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Monday Morning Speakers 2019

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.

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Upcoming events

    • Mon, June 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 34


    Networking as Adventure-

    Embark on Your Journey Today!

    Jill Marshall Annitto, PCC
    Leadership Adventure Strategies

    Think about your career from this moment on as the adventure of a lifetime! Your network, or professional relationships—both current, and new—are your primary resources. Your destination is unique to you, and may evolve over time.

    As you embark on this journey, you will face challenges—without them after all, this wouldn’t be an adventure. At times, you will need to take risks, and step out of your comfort zone. The good news is that learning and growth occur outside of our comfort zones. And your network—based on relationships built on trust, can help you navigate obstacles, and uncover new or hidden opportunities. Throughout your journey, you will also help others move ahead with their own professional goals.

    In this session, you will:

    • Identify initial immediate or longer-term networking goals
    • Explore ways to establish rapport with new colleagues
    • Practice introducing yourself in a compelling way
    • Learn to communicate your value without bragging
    • Discuss ways to nurture and grow your network

    About the Speaker:

    Jill Marshall Annitto, PCC, is a professional adventure coach. A voyager at heart, she helps her clients overcome obstacles and limiting beliefs to achieve levels of success they never thought possible.

    As a US Army veteran, adventure traveler, and former marathon runner, Jill has experienced the exhilaration of triumphing over boundaries and persevering until the next big breakthrough. Launching her own business—Leadership Adventure Strategies—after a successful career as a corporate trainer and organization development executive was one of those bold leaps. Jill now uses these experiences, and more, to empower her clients to fulfill their own dreams.

    Jill lives by the motto: Go big or go home! The bigger her client’s goal, the more inspired she is to help.


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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 one of the nearby eateries.

    Attire is business casual and 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. 40Plus is located at:

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 40Plus of Greater Washington, 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20006
      A Marketing Plan for Job Seekers


    Businesses conduct extensive research and analysis to identify their product’s competitive advantage in the market place and who is likely to buy it. A job search should follow the same process.

    As a job seeker, it is critical to identify: 

    -What is your unique value proposition that will add value to an employer and solver their business problems?

    -Which potential employers will "Buy You" or put another way, need your skills.

    -Of those indentified companies, who are are a good fit for you in terms of organizational culture, geographic location and size?


    Francine Tolson, Gadgetspace, LLC

    About the Speaker:

    As a volunteer team leader at Career Network Ministry, Francine Tolson co-developed the Marketing Plan workshop in 2011, and since then has co-presented it monthly as one of CNM’s core workshops. In her career, Ms. Tolson specializes in business transformation - the design and deployment of people, process and technology enabling solutions across diverse business enterprises.  She has a broad background in business process reengineering, operations, customer service, financial management and systems implementation in large and small entrepreneurial companies and the non-profit sector. Employers and clients have included: Simplexity LLC, George Washington University, UUNET Technologies, MCI, Three Pillar Global, Washington Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association, and Compass DC.

    Ms. Tolson holds an MBA from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and has received training in Lean Six Sigma.

    Contact the Speaker:



        40Plus of Greater Washington
    Empowering Experienced Professionals
     for Successful Career Transitions

Past events

Mon, June 10, 2019 Effective Time Management during Career Transitions with Terry Monaghan
Mon, June 03, 2019 Inside the Mind of the Hiring Manager with Jim Thomas
Mon, May 27, 2019 40Plus Closed for Memorial Day
Mon, May 20, 2019 The Role of Emotional Intelligence in a Successful Job Search with Karen Sadowski
Mon, May 13, 2019 Career Search Land Mines: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Efforts and Find Your Ideal Job with Renee Emery
Mon, May 06, 2019 Set-Up a Franchise with Someone Else's $$$ with Faizun Kamal & Brian Seliber
Mon, April 29, 2019 Speed Networking: Refine Your Message and Build Your Contacts
Mon, April 22, 2019 Turning Conversations to Connections-Creating a Follow-up System with Lori Saitz
Mon, April 08, 2019 Staying Positive during your Job Search using Self Awareness with Dr. Dennis Humphrey
Mon, April 01, 2019 New Ways to Approach Financial Issues during the Job Search with Ilene Slatko
Mon, March 25, 2019 Careers in the Association and Nonprofit Sector with Jennifer Baker
Mon, March 18, 2019 The 3 Key Laws for Personal/Professional Growth with Kevin Coleman
Mon, March 11, 2019 Discover Your Brand: How to Sell Yourself for a Job by Confidently Telling the Truth with Maggy Sterner
Mon, March 04, 2019 Project Management Tips & Tricks for Managing Your Job Search with Linda Howard
Mon, February 25, 2019 The Job Search and Career Transition with Tom Morris
Mon, February 18, 2019 Making the Most of Informational Interviews with Barbara Mitchell
Mon, February 11, 2019 Finding the Job You Really Want by Marketing (Selling) Yourself! Lynn Smith
Mon, February 04, 2019 Set-Up a Franchise with Someone Else's $$$ with Faizun Kamal & Brian Seliber
Mon, January 28, 2019 Strategies for Minimizing Your Time in Transition with John Wilhelm, Jr.
Mon, January 21, 2019 Time to Consider 1099? Explore New Income Streams Through Self-Employment! with Shira Harrington
Mon, January 14, 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER & HAZARDOUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS -Finding the Job You Really Want by Marketing (Selling) Yourself! with Lynn Smith
Mon, January 07, 2019 Strengthen Your Career Confidence with Diane Kern

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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