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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Princeton, NJ Aug 19, 2017

Time

8:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Location

PANERA Bread
510 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 514-1456 / phone

Please note that this is NOT the Panera Bread in downtown Princeton. It is the Panera bread near Wegmans.

Agenda

The FENG Princeton breakfasts are designed for members to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal setting. There is no agenda – this will give you time in a different forum to interact, receive individualized attention, and help each other.

Although the meeting is informal, here’s how we structure it:
• For the first 15 minutes, get your coffee and talk freely amongst yourselves.
• At 8:45, I will make a few announcements. I’ll ask if anyone has something they want to share with the group. Then, everyone will have a chance to say their elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds, please).
o One of our attendees made the suggestion that everyone who attends should be a job lead or something else to share with the group. I encourage this but will not make a requirement. Anyone who wants to contribute something to the group can do so here.
• Then we’ll split the group into sub-groups of no more than 8-10 people facilitated by a leader. Depending on the number of attendees, we may ask someone to run a group. The group splits will be done on a random basis which facilitates a good mix.
• Within each sub-group, everyone will have a chance to talk about his / her issues and how the group can help, job search problems / opportunities, etc. Come prepared – if you want us to critique your resume or networking document, bring enough copies to distribute. Know what you want to achieve in the time we give you. I expect everyone will have the floor for about 5-7 minutes depending on attendance. In order to facilitate the conversation, I often ask people:
> What is your competitive advantage?
> What do you do differently that marks you out from others?
> How do you provide value?
> What are you known for? What do you want to be known for in a couple of years’ time?

These are a bit like interview questions, but often I am trying to find the gold in your value proposition that might not be as clear to others as it is to you. (Questions taken from a newsletter article – Jan 21, 2014 – provided by Ken Witt, Raleigh FENG Chapter).
• Everyone can stay as long as they want, but the leader will make sure everyone has an equal chance to talk based on the 10:45 break.

Directions

I suggest it is best to go to the Panera Bread website for specific directions and maps.

San Francisco, CA Aug 21, 2017

Time

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Peninsula FENG
Robert Half San Mateo Office
1850 Gateway Drive
Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94402

Agenda

Peninsula FENG Meeting in San Mateo

Overcoming Common Objections
and
Brand and Brand Value

1. 7:30 – 8:00 Network with Senior Financial Executives
Elevator Pitches

2. 8:00 – 8:30 Recruiting: Overcoming Common Objections
16-HR-023 5 Magic Words for Older Candidates
17-HR-082 6 Ways to Score a Job When you Are Over 50

3. 8:30 – 9:00 Career Development: Brand and Brand Value

17-Genl-049 Top 25 Brands in the World

Directions

London, United Kingdom Aug 21, 2017

Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ

Agenda

UK Job Hunt Club

PLEASE NOTE: New date. We are taking a mid-summer break and will be meeting one week later.

AGENDA: please see “Notes” lower down this message for additional details

1. Introductions (15m)
- News about past members
- Scope of this and future meetings
2. Elevator pitches – 30 seconds (45m) (1)
3. Job Search Metrics (15m) (2)
4. Networking, sharing leads (10m)
5. Focus topics (20m)
6. Round up with Paul (15m)
7. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)

Notes to agenda:
(1) Elevator pitches – (eg telecon with recruitment agent. Each member gets 5 mins which allows for c. 3 - 4 minutes feedback. (I will keep the stop-watch)

(2) Metrics - As well as your backward review, we are incorporating targets for the next two weeks. This will help give you an added incentive to press on with your search.

A spreadsheet will be sent to those members who register to be filled out with instructions to return prior to Monday’s meeting. David Levenson will collate the results for circulation at the meeting.

Please RSVP: by WEDNESDAY, June14th so that Goodman Masson receives sufficient notice to provide the adequate space.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

Also, if you find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team as well as to update your directory. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to: http://www.thefeng.org, and filling out the form you will find there.

Directions

Tube station Barbican

Cleveland, OH Aug 21, 2017

Time

5:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Location

Quaker Steak and Lube
Valley View.

Agenda

The August 21, 2017 meeting will be our Summer Social at Quaker Steak and Lube in Valley View.

The cost is $10 per person cash and we will have a cash bar.

This is a great chance to learn more about other FENG members in a fun, social environment.






Bring plenty of business cards.

Review prior meeting attendee lists and develop a Plan to talk to members that you don’t know well. Bring a new technique or question to the Networking Event to practice in a safe environment. Keep your eyes open for mutually beneficial connections, they’re everywhere.









Directions

Philadelphia-Suburban, PA Aug 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Paoli Presbyterian Church
225 S. Valley Road
Paoli, PA 19301

Agenda

The focus of our meeting is networking. The networking objectives for the meeting are:
To give each member of our group an opportunity to meet with peers, share job leads and create a sharp focus on his or her career search target in the minds of our members. This allows members and guests to provide you with job leads, networking contacts and strategic search advice.

Come prepared to deliver your 2 minute drill (90 second announcement), share your recent successes, describe your job search plans for the next month, and bring job search questions and concerns you may struggling with, so the group may provide you with assistance.

It is important that you bring copies of your target list of companies and people you would like to meet. Also bring enough copies of your profile for other members. These are necessary tools you need so that people will know how to help you.

Attire is business casual.

Directions

Directions
For Mapquest users:
225 S. Valley Road Paoli, PA 19301

FROM THE PA TURNPIKE/KING OF PRUSSIA:
- Valley Forge/King of Prussia Exit of the Turnpike. Through the toll to the second exit "Route 202 South West Chester"
- On US Route 202 South go two exits to "Route 252 South Paoli"
- On PA Route 252 go 2.3 miles to Route 30 (E Lancaster Avenue)
- Right on US Route 30 (West) Three traffic lights to South Valley Road.
- Left on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

FROM EXTON AND POINTS WEST
- Exit US 202 North at US Route 30 East to Fraser.
- Or Exit Rt. 30 Bypass at US Route 30 East to Fraser
- Take US-30 East past Paoli Hospital, then under Rail Road Bridge to Fifth traffic light to South Valley Road
- Right on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

FROM I 95
- Take the I 476 North Exit
- Go 4.5 miles to Exit 3 "US-1 South Lima"
- Turn Left off the ramp and Merge onto US-1 South
- Go 2 exits to PA 252 North Newtown Square
- Turn Right off the ramp onto PA Route 252.
- Go 6 miles to US - 30 West (E Lancaster Avenue)
- Left on US Route 30 (West) Three traffic lights to South Valley Road.
- Left on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

(FROM ABOVE)
- Park in the front of the church parking lot.
- Walk in the front door.
- Go to the end of the long hallway.
- Our meeting room is the ADULT LOUNGE at the end of the hallway.

Drive carefully and we look forward to seeing you there.

Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Aug 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Robert Half/Accountemps - host
Shared Conference Room at
202 Centreport Drive
2nd Floor - Suite 220
Greensboro, NC 27409

Agenda

The FENG Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Chapter meetings:
1. offer an invaluable opportunity for members to create a sharp focus of their background with the other members
2. provide advice and knowledge of the local market
3. provide a pool of knowledgable "hiring managers" to test job search skills against
4. assist others to achieve their job marketing plan

Directions

This is off NC68, just North of the NC-68 intersection with I-40 (in other words, the Airport exit, going towards the airport). After the I-40 stoplights, access to CentrePort Drive is the first stoplight (not too far down the road - maybe a 1/4 mile from the intersection mentioned above). Take an immediate left, the building past the Embassy Suites (not where Robert Half offices are).

Conference room is on the second floor.
Door locks at 6 pm.

Warren County, NJ Aug 21, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Location

Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue
1st Floor Conference Room
Whippany, NJ 07981

973-285-6930
Near Morristown

Agenda


Come prepared to present your 30-second introduction/elevator speech. Bring a list of target companies, and then ask who knows people in these firms. The meeting will end early enough to allow for networking afterwards.

Please be sure to:

- Bring a name badge and tent
- Bring business cards to exchange with other members
- Bring resumes for distribution with other members
- List of target companies









Dress: Business Casual

Directions

WEST:
Route 10 East through Parsippany. Just before the Route 287 overpass, turn south off of Route 10 at the Hanover Marriott onto Ridgedale Avenue. Down Ridgedale about 2 miles, past Allen papers on the right and, next, the Morris County Mall on the left as you reach the Mall and approach the intersection, move into left turning lane. A Sunoco station is left and across the intersection from you. Turn left onto Hanover Ave. The library is a half mile down the road on your left. There is a stop light and overhead sign at the library entrance.

EAST:
Route 10 West, passing under Route 287. Take the jughandle turn for Ridgedale Avenue and follow directions above OR Route 24 West to last exit, 1A. Turn right off the exit ramp and pass under Rte 24. Take the immediate right hand feed off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

SOUTH:
Route 287 to exit 36A, Morris Avenue and Rte 511. Turn right at top of exit ramp. Stay in middle lane. Pass the equestrian statue on your right, Ford Mansion (large white colonial home) on your left. Road narrows to two lanes; move into left turning lane as you approach the second light. Left turn off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

NORTH:
Route 287 to exit 36, Lafayette and Ridgedale Avenue. Stay to the right coming off of Route 287 and bear right onto Ridgedale Avenue. Seven tenths of a mile to intersection with Hanover Ave. (Sunoco station on the right); right turn onto Hanover. The library is a half mile down the road on your left, marked by a stop light and overhead sign.

Dallas, TX Aug 22, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Blue Mesa Grill
14866 Montfort Drive
Addison, TX 75254

Agenda

Career Management Social

Please join us for a joint HAPPY HOUR with the Dallas Financial Executives International (FEI) chapter.

Attendees will receive a maximum of two free drinks and there will be snack food.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/14866+Montfort+Dr,+Dallas,+TX+75254/@32.9513399,-96.8180543,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x864c213c91af8cf5:0xa7f702acaa08594b

Birmingham, AL Aug 22, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Good People Brewing
114 14th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Agenda

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity.

Please register and join us for a networking and social gathering.

Whether you are currently employed or in transition, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

We will start off by meeting in the bar area which is to the right as you enter the tavern.

Attire: Casual

Directions

Across from Regions Field

www.google.com/maps/dir/''/Good+People+Brewing,+birmingham,+al/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x88891bed7ddc8047:0xb45471d029e1e99e?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI1Zfb2fTTAhXBi1QKHYu0CjUQ9RcIhAEwDg

Chicago (Suburban), IL Aug 22, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

Agenda

Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $5 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

Directions

From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Aug 23, 2017

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Agenda

Topic: A Primer on Evaluating Oil and Gas Reserve Reports

Speaker: David S. Butler, Jr., Manager, HSSK Group

Agenda:
- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking, coffee and light breakfast
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speaker Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking

Presentation:
David Butler will speak on valuing oil and gas reserves. He will initially discuss qualitative aspects of petroleum reserve reports of the types commonly promulgated in the industry. He will then discuss in detail the process of valuing reserves with a focus on how a business appraiser converts a reserve report into a discounted cash flow forecast that can be used in a variety of contexts (tax, financial reporting and litigation). After the presentation, the listener will have an understanding of valuation issues so that s/he can begin to ask appropriate questions when reviewing the work of a valuation expert.

David is a manager in the Houston office of HSSK, LLC. where he values businesses and intangible assets in connection with: fairness opinions; financial reporting including purchase price allocations (ASC 805) and impairment testing for long-lived assets and goodwill (step 1 and step 2) under ASC 360 and 350; tax-related valuations (C-to-S conversions, estate and gift, reasonable compensation); cheap stock valuations under ASC 718 and IRC 409A; and litigation consulting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation in Business Valuation from the American Society of Appraisers. He is the past Chair (2014-2015) of the ASA Energy Valuation Conference and a current member of the Houston CPA Society Energy Committee.

CPE Credit: 1 Free Credit

Speaker's bio:
David Butler is a Manager in the Business Valuation practice. His areas of experience include valuing businesses, intangible assets and equity ownership in connection with purchase price allocations, impairment testing, buy-sell agreements, employee stock ownership plans, exit planning, fairness opinions, federal tax litigation, gift and estate tax valuations, C-to-S conversions, reasonable compensation studies, litigation, marital dissolution, and shareholder/partner disputes. He has performed fair value engagements for both privately held businesses and SEC registrants.

Mr. Butler has experience in diverse industries including architecture & engineering, commercial real estate, distribution, energy, financial brokerage, diversified manufacturing, trucking, retail, software development, and supermarkets. He has valued non-operating entities (partnerships, FLPs, complex GRATS and other estate planning vehicles) with a variety of assets including working oil and gas interests, undivided real estate interests, promissory notes, commercial and rental real estate, complex distribution tranches, farmland/ranches and undeveloped land.

Mr. Butler has experience valuing intangible assets including contingent consideration, assembled workforce, tradenames, patents, software, deferred revenue, TV and radio broadcast contracts, natural gas contracts, non-compete agreements, favorable/unfavorable leases, franchise rights, advertising/sponsorship contracts, naming rights, concessions agreements, season ticketholders, stadium suites, and customer relationships.

Mr. Butler's energy-related valuations include oil and gas (upstream / E&P, midstream including FERC-regulated pipelines, downstream blending and marketing), oilfield services (drilling contractor services, drilling rigs and rig equipment, drilling fluids and proppants, pressure-pumping services, well maintenance equipment and services, offshore engineering, OCTG/pipe inspection, well completion services) and retail energy distribution (electricity and natural gas).

David S. Butler Jr., ASA-BV, CPA
Manager
HSSK Houston
952 Echo Lane, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77024
dbutler@hssk.com
Phone (713) 771-5011

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/One+Hughes+Landing/@30.1720425,-95.4723102,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864736ce2e6a1433:0x97dcfd50d599cb51!8m2!3d30.1720379!4d-95.4701162

Tampa, FL Aug 23, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Vaco Tampa
4030 Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33607

Agenda

SAVE THE DATE: Details to follow

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/4030+W+Boy+Scout+Blvd,+Tampa,+FL+33607/@27.9661694,-82.5123212,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88c2c3ae1043065b:0xc9acb3ed8ff38c54

Susquehanna Valley, PA Aug 23, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Murray Securus
39 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608

Agenda

LANCASTER

1. Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech.
2. Share recent successes and failures.
3. Present networking requests.
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns.
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

Preparation:
1. Please bring your "one pager" (twenty-five copies).
a. This should provide your contact information at the top.
b. Followed by a brief overview of you and your background.
c. Finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet.
2. One Pager should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.
3. Please have copies of your resume available to hand out to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you.
4. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you.
5. If you represent a business, please bring business cards and/or flyers.

Attire: Business casual


Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.

Directions

Parking: There is parking in the rear of the building if you take the Grant Alley back behind the Murray Insurance building. The entrance is in the back also.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/39+N+Duke+St,+Lancaster,+PA+17602/@40.0391756,-76.3034399,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c624ed07e01471:0xc5337a9fe4fec9de

San Francisco, CA Aug 29, 2017

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

FENG East Bay Networking Group (EBNG) Robert Half Corporate Office
Bishop Ranch 3
2613 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583

Agenda

FENG East Bay Networking Group (EBNG) Breakfast Meeting


Informal coffee and networking

Directions

Directions to Robert Half - San Ramon.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/2613+Camino+Ramon,+San+Ramon,+CA+94583/@37.7684303,-121.9588258,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808ff29ab37b3563:0x3db730a847817c62





Richmond, VA Aug 29, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

Tavern 19
600 Founders Bridge Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23113

Agenda

The objective of the meeting is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and network with new ones whether you are currently employed or in transition.

Attire: Business casual 

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/Tavern+19/@37.5437376,-77.6868187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b16ef629ba4e7b:0x4e039746cdea221c!8m2!3d37.5437334!4d-77.6846246

Indianapolis, IN Aug 31, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

OfficeWorks
12000 Exit Five Parkway
Fishers IN 46037-7940

Agenda

Title: The True Cost of Invoice Management

Speaker: Mike Bosick, a Regional Sales Executive for Concur Technologies

Agenda:
- 6:00-6:45 pm: General Networking
- 6:45-7:15 pm: Welcome and Introductions
- 7:15-8:00 pm: Our Program
- 8:15 pm: Adjournment

Our Program:
The True Cost of Invoice Management. How manual invoice processing gets in the way of good data.

If your company is like most, its daily focus is on improving: from increasing productivity to ensuring high customer satisfaction and building lasting relationships with customers and suppliers. To address every change, your company needs to run like a well-oiled machine. Your current processes may seem good enough, but the truth is, they’re costing you in ways you don’t even realize.

Managing cash flow with manual invoice processing is draining your business of time, money and resources.
Spreadsheet technology to approve and track invoices has been around since The Breakfast Club was in theaters and “Careless Whisper” was number one on the Billboard charts (we’re talking 1985, people). You wouldn’t rely on anything else from ‘85. Why do it here?

Mike Bosick from Concur, will be discussing the hidden costs of manual invoice processing and how best-in-class companies are automating their AP Invoice process, improving their cash flow and out-performing their peers across key metrics.

Our Speaker:
Mike Bosick is a Regional Sales Executive for Concur Technologies. He works with small and medium-sized businesses across the state of Indiana. Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton. He has over 15 years of business-to-business sales experience in the Information Technology industry. Throughout his career he has worked for start-up and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Concur he worked for Thomson Reuters, Social Media Information and Exact Software. Mike is passionate in understanding the challenges of businesses and helping them utilize modern best practices.

Concur Technologies, a part of SAP, is the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, helping companies of all sizes transform the way they manage spend so they can focus on what matters most. Through Concur’s open platform, the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers can access and extend Concur’s T&E cloud. Concur’s systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large.

Learn more at www.concur.com

Please RSVP:
Because we won’t have food service at this location, OfficeWorks has graciously offered to order pizza and provide refreshments. To make we have enough food but not too much I need you to either:
1. Register for the meeting on the FENG website – www.thefeng.org
2. Reply to fengindy@gmail.com that you will be attending

We will have a donation jar at the meeting please help us make this work by contributing.

Sponsors: Please help me thank our chapter sponsors - VACO Indianapolis and OfficeWorks.

VACO Indianapolis:
For a combined 50 years, we've done all the worrying for you. VACO Indianapolis has the experience, resources and connections to find even the most specialized talent. Our tenure in the market means we’re always in the loop - gauging the pulse of Indianapolis businesses, industries and trends. We live and breathe a partnership mentality and go the extra mile to add value in all that we do. We also partner with the community and are involved with the Financial Executives International (FEI), Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) and SEC Pros.

OfficeWorks:
From a small office in the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, to the Capital Center, the canal and currently our Fishers facility, OfficeWorks has been a leader in delivering tailored solutions to business, government, learning, and healing environments for 32 years. From entrepreneurial startups to large corporations, the OfficeWorks team of 57 employees including 17 dedicated furniture installers, is here to help customers become more successful and help them create great places to work, learn, and heal.

Please note: This meeting is not open to the general public. Only current or potential FENG members with approximately 15 years of finance experience are invited to attend.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/12000+Exit+5+Pkwy,+Fishers,+IN+46037/@39.9636771,-86.0029171,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8814b4655fc3dc71:0x1e027073acac8221!8m2!3d39.9636771!4d-86.0007284

Office Works: http://officeworks.net/uploads/about/LookBook.pdf

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Sep 2, 2017

Time

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Location

PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

Agenda

BREAKFAST MEETING: MONMOUTH/OCEAN Chapter in Freehold, NJ

- For the first 15 minutes, get your coffee and talk freely among yourselves.

- At 8:45, General announcements. If anyone has something they want to share with the group. Then, everyone will have a chance to say their elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds, please).
Then we’ll split the group into sub-groups of no more than 10 people with a facilitator for each group. Depending on the number of attendees, we may ask someone to run a group. The group splits will be based on mutual interest: financial services, consulting, manufacturing, accounting, etc..

- Within each sub-group, everyone will have a chance to talk about his/her issues and how the group can help, job search problems/opportunities, etc. Come prepared – if you want us to critique your resume or networking document, bring enough copies to distribute. Know what you want to achieve in the time we give you. I expect everyone will have the floor for about 5-7 minutes depending on attendance.

- Everyone can stay as long as they want, but the leader will make sure everyone has an equal chance to talk based on the 10:30 break.

I will update the attendance list for everyone who shows up. It will be available on the website for about a month.

PLEASE BRING: a name-tag, business cards, and copies of your marketing material.

DRESS: informal (jeans are fine)

Please note this is just a few blocks down the street from CentraState Hospital.

COST: This is an informal meeting. We will ask everyone to buy their own coffee and snack and join us at the biggest table we can find.

We look forward to seeing you.


Tom Bocchino
Marty Mussman
Don Sondak

Directions

Use the following link for directions to the Freehold Panera Bread: http://goo.gl/maps/YUPB8

London, United Kingdom Sep 4, 2017

Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ

Agenda

UK Job Hunt Club

AGENDA: please see “Notes” lower down this message for additional details

1. Introductions (15m)
- News about past members
- Scope of this and future meetings
2. Elevator pitches – 30 seconds (45m) (1)
3. Job Search Metrics (15m) (2)
4. Networking, sharing leads (10m)
5. Focus topics (20m)
6. Round up with Paul (15m)
7. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)

Notes to agenda:
(1) Elevator pitches – (eg telecon with recruitment agent. Each member gets 5 mins which allows for c. 3 - 4 minutes feedback. (I will keep the stop-watch)

(2) Metrics - As well as your backward review, we are incorporating targets for the next two weeks. This will help give you an added incentive to press on with your search.

A spreadsheet will be sent to those members who register to be filled out with instructions to return prior to Monday’s meeting. David Levenson will collate the results for circulation at the meeting.

Please RSVP: by WEDNESDAY, June14th so that Goodman Masson receives sufficient notice to provide the adequate space.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

Also, if you find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team as well as to update your directory. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to: http://www.thefeng.org, and filling out the form you will find there.

Directions

Tube station Barbican

Phoenix, AZ Sep 5, 2017

Time

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location

First Western Trust Scottsdale
7025 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Agenda

Topic: How to Accomplish Your Goals

Speaker: Oshana Himot

Presentation:
a. An introduction to Oshana’s Survey Method ™ as an innovative Method which helps you and your staff to accomplish your goals.
b. Two skills which are essential in the Method are; listening and asking questions.
c. A summary of the 5-Step Process:
1. What would you like to achieve?
2. What are your action steps for achieving this?
3. What challenges are you having with any of these?
4. What positive actions can you take to resolve this?
5. How will you do this and when?

Oshana’s Survey Method ™ is part of the curriculum of Oshana’s Joy Institute, a global training institute based in the Phoenix area. The Institute offers speaking, workshops and coaching to assist you and your staff to achieve your goals effectively.

Speaker's bio:
Oshana Himot, MBA, is the founder of the Institute. She works with CEO’s, department heads and their staff in fields which include: technology, financial services, and healthcare. Her areas of expertise include: strategy, sales, training, relationship development, strategic relationship development and executive coaching. Oshana has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California in Corporate Finance and she is currently writing a book.

Directions

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=First+Western+Trust+Scottsdale,+7025+North+Scottsdale+Road,+Suite+100&hl=en&sll=41.172425,-73.278118&sspn=0.121979,0.338173&t=h&hq=First+Western+Trust&hnear=7025+N+Scottsdale+Rd+%23100,+Scottsdale,+Arizona+85258&z=16

Susquehanna Valley, PA Sep 5, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Alvernia University
Alvernia Upland Center Building,Room 227
540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611

Agenda

READING

This is a Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday.

The objective of our meetings is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers, share job leads and develop networking opportunities.

Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech, share recent successes and failures, present their networking requests, discuss their job search questions and any concerns they may be struggling with, and apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

Please bring at least twenty-five copies of your “one pager”. This should provide your contact information at the top, followed by a brief overview of your background, and finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet. They should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.

Please have copies of your resume available to handout to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you. Also, bring a nametag to wear and a “name” tent card to place on the table in front of you.

Attire is business casual.

Members of BENG and FEI are also invited to attend.

Directions

As you enter the building go up the stairs or the elevator and turn right
through the door to room 227.

Free parking at the facility.

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