5 Quick Tips on Selling Yourself for Success!

This week I'm proud to introduce you to Coach Amar of Determination FitCamp, my very first guest in KeepMovingForward.ca's new STUDIO 2!


In this excerpt from Knockout Networking, Body Sculpting and Business Coach Amar shares how he helps people turn their “passion to profit”. He provides five easy-to-apply tips to sell yourself more effectively, so you can start achieving your career, business and personal goals faster.

So, who is Coach Amar of Determination FitCamp and FLIP (Financial Livity In Pursuit), and how can he help you succeed? Watch and learn!

NOTE: The full version of this interview delves deeper into the application of these five tips; it's part of KeepMovingForward.ca's Knockout Networking, the online course designed to help you knock out your fear of networking -- the source of 80% of business and career opportunities -- and start getting what you want out of life.
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My Apologies, Ladies, but as promised... This One Is For The Gentlemen!

In my last blog post, "Sorry Gentlemen, This One is for the Ladies," I promised that my next entry would be directed to the men. So true to my word, This One Is For The Gentlemen (and of course those who care about them!) ... How To Look Your Best For Less!  Click the arrow below to watch it now!

Keep moving forward and looking upwards,

Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith


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Sorry Gentlemen... This One Is For The Ladies!

Well it's exactly two weeks since International Women's Day but I still have a special gift for the ladies (or anyone who wants to see the women in their lives excel)!

I'm excited to share a brief excerpt of "How To Make A Great First Impression That Will Last". This is a sneak peek into my interview with Ann Marie, the head Esthetician at the award-winning La Peau D'or Beauty and Wellness Spa. The full interview is part of my KNOCKOUT NETWORKING online course that teaches anyone how to make the right connections to grow your career or your business. 

In this two-minute snippet Ann Marie explains how a "first impression is a lasting impression," and how you can make this work in your favour at the next networking event or other function you attend. 

Take a look; and please comment and hit the arrow at the top of the screen to share if you care.

And if you want to learn even more about how to succeed at networking, sign up for my Free...

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Happy International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day! As I always say... keep moving forward and looking upwards!

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Knockout Networking is Online... Take a Sneak Peek!

Get ready to nix your networking nerves for good with the new "KNOCKOUT NETWORKING" online course!

"80% of career opportunities stem from referrals and networking."

But if you're not networking effectively, how can you benefit from this proven career and business advancement strategy? Well, now you can with my new Knockout Networking online course.


Click the pic below to take a sneak peek at this section's "What's in my Networking Survival kit!

Knockout Networking will equip you with the information, strategies, tools and techniques you need to feel more confident and be more successful at networking events.

Stop missing out on opportunities to advance your career or business!

The  Knockout Networking Online Course will teach you how to :

·        Identify Your Circle Of Influence

·        Maximize Your Circle Of Influence

·       ...

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My “Happy Valentine’s Day” Networking Story!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

So, what does networking have to do with Valentine’s Day? Sometimes, everything!

Those of you who’ve already watched my free “How to Master Networking Events in 3 Simple Steps” webinar already know the answer. But for those of you who haven’t signed up for the Thursday evening or Saturday morning replay, let me share the connection.

Networking is all about connecting with people to give and receive value from one another. That value can be in the form of a new career or business opportunity; or it might be a volunteering opportunity (that’s fulfilling in and of itself) that leads to another kind of opportunity; or it might be discovering a great recipe, book or movie! And from time to time — as it was in my case — it can lead to love! 

It was in 1995 that I reluctantly attended a social networking event. I really didn’t feel like meeting new people or socializing, but at the insistence of...

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Encore Performance -- Thursday Night or Saturday Morning... The Choice Is All Yours!

career advancement Feb 07, 2018

If you missed last week's FREE webinar, How To Master Networking Events in 3 Simple Steps!, or you'd like to invite a friend to benefit from these career advancement tips, I'm excited to tell you that we'll be re-broadcasting the 35-minute webinar on Thursday evening starting at 8:30 pm and on Saturday morning at 11:00 am EST!

Just click the appropriate day below to register for that particular broadcast.

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm


Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 11:00 am


The feedback on the tips shared in this free webinar has been great! So take advantage of this opportunity to learn valuable information that can help you to move your career forward and start living the life you desire.



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Yay...There's a Replay!

Uncategorized Feb 02, 2018

By popular demand... there's a replay of the Free Webinar, "How To Master Networking Events in 3 Simple Steps!"this  Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Just click here or the  image directly above to register.  


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How To Master Networking Events in 3 Simple Steps - FREE WEBINAR on February 1, 2018, 7:30 pm EST


Does the thought of attending networking events leave a sour taste in your mouth? Well, 80% of career opportunities stem from referrals and networking. That means that if you're not networking, you're missing out on a proven strategy to move your career forward. So, what should you do?

Sign up for my FREE Webinar, "How To Master Networking Events in 3 Simple Steps," February 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm EST. In this 30-minute webinar you'll learn how to:

  • Find suitable events to attend
  • Confidently start, maintain and end conversations with strangers (individuals and groups)
  • Strategically "work" the event to make beneficial connections
  • Deal with difficult conversations
  • Maintain key relationships after the event
  • Get the most out of every networking event!


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Take The First Step!



In my last post, I asked, “What MUST you do to make 2018 a fantastic year?” Essentially, to achieve your dreams you MUST take the first step!

As per Dr. Roopleen, “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”

Not only is it possible to achieve your dreams, it is necessary! Your dream is there for a reason; so stop neglecting it! It is not your circumstances that will determine whether or not you will achieve your dreams; it is your mindset. To quote my college professor, “If you do not see it, you will never achieve it!”

My dream is to have you "Grow, Overcome Your Obstacles and Move Your Career Forward!" What is your dream?

The first step is to share your dream. Sharing your dream will demonstrate that you are serious about achieving it. Bring your dream from out of the darkness and into the light by sharing it...

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