Malcolm Gladwell’s latest best-seller

The Tripping Point is Malcolm Gladwell's latest sure thing

The Tripping Point is Malcolm Gladwell's latest sure thing

This is gonna blow the doors off all the bookstores on the West Coast. I like ours way better than Nothing. What Sandcastles Can Teach Us About North Korean Economic Policy, which is what Mediaite got. Go on and get your own at the Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator.

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Victoria Foodblogger Needed

Shakespeare blogging

Shakespeare blogging

Yes, looks like a paid gig (or I wouldn’t post it). Got this from Craigslist, via Twitter. EAT is very high-profile, and they do make money, so ask for some. The “Internship” is a red flag, but they do put a dollar down, so obviously they’re open to negotiation, depending on what you can do for them.

EAT Magazine is looking for a food blogger for our website to write about Victoria events and news. This would include attending new store and restaurant openings, winemaker dinners, following-up on press releases, assessing new product launches, finding industry news, being proactive and keeping an ear to the ground for what’s new.

The right person will have:

• A strong network of contacts within the Victoria food, hospitality and restaurant scene
• Good writing skills
• Flexible hours (many events happen at night and on weekends)
• A love of food
• Posses a deep understanding and knowledge of all things culinary
• Good people skills
• Basic camera skills
• Wine knowledge would be an asset
• A desire to build a writing career

Note: this not a full-time job. It is also not a posting for a restaurant critic.

Please write the editor expressing your interest. Tell us a bit about yourself and include the reason why you’d like to be an EAT blogger, your expectations, samples of your writing and your resume.

CBC Associate Producer wanted

It seems that 90% of the writers I know have served time I mean facilitated and promoted the practice and appreciation of Canadian Culture by taking day jobs at the CBC. If you’d like to do the same, take a look at these two jobs, but do it fast, because the deadline’s almost here:

Associate Producer Prince Rupert/ Réalisateur associé Prince Rupert – VAN00327

Whether you work on or off camera, it takes a diverse team to deliver programming that is distinctive, innovative and entertaining in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. You probably grew up watching the national public broadcaster. Here’s your chance to be part of our team.

We are looking for an Associate Producer for our Radio Current Affairs operation in Prince Rupert. This position is assigned to work on Daybreak North, a daily current affairs morning show that’s broadcast to the northern half of British Columbia.

The Associate Producer will be responsible for proposing original story ideas, developing program content, organizing interviews, doing research, as well as directing and operating programs as required. You’ll be working in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment that requires close cooperation and consultation with other Radio staff.

Qualifications We are looking for a candidate with the following:

– University degree or equivalent.

– Minimum two years in a similar position.

– Excellent directing skills.

– Leadership potential.

– Strong writing abilities.

– On-air potential.

– Strong and enthusiastic team player.

– Connected to the community.

– Curious, incisive and critical thinker.

– Innovative with programming ideas.

– Passionate about Southern Interior BC stories and issues.

– Committed to serving and growing audiences.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting the country’s diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from people of any wealth of cultures, linguistic and ethnocultural communities, gender, sexual orientations, ages, religions and those with different abilities.

For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our corporate website: http://www.cbc.ca/jobs If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Programming and Production Primary Location Prince Rupert Job Posting Oct 12, 2010 Unposting Date Oct 26, 2010 Status of Employment Regular Work schedule(s) Full-time

And this research position:

Researcher / Recherchiste (CBC Radio, Prince George) – PRI00024

Description Whether you work on or off camera, it takes a diverse team to deliver programming that is distinctive, innovative and entertaining in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. You probably grew up watching the national public broadcaster. Here’s your chance to be part of our team.

We are looking for a part-time Researcher for our Radio Current Affairs operation in Prince George. This position is assigned to work on the Northern B.C. morning show, co-located in Prince Rupert and Prince George. The Researcher will be responsible for assisting in the daily development and preparation of the program.

You’ll be working in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment that requires close cooperation and consultation with other Radio staff.

Qualifications We are looking for a candidate with the following:

– Strong experience and/or interest in Northern B.C. and First Nations stories and personalities.

– Ability to develop original story ideas and unique angles on on-going stories.

– Connected to the community.

– Strong computer skills, including expertise in using the internet.

– Proven journalistic skills.

– Familiarity with CBC local programming styles.

– Curious, incisive and critical thinker.

– Strong and enthusiastic team player with good communications skills.

– Committed to serving and growing audiences.

– Must have leadership potential.

– Ability to work flexible hours.

– On-air potential is an asset.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting the country’s diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from people of any wealth of cultures, linguistic and ethnocultural communities, gender, sexual orientations, ages, religions and those with different abilities. For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our corporate website: http://www.cbc.ca/jobs If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Programming and Production Primary Location Prince George Job Posting Oct 12, 2010 Unposting Date Oct 26, 2010 Status of Employment Regular Work schedule(s) Part-time Send this job to a friend Send this job description to a friend by email. All the relevant details will be included in the message. Send this job to a friend

Revel in our menu for Selling Out!

Revel Room's Loft

Revel Room's Loft

In case you haven’t yet decided that tickets to our October meeting, Selling Out! featuring Shane Gibson, are a must-have, here’s a sneak peek at the menu the chef at Revel has developed for our meeting:

  • Roast Apple Salad with Goat Feta, Red Onion and Buttermilk Dressing
  • Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Shrimp, Chicken, Rice, Tortilla Hay
  • Jambalaya of Shrimp, Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken, Pepper Creole Sauce on Red Beans and Rice
  • Roasted Vegetable Quiche with Mixed Green Salad and Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Southern Fish ‘n’ Chips – Fried Catfish with Wedge Cut Buttermilk Potato Jojos, Coleslaw and Chili Remoulade
  • Revel Burger with Double Smoked Bacon, Aged Cheddar, Herb Aioli *
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich with Memphis Style BBQ Sauce and Coleslaw *
  • Black Bean Veggie Burger with Cheddar , Avocado Salsa, Lime and Jalapeño Aioli *

    * All Served with Wedge Cut Buttermilk Potato JoJo’s

Okay, I don’t know what a JoJo is, but it’s got buttermilk and carbs in it, so it must be good, right? Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

Selling Out: How Presales Can Make Your Book a Hit

 

To whom it may someday concern, in a minor way

Dear Author Arbitrageur

Who: The Shebeen Club presents author, speaker, and sales trainer Shane Gibson

What: Selling Out: How Presales Can Make Your Book a Hit

When: 7-9pm Monday, October 25th (one week later than our usual date)

Where: A private dining room upstairs at Revel Room, 238 Abbott Street just off Gastown, near the Woodward’s Building

Why: Because Shane’s latest book sold out its entire first printing before it was officially available for sale. We want to know how, and so do you!

How (much): $20 early-bird tickets/$25 at the door includes dinner and a glass of wine or beer

I worked as Shane’s editorial assistant on his latest book, Guerrilla Social Media Marketing (co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson, the Guerrilla Marketing Guru) and while I was typing it up, I kept thinking what a great book it was. This is by way of disclosure, not puffery. Seems thousands of others feel the same way: the book officially sold out its first printing on September 30th; it wasn’t actually in stores until October 3rd.

That is what you call a successful book launch.

Shane is here to tell us how he and Jay did that, and teach us techniques that we can use on our own book launches, whether we’re publishers, editors, or authors. I only know one tip: 85% of life is showing up, so show up on October 25th and prepare to learn powerful tools for marketing your book from an author who’s not afraid of success! At this point, it just might be scared of him!

Shane Gibson

Shane Gibson

Shane Gibson is an international speaker and author who has addressed over 100,000 people over the past sixteen years on stages in North America, Southern Africa and South America.

Shane’s books include Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside Down, Closing Bigger: the Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals, and his new book published by Entrepreneur Press (McGraw Hill) called Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson.

Blogging since 2002, and podcasting since 2004 Shane drives the majority of his business from social media, and social networks. He has been published in numerous publications as an authority on the topics of leadership, marketing, social media, and sales performance. Some of these publications include CMA Magazine, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail and Profit Magazine.

7-7:30 Meet & Mingle

7:30-8 Listen and Learn

8-9 Grinning maniacally while counting on your fingers and phoning your accountant