Transgender inclusion workshops

 

Hey so I am not following the Seneca Newnham Pride channels. So I do not know if they have even touched on these. To learn why I am not following the Seneca NewnhamPride channels click here. However this is a list of Transgender inclusion workshops being done at Seneca College’s campuses. 

Embedded below are the Campus Google Maps Locations. 

  1. Newnham Campus Monday, June 11 Room A3505
  2. Markham Campus Tuesday, June 12 Room M913
  3. King Campus Wednesday, June 13 Room GH1150
  4. Seneca@York Campus Thursday, June 14 Room S2168

 

Kid sister painted for me

 

Written by Ashton Deroy

My kid sister wanted to put something up on the website. As I said it is good to put things on your website that makes you happy. I often miss my family back home in Quinte West, but I am glad I have this painting to remind me of them. If they read this I love them and I can’t wait to see them next. Posted from North York Ontario 6:08am 5/31/2018. 

Today on 6/3/2018 I modified the art to get it digitally ready. The thing about a good piece of art is that it is never truly finished. I love the painting but I knew I could make it digitally great. Thanks so much Ashley you know I love working with you. 

This is currently being used on my YouTube channel. 

 

S.W. Agency business plan

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We are now developing the business plan for S.W. Agency. This is an exciting endeavor with in our network of freelancers that I have connected with both in person and over Fiverr.

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At this time we have my sister Ashley working on a project to do artwork for my personal blog. Diana Skye is now developing her Fiverr shop that will be linked on this page as soon as it is ready. There is likely to be a higher output of the business this year than there was the year before. So lets get excited for everything happening!

Knuckleheads go bowling!

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Ashton Deroy Writes: My Depression was hitting me hard in April, as it usually does and I needed to have my spirits lifted. Alana Skye to the rescue again! She took me bowling in Newmarket and we annoyed some people as we always do. It was a great time. I am lucky to have some of the greatest friends & family imaginable. I hope you get a kick out of our bowling video below. 

 

 

Another update: We are now in the planning phases of launching a personal sales business for print and digital promotion. Get in touch with me for more details at Ashtonderoy@gmail.com 

Why Bobby Lashley isn’t getting over as a good guy in WWE?

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WWE misses the mark from time to time on creating solid hero characters. I do not think this is what happened with Ronda Rousey… However, with characters like Roman Reigns & Bobby Lashley you can see that WWE does not know what they are doing. Why isn’t Lashley getting cheered? Look at these cringe-worthy story points. 3

  1. Bobby Lashley was managed by President Trump in the battle of the billionaires– You want to become a lifetime wrestling heel, be managed by the most despised president past 2010. My family remembers’s when Wendi Richter was managed by Cyndi Lauper. That establishes a hero. Want to become a villain? Be managed by the leader of the Republican Party. Plus the Mr. McMahon vs Donald Trump story is a waste of time without any of the old dudes actually wrestling.
  2. Lashley’s character was a bully in Global Wrestling & the Indie scene – For WWE to make Lashley a good guy. They have to exceed years of Lashley being established as a villain who beats up X-Division & Cruiserweight wrestlers. Like much of what I remember Lashley for is beating up Eddie Edwards. How is that going to get him over?
  3. He is missing the third dimension – This is more intangible but considers this… Every time Lashley seems to get a run in WWE his character seems to flatten out. Kind of like they don’t really know what to do with him. He was United States Champion and I still didn’t know who he was. The coolest angle I remember from his first WWE run was actually the Lashley vs Cena angle. That just had a big fight feel to it. I think if they want to get Lashley over, he has to skip the line and you need to start fueding him with Brock Lesner. Fans already know that is why Lashley is there anyway. 

Believe it or not I actually like Lashley. I am just not insane, he does not meet the formula of a good character at the moment. That does not mean hope is lost. Maybe if you put him on a heel run or throw him in a feud with Brock Lesner, he can get to that next level. Just if I am a writer I am not exploring the Lashley & Strowman tag team for very much longer. There is nothing there chemistry wise. It is just two big men, “meh” typical WWE team. 

Parliament buildings, talking about Justin Trudeau’s book Common Ground.

 

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The only parliament in Ontario where anything useful gets done 😛🇨🇦 ~Diana Skye

 

Picture by Diana Skye, Parliament building, and some beautiful Canadian nature. 

Someone at work said to me Canada has no tradition, we have no culture, we are a weak standard of traditions. Say that to my aunt who is a sergeant in the army, tell that to Diana who has been to other countries and still prefers Canada. Yes, we have another birthday party coming up and yes I intend to really share my passions about this country over the next few weeks on this blog. I used to live by the Kingston, Ottawa & Montreal area in 2015 and I left it to conquer my issues with drug addiction. I semi conquered those issues today. 

As of now, I am reading the most Canadiana book I have ever read. It is Common Ground by Justin Trudeau, one of the heroes I blogged about in 2017. There is so much wonderful culture in this book. From Justin Trudeau training boxing in a gym in Quebec,  

Right now I am at the 100-page mark of the book & not many of you know this about me. 100 pages are where I decide whether I will put a book down or not. I hate to say it, but 100 pages are where I used to put down a lot of books. This is not happening with the Justin Trudeau booked and story. I am hooked & ready to keep learning more about our prime minister. 

 

When is it time to transition from college staff to a recruiter & or career counsellor?

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People sometimes ask why I get jobs so quickly in transition periods. They might even assume it has to do with a heightened skills that employers demand. Neither of these things are why though.

I have experience accessing resources for mental health, crisis & of course needing a job. When I need a job, I no longer waste my time on job boards & consulting professors. I go straight to the source. The people who are paid specifically to complete hiring quotas. I am talking about government funded employment counsellors &  company recruiters.

How do you know when it is time to approach employment counsellor instead of academic staff? If you have graduated college in Canada as of May 2018 it is time just get to Employment Ontario. Time to access these employment resources. They connect you with usually vetted job boards, resume & cover letter best practices and mock interviews. The people I know who were waiting on professors to get them digital marketing jobs are “still waiting”.

What if you want to join the army? Don’t get me wrong it is not an easy process but get started sooner rather than later. As of now I am still awaiting a college transcript to start this process. (It takes that long!) you might yourself have paperwork to get done. Get started now! However army recruiters are extremely efficient and I am related to a few.

How do I know if I can trust a talent recruiter or HR representative? They met with you in person. Every outsourced talent recruiter who I only meet on the phone is a complete moron! I don’t even think the last guy I talked to didn’t know half of what was happening at a firm whose job offer I had to reject. I have also been sent to non-existent sites & old addresses. When you are on the phone with a talent recruiter or HR rep? Ask if they will be at the office to meet with you. If not hit “do not go.”

How long did it take to get my last job? By not doing an on the couch job search, by connecting with experts and cold calling agencies. I got my job in field for the first time on

Wednesday May 2nd 2018.  I didn’t waste my time with a college career connection. I knew where I needed to go from my own research.

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Blog Process

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I just want to encourage entrepreneurs and creative professionals to check out my friends from the United Kingdom. This is Blog Process, they interviewed me in March before I took a job in a marketing firm. Definitely check out the form, they have featured entrepreneur’s, articles written by real pros and tech talk.

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Shifting the blog focus to digital entertainment consumption.

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Hey readers,

I have been blogging on this space since January. Now I have a great job, a portfolio and a full roster of clients. I am doing the goal I set for myself last summer. Remember to write your SMART goals down, sometimes you surprise yourself and achieve them. So now what? I want to focus on digital entertainment consumption. I will focus on Platforms such as:

  1. Netflix
  2. Fiverr
  3. UFC Fight Pass
  4. Google Play
  5. YouTube
  6. Twitter
  7. LGBT+ Pride projects
  8. Global Wrestling Network
  9. Gaming
  10. 4/20 networks (these are funny)
  11. Comedy (Refer to Shitty Jobs)
  12. Consumer shops

For the past 3 years I think I have been so focused on becoming a business man. I forgot on some level to become myself. Now that I have achieved a goal that renders me at full use. I want to just focus on my leisure time and sharing that with my subscribers. I haven’t decided how these changes will take affect yet just a lot more content will be entertainment focused in the near future.

Should I quit my job to manage my online store?

Most Shopify users may as well be making minimum wage to under minimum wage. Only the smallest percent of survey Entrepreneur drop shippers make a killing.

Sorry to burst your bubble but this is not the time to be an online Entrepreneur. Sadly I think the time you wanted to get on and off the ride was from 2012-2015. Factoring in things such as the Facebook + YouTube Algorithm changes, the fact most stores sell want-based products & the percentage of people selling branded merchandise without proper licensing. This will not likely be how you make your living.

Should you quit your job for the drop shipping lifestyle? Absolutely not, you should keep your job and invest your income. Also, hire a content manager for when you are working. Someone to sign up email contacts, create content and get your brand noticed on the web because it is not easy anymore. 

It is time to unload the truth on you. You became a drop shipper because you thought eCommerce would be an easy job. Why wouldn’t you think eCommerce is easy? That is what Shopify told you. Only to realize the market is cluttered, Facebook is screwing with your business & the customers don’t buy expensive products. 

 

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To unlicensed merchandise sellers in North America. There are now a variety of ways to report you for selling copyright merchandise, but you want to still take these stupid risks? Have someone do a risk analysis for you and you should be able to see that ripping off and reselling someone else’s intellectual property is not very smart. Even if you see Asian suppliers or stores doing it, you don’t do it! The Asian market is different and therefore follows different regulations for operating their creative businesses. 

Now you know the truth about the drop shipping business. This is not your new career or your pathway to millionaire status. These are want-based stores, balancing on the balance beam of regulations & advertisers have been lying on behalf of Shopify to say selling goods on Facebook is easy. Do not quit your job to sell stuff on Shopify unless you want to starve. 

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Get real results with your digital marketing efforts. Call 647-850-6802 Or email me at admin@ashtonderoy.ca

Humor Podcasts: Shitty Jobs Part 1 & 2.

Episode 5 The Job of Jobs

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(Click the above sound images to link to our talk audio segment.)

Ashton Deroy & Alana Skye are up to their old shenanigans again. Ashton Deroy plays an outhouse cleaner, Alana Skye is a Private Investigator and the SoundCloud was recorded at a Tea Shop in Newmarket. 

Background: Alana Skye & Ashton Deroy took the creative Advertising program at Loyalist College in Belleville Ontario from 2012-2014. This is where they developed their mutual sense of humor for ridiculous behaviors. Now they pursuit new careers in the Toronto unrelated to marketing & advertising. In 2013 Alana Skye & Ashton Deroy worked at Rogers Communications at Stream in Belleville Ontario. This is why once in a while conversations about the company come up. 

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Sales is King, Marketing is jester

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If more companies were built around effective and legal sales strategies Canada would not have had the famous flops I can think of in the last 5 years. These incidents include but are not limited to:

  • Rogers & Bell getting called out for high sales pressure tactics – Despite many vendor contract employees in telecom taking issue with their practices.  
  • Sears creating a re-branding campaign – When they needed a better sales campaign 
  • 99% of new businesses failing – Again not because of bad ideas but because no one thought how to sell these ideas. 

We are in an era now where we realize, “There is no such thing as being your own boss.” Someone has got to be paying for us to keep the lights on. Your Shopify store is no different. You need a boss, their name will be buyers or one big buyer. You do need a boss though. Unless you planned to build your business as a hobby shop. Then get off of my forum! 

“Alright I know we need sales Ashton but where do we go online to find those sales.” To that, I reply, turn off the computer moron and go around town putting flyers in mailboxes! Paper still works and digital is in decline. Write a blog and get yourself interviewed about your passion or create interesting content that you share on a multi-platform plan to engage a new audience. 

Just know this, if you are not answering some customer’s dumb question about your business with a smile on your face. You are running your business completely and totally wrong. “I got into this so I would have something I enjoy.” Bogus… I reply. “You got into this to sell stupid stuff on the internet and make a bundle of money.” By the way, if you are not thinking about it yet, here are some potential buyers for crap you sell for Indian factories or homemade. 

  1. Store owners – People who need to stock an inventory all the time of trendy and unique stuff. 
  2. Young Dynamic Bloggers – Get people who will write about your products. 
  3. Vloggers – People who will demonstrate your products to their audience. 
  4. Drunk shoppers – Seriously the only people who drop serious money on Facebook usually are some kind of intoxicated. For example, I refer to a relative of mine who buys phone accessories loaded. 
  5. Personal Sellers – Try to convince people to buy a wholesale of your products to sell on a commission. Also, learn straight commission pay is not a bad word for a sales job. If you do get other help though… Get them on an hourly.