Thursday, August 4, 2016

HNG Meeting August 5, 2016; Agenda: Speaker on "The Power of Your Thoughts"

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker Bonnie Petrovich. The facilitator for this week will be Gil Krispien. 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, Bonnie will talk about "The Power of Your Thoughts."

The Power of Your Thoughts

  • How Thoughts Impact Your Career Efforts – Positively or Negatively – It's Your Choice!
  • Explore tips, techniques and ah-has! for bringing the supportive influence of your thoughts to your job search.
  • Ever wonder why some people get "breaks," good luck, and opportunities more easily than you?

Come join an interactive session with experienced career coach and trainer, Bonnie Petrovich, who will share insights and strategies from her own, and some of her clients', experiences. Prepare to transform how you are approaching your job-search and your life!

Bonnie Petrovich

Bonnie Petrovich, M.Ed., CPC, is a senior certified career transition consultant & executive coach with extensive professional experience in training & development, HR, and recruiting. She was voted "Career Coach of the Year 2013" by the International Coach Federation—New England. Her style of career-transition coaching focuses on what she sees as "The New Job Security"-- clarifying one's natural skills, "signature strengths" and interests and then compellingly marketing them to those looking for those skills and talents. Her passion is in partnering with individuals to help them connect with opportunities that are a right-fit for who they uniquely are. In addition to coaching clients privately, 

Bonnie does career consulting, coaching and training for Keystone Associates (one of New England's most prominent career management firms) and has consulted and coached for ExecuNet (a national career-management firm specializing in serving executives and senior-level managers). She is one of the inaugural coach volunteers in the MIT study on ameliorating long-term unemployment and also consults with Babson MBA students on their resumes and interview preparation.

Recap of HNG Meeting of July 22, 2016

Our 171st meeting had 35 people, this is 10 more than the previous meeting; nine signed the New Member list. Bill Wilson was our facilitator. There were nine introduction speeches.

One landing:
Vincent Rocheleau Started July 26th at Atlantic Importing Company as the General Warehouse Manager in Framingham and shortly moving to Holliston

We had a speaker, Patrick O'Connor, who talked about "Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn – How to Stand Out in Today's Crowded, Multi-Media World"

In this session Patrick:
* Defined LinkedIn account types and the reasons to upgrade from a basic account
* Breaked out the main functions of your LinkedIn profile
* Covered tips and tricks to get the most impact out of your LinkedIn profile
* Discussed keyword placements tips to increase your "findability"
* Reviewed the social media aspects of LinkedIn's service and how to best utilize these features
* Taught how to maintain your LinkedIn "brand" and keep its influence growing

Schedule for HNG Meetings:
Augusr 19, 2016 Hannah David 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. CVS 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:
Emilia Gordon
Gil Krispien
Ronaldo Lu
Bill Wilson

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