The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Bill Lippincott. The facilitator for this week will be Gil Krispien. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the second hour, Bill will talk about "Be your best in the interview or how to stand out from the crowd."
"Be your best in the interview or how to stand out from the crowd"
Bill will provide this description from his talk
About Bill Lippincott:
Bill Lippincott is an Investment Advisor Representative with Merrill Lynch. He is an expert in exit planning strategies for small business owners and IRA distribution planning for individuals. Prior to his current work, Bill has held various managerial & executive positions with Boston Edison and GE Capital. He has held industry association leadership positions including a national speaker regarding data standards in a deregulated electric environment. Bill has authored several technical works adopted by the industry.
Bill is married to Pam his bride of 28 years with two grown children. He is active in his community, his church including the Employment Support Group of Norton and with Boy Scouts of America. When not working he enjoys sailing, golf, woodworking and outdoor activities.
Recap of HNG Meeting of November 19, 2010:
Our 42nd meeting of HNG had 37 people, this is 1 less than the previous meeting, and 4 of them signed the New Member list. William Lam was our facilitator. Two gave their introduction speeches.
There were no landings.
We had a speaker, Joellyn Schwerdlin, who talked about "Overcoming Negative Self-Talk Which Sabotages Job Search Success." She presented a simple strategy for overcoming negative self talk and beliefs, to diminishing their power over you, so your job search can be productive and energetic. This tool, called “The Work,” was developed by ByronKatie, author ofLoving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. If time permits, Joellyn offered a short coaching demo of “The Work” with a willing audience participant, Rochelle Rosenberg. She also raffled off a copy of Byron Katie’s book, and the raffle winner was, Matthew Golden.
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
December 17, 2010 Workshop
January 7, 2011 Joellyn Schwerdin "Transform Your Resumes and Cover Letters from Bland to Brilliant."
January 21, 2011 Stephen Balzac "Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job"
February 4, 2011
February 18, 2011 Kelly Nevins
March 4, 2011
March 18, 2011
The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the EvangelistChurch 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 every other 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:
Landings (with doughnuts)
New member introductions
Needs and Leads
Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
Skills and Value Statement
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
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.
Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket 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: