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I knew that heading to NYC for the first ever #nycHIRL (Hangout in Real Life) was not to be missed. In fact I would come to know that this would be a monumental moment in time not just for us, but for everyone..nycHIRL| Google plus

From far (Robert Redl Vienna) and wide ( Rayan Bouajram California and Renata Sherwin Vancouver) they came: G+ Hangouters all.

With the hard work and extreme effort from a handful of people, Tiffany Henry, Matthew Rappaport, Bobbi Jo Woods and Daniel Enloe, (with a nod to Alex Angelides, it all came together in a spectacular symphony of immediate trust and familial bonding.

I felt the love from each and every HIRLer that I greeted and who greeted me, all in a jumble of Oh Hey, Elaine! and WOW  good to see you! There was a feeling of recognition that belied the situation:First meeting in person.

At the concert Friday night I was talking with Lynette Young about the gut feelings of ‘trust’ and ‘knowing’ that we HIRLers all felt. In a format never before seen, the ‘Hangout’ allows us to engage many of our senses to build a mental, emotional and even a spiritual composite of the people with whom we are hanging..

From the emotions that cross our faces, the micro-expressions and the body language cues we each give off, we have a map of each and every one of our hangout cohorts filed in our brains.. What we seemed to be most surprised at, was the easy camaraderie, the trust we automatically had both for and in each other..

Like being at a family reunion where you may not have seen your relatives for years, may never have seen them. Our bodies, our being reaches out on that other level; we have that shared trust; the underlying knowledge that these are our kin.. This is what the hangout has done for us.

Long distance friendships, relationships and working partnerships all with a deep connection that led to one of the most enjoyable weekends of my life.

I don’t want to leave anyone out as each of the HIRLers are amazing!

Al Espinosa (Brooklyn Born) You are a gentleman!

Carter Gibson  I love ya!


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  • Stephen Eiler

    Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East

    Thank you so much for talking to the students today. I had all sorts of feedback after you left about how inspirational you are. Thanks so much!
    Would like to Introduce you to the chair of the Everest East Ottawa college campus and invite you to be on the PAC committee for the college. Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East

  • Stephen Eiler (2)

    Thanks Elaine – Again, you were an amazing inspiration to the class.  They are still talking about it.    As a result of your visit, more of the students are taking the entrepreneurship option more seriously. Stephen Eiler Instructor, Business Everest College Ottawa East 

  • Shawn Murphy

    I have tremendous respect for people who know their work inside and out. It’s a joy to watch them do their work: it appears effortless and joyful. This is the case with Elaine. She helped us wade into the pool that is Google+ and learn how to use it to our advantage. She gave us the tools, support and encouragement to turn Google+ into an important channel in our online presence at SwitchandShift.com.  You rock, Elaine! Shawn Murphy, MBA KAI Partners, Managing Director of Organizational Development| Switch & Shift

  • Dr Nathalie Beauchamp

    ”The Maximizer’

    I call Elaine Lindsay the Maximizer. Elaine has the expertise to help any business owner bring it all together when it comes to their online presence. If you want to make sure you are leveraging your social media efforts and Google resources, she is your go to gal! Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

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