WSI Introduces International Internet Consultant Advisory Council

Toronto, Canada, May 20, 2005 --( WSI’s Toronto-based headquarters announces the creation of an Internet Consultant Leadership Advisory Council to create additional value for their worldwide network of Internet Consultants (ICs). This new initiative affirms WSI’s ongoing commitment to understanding the various needs and opportunities of its Internet Consultants and will enhance communication within the network so as to improve the allocation of resources to better meet the needs of the system and enable even greater growth and success.

The Council, made up of 12 Internet Consultants representing WSI’s major global markets, has been selected via a network-wide nomination process. The selected Council members represent: Canada, Central/South America, Europe, New Zealand/Australia, the UK and Ireland and the United States. They will hold their seats on the Council for a minimum of 1 year during which they will solicit the feedback and suggestions from groups of ICs in the regions they represent.

The structure of the Council has been established to facilitate the flow of information and innovation, in both directions, between WSI’s Home Office and its international network of Internet Consultants serving over 1000 local markets worldwide. Meetings of the Council will function as forums for presenting and discussing matters that concern the entire network and enable the open sharing of information. Areas of focus will include promoting better communication within the WSI e-Marketplace, improving relationships, facilitating cooperation on marketing and advertising, enhancing business operations, training, as well as product introduction, selection and development. It is the role of the Council to evaluate recommendations and innovations from around the world and use this input to contribute to exploiting new opportunities and furthering WSI’s objective of being the number one provider of Internet Solutions to small- and medium-sized business customers.

Building on WSI’s global reach with a local presence approach to business, the Council will help WSI’s Home Office gain more insight into regional market needs, and proactively anticipate issues its local Internet Consultants may face. Working from these insights, Council members will act in an advisory capacity in the rollout of new initiatives, thereby improving the effectiveness of the network as a whole.

The first meeting of the Council will take place on Monday, May 30th in Toronto, Canada. Future meetings are scheduled to coincide with WSI’s Excellence and Innovation Conferences, where its Internet Consultants convene to celebrate achievements and share their best-practices and innovations with the entire network.

WSI President Ron McArthur recently shared his enthusiasm about the Internet Consultant Advisory Council with the WSI network: “I am sincerely pleased at the tremendous response this new initiative has garnered from the IC community throughout the nomination process and in the feedback we continue to receive, and, I am excited to begin working with the 12 outstanding ICs that make up this Council. I have no doubt that this collaborative effort will reap incredible results for the entire network.”

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