How to Cold Email / Run A Coffee Chat Workshop (Nov 2019)

Last Winter I hosted a workshop for first-year business students at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University on how to cold email and how to run a coffee chat. Here were the results:

(A majority of the 50+ students sent out emails, more than half received replies, and a handful forwarded the results back to me)

To gain the confidence to introduce yourself to someone new takes time. To find the right mentors to support you takes time as well. Together, both are fundamental soft skills that give an aspiring businessperson the tools for success.

Thank you to the 40+ contacts who volunteered to offer advice to students 👏

👉 Thursday I’m hosting another workshop where I’m giving a few students LinkedIn Profile Makeovers, haha. Along with some tips on writing bios/headlines/networking with others. Ping me if you want any more details or help.

#BreakthroughProgram #TRSM

Ryerson Sales Initiative – Why Sales? Speaker Panel Sept 2019

Speaking on a panel tonight at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. My goals to serve as an effective panelist tonight:

1️⃣. Be entertaining, not just informative. Information without emotion is not retained. Students can be tense, or nervous since they are putting themselves out there. As a panelist I think it’s great to share inspiring stories, make jokes, use analogies, use body language, and other creative ideas to help the audience feel comfortable and open to receive the most from the Q&A.

2️⃣. Share industry insights, not general business advice. Students who attend extracurricular events are usually already very self-motivated, so they don’t need to be reminded of things like “follow your passion” or “be a team player”. They need more something like “What are some common misconceptions about working in sales?”

➡️Community, please share with me any advice on what you think makes a panelist effective. Examples welcome.

Tonight I hope to add some creative flair to my presentation. Hint: I love music 🎵🎵🎵

hashtag#b2bsaleshashtag#ibmhashtag#trsmhashtag#ryersonsalesinitiativehashtag#speakerpanel

I also participated in the May 2018 version of the event!

Featured on the TRSM Co-op Website

As a former leader of the Co-op Students’ Association I always advocated for co-op an excellent career option for other students. I did 3-4 class talks throughout the year. So I was called in to be profiled.

https://www.ryerson.ca/trsm-co-op/student-profiles/Ryan-Ing/

My top reasons to choose co-op 
(1) Discover what your dream job is by exploring mulitiple companies, in different roles, in varying industries. I explored Financial, Retail, and Technology!
(2) Earn a great wage and graduate debt free… or you can spend your co-op money buying a used car like me 
(3) Build a ton of relationships with different companies to increase your chances of a full-time job offer when you graduate.

If you haven’t had a 1:1 meeting with your counsellor in the BCH, do so.

They have an endless list of job opportunities and their job is to help you succeed.

Featured in the Globe & Mail Nov 2017

On November 7, 2017, I was published in Canada’s national newspaper.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/business-students-biggest-sales-job-was-himself/article36851067/

PDF version:

Wonder how I got published in the newspaper? Well.. there’s really no shortcut but hard work… I emailed every single news outlet I could think of and tried to show them value. I.e. Here’s a story that’s going viral and you can be the first to publish it!
Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Ryersonian, Eyeopener, Buzzfeed, BlogTO, Narcity, Globe & Mail, and more…

Until finally one answered!

An Inspirational Video to Wrap Up The Journey

Over the past 6 months I taught myself how to use Adobe Premiere to create the video below. I couldn’t think of a better way to express the journey from Summer 2016 until now.

VIDEO URL: facebook.com/RyanIng/posts/101

People don’t believe me when I tell them it took 50 hours of editing. It really did. Every subtitle, is handmade, every photo resized, every effect, manually added in. Though I admit most of the time spent was learning how to use the software, and experimenting with concepts.

The many, many drafts involved in the process.

I reverse-engineered how to make a viral video from online tutorials and put many elements of that into the piece below. I sent it out to three people for feedback prior to release (thank you very much to Roxine Kee who reviewed both the first and second drafts) and took their feedback to improve the piece.

The result?

10,000 views within 24 hours. 

And to date: 23,000 views, 674 likes, and 132 shares.

The video was leaked to my workplace and received comment from the President of IBM Canada. The Dean of TRSM also left comment.

What I’m really proud about is all the shares. To create content that people feel like is worth talking about is a sure hallmark of success.

But anyway, the video speaks for itself. I am glad to capture this point of my life in a 4 minute video. You never know when it will come up in the future,