Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Strategies to get to talk to the key person in your Job search."

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a speaker, Bill Lippincott. The facilitator for this week will be Sheri Ablaza, and in the event she is called for substitute teaching, then William Lam will fill in for her. 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, Bill will talk about "Strategies to get to talk to the key person in your Job search."

Strategies to get to talk to the key person in your Job search

Sometimes it is difficult to ID or talk to key people you need to talk to for an effective search. If you believe that people hire people and not emails this is the session for you. As a past skip tracer for a major national collection group, I can tell you how to find folks and talk to them direct!

Bill Lippincott

Financial Advisor, Northeast Wealth Management

Bill Lippincott is a results oriented professional with management experience in several industries specializing in financial services, customer relationship center operations, collections, project management, information systems, cost control and process engineering disciplines. He has a proven record of accomplishment of bottom line results through teamwork, customer focus, leadership and goal setting. His background includes many management leadership roles with P&L responsibilities; strategic planning and process design. He is an expert in succession planning strategies for small business owners and wealth distribution planning for individuals. He holds a Series 7 and 66 securities license and is an Investment Advisor Representative. Prior to his current work, Bill has held various managerial positions with NSTAR 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 Electric Distribution industry. He is currently a member of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of Norton Founders Day, Chair of the Norton Economic Development Committee and facilitator for the Employment Support Group of Norton.

Bill is married to Pam his bride of 30 years and has two grown children. He is active in his community, his church and with the Boy Scouts of America. When not working he enjoys sailing, golf, gardening and outdoor activities.

Recap of HNG Meeting of November 6, 2015

Our 156th meeting had 14 people, this is 12 less than the previous meeting; 4 signed the New Member list. Gil Krispien was our facilitator. There were 3 introduction speeches.

We made a formal presentation of the new Wireless Transmitter/Receiver System to Maureen Belger, Parish Hall Manager. The cost of the system was $549.00, and the sound of the system is incredible.

We had a speaker, Tom Alessi, who talked about "Financial Answers in Career Transition."
This included discussing the following:
* F.A.C.T. – Financial Answers in Career Transition
* Budget & Cash Flow Strategies – “The biggest fight is always about the money”
* Learn how to take control during a career transition
* The more prepared you are now the better off you will be later
* It’s not about your budget, it’s about where you spend your money.
* Financial Planning – “Don’t walk away…Just Run”
* Why doing a financial plan now probably isn’t in your best interest

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

December 4, 2015 Brian Coughlin 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.

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
Emilia Gordon
Gil Krispien
William Lam
Ronaldo Lu
Vincent Rocheleau