on it is important we support our local artists, check out his site at https://raysabbagh.com/ or follow his Insta @ray__sabbagh

 

European cuts and styles to the modern Canadian Man

When Giovanni Vacca first emigrated to Canada and more specifically to Montreal in 1948, he had a goal of “bringing European cuts and styles to the modern Canadian Man.” In 1965 he finally got the opportunity to pursue his dream and never looked back as he opened up Giovanni Clothes on St Lawrence boulevard. Giovanni has over the years honed and perfected his craft and has been carefully hand-tailoring men’s suits throughout the years and is still coming up with modern, handcrafted, cutting-edge designs to this day.

The business has been incorporated into his family and everything is done with passion, care, and of course authentic material straight from Italy. A winning combination, they have kept to this ethos for over 50+ years of business and after fashioning 80,000+ suits have attracted some big stars over the years as their go-to tailor in Montreal for whatever the occasion may be.

Remaining relevant in the fashion industry is hard enough and with over 50 years of business, it is all about recognizing the trends and executing them with precision. This is why and how Giovannis continues to serve not only celebrities but regular Canadians and Montrealers as these affordable tailor-made suits are really made for the people by the people.

 

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Green three piece suit made with Marzoni fabric. 💚

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Coming back to his dream and roots he wanted to bring the quality, styles, and fashion of Italy to the average Canadian man and this hasn’t changed today. Bring a little bit of Italy to your wardrobe and get yourself a top-quality fitted suit for an incredibly reasonable price and be greeted and treated by a five-star service by one of Montreal’s classic and finest tailors in town.

 

Still aren’t convinced? Check out their Instagram @giovanniclothes and let the suits speak for themselves or If you want to know more or to reach out visit their website at https://giovanniclothes.com/

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view from the top of Mont royal

Best 5 spots to go for a walk, in Montreal

With a not-so-ideal summer ahead of us, it’s a good time to be cherishing the little moments of life that we can get. One of the best ways we find to accomplish this goal is to go on a solo walk or walk with friends and family at a great spot you may have never been to before. Taking in new sceneries is a great way to feel refresh your brain and feel like a tourist in your own city all and can make for a fun afternoon or evening out. Walking is also a great way to not only keep healthy so why not do it with some incentives! but it’s a good chance to be a tourist in your own city once again.

Here are the top 5 spots to go for a nice walk in the city of Montreal:

1. Old Port

Old Montreal offers a great place to walk around and discover where Montreal’s roots came from. The Old Port offers a little bit for everyone as its scenery is able to transport you back centuries as you walk through the cobblestone streets and get to discover historical landmarks such as Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. If you want a break from walking there are also Segway tours, paddle boat tours, and a handful of different activities to do. At the same time, the Old Port is also home to some of Montreal’s trendiest restaurants, stores, and bars which we can all hopefully enjoy to its full extent once again. Our pro tip is to walk around and find the Queues De Castor and enjoy the sights!

2. Mount Royal Park

One of Montreal’s green paradises, Mount Royal Park is the classic Montreal park for amazing and most scenics of walks. Mont-Royal Park is a great place to bring your family and friends to spend an afternoon and while you can definitely have small gatherings for bbq or just general social gatherings there are also walking paths to follow to the top of the mountain. If you’re looking to keep yourself in shape or just going to take in some views Mont-Royal will not disappoint. Making your way to the top offers up great nature scenery on the trail and eventually leading to the top where you get one of if not the best view of Montreal.

3. La Fontaine Park

La Fontaine Park is one of Montreal’s most interesting parks to walk, as it is quite large and kind of like the Old Port, in the sense that there is something for everyone. For general walking purposes, it is a great place to come for a stroll because of its many places for shade, great views, and awesome gardens. It also features very spacious greenery and has enough room for picnics and gatherings which makes it a great place to bring family but also offers up sports courts for tennis and volleyball for those who are looking to get a dose of sports. La Fontaine Park is located in the Plateau district where you can find trendy bars and of course two of Montreal’s favorite restaurants La Banquise and Ma Poule Mouillée. A pro tip would be to take either to go and enjoy it at the park for an unforgettable day.

4. Lachine Canal

The Lachine Canal is another classic walking spot in Montreal. Once the industrial beating heart of Montreal, it is now been mostly abandoned and transformed into beautiful looking condos. The city has taken care of it quite a bit as they have really aim to develop the canal into something a little more modernized. The Canal usually has a lot of visitors and is a welcome place of relaxation from the usual hustle and bustle of the city. The Canal itself is a multi-functional attraction that is welcoming to many different activities. While it has a dedicated bike and pedestrian lane that can take you from the Old Port all the way until Lake St. Louis, there is also entertainment and activities to do along the way ranging from Kayaking to stopping by the Atwater Market. The Canal walk itself is a great way to spend a couple of hours and also has areas to do a small picnic so it is a great way to spend an afternoon while taking in the sights. While this doesn’t have nature’s endless bounties it offers people a different vibe. The view along the Canal offers up different cityscapes as well as learning some history along the way making it a truly unique scenic walking trail.

lachine canal

5. Maisonneuve Park

Maisonneuve Park is located in the east end borough of Montreal, right next to the Olympic stadium, and is also a stone’s throw away from Montreal’s Botanical Gardens. The park itself is an amazing space with a massive amount of room and is of course a great place to walk around. The park can sometimes feel so big because of its vast openness and its natural surroundings and at times gives a feeling of a peaceful secluded area to yourself.It is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening or just for a bit of solo time. The park is also very well maintained as it features tons of picnic benches, tables, sitting structures, and plenty of great places to rest under some trees. Overall it promises for a good day no matter what you go there for!

Park in Montreal

This summer, choose your own adventure, be active while you can still enjoy our beautiful summer weather, and explore different parts of Montreal with your own two feet.


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PowerSkills 2020

2020 has challenged us in ways that we could have never imagined. Here’s what hasn’t changed: the need to be equipped with specific skills to be competitive in an ever-changing labour market! While these are often referred to as *soft* skills, it is misrepresentative of the POWER that comes with being proficient in these skills. Several national and international studies continue to confirm the need for soft skills such as, professional communications, leadership, collaboration, cultural competencies, effective feedback, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and entrepreneurship are critical to succeed now and in the future.

Do you want to enhance your skill set? Are you looking for inspiration to take your professional development to the next level? Are you ready to take action? Then, stay right where you are because we’re coming to you!

PowerSkills 2020 is a five-day virtual event featuring dozens of remote events designed to help you skill-up. Enjoy one, some or all of the activities – all offered FREE! We’re also meeting you where you are at with different formats that will appeal to diverse learning styles. This is your opportunity to network with peers, industry leaders and soft skill subject matter experts.

Join CATS (Career Advising and Transition Services) subject matter experts and industry leaders from Tuesday, August 4 to Saturday, August 8, and make a positive change in 2020!

Register today – https://www.mcgill.ca/continuingstudies/powerskills-2020

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    • Virtual career conference with a focus on soft skills
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