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Monday Morning Speakers 2018

Monday Speakers meetings are open to the public and free of charge. You are cordially invited to attend.

Each meeting features a speaker who covers topics of interest to those who are involved in or contemplating a job search or career change. The meeting begins with a networking session at 9:45 AM. We ask everyone to be seated by 9:55 AM so that the speaker can start promptly at 10:00 AM.

No reservations are needed. Come network with 40Plus members, other guests, and the speaker. The meeting is also an opportunity for anyone who is considering joining 40Plus to see and experience our organization.

Many of us continue our networking conversations over lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. Plan to join us.

MISSED A SPEAKER?  Video recordings for all of the recent 40Plus Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
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Upcoming events

    • Mon, September 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 33
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    The FUNdamentals of Fundraising:
    How my passion for helping others helped me raise more than $200 million for nonprofit organizations

    with Monika Taylor 

    Monika Taylor
    Principal
    Strategic Support for Nonprofits, LLC

    Are you curious about the roles and responsibilities for nonprofit fundraising professionals?  Do you have a passion for helping organizations develop resources to support their mission?  Have you worked in fundraising previously, but want to take your skills to the next level?   If any of these apply to you, plan to join us for this informative and interactive session.  We'll address these key questions:


    • How to you develop the right mindset for success in fundraising?
    • What are the most important trends and challenges for fundraising professionals in 2018?
    • How do effective fundraising professionals develop and nurture relationships for long-term results?

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
        

    Monika Taylor is the principal consultant for the organization she founded, Strategic Support for Nonprofits, LLC. As a communications and nonprofit management professional with more than 20 years of experience, Monika has an incredibly diverse background. Her experience includes:

     

    • public and media relations;
    • marketing;
    • resource development and fundraising;
    • proposal writing;
    • corporate social responsibility;
    • website development and content management;
    • social media, video development, and public speaking;
    • new business development;
    • branding;
    • graphic design;
    • special events management;
    • conference planning;
    • strategic planning,
    • change management;
    • negotiation;
    • and volunteer recruitment and management.

     

    Monika’s business accomplishments include driving more than $200 million in revenue for various organizations over the past two decades.

        

     Contact the Speaker:  

         Monika Taylor

    Strategic Support for Nonprofits, LLC
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/monikattaylor/

          

            Monday, September 24
                10:0
    0 am – 11:30 am
    1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
    Washington, DC  20006

    Register online:
    hhttp://40plusdc.org/event-3032466


       

     


    • Mon, October 01, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 35
    Register


    Marketing the Unique You in the Marketplace
    with Patricia DiVecchio


    Patricia DiVecchio

    CEO
    International Purpose, LLC

        

    We are all unique. In this session you will identify and begin to diagram your unique composite of skills, talents and natural gifts and how to leverage these in the marketplace. This will enable you to uncover work opportunities – you have never recognized.

    Be ready to:

    1.  Tap your wisdom, knowledge, and experience to uncover the ‘real’ you

    2.  Begin to diagram what makes you unique

    3.  Learn how to match & leverage your uniqueness to the marketplace

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
            

    Patricia DiVecchio, CEO & Founder, International Purpose LLC, works with individuals, small businesses, and organizations to help them evolve into a higher level of work purpose and potential. Through the format of Purposeful One-on-One Coaching Sessions and groups called Purposeful Business Circles and Tele-Circles, her consulting firm assists individuals to identify and leverage their work purpose to make a greater difference and gain a larger return. Her firm utilizes a unique seven-step model, Seven Evolutionary ToolsTM, which puts self at the cornerstone of individual and business success.

    Patricia holds an MA in Human Resource Development from George Washington University and a BA in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has published her first book, Evolutionary Work: Unleashing Your Potential in Extraordinary Times.

        

     Contact the Speaker:  

       

    Patricia DiVecchio

    President & Chief Visionary Officer

    International Purpose LLC

    703-200-3447

    patricia@internationalpurpose.com

    www.internationalpurpose.com

     

         

            Monday, October 1
                5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
    Washington, DC  20006

    Register online:
      
      http://40plusdc.org/event-3056332

     

       

     


    • Mon, October 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Abby Kohut  
     
     

    Going Undercover: The Deep Dark Secrets of The Recruiting World  

    Conversation with Abby Kohut        

    Would you like to gain insight into what HR recruiters REALLY look for when they are evaluating your qualifications? For example, did you know that HR spies may take a peek at the clutter in your car while you are in an interview? That piece of paper lying in the stairwell might have been put there on purpose. Oh...and if the recruiter says that it's OK for you to take notes, find out why they might be confiscated at the end of the interview! Perhaps your body language is speaking in foreign tongues. Take a backstage look at the recruiting world - a view that you have NEVER seen before and will never see again. You will learn:

           When wearing the color yellow can help you get an offer

           When you should and should not mention the Chicago Cubs during an interview

           Deep dark secrets about why keywords really matter and how to choose them

           Why you should avoid a swivel chair and the fishy handshake during an interview

     
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”.  In the past 18 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. Abby has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.  

     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    AKohut@AbsolutelyAbby.com

    www.AbsolutelyAbby.com 
     

    @Absolutely_Abby
     

    917.209.2973

     

    Register online:

    http://40plusdc.org/event-3056337 
     

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

     

    • Mon, October 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Shawn Gillelyen
     
     

    Success with Etiquette:
    Polish your Professional Presence 

    Conversation with Shawn gilleylen  


    Good business begins with proper manners, appropriate etiquette, and professional presence. Success in business is attributed to 85% people skills based on your behavior, ethics, and demeanor. Negative body language and gestures such as a weak handshake or shifty eyes convey the lack of etiquette and are deal breakers. People equate bad manners with incompetence and through subtle social signals; the business person “without manners'” will lose out and never know why.

    Objectives for this session include:

    • Learn the principles of proper etiquette and demonstrate good manners.
    • Understand the impact of first impressions (appearance, body language, & nonverbal communication).
    • Interpret nuances of behavior to improve interpersonal “soft” skills.
    • Comprehend the importance of positive attitude, diplomacy, and demeanor.
    • Use appropriate language to speak and write with an effective tone of voice.
    • Define professional dress, business casual, grooming, and inappropriate dress for business.
    • Understand appropriate workplace behavior and rules of privacy and property.
    • Manage conflict, build teamwork, develop leadership skills, and resolve problems with positive solutions.
    • Cultivate business relationships, build rapport, and give and receive constructive criticism.
    • Entertain and dine with delight and charisma to strengthen business relationships.
    • Increase approachability and build customer and client loyalty with ethics.


     
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Shawn E. Gilleylen is a business etiquette expert, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author. She is the owner of Administrative Support Associates, a firm specializing in business etiquette training, professional image, and workplace communication.

    Shawn keynotes at conferences, conducts etiquette trainings, facilitates workshops, teleseminars, coaching, and one-on-one etiquette consultations.



    After years of interviewing job candidates and observing employees who lacked good manners and business etiquette skills, Shawn created the Success with Etiquette™ Training Program to help businesses and individuals gain a competitive edge by strengthening their professionalism, corporate image, social graces, and business communication.

    Shawn’s highly energetic, warm, interactive style captivates audiences of all ages and facilitates a dynamic dialogue interaction. During her entertaining and educational presentations that make etiquette fun and rewarding, participants enjoy “real-world” scenarios. Shawn is the proud author of Success with Etiquette: Book of Etiquette, which is course material for Austin Community College Hospitality Management Program.


     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    SHAWN E. GILLEYLEN

    Email: shawng@successwithetiquette.com

    Phone: (202) 352-3166


     

    Register online: 

    http://40plusdc.org/event-3063877  




     

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

     

    • Mon, October 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Heather Sheridan  
     
     

    Developing a Professional Self-Marketing Plan, Grounded in Your Personal Passions  


       Conversation with HEATHER SHERIDAN  

    Has your career experience been filled with what you think you should be doing versus what you want to be doing?

    Do you feel that you are constantly drawn to the same kind of job descriptions, applying for the same opportunities over and over, none of which connect with that fire in your belly?

    Well now is the time to make a choice to move forward in your search in a different manner!

     

    A very wise mentor once shared “find something you are passionate about and if you can turn that into work, it will never feel like work.” This advice has lead me to so many valuable work experiences that have kept me engaged and striving to effect change in the world. Making a choice to direct your job search towards things that you are naturally passionate about may feel like a luxury reserved for others, but it is not. This is something we all must take the time to consider, so we can build careers grounded in things we are personally driven by and naturally gifted to do. Additionally, being personally mission-driven allows you to present more confidently in interviews.  

     

    Come to this workshop to figure out how to identify what personal and professional passions drive you and how to create a personally mission-driven self-marketing plan. We will also discuss ways to avoid burn out if you are in a position that allows you to work towards those professional passions and how to stay connected to why you entered the field.        


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Heather has extensive experience managing individuals and teams in a variety of environments including non-profit, direct service provision as well as city and state government. Currently she oversees policy and program aimed at serving and housing those experiencing homelessness. The foundation of her career is in public policy and community organizing, and she holds a Masters Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management with a focus in Community Development and Homelessness from The New School for Public Engagement (https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/)

     

    She has worked in New Orleans as a consultant to the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation at Rutgers University in New Orleans, focusing on workforce development and affordable housing options following Hurricane Katrina.  She has significant experience with group facilitation, executive coaching, conflict mediation and public speaking and teaches graduate level job search and résumé workshops at the New School University in NYC.  She is dedicated to assisting those she mentors professionally and personally to find their passion for various topics and methods.  She has successfully coached clients to identify and target professional development and career opportunities that have allow them to turn work into something personally fulfilling.


     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Heather Sheridan 

    Career Coach and Facilitator (website: https://www.coach4confidence.net)


     

    Register online:

    http://40plusdc.org/event-3063903 
     

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

     

Past events

Mon, September 17, 2018 Servant Leadership—Improving Employee Engagement, Retention, and Work Lives with Robert Jordan
Mon, September 10, 2018 Got Branding? Make Your Resume and LinkedIn POP! with Shira Harrington
Mon, September 03, 2018 40Plus Closed for Labor Day
Mon, August 27, 2018 Leverage Your Passions to Fuel Your Career Search with Edna Figueroa
Mon, August 20, 2018 Create Your Next Career Opportunity Anytime You Want with Alison Cardy
Mon, August 13, 2018 The Perennial Workforce: Baby Boomers Blooming with Marva Goldsmith
Mon, August 06, 2018 Activate Your Network for Successful Search with Kenny Ames
Mon, July 30, 2018 How to Visualize Your Success with Priya Kumar
Mon, July 23, 2018 Networking Strategies That Work for Job Search and Career Advancement: Marvin Powell
Mon, July 16, 2018 The Importance of Becoming A Psychic
Mon, July 09, 2018 Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way with Bruce Rosenstein
Mon, July 02, 2018 What's the ONE Thing You Can do to Make Your Job Search Easier with Pamela Minor
Mon, June 25, 2018 The First Five Minutes Can Make or Break the Interview with Karen Sadowski
Mon, June 18, 2018 Everyone Communicates - Few Connect with Kevin Coleman
Mon, June 11, 2018 WordPress Websites for Professionals - with Gary Vaughan
Mon, June 04, 2018 Jumpstart Your Career: The Job Seeker’s Holistic Approach with Earnest Robinson, Jr.
Mon, May 28, 2018 40Plus Closed for Memorial Day
Mon, May 21, 2018 The Role of Outplacement Organizations with KAREN SEYMOUR
Mon, May 14, 2018 How Do You Find the Job You Really Want: “Sell” Yourself!
Mon, May 07, 2018 Making the Most of Informational Interviews with BARBARA MITCHELL
Mon, April 30, 2018 The Four Villains of Decision Making with Erik Fromm
Mon, April 23, 2018 Lessons Learned from Outplacement Assistance with BRUCE BARLOW
Mon, April 09, 2018 Finding Career Opportunities in Health Care
Mon, April 02, 2018 Making the Move from Employee to Owner: Your Questions Answered
Mon, March 26, 2018 What IT Takes to Succeed in IT Today - with Dave Thomas II
Mon, March 19, 2018 The Essence of You: The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style
Mon, March 12, 2018 You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… and Other Practical Job-Search Tips with Joan Sherman
Mon, March 05, 2018 Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified with ABBY KOHUT
Mon, February 26, 2018 Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact
Mon, February 19, 2018 21 Questions to Career & Soul with Caitlin Magidson
Mon, February 12, 2018 Lost Your Job? Don’t Lose Your Mind! Managing and Overcoming the Emotional Impact of Job Loss
Mon, February 05, 2018 40Plus Open Forum - Discuss Your Concerns, Share Your Ideas with Your Peers in Career Transition
Mon, January 29, 2018 A Marketing Plan For Job Seekers with FRANCINE TOLSON
Mon, January 22, 2018 Leveraging Self Awareness for a Successful Career Transition
Mon, January 15, 2018 CANCELLED!: You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… and Other Practical Job-Search Tips with Joan Sherman
Mon, January 08, 2018 Negotiating Your Job Offer with Susan Borke
Mon, January 01, 2018 40Plus Closed New Years Day

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