June EFCN Monthly Meeting

Thursday, June 28th, 2018 8:00 AM

TED Talks & Networking

We’re doing something different for our June networking meeting. Along with networking (starting at 7:30 am), six volunteers from the EFCN community who have prepared 3-5-minute presentations, or mini TED Talks for our information, entertainment and edification. 

Confirmed presenters and topics will be sent by email on Monday, June 25th. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are making a few changes to the meeting structure starting this month. 

7:30 am Doors open for networking.

8:00 am sharp: Meeting begins, Opening presentation by M.C.

8:05 am: Introductions around the room

8:15 am: Prepared presentation(s) begin

8:45 am: Announcements

9:00 am Meeting Adjourned

Facilitator Biography

Mathieu loves connecting people and helping to make things happen.

“EFCN is the place were the seeds of great beginnings are sown,” he says. “Many excellent community initiates to serve elders saw their beginnings right here with the right people.”

Networking is simply connecting and starting or developing a relationship with people. Where it leads is the real adventure.

Mathieu believes we are more effective professionals and make better connections with people when we keep a few simple rules in mind:

Come prepared to really listen. Engage all your thoughts and feelings into what you’re hearing.

Set up three coffee meetings this summer to get to know someone better.

While you’re at it, why not choose an interesting venue or activity? A great game of golf or a zip line adventure at Wild Play, a half hour scuba dive… Why do we always need to meet at a coffee shop? Propose some interesting venues.

Before the meeting, prepare a quick introduction that encapsulates what you do. Practice it a few times to see how it sounds.

Come with a joke or a funny story.

Most importantly of all… Have FUN!

Meeting Location: The Wellesley Of Victoria - Retirement Home

2800 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5

The entrance door for EFCN is on Market Street between Nanaimo Street and Blanshard Street.

Our EFCN sign and/or the helpful Wellesley staff will direct you to the room. Be sure to come a little earlier (we suggest 7:30) to allow yourself time to arrive and visit before the meeting starts at 8:00 am.


There is parking around and about the building, and Long and McQuade has generously offered their upper parking area on the corner of Market Street and Nanaimo Street.