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Tech Meets Casualness

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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Our Guests:

Mark Girr


Mark Girr
Girr Corp.

Intranets –

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In 2000 Mark Girr spearheaded internal communications for a $26 billion financial services company, with more than 6,000 employees throughout six northeastern states.

He left that arena in 2005 to start his own consulting firm with a focus on improving internal communications, employee engagement, and intranet usability in organizations of all sizes and industry sectors. And in 2011 he partnered with Becky McKinnell to create a new breed of employee intranet now in use with several leading Maine organizations.


Nancy Kosik


Nancy Kosik
Academy of International
Protocol & Etiquette

Defining the Lines of Casualness –

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Nancy Kosik is Founder and Director of NKAIPE, the Nancy Kosik Academy of International Protocol and Etiquette. Ms. Kosik launched this exciting venture following a successful career in the corporate world, as a controller for several Canadian companies.

Her mandates encompassed internal restructuring, human resources and finances, assisting corporations to reach maximum potential for success and achievement. Ms. Kosik’s extensive dealings with executives and employees of all levels honed her skills as an effective communicator and bestowed her with a keen understanding of interpersonal relations in corporate and social situations.

Throughout her careers progression, she furthered her studies in London (England), Canada, and in Washington D.C (U.S.A.) to become a certified Protocol Officer, a trusted professional assuring protocol is respected for various formal events, ceremonies, and day to day in the workplace. Also certified as an Expert Etiquette and Protocol Consultant, Nancy Kosik founded the Nancy Kosik Academy of International Protocol and Etiquette, and has since provided etiquette and protocol expertise, to individuals and groups of all ages and ranks for a variety of industries.

Armed with her corporate background, combined with her studies and experience in protocol and educational development, Ms. Kosik brings in-depth knowledge and skills to the protocol and etiquette industry. As a recognized etiquette and protocol expert, who has provided “on the air” advice to individual callers through media institutions such as Global Television, CBC Radio, CJAD Radio, Readers Digest Magazine, the Gazette Newspaper, the Ottawa Citizen, and other media corporations, Ms. Kosik also conducts numerous dynamic seminars and workshops in private, corporate, academic, and organizational settings across Canada and worldwide.

Internationally renowned corporations, high level government officials in preparation for upcoming events such as Royal visits, and international visits, local businesses, youth, teen and university level academic institutions, as well as, the general public, continue to seek advice from Ms. Kosik, in order to enhance their personal and professional image. Ms. Kosik also provides her clients with the necessary tools to heighten success and overall internal and customer relations in the workplace. Nancy Kosik blends a professional and direct approach to the topics addressed, while presenting them in an interactive, and motivational format.

Nancy Kosik has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s foremost authorities on etiquette and protocol.  Under her personal direction, The Nancy Kosik Academy of International Protocol and Etiquette is regarded as this country’s premiere provider of top-notch etiquette training and protocol officer consultation services.