Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting schedule for April, May and June

Hello Everyone,

The Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting is cancelled for April 21, 2017 because the flooring in the hallway of the Parish Hall is being replaced and there is no access to the bathrooms.

Revised HNG Schedule For April, May, and June


  • April 21, 2017 Cancelled.
  • May 12, 2017 The first and third meetings were rescheduled because the Bishop is visiting and the Parish Hall floor will be cleaned and waxed
  • May 26, 2017 The first and third meetings were rescheduled because the Bishop is visiting and the Parish Hall floor will be cleaned and waxed
  • June 30, 2017 The first and third meetings were cancelled because of the Rummage Sale preparation, actual event, and teardown and cleanup of the Parish Hall


Regards,
Gil Krispien

Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Tools for Effective Communications/ Developing an Outbound Sales Strategy No Matter What Your Profession."

Hello Everyone,

We are in the winter months, so if the Hopkinton schools are cancelled on the day of our meeting then we do not meet; however, if there is a delay, then we do meet. Even if the schools are not closed, if the weather is bad, it is best to stay home then risk an accident. Here is the link to see whether the Hopkinton schools are closed: http://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a speaker, Ray Mascola. There will also be a brief 5 - 8 minute talk by Bob King, a representative for Renewal by Andersen in Northborough, who is looking for people with a desire to work part-time at trade shows on weekends. The facilitator for this week will be Ronaldo Lu. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Bob will give his brief talk, then Ray will talk about "Tools for Effective Communications/ Developing an Outbound Sales Strategy No Matter What Your Profession."

Tools for Effective Communications/ Developing an Outbound Sales Strategy No Matter What Your Profession

Ray will discuss the approach of using open-ended questions, with empathetic listing, as an effective strategy for relationship building. In addition, when we are networking as job seekers, we are all in sales. He will discuss this mindset and how to use it in your search.

Ray Mascola

As a sales strategist, Ray helps companies pinpoint how their products and services impact their customers’ businesses.

Then, we work together to develop a strategic plan and a go-to-market campaign with a clear message that describes how my client will help their customers’
businesses.

Targeting Sales Growth is a business development consulting practice. We help start-up to $10m companies get to their next level of sales growth. Previously,
he worked in sales management in the corporate world for several soft companies.

He also coaches individuals, helping them with their strategy and a plan to connect with decision-makers of their targeted companies.

Renewal by Andersen Part-time Work

Bob King will give a brief talk on work available for people with a desire to work part-time at trade shows on weekends. Most events are one or two weekend days,
but there are some events that will span three, four, or five days. The agricultural fairs are often multiple weeks. Events start to ramp up this month, and there are
events of various types throughout the year. The hours of events vary widely, but are often in the 10 AM to 10 PM range. Typically, an individual would work a
6-hour shift at a 12-hour event. If an individual was only available to work one weekend day, we could accommodate such a schedule. This gives you an idea
of the scope of this opportunity.

Recap of HNG Meeting of January 6, 2017

Our 182nd meeting had 19 people, this is 5 more than the previous meeting; eight signed the New Member list. Pat Rosenthal was our facilitator. There were seven introduction speeches.

We had a speaker, Gil Krispien, who presented slides on Hopkinton Networkers Group 2016 Year In Review, and it was well received. We received fantastic feedback from those who attended on suggestions on speakers, topics, discussions, and exercises for the 2017 meetings. Here is the feedback Pat recorded on the whiteboard:

Proposed Topics for 2017 Meetings:
* Negotiating the Offer
* Handling an offer that is lower than expected
* Other options (vacation, stock, shorter review period, etc)
* Resume Reviews / Critiques
* Linked in Updates / Changes / Tips & Tricks
* How to Get Noticed
* Business Cards
* Branding Statement
* Critiques
* Cold Calling
* Target Companies
* Interview Practice
* Interactive Role Play
* Video Interviews
* Phone Screen Interviews
* Storytelling – Skill for interviewing
* Photo Session (for Linked In Profiles)
* Open Forum – share ideas, questions, experiences
* Ex: Has anyone done a seasonal part time job with UPS?
* Anyone familiar with Tech Sandbox startups?
* Job Search Jam Session
* Odd and Really Different Interview Questions
* Top 10 Interview Questions
* Filling the Gap Jobs
* What jobs are out there that can help pay the bills during your job search
* Working with Recruiters
* Alternate Meeting Location Idea
* Field Trip / Ice Cream

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

February 3, 2017 Denise Zazzera Networking and Buddy Groups

General Information

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:
Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon emiliagne@gmail.com
Gil Krispien g.krispien@verizon.net
Ronaldo Lu ronaldo.lu@comcast.net
Pat Rosenthal pat.rosenthal@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Year In Review

Hello Everyone,

We are in the winter months, so if the Hopkinton schools are cancelled on the day of our meeting then we do not meet; however, if there is a delay, then we do meet. Even if the schools are not closed, if the weather is bad, it is best to stay home than risk an accident.

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a speaker, Gil Krispien. The facilitator for this week will be Pat Rosenthal. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs and Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Gil will talk about the “Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) 2016 Year in Review.”

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Year In Review

This will be a brief slide show summarizing the significant statistics occurred during the 2016 year of the HNG group. This will include attendance, total money collected, expenses, gifts to St. John's church, landings, new members, HNG fund, speakers and proposed gifts to St. John's for 2017. At the end a discussion will take place setting the direction about the HNG meetings for 2017 in regard to speakers, network exercises, and open forum topics. Hopefully, the attendance will be high to provide input.

Recap of HNG Meeting of December 16, 2016

Our 181st meeting had 14 people, this is 7 less than the previous meeting; two signed the New Member list. Emilia Gordon was our facilitator. There were two introduction speeches.

We had 14 Eskimo types who battled the cold temperature, and we put two round tables together and had an Open Forum Discussion on Various Topics. It was a lively discussion and we didn't finish until 12:25 PM.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:
January 20, 2017 TBD

General Information

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:
Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon emiliagne@gmail.com
Gil Krispien g.krispien@verizon.net
Ronaldo Lu ronaldo.lu@comcast.net
Pat Rosenthal pat.rosenthal@gmail.com
Bill Wilson bill@williamjwilson.com

Thursday, December 15, 2016

HNG Meeting December 16, 2016; Agenda: Open Forum Discussion

Hello Everyone,

We are in the winter months, so if the Hopkinton schools are cancelled on the day of our meeting then we do not meet; however, if there is a delay, then we do meet. Even if the schools are not closed, if the weather is bad, it is best to stay home then risk an accident.

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by an Open Forum Discussion. The facilitator for this week will be Emilia Gordon. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, we will conduct an Open Forum Discussion on Various Topics.

One of the team members, namely, Pat Rosenthal, had an excellent suggestion to make the meeting more festive for the coming holidays, i.e., we come to the meeting wearing a holiday tie or hat/scarf, a piece of jewelry or funny socks, etc. The idea being that it can be turned into an ice breaker or a help to make you a more memorable candidate beyond the qualifications.

If you would like to bring any special food, i.e., cookies, cupcakes, or any baked item that would be nice also.

Open Forum Discussion on Various Topics and Networking:

Quote From the Internet:
"....networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others."
Suggested topics:
* Positive attitude:
Emotion and mindset
Getting motivated / started in the morning
What to do to get motivated
* Recruiters: one-night-stand types versus long-term relationship ones
* Interview questions (what about experiences with video interviews?)
* Other income
eBay
Survival jobs: contract / part / full time (can a survival job open an unexpected door?)
* Communicating effectively:
Value statement as presented by Bill Lippincott
Elevator speech: 10, 15, 30, and 60 second speech

Recap of HNG Meeting of December 2, 2016


Our 180th meeting had 21 people, this is 2 less than the previous meeting; four signed the New Member list. Gil Krispien was our facilitator. There were four introduction speeches.

We had a speaker, Kristen Beyer, who talked about "Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future."
The following was discussed:
Learn ways to preserve your future during a job transition
* Face uncertainties while managing expenses and reducing liabilities
* Protect your investments against volatile market conditions
* Utilize tax tactics and protection to plan for the future

A poll was taken to determine whether to have a Yankee Swap at the December 16th HNG meeting. The result was five in favor of having it and ten to not have it, so no Yankee Swap this year.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

January 6, 2017 HNG Summary for 2016

General Information


The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon emiliagne@gmail.com
Gil Krispien g.krispien@verizon.net
Ronaldo Lu ronaldo.lu@comcast.net
Pat Rosenthal pat.rosenthal@gmail.com
Bill Wilson bill@williamjwilson.com

Thursday, December 1, 2016

HNG: Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future

Hello Everyone,
We are in the winter months, so if the Hopkinton schools are cancelled on the day of our meeting then we do not meet; however, if there is a delay, then we do meet. Even if the schools are not closed, if the weather is bad, it is best to stay home then risk an accident.

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Kristen Beyer. The facilitator for this week will be Gil Krispien. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs and Leads. 

Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Kristen will talk about "Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future."

Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future

Learn ways to preserve your future during a job transition
* Face uncertainties while managing expenses and reducing liabilities
* Protect your investments against volatile market conditions
* Utilize tax tactics and protection to plan for the future

Kristen Beyer

Kristen Beyer is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial and specializes in Comprehensive Financial Planning, Asset Management, Retirement Planning
and Estate Planning. She has been with Ameriprise for 17 years. You can find out more at http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/kristen.k.beyer/

Recap of HNG Meeting of November 18, 2016


Our 179th meeting had 23 people, this is 14 less than the previous meeting; seven signed the New Member list. Ronaldo Lu was our facilitator. There were seven introduction speeches.

One landing:
John Belger Started November 28th at Bruker in Billerica as a Head, Order to Cash Business Process Owner; was out 3 months

We had a speaker, Robert Gaughan, who talked about "If you have to pay for your own Health Insurance – maybe I can help…"
The following was discussed:
* Review the rules/process of enrolling/disenrolling from Health Insurance in Massachusetts
* Go over the Health Insurance carriers in Massachusetts that meet the "Minimal Creditable Coverage" requirements
* Discuss how all plans are "structured" and what you should focus on
* Subsidies - what's available and how to determine if you can qualify
* Penalties if you do not have Health Insurance
* "ObamaCare" - how does it relate
* Other insurance needs - Medicare, Dental, "Supplemental, Life and Long-term Care

Schedule for HNG Meetings:


December 16, 2916 TBD

General Information


The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon emiliagne@gmail.com
Gil Krispien g.krispien@verizon.net
Ronaldo Lu ronaldo.lu@comcast.net
Pat Rosenthal pat.rosenthal@gmail.com
Bill Wilson bill@williamjwilson.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

HNG Meeting November 18, 2016; Agenda; Speaker on "If you have to pay for your own Health Insurance – maybe I can help……"


Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Robert Gaughan.  The facilitator for this week will be Ronaldo Lu.  We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM.  In the second hour, Bob will talk about "If you have to pay for your own Health Insurance – maybe I can help……."

If you have to pay for your own Health Insurance – maybe I can help……

I am a Licensed Insurance Agent and Broker in Massachusetts, I represent all of the Health Insurance companies in Massachusetts and I get compensated by the them – so my help costs you nothing.  I can assist in the enrollment process and answer questions related to the ins and outs of health insurance. 
We'll discuss the following-
*  Review the rules/process of enrolling/disenrolling from Health Insurance in Massachusetts
*  Go over the Health Insurance carriers in Massachusetts that meet the "Minimal Creditable Coverage" requirements
*  Discuss how all plans are "structured" and what you should focus on 
*  Subsidies - what's available and how to determine if you can qualify
*  Penalties if you do not have Health Insurance
*  "ObamaCare" - how does it relate
*  Other insurance needs - Medicare, Dental, "Supplemental, Life and Long-term Care

Robert Gaughan


First  - I am older than dirt Have a son 45 years old, and a daughter 26 years old. I used to have a child every 20 years, but I had to stop.  Grandson – 15 years old . My son is a car audio genius – been doing it for years.  My daughter graduated from college and worked in fund-raising at Harvard Business School and now moving onto to be a Development Officer at the Museum of Fine Arts.  Been married 34 years Sold insurance many years ago in college, before most of you were born, then led a checkered career after college.  Restaurant waiter, built a bar, worked for a private detective, worked nights in a textile mill, then got involved with communications, high tech for about 35 years.  Travelled around the world evangelizing the latest greatest technology.  Came back to insurance in the last few years.  Hobbies – ride my bike (weather permitting), read three newspapers every day for the last 35 years, spend time with my son, grandson, daughter, big
Syracuse University basketball/football fan – that's where I grew up.  A little tip –  I solved my retirement problem. Going to work until I drop dead.

Recap of HNG Meeting of November 4, 2016


Our 178th meeting had 37 people, this is 8 more than the previous meeting; eight signed the New Member list. Pat Rosenthal was our facilitator. There were six introduction speeches.

One landing:
Teresa Carroll    Started Nov. 11th at Fresenius in Waltham as a Marketing Communications Specialist;  was out nine months

We had a speaker, Eric Ross, who talked about "Power Networking."
The presentation gave all attendees a thorough overview of the total person-to-person networking process.  Key Benefits of Attending:
• Gained an understanding of the true purpose and value of networking
• Became exposed to key tools to be used in the process
• Learned how to start the "power" networking practice
• Understand how to effectively leverage existing contacts
• Learned key things never to do when networking
• Understand the different kinds of potential contacts
• Learned effective ways to outreach to networking referrals
• Learned ways to truly differentiate oneself
• Understand how to conduct a meeting with a networking contact
• Learned how to optimize the results of a networking meeting
• Understand how power networking can continue to generate new contacts

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

December 2, 2016    Kristen Beyer     TBD

General Information


The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:

* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon       emiliagne@gmail.com   
Gil Krispien           g.krispien@verizon.net    
Ronaldo Lu           ronaldo.lu@comcast.net    
Pat Rosenthal       pat.rosenthal@gmail.com   
Bill Wilson            bill@williamjwilson.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

HNG Meeting November 4, 2016; Agenda: Speaker on "Power Networking"

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Eric Ross. The facilitator for this week will be Pat Rosenthal. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs and Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Eric will talk about "Power Networking."

Power Networking


A relationship-referral process to build your professional network Most professional and executive jobs are found through networking; indeed, most professional jobs are never advertised and can only be accessed directly in the “hidden job” market. Further, networking becomes truly essential to many executives-in-transition in the current market, as many companies auto-screen out longer-term unemployed executive applicants. This presentation will give attendees all the tools necessary to develop extensive networks that access the hidden job market and that will pay continuing dividends throughout one’s career. Attendees will learn a comprehensive step-by-step process that starts with people they already know and generates a continuing source of new and valued professional contacts. Through networking, many of these contacts become “helpers” in the job search and often become life-long professional or personal friends. Networking in a job search is truly relationship marketing of oneself in his/her target market. The presentation will give all attendees a thorough overview of the total person-to-person networking process. 

Key Benefits of Attending – Attendees will:
• Gain an understanding of the true purpose and value of networking
• Become exposed to key tools to be used in the process
• Learn how to start the “power” networking practice
• Understand how to effectively leverage existing contacts
• Learn key things never to do when networking
• Understand the different kinds of potential contacts
• Learn effective ways to outreach to networking referrals
• Learn ways to truly differentiate oneself
• Understand how to conduct a meeting with a networking contact
• Learn how to optimize the results of a networking meeting
• Understand how power networking can continue to generate new contacts

Eric Ross

Eric Ross is often acknowledged as New England’s master networker. Eric is an accomplished senior business executive who has successfully walked-the-walk
of job transition, through networking. He has held a number of senior operations and general management positions in the manufacturing, renewable energy, and
service industries. As a commissioned officer, he also served in leadership roles in U.S.A.F. manufacturing, industrial management, and logistics operations. His
presentations on networking have been given at outplacement firms, to numerous networking groups, and to professional associations and alumni groups (such as
the Harvard Business School Boston Association, Tufts Alumni Association, and the Career Services group of the Boston Chapter of Financial Executives International), all with rave reviews. Eric landed his most recent position, Chief Operating Officer of New England Renewable Energy Systems, in Holbrook, MA, through the networking approach and methods explained in his Power Networking presentation.

Recap of HNG Meeting of October 21, 2016


Our 177th meeting had 29 people, this is 7 more than the previous meeting; eight signed the New Member list. Emilia Gordon
was our facilitator. There were eight introduction speeches.

One landing:
Katherine Wong Starting at Clark Shoes in Waltham on November 1st as a Senior Planning Analyst

We had a speaker, Bill Lippincott, who conducted a Job Interview Workshop.
This comprised the following:
Interviewing soup to nuts form the hiring managers perspective. Bill Lippincott a veteran hiring manager and job search coach taught us interviewing tips to put you on the hiring manager's radar. Brought resumes as Bill did one mock interview. Best place to learn how to interview is practice in a safe place!!

Schedule for HNG Meetings:


November 18, 2016 Bob Gaughan TBD

General Information


The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon emiliagne@gmail.com
Gil Krispien g.krispien@verizon.net
Ronaldo Lu ronaldo.lu@comcast.net
Pat Rosenthal pat.rosenthal@gmail.com
Bill Wilson bill@williamjwilson.com

Thursday, October 20, 2016

HNG Meeting October 21, 2016; Agenda; Speaker on Job Interview Workshop

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Bill Lippincott.  The facilitator for this week will be Emilia Gordon.  We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs and Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM.  In the second hour, Bill will be conducting a "Job Interview Workshop."


Job Interview Workshop

Interviewing soup to nut form the hiring managers perspective.  Bill Lippincott a veteran hiring manager and job search coach will teach you interviewing tips to put you on the hiring manager's radar.  Bring your resumes with you as Bill will be doing some mock interviews.  Best place to learn how to interview is practice in a safe place!!


Bill Lippincott

Bill Lippincott is the principal of Lippincott Consulting specializing in private outplacement, executive transition and general management consulting.  Bill has a 30 year management background with General Electric and NSTAR Electric in the areas of operational management, including budget, P&L, organization design, project management, performance improvement and business process design, sales and marketing. His wealth of experience as a hiring manager for large organizations helps his clients prepare for an extensive job search; utilizing a strategy of understanding the dynamics of the hiring manager.  His practice is skill and value based emphasizing networking, interview role playing, resume review and job search strategy development culminating in an effective job search in today's dynamic hiring environment.

He is founder of the Employment Support Group of Norton and is very active in his community.  He is an advocate for anyone looking for work and has an extensive network of professional outlets.  He has been a featured speaker in many network groups in the area and provides thought leadership in the area of over 50 workforce opportunities.

Bill's favorite quote is from Winston Churchill – "When going through hell….keep going"



Recap of HNG Meeting of October 7, 2016

Our 176th meeting had 22 people, this is 4 less than the previous meeting; five signed the New Member list. Gil Krispien was our facilitator. There were five introduction speeches.

Two landings:
Brennan Dean    Started September 26th as a Network Administrator for a nine month contract with Tek Systems at UMass Memorial Medical Center
Zhiqiang Jia       Started Sept. 26th as a Senior Scientist at Pfizer in Cambridge; 1.5 hour drive each way; out for six months


We had speakers, Brian Hawley, Scott Hawley, and Tom Bodine, who talked about "10 Things you Should Know About Long Term Investing."

This comprised the following:
Whether they do it themselves or have someone do it for them most people have some level of retirement savings to invest. For many people there is a marked difference between what the textbooks would say and what they actually do. In this presentation Brian and Tom will highlight 10 interesting facts about investing that may cause you to question your current approach.


Schedule for HNG Meetings:

November 4, 2016    Eric Ross

General Information

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.


We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup


For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:
Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.


Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748


Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon          emiliagne@gmail.com    
Gil Krispien              g.krispien@verizon.net   
Ronaldo Lu              ronaldo.lu@comcast.net       
Bill Wilson               bill@williamjwilson.com

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future

Hello Everyone, 
I received an e-mail from the Parish Hall Manager at St. John’s that there will be a reception in the Parish Hall following a funeral for a member of the parish; consequently, we must vacate the Parish Hall b12 Noon. 
We will start the meeting early between 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM and go through an abbreviated agenda and to allow at least an hour for the speaker. 
Please make a serious effort to arrive before 9:30 AM.

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Kristen Beyer. The facilitator for this week will be Bill Wilson. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Kristen will talk about "Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future."

Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future

Learn ways to preserve your future during a job transition

* Face uncertainties while managing expenses and reducing liabilities
* Understand health insurance
* Utilize tax tactics and protection to plan for the future

Kristen Beyer

Kristen Beyer is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial and specializes in Comprehensive Financial Planning, Asset Management, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning. She has been with Ameriprise for 17 years. You can find out more at http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/kristen.k.beyer/

Recap of HNG Meeting of September 2, 2016

Our 174th meeting had 21 people, this is 14 less than the previous meeting; no one signed the New Member list. Ronaldo Lu was our facilitator. There were no introduction speeches.

One landing;
Liz Holtsberry Started Sept. 7th at Veritude working a contract at Fidelity in Boston

We conducted the 60-second+ Introduction Speech Workshop where we went around the room and each person gave his/her introduction speech. It went over very well. Feedback from the group indicated they would like an Mock Interview Workshop.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

October 7, 2016 Brian Hawley and Tom Bodine

General Information

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Directions:
Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. CVS is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Regards,
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon emiliagne@gmail.com
Gil Krispien g.krispien@verizon.net
Ronaldo Lu ronaldo.lu@comcast.net
Bill Wilson bill@williamjwilson.com