Thursday, January 19, 2012

People Reading: A Positive Edge

Hello Acton Networkers,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will feature our speaker Clare Harlow. The facilitator for this week will be Barb McKee. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Introductions, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can start on time. Our speaker will present in the second hour, starting at 11AM.

Speaker: Clare Harlow

Speaker Topic: People Reading: A Positive Edge

Do you ever wonder why people act the way they do or why it's so easy to communicate with some people and so difficult with others? In this workshop, we'll look at one of the most important elements of communication: people! Using the DiSC Personal Profile framework, participants will learn how to identify the four behavioral styles that are present in all of us. Tools for recognizing different behavioral styles, "people reading," will be given. Participants will have a chance to discuss how they might use these skills in daily communication with family members and co-workers, and in their job search.

About Clare Harlow

As a Career and Life Coach, Clare helps people discover what they really want to do and design work that matches their personality and lifestyle. With warmth and humor, she offers personal and group coaching as well as classes and workshops on Career and Life Planning, Communication Skills for Adults and Teens, Work Life Balance, and People Reading using the DiSC Personality Profile. Whether individually or in a group setting, Clare inspires and motivates her clients to take charge of their lives and define success on their own terms. Her motto is "It's Your Life, Make it Work!"

Schedule for HNG Meetings :

February 03, 2012: Mark Sullivan "Procrastination in the Job Search"

February 17, 2012: Carl Harvey "What is Stopping You? How to Risk and Succeed in the Job Search in a Down Economy"

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 are 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 i tems:

· 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 : St. John the Evangelist, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

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.


Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators :

· Sandra Cipriani
· Gil Krispien
· Barbara McKee
· Ralph Sabatino
· Salpi Sarafian
· Marilyn Johnson
· Vincent Rocheleau

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