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By George’s Top-Ten Love Quotes

Our cupid wordsmiths at By George Journal humbly present their “Top-Ten Love Quotes” to quench your appetite for “bon-bons mots” on St. Valentine’s Day (our apologies for the pun). “Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” – Janos Arnay “The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.” – Vi Putnam “Treasure the love you receive…

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Benjamin Hardy has nailed what might be every productive person’s perfect morning routine.   He states that although life is busy, You are the designer of your destiny. You are responsible. You get to decide. You must decide — because if you don’t, someone else will. Indecision is a bad decision.   Hardy has provided his insights into a short morning routine that has the potential to quickly change your life. Wake up Get in the zone Get moving Put the right food in your body Get ready Get inspired Get perspective Do something to move you forward   Here is a Readers Digest…

Your Checklist for Effective Meetings

Through this week, the By George Journal has posted some helpful tips on how to make the meetings you attend more effective, more relevant to your work and/or interests. We start this feature by providing you with a useful checklist (this advice has been taken from the By George Treasury). We trust these tips will make for more efficient and productive meetings in the future. We suggest you clip and save this checklist for effective meetings! Have an agenda and circulate it prior to the meeting. Ensure the agenda expresses the objective of the meeting. Invite the correct people at the…

PM Trudeau’s Gaffes are Adding Up

Here are three new, troubling gaffes made by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau while on his cross country town hall tour in this past week. Also, below By George added a couple other serious misspeaks Justin Trudeau has made in talking to Canadians at his town hall events.    Brock Blaszczyk, who lost a leg to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009, takes the microphone.  Question: I was prepared to be killed in action, what I wasn’t prepared for, Mr. Prime Minister, is Canada turning its back on me. And Trudeau says… Thank you sir, thank you. Thank you for being…

On more effective meetings

Here are a few additional thoughts on meetings….   Effective meetings begin and end with common courtesy. The Golden Rule of Meetings is: Do onto others what you’d want done to yourself. Take a moment to recall all those things that frustrate you about meetings – and don’t repeat the most common mistakes. Good meetings don’t happen by chance; they are a by-product of a thoughtful person who plans in advance. So, in the interest of workplace sanity, we are forwarding a few thoughts on how to run an effective meeting. Let’s start with the call of the meeting… If…

Effective Meetings Tips: Your follow up after the meeting

Ensure minutes are prepared and circulated participants as soon as possible after the meeting date.  Read minutes and note any necessary edits that need to be made to reflect what transpired. Send any post-meeting communications to all participants in a timely manner. Evaluate the meeting and note whether it met the stated objectives. Pass along your assessment if it is appropriate. If you were the chairman, seek feedback from the meeting’s participants.  Ask how the next meeting may be improved. Complete your personal notes on meeting’s subject matter – denoting persons present and any significant points raised. Ensure you follow-up…

Memes featuring Ontario politics

Following up on our political memes from earlier this week to celebrate the return of MPs to Parliament, the unpopularity of Ontario Kathleen Wynne has proven a delight for those politicos who enjoy swapping memes and jokes. With an election looming in June 2018, there has been a bevy of memes featuring Ontario politics. And guess who just can’t wynne…   (ed. – You can right click and save these memes to reshare them on your Facebook, Twitter or other favourite social media platform.) Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and…

Humourous memes re PM Trudeau

Over the past few months there has been many humourous memes piquing the PM’s missteps and gaffes. On this the opening day of the 2018 Winter Session of Parliament, here are a half dozen of the more creative memes that caught the attention of the editors at By George.         You can right click on the image and save to reshare into your favourite social media platform… Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.    

Political memes

With MPs back to Ottawa and Parliament opening today, By George offers up a few political memes for sharing on your social media platforms. (Right click to save and then share on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere.)  Enjoy…   Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.  

Our PR Services Explained

  We are frequently being asked about CG&A COMM services. What is it that you do?! Here’s a brief explanation of our public relations offering.   Writers  We write a lot. Our public relations and government affairs firm specializes in advocacy campaigns, issue management and wordsmith services. At the core of all our work is quality writing and content marketing services. We are creative, provocative where required, and always effective in delivering clients’ key messages.   Advocates  With a background in politics and government relations, we provide advocacy advice and help to deliver public relations and issue oriented campaigns. Our company…