Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hopkinton Networking Group: "Speak for Yourself"
Now that we are in the winter months, 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 our speaker, John Perkins . The facilitator for this week will be William Lam. 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, John will talk about "Speak for Yourself, an Interviewing Polisher."
"Speak for Yourself" - an Interviewing Polisher
More details will be provided by the speaker.
About John Perkins
Training Consultant and current Hopkinton Networkers Group member.
Recap of HNG Meeting of February 1, 2013:
Our 93rd meeting of HNG had 18 people, this is 13 less than the previous meeting and two signed the New Member list. Gil Krispien was our facilitator. There were four introduction speeches.
We had a two speakers, Brian Hawley and Tom Bodine, who talked about "10 Things you Should Know About Long Term Investing." Both highlighted 10 interesting facts about investing that may cause you to question your current approach. This was both enlightening and well received.
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
February 15, 2013 John Perkins "Speak for Yourself" - an Interviewing Polisher
March 1, 2013 Panel of IT Professionals How Working with Agencies/Recruiters Can Help you Find a Job
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:
* 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 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.
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:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Diane Elhilow email@example.com
Gil Krispien firstname.lastname@example.org
William Lam email@example.com
Barbara McKee firstname.lastname@example.org
Vincent Rocheleau email@example.com
Salpi Sarafian firstname.lastname@example.org