The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be a speaker, Alex Bering. The facilitator for this week will be Laura Startzenbach. We will devote the second 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 first hour, Alex will talk about "Learn How to Communicate With Neuro-Linguistic Programming."
Important Note: The agenda has been revised, i.e., Alex will be speaking at the start of the meeting because he needs to pick-up his business associate at Logan Airport.
Second Important Note: On September 12th, there will be the fifth version of the Job Search Jam Session. Job Search Jam Sessions #5 will be held in Hopkinton at the
St John Evangelist Parish Center.
The cost of $8.00 you can pay online or at the door. Tickets can be purchased online or reserved so you can pay at the door. (To pay at the door - choose 'Show other payment options.' Advance registrations are highly encouraged to ensure we have a good count of participants to plan for the food and refreshments).
The schedule will be similar to that held in 2013:
Also, William Lam will conducting a photo session for those who would like their picture taken for LinkedIn or for any other purpose.
Learn How to Communicate With Neuro-Linguistic Programming
What You Will Personally and Professionally Gain From This Program:
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) explores the relationship between how we think (Neuro), how we communicate (Linguistic) and our patterns of behavior and emotion (Programming). By studying and learning NLP, you will become more aware of your impact on others, how to manage and influence your own behavior for optimal results, how to improve and enhance your own interpersonal communication which will lead to building better relationships with others at work and at home. Whether you are looking to add NLP to your professional career in Business, Education, Therapy, Practices or want to master it for personal reasons, NLP can and will effectively transform the way you think, feel and behave by adopting new, and far more successful, models of human excellence.
* Recognize the importance of your attitude
* Become more aware of your impact on others
* Increase credibility through your words and behavior
* Think on your feet (and keep your foot out of your mouth)
* Build rapport and relate well with others
* Strengthen your relationships unconsciously and consciously
* Cultivate power and self-confidence, without being intimidating
Alex (The Y Guy) Bering is an Author, Speaker, Coach for the, Dale Carnegie Training Company. He's a Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) & a Board Certified Hypnotherapist teaching people how to re-wire their thoughts and re-program their behaviors to create a more compelling future. He provides Consulting, Training & Coaching in 6-Key Areas: Leadership Development, Sales Effectiveness, Presentation Effectiveness, Team Member Engagement, and Eliminating Stress/Fear/Anxiety by mastering your thoughts and emotions.
His background in the corporate and educational world includes 15 years - as a Sales Consultant who built a $2,000,000 book of business for Liberty Mutual in 2005, then created The Y Guy, LLC to teach college weekend workshops: How to Speed Read Human Behavior & How to Master your Emotions while working with Comcast, Cintas, and the Hospitality Industry as a Sales Manager/ Consultant/ Sales Representative. His experience includes management, marketing & sales, research and development while holding an MBA in Entrepreneurship.
Recap of HNG Meeting of August 15, 2014:
Our 128th meeting had 23 people, this is 4 less than the previous meeting; 4 signed the New Member list. Sheri Ablaza was our facilitator. There was 3 introduction speeches.
We had a speaker, Bill Lippincott, who talked about the "value" one brings for a potential employer. He also talked about age bias not age discrimination. He indicated one has to explain how accomplishments were done, and numbers and statistics of what was accomplished in a timeframe.
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
September 5, 2014 Alex Bering "Learn How to Communicate With Neuro-Linguistic Programming"
September 19, 2014 Linda Waters
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:
Sheri Ablaza firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Carcich email@example.com
Emilia Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
Gil Krispien email@example.com
William Lam firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Startzenbach email@example.com