Meeting Information
Tuesday September 8, 2020
7:30am - 10:30am
Zoom Call

Link will be sent to you after you register.

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Key Attributes to Skillfully Communicating Across All Platforms
A Conversation with Peggy Bud

The FENG Chicagoland Chapter is delighted to have our very good friend and business colleague, Peggy Bud (yes, the better half of Matt Bud, our organization’s global chairperson!), share with us her tips on how to get you message across to all you encounter in your networking events.

During this interactive session, Peggy will discuss the key attributes of effective communication. She will provide tips on how to create and deliver a clear, memorable message in all aspects of your business and personal lives.

In today’s COVID world, most of the time, we are communicating virtually. Her tips will highlight how to Up your Professional Image Virtually. She will include basic steps to delivering a memorable elevator pitch, telling a concise story, or conveying a winning sales pitch. It’s all about understanding the core skills required to be an effective communicator. This is essential for all your business development efforts, whether you are an entrepreneur looking to secure new clients or in transition looking for that next corporate opportunity (which may include buying ore starting your own business!).
About Peggy Bud: Peggy is a Communication Coach, Trainer and Speaker. She coaches and trains clients on how to Skillfully Participate on a Video Call by using her knowledge of the cognitive-neuroscience of language. She teaches clients Effective Communication strategies and techniques; enhancing written and oral communication, developing listening skills, creating concise and powerful resumes and memorable elevator pitches. Clients come from a variety of industries (medical, legal, financial, insurance, engineering, and education). She has spoken at National Conferences, Women’s Summits, Rotary Clubs and Libraries. She can be reached at Visit her website:
Additional meeting details are as follows:
(1) Dress code: Business Casual from the waist up (or as far as your video camera can capture).
(2) Coffee and Donuts/Bagels/Pastries will be served by you and you alone.
(3) Parking – Your parking lot, driveway or garage is the best option.
(4) Suggested donation: $0.00 (for this event; see below for supporting The FENG in general).
(5) Bring 0 printed copies of your resumes/handbills/business cards but have them ready electronically for subsequent distribution.
(6) Be sure you can modify/edit the name that appears in your video window so that we can refer to you by your preferred name rather than, “Dad’s Cell Phone,” “iPhone 10XR,” or “,” or whatever the default name of your device is when logging into Zoom for the first time.’
(7) Structured networking will follow the formal presentation; be sure to use your 2-3 minutes effectively in telling us who you are, where you are going and specifics regarding any target companies you may be focusing on (chances are someone on the zeeting might know someone there, your reference in!)

This meeting is virtually sponsored by The Addison (our special thanks to them!):

Jason Douglas
Branch Manager, Finance & Accounting
Addison Group
125 S. Wacker Drive, 27th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

312.424.0300 Office 312.424.0900 Fax

Please Register (by Monday morning, September 7th and, yes, we know that is Labor Day!) to receive the Zoom link that will be sent to you before noon that day.

If you miss the deadline, or do not receive the link (make sure you check your SPAM folder), please contact Steve Eschbach. Registrations after deadline will be waitlisted and will require special dispensation from various supreme powers that may be allowed if time and effort can accommodate (we are all volunteers that provide this service so chances of this happening are extremely remote). Also, it is important for you to show up at this meeting on time - please make an effort to do so as the formal remarks will begin as close to the 6:00 PM CST start time as possible.

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Guests of members are welcome. Register on this link:

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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.

We hope to see you at the FENG meeting. If you have any questions please contact:

For meeting information, please contact:

Steve Eschbach
(312) 550-9965
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