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Numi Spa in Brampton is Beauty Fruit, Laser Removal, Tanning Salon

The Numi Spa, laser removal clinic in Brampton has hybrid fruit trees growing all around the parking lot at 10025 Hurontario St., and if you look closely, you can see they’re still clutching their 2014 fruit crop, in the middle of winter, March 2015.

ornamental fruit in parking lot of Numi spa in Brampton

But are they rose hips or cherry trees?

rose hips or cherry tree

Perhaps they are a new variety of genetically engineered ornamental cherries, cross pollinated with rosehips? They do appear to be a combination of both species. They’re a lovely ornamental tree variety with evergreen fruit! See the discussion about Numi Spa fruit on Urban Toronto.  but are they natural? is the fruit healthy, nutritious and delicious to eat? The consensus here is that if the birds and raccoons are not eating this fruit, then it can’t be very ‘natural’.  But it sure is beautiful to behold, and what’s more interesting is that it keeps its beauty and bears ‘ripe’ fruit well into the winter.

So of course this is the perfect fruit to be found in the parking lot of a laser treatments, tanning salon in Brampton, where everyone works hard to preserve their beauty and look fruitful throughout the winter months and, if you will forgive the metaphor, into their winter years.

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The inner workings of the spa were recently chronicled in amazing detail in this compelling piece of journalism found in the Brampton Momstown | Numi Spa Uses Light to Make Beauty which goes into great detail about the services that use laser light and UV light and even RF or radio frequency transmissions are harnessed here to break up living tissue and make people physically more attractive.

laser vein removal on nose, faceThe science of laser vein removal is compared to IPL or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy on Fuel Ghoul this month, and some of the same pictures are different images taken at the same shoot are employed in that media.

Eligible Magazine’s article about Mid Life Crisis Marketing also used some of the images on Flickr showing the spa services that comprise Numi’s Mid Life Crisis package. Still more shots and a further breakdown of the different ideas in that article are digested on Aroib12 blog about Mid Life Crisis Marketing which was published soon after the initial piece.

You can peruse the whole Flickr Gallery of photos from Numi Spa in Brampton if you’re looking for even more glimpses inside this high tech house of beauty .

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Cloud Warriors Brings Competitive Cloud Service to Social Clubs

Deb Lewis, Cloud Warriors, cloud servicesCloud Warriors is a nightclub attraction that tests everyday office worker’s device assisted research skills and mini keyboard typing prowess.  Its just like any other trivia game, except the questions are extremely difficult to answer without some smartphone based internet research. The players must use their devices to search the web for clues and find the correct data, and then tweet their answers with #CloudWarriors hashtag so it appears on a specialized Twitter Wall set to display all replies in chronological order – the first correct answer wins the cash!

Using just two of the five televisions above the bar, and another dedicated video projector and screen in the lounge, Cagneys Wine Bar in Mississauga was transformed into an exciting live game show studio.

cagneys regularsIn this unique space the restaurant patrons became active game show participants, esp when encouraged to compete by a charismatic Host with a wad of crisp green twenty dollar bills. The regulars mingled with nomadic contesters who drove great distances to attend the event. They had all seen detailed and compelling event listings for the Cloud Warriors event on SmartCanucks, Warrior Forums, and Free Ads Planet. and Red Flag Deals and Toronto Jungle and other places.

Rusty Bob on Mindsay describes how Cloud Warriors started, and detailed how the Host socialized with the people in the bar and treated many folks to free beverages and appetizers before and during the game. Menu items were frequently featured in the contest and as related prizes for correct answers.

cloud warrior with smart phone answerCloud Warriors is a live trivia game where the questions are nearly impossible to answer without having the Internet in the palm of your hands. The contestants used their phones to surf the web and and oftentimes what they choose to search is what won or lost their game. Generally speaking the information wasn’t that easy to secure, and usually required doing a really creative search, or using special tools like maps or conversion tables to secure the proper answers.

At one point the Host of the show introduced the team from SURROUND Digital Marketing Agency and with great applause he asked patrons to tweet their drink orders and then promptly paid for the first ten beverage orders that appeared on screen.

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The game started off pretty easy with questions about menu items, but got progressively harder as more and more people joined the fray, and the level and complexity of the challenges increased with every task. One highlight of the evening is when the bartender got involved to successfully answer a question about a drink recipe.

And another contest competitor got a lot of laughs by trying to use Siri on the apple iPhone to do his research and surprisingly he had reasonably good results, but she wasn’t nearly fast enough to win him any $20 dollar bills. One of the hardest questions asked contestors to write out the meaning of S.W.A.T. anagram in SWAT Wildlife Racoon Removal – it stands for specialized wildlife apprehension technician.

After four separate rounds of five questions each, the game concluded with one grand prize question to give the event a clear winner

donated by TeraGo Networks, this is cloud service wifi antennaDonated by TeraGo Cloud Service Networks the Grand Prize was an IdeaWorks WiFi antenna that’s specially designed to facilitate a remote computer’s ability to log onto and use networks up to a half mile away. This is ideal for a city like Mississauga which has dozens of Starbucks and other wifi friendly coffee shops and open hotspots all over town. There is a discussion about the WiFi antenna Grand Prize and Cloud Warriors on Howard Forums. .

The audience had a memorable event to remember forever, the staff was impacted by the surge of people into the venue and the increase in tips associated with having prize money buying drinks and meals. The restaurant owner was thrilled with the social media marketing advances and several other local businesses were promoted in the show which adds to the snese of community so vital to businesses not sheltered in shopping malls.

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Matthew Robert White, Pop-Up Retail for Valentines – Black Roses

I know exactly how Matthew Robert White makes the Black Roses he sells in his Pop Up Retail Outlets on Roncesvalles High Park and in that rinky dink farmer’s market on Sorauren Ave at Wabash Ave in Toronto, because I showed him how to do it.
Black Rose Valentines, Matthew Robert White

John J with Matthew Robert WhiteAt the Sorauren Farmer’s Market, there is a local beekeeper selling a wax rose standing beside Matthew Robert White holding his bitumen covered black rose, which you cannot really see that clearly against his dark jacket, but i believe the picture expands if you click it. The wax rose is perfect crafty valentine and will be a hot item in Matt’s store.

The secret to popup retail is hosting timely events that resonate with some distinct part of society at a particular time of the year.  Valentines Day is a great opportunity for sell all different types of roses and chocolates and romantic gifts. But this article is about people making different types of roses,including dried roses and even copper metal roses which are great variations on a theme that might not be as relevant to society another other day of the year. Popup retail is huge trend now as the events can double as internet attractions and travel coupon destinations.

Ired roses dipped in flat roofing tar wrote about how I made Black Roses for Valentines on Smart Canucks and this left this piece on D.I.Y bitumen covered roses on Medium last week by photographing and comprehensively documenting a visit to their their tarpots which are known in the industry as ‘tar boilers’, but which are in fact filled with 500 degree bitumen. Dave the flat roofer at the ToughRoof flat roofing job site in Toronto gave me lots of good information and was very accommodating and even   delved even deeper in the science of the operation on this post on Fuel Ghoul which is my chemical science theme Typepad blog.

Roofing tar may contain coal tar but is mostly petroleum bitumen especially with Canada being blessed with the tar sands in Alberta. This material is certainly a by product of that refining process.

dave beside solid unmelted roofing tar, petroleum bitumen

Roofing tar is solid at room temperature. It gets delivered to the job as a black solid block that when heated to 500 degrees becomes an oily liquid used on flat roofs to fix leaks. It is made from coal tar and petroleum byproducts. Coal tar is a deep brown or black residue, which is made during coal production process. Coal tar must be refined and processed to meet standards for roofing use.

Dave tarring rosesToughRoof seals, bonds or repair areas on the roof that damaged or are slowly deteriorating. Newer formulations of roofing tar are asbestos free, but may contain solvents, surface adherents, plastics and mineral fillers/fibers. Coal tar roof cement is applied by trowel, while other types of roofing tars are applied like paint or caulk.

Most roofing tar formulas are black in color, but some manufacturers have also created versions in lighter colors like silver and white. Some brands of roofing tar can be painted when dry to match the roof’s original color scheme. Roofing tar can be removed by using a tar remover, but removers may cause damage to certain roofing surfaces.

The black rose is certainly beautiful and has inspired both pop-up holiday retailers and copy cats

beautiful black rose

Local Basement Waterproofing Contractor also makes Valentines Day Rose

Bill Korenowsky of Royal Waterproofing is a basement waterproofing contractor in Toronto who also made up some custom treated roses for Valentines Day, but its probably not something Matthew would deign to sell in his fashionable pop-up stores.

Bill Korenowsky with Waterproof Rose

Bill Korenowsky with Waterproof Rose

Bill dipped roses in Bakor Aqua-Bloc® 770-06 which is a one component elastomeric waterproofing compound designed to replace conventional hot mop felt ply and/or pre-formed sheeting systems. It is applied in a single application, which cures through solvent evaporation to provide a heavy-duty, seamless,  rubber-like impervious membrane. This is a liquid applied waterproof product that is good for year round use.

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Dipping red roses in waterproofing compound with Bill Korenowski of Royal Waterproofing in Toronto.

Excellent for use on concrete, masonry foundation walls, parking decks, planters and reflective pools its not that great for flowers.  Contractors use with Yellow Jacket reinforcing fabric to treat cracks and joints but the mixture is too stiff to penetrate the plant’s crevices. Heavy bodied trowel grade coating this stuff probably does a wonderful job on cement to provide seamless rubberized asphalt membrane, but it’s terrible for roses.

red rose plastic membrane from waterproofing contractor

In the language of flowers, black roses signify death, or supreme hatred, but a perfectly preserved red rose could symbolize a perpetual romance, and a supernaturally strong enduring love that defies nature.

Waterproofed roses might be considered kitschy or artificial but such a product would satisfy a gift givers desire for originality and quality messaging. The idea of preserving the flower’s beauty in a transparent or beautifully coloured body cast is universally appealing to retailers and romantics.

 

 

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The Barrie Dentist with X-ray Eyes

superman with x-ray visionSuperman is the best known fictional hero with “x-ray vision”. This skill lets him see what’s behind brick walls, and in the trunks of cars and transport trailer trucks, so he doesn’t have to break down doors and disrupt other people’s lives everywhere he goes on his missions to save planet Earth and humans in distress.

But there are other types of enhanced vision abilities that other superheroes have… For example have you ever heard of Chemo Vision? That’s the ability to see pheromone output.  Gamma Vision is the ability to see gamma radiation. Emotion Vision is the ability to read auras, and is actually a common skill among psychics, mystics and seers. This vision upgrade lets folks see the emotional well being of others.  Energy Vision is the ability to see hidden and or unused power sources. .. and so on.

Barrie dentist has cameras that let her see cavities and cancer.

interoral camera inter oral camera, back of teeth inter oral cameraInspired by superheroes, Barrie dentist at Big Bay Point Dentistry has purchased some very advanced scientific gadgets that give her super powers – she has enhanced optical  equipment which allows her to look close at her patient’s teeth and go on a hunt for cavities and cancerous lesions. A mouth ulcer is the loss or erosion of part of the delicate tissue that lines the inside of the mouth (mucous membrane). Some causes can include certain prescription drugs, and infectious diseases such as herpes or thrush.

In most cases, mouth ulcers are harmless and resolve by themselves in a few days without the need for medical treatment. Aphthous ulcers are recurring ulcers found in mouth tissue with no known cause that affect one in five people on Earth.

Interoral Cameras Show Clients’ Dental Caries

The CS 1500 Intraoral Camera generates remarkably sharp images and has a great depth of field.  The CS 1500 Camera is an all-in-one solution for dental digital photography stills and videos.  From full arch to macro views, the camera delivers consistently clear, high-resolution images that can be easily shared with patients.

The mechanism makes crisp visuals that help dentists explain treatment options because they can actually show the problems and perfectly describe the solutions.  This particular camera’s advanced sensor and lens can easily view even the smallest cracks, caries and lesions.

Dentist uses Velscope to look for cancer.

velsocope3The Velscope was recently developed by LED Dental and is marketed today an oral cancer-screening device. It does not diagnose cancer, but is an adjunct to the oral examination.  That’s why its called an adjunctive device, It is, by all accounts, a fantastic non-invasive screening device.

Holding onto the pistol grip like a magnifying glass, the dentist shines a safe blue light into the patient’s mouth. Today this device is cordless and lightweight, making it exceptionally portable, but earlier models were much heavier, bulkier, and much more expensive.

How does VELscope Work?

adjunctive device, velscopeWhen viewed through the VELscope’s patented filters, healthy tissue fluoresces green. Suspicious tissue, oral abnormalities that may be oral cancer, has a different fluorescence signature, and will appear as dark, irregularly shaped patches. If a suspicious lesion is detected, the hygienist will normally have the dentist view it using the VELscope as well. In some cases, questioning the patient may reveal that he or she burned her mouth eating hot food.  However if the lesion cannot be explained, the dentist will normally ask the patient to return for a follow-up screening in two or three weeks. If the condition has not improved, the dentist will usually perform a surgical biopsy or refer the patient to a specialist.

velscope2The VELscope is a discovery device, not a diagnostic device. Only a surgical biopsy can provide an accurate diagnosis of a lesion. In some cases the diagnosis will be cancer, pre-cancer or dysplasia, but more often some other type of oral disease will be diagnosed. Examples include lichen planus and bacterial, viral and fungal infections. While these conditions are clearly much less serious than cancer, they are conditions that need to be discovered and treated.

One person in North American dies every hour of every day from oral cancer related illness, and many of those who survive the disease are forced to deal with lengthy, painful treatment and permanent disfigurement. The main problem is that oral cancer is typically discovered in late stages, when the five-year survival rate is only around 30%.

veloscope imagesUsing Velscope the Dentist Can find other anomalies besides cancer. Cleared by the FDA, and approved by Health Canada, and the World Health Organization, the VELscope is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the discovery of,

  • Viral, fungal and bacterial infections
  • Inflammation from a variety of causes (lichen planus and lichenoid reactions, allergy to amalgam fillings, etc.)
  • Squamous papillomas;
  • Salivary gland tumors;
  • Cancer and pre-cancer;
  • Other oral mucosal conditions…

Detecting oral abnormalities early leads to more treatment options, potentially less invasive or radical treatments and better patient outcomes.  Read about this Barrie dentist on Yelp and search for other dental clinics in Barrie that have this or other super devices. Post by on Oct 18, 2014

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Burlington Dentist uses New Dental Technology to Make Beautiful Mouths on Applebee Line

With the advent of new dental technology, modern dentistry is becoming more of an art than a science. When dentists sculpt teeth from putty that turns to stone in ultraviolet light, they become artists with real technique.  Fuel Ghoul describes how urban dentists have become more like high tech beauticians that work from the mouth outwards to both heal and beautify the rest of the body. The dental clinic is morphing into a new age health spa that uses digital x-rays, high technology orthodontics and special lasers to promote wellness and the healthy beauty that radiates from a perfect white smile. Below is Conerstone Dental at 2500 Applebee Line, home of Burlington dentist Dr Anil Ralhan who even calls his facility a ‘medi-spa’ which is short for medical spa, and that’s exactly what I’m talking about – below is the changing face of dentistry in a snapshot.
Burlington dentist, Cornerstone dental office

The most interesting thing about urban dentists is that in order to remain competitive they need to equip their offices with the latest most comfortable and in many cases, the most expensive medical equipment in the marketplace.  That’s because patients communicate with each other, and share personal information about their dentists and when they step into a high tech dental office they’re usually impressed and feel special; They’re actually proud of their relationship with the practitioner and willing to suffer much more pain and discomfort!

Having state of the art technology that makes dental visits more comfortable is mandatory today and dentists without such tech get bad reviews in Yelp. Consequently the scientific instrumentation inside a modern dentist’s office is getting smarter, smaller, and is designed to makes patients more comfortable in what used to be a modern torture chamber.

Kristal works at the Oakville dentist officeKristal is a top rated dentist in Oakville who works alongside Dr Anil Ralhan at the Oak Park Dental Clinic on 6th Line. On the wall behind her head you can see the latest in digital X-rays on flat screen instead of cellophane sheets – this is new tech too.

Laser Dental Treatment

Laser have been around since 1995 but they are just getting spectacular now! Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling and different models. The are used to “cure” or harden a filling. Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures.
They are great for biopsy or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to take biopsies, small pieces of tissue that can be examined for cancer. Some dentists even have special laser guns tricked out to use lasers to remove lesions in the mouth, and relieve the pain of canker sores.

Another breed of these devices are teeth whitening lasers, which are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is ”activated” by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process. Laser dental technology may is usually gentler on teeth and gums, therefore an anesthetic is often not required..

Recent technological leaps forward in orthodontics make braces less visible and less painful too.
New high tech invisible braces offer an unprecedented level of comfort, convenience and confidence that has truly transformed the once psychologically traumatic childhood event of needing and wearing metal braces into something a lot more cool or well certainly less obtrusive. Having train tracks on their teeth often makes young adults feel shy and unwilling to speak in public and show off their mouth – it can be a personality altering event.  New high tech orthodontics offer exceptional results without the discomfort or embarrassment of traditional metal braces, for about the same cost.

Dr Anil Ralhan, Oakville dentistTo the right is Dr Anil Ralhan holding Invisalign® braces as he explains the differences and stresses the improvements in this field. I put this picture of Dr Anil Ralhan Oakville dentist on Zoomers magazine because this technology is available to people of all ages and its never too late in life to upgrade your smile. Invisalign® takes a remarkably modern approach to straightening teeth by using a custom-made series of aligners that are individually customized by a certified dental practitioner for each patient’s mouth. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that people wear over their crooked teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift misaligned teeth back into place or into positions charted out by the dentist or orthodontist. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Patients just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until their treatment is complete. This is how kids today can get great smiles without shame and little to no interference in their daily lives. The best part about the whole process is that people have to really look carefully to see them and so there is no shame or embarrassment.

Lip injections are no longer exclusive to Hollywood. There are many dentists in Canada who offer the service. The Eligible magazine article Get Your Sexy Mouth On for Summer lists the many different options available for fashion models when they visit the dentist to work on their faces.  Arob12’s Canada blog went even deeper in this idea and showed off more pictures of Katie Lister’s trip to the dentist in Oakville wherein she was amazed at the many high tech options available to beauty queens.. Free Ads Planet has even more shots of Katie with Oakville dentist getting the full briefing.

The Mouth and Overall Health and High Technology Gadgets
Gum disease and tooth decay are still the most common infections in Canada and these maladies put Canadians at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, lung infections, osteoporosis and preterm births. Unchecked infection in teeth and gums can be dangerous, even life-threatening, because the mouth is situated so close to the brain, lungs and heart, while jaw problems can lead to chronic poor sleep.  But as the New Hive Mashup of Katie Lister at Oakville Dentist illustrates how solving dental pain and filling cavities come second to getting beautiful white teeth and healthy skin and lips.

Stopping tooth decay before it happens.

A decade ago, most dentists opened each patient’s mouth and went poking around with a spike and a little mirror on a hunt for cavities, and of course they drilled and filled everything they found. That’s changing today as dentists can detect the earliest signs of decay using a super technology DIAGNOdent, which is a pen-like instrument that shines a tiny laser beam over a tooth’s surface and detects the differences in reflected light between healthy and decaying enamel.

And CT-scan-like technology called optical coherence tomography, now at prototype stage, can be used to create a holographic image of the entire mouth on a computer screen. Telltale tiny white dots on teeth signal microscopic pits in the enamel, which could be sealed or treated to prevent cavities and restore healthy natural teeth.

Tooth repair

Oakville dentist, crowns for teethTeeth can be made on site in many new age dental offices today – patients no longer have to wear false crowns as they wait for the real things to be delivered from the lab. To facilitate this advanced dentistry, a unique stone powder is mixed with water in a vacuum mixer. The mixture is slowly poured into the impression whilst holding the tray on a vibrating table to prevent air bubbles being trapped. Air bubbles can ruin the resulting stone cast.

Some of the stone mixture is poured onto the white base plate, to try and prevent air bubbles being trapped around the pegs. The mixture is set and baked and birthed in three ore procedures, After the new crown appears it is fitted and polished in under an hour and can be used to restore the shape, appearance and function of the missing tooth an hour after that. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth or a broken tooth.

A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth.Behold the brave new age of modern dentistry and the miracles on the horizon for tomorrow.

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Toronto Bird Photo Booth is a Storytelling Exercise, A Friendly Match for Businesses

2014 Toronto Bird Photo Booth Business Challenge is the original bird ‘selfie’ portrait contest that was made back in May 2014 to showcase custom loyalty program software through storytelling, and is not a true photo contest, but more like a friendly match between businesses hosting the booth.

Emma from Spectacle Loves U aims Toronto bird photo boothWhat is the Toronto Bird Photo Booth? If you don’t know already, a bird photo booth is a feeder attached to a digital camera, triggered by a motion detector. Its a wonderful piece of technology that makes art to serve nature.

There are two cameras here – one is an iPhone 5C purchased by John Conn of Standard Telecom, office phones service in Toronto who hosted Week Three,  and the other is the WIngscapes BirdPro trail cam which is a handy back-up unit.

Would you like to host the Toronto Bird Photo Booth for a week on your GTA business property?

The rig is programmed to take pictures of any wild birds that land at the feeder. The idea is to see who has the best wild birds. Businesses hosting the Toronto Bird Photo Booth can enter their pics into the friendly bird portrait photo contest for prizes.
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SMOJoe launches Birds of Toronto, and now I chronicle developments on the blog and also write weekly Bird Photo Booth updates for Toronto is Awesome magazine.

Look below at this English sparrow that thinks its a terrifying huge hawk; its emulating some larger bird of prey as it tries to scare away another fellow from the feeder.   
Scary Sparrow 2Like any playground, It isn’t long before an even meaner House sparrow with a distinctive white stripe on his wings appears to scare everyone away for a spell. You’ve never seen these tiny birds up close like this! I’ve gained a new appreciation for these sparrows by seeing them so close and full of emotion, and I imagine these birds are reacting the same way humans would fight over a big pile of cash left in the street.

House Sparrow, Birds of TorontoThese birds really do have lots of have personality ! See again how white stripes simply refuses to share the bowl.

white strips at feeder dish, dominatesThis storytelling started back in June and the photography is getting better each week.

The Toronto Bird Photo Booth Challenge was on Bird Canada, last week. This story is where tech meets nature and the arrangement yields visually stimulating content. Each update chronicles the last host’s contributions, and features a new competitor’s story alongside their gallery of pictures.  At the end of the summer, Judges will review the best photos and reward the best ‘birders’ among the people who positioned the cameras . And there will be prizes. TBD

Smojoe SEO Show at Chalkers Pub 17 June 2014

Neville Pokroy and Rob Campbell at SMOJoe SEO Show 17 June 2014A really great Smojoe SEO Show was held at Chalkers Pub in Toronto on Tuesday the 17th June 2014 at 7pm as thirty people braved extreme thunderstorm alert, and severe weather to attend the inspirational web marketing event. They gathered in the dining area at the south end of the restaurant complex to soak up as much knowledge as possible for the $10 entry fee charged by Leeann Jenson the administrator of a popular Life After 40 Single Meetup Group. I joked that this evening was SEO for Singles with websites and that wasn’t far from the truth; the one complaint I got was that there wasn’t enough networking time!

Without any interruptions, not waiting on weather or late arriving attendees, the Smojoe SEO Show was performed live by myself Rob Campbell starting at 715pm. The ‘show’ starts by me explaining what we have to do today to get page one presence, and why and how we do it. Then, after a tiny break, I go around looking at everyone’s websites and we all together set about figuring out how we can help these attendees and their struggle for subject matter relevance and higher rankings.  Its quite fascinating if I don’t say so myself… and its starting to get some big name business attention from Bay St consultants and business growth authors and business marketing gurus of all stripes. Who doesn’t want to be first on Google for something. Neville Pokroy brought his business growth book along to this show and he gave away six signed copies to people brave enough to share their site’s meta data, and suffer the scrutiny of the crowd on stage at the front of the room.

Inside this SEO workshop attendees find new ways to help each other.  Everyone in the crowd becomes a little bit more SEO savvy and certainly more social media friendly as they quickly become aware of how to increase their reach and authority.  Glenda MacDonald live blogged SMOJoe SEO MeetUp 17June2014; she did a terrific job communicating the entire ordeal, blow by blow, with original pictures, on her blog.

The best part of the night was when people won prizes!  Dr Archer, Toronto Dentist at Archer Dental donated twenty travel toothbrush kits and mini toothpaste tubes which I gave away to people who asked intelligent questions and did the social media exercises to benefit other attendees’ websites and blogs.

SMOJOe SEO show, June 17Some of the sponsors attended the event in person and they brought products to give away to anyone who would help them get along, and link to them and say kind words so they can get more recognition by earning higher rankings on Google; just showing up with something in your hands to give away at the SMOJoe SEO show makes you more important in this life.

Here is Angelo Tramonti from Sarafino Olive Oil who offered up these exotic liquids as a grand prize for live bloggers – Glenda MacDonald won!

Rob Campbell performing SMOJoe SEO Show live at Chalkers Pub 17 June 2014We could have improved the impact by setting and tweeting a certain hashtag, and I could have passed around a paper blog resource sheet for people to write down their blog URLs and Twitter handles, and these are good ideas for next time

Overall, I think everyone had a great time at this unique event, and Leeann has already asked when I’ll be available to do it again.