Upcoming events

    • March 02, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)


    Directions to 40 Plus

    Monday Morning Speaker: Jennifer Ransaw Smith

    How To Position Yourself For Greatness!



    Download Presentation:

    40-Plus Presentation.pptx


    Are you tired of watching opportunities slip through your fingers or get handed to people less deserving?

    Are you frustrated with trying to find the "right job, with the right pay in the right location?"

    Then it is time to start "managing your personal brand!" Learn key strategies for becoming the "person to know" in your industry. Discover how to leverage your skills and talents to elevate your profile so key people begin to "seek you out" and find out what you absolutely must do if you want to stop being your industries "best kept secret."

    This powerful seminar is packed with strategies to help position you  for success.


    Jennifer Ransaw Smith – CEO, Chief Brand Strategist

    The founder of Brand id | Strategic Partners, Jennifer Ransaw Smith is redefining the way experts and entrepreneurs strategically leverage their skills and talents to position themselves as Industry Rock Stars.

    After more than a decade of helping some of the nation’s most prominent brands like Burger King, AT &T, Texaco, Clairol and Coke position and differentiate themselves in the marketplace, Jennifer recognized the urgent need for an agency that positioned people the way that marketing and advertising agencies positioned products and services (with a full team dedicated to the elevation of that specific brand). It resulted in the birth of Brand id | Strategic Partners, one of the first full-service personal branding agency in the nation.

    Called a True Visionary by her clients, Jennifer is on a mission to empower her clients and audiences by providing them with effective strategies that can be implemented immediately to make significant changes in how they are currently being perceived. She divides her time between speaking, training and coaching clients about how to become the person to know in their industry.

    CONTACT Jennifer:

    If you are looking for a fierce, motivational and practical speaker who will provide many on-target strategies that can be implemented immediately, connect with Jennifer at

    Jennifer Ransaw Smith

    CEO and Chief Brand Strategist

    Brand id │ Strategic Partners
    8630 M. Guilford Road Suite #112
    Columbia, MD 21046

    (240) 600-0901 ext. 700



    Twitter: /@JRansawSmith




    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

    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 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.40Plus of Greater Washington
    1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
    Washington, DC 20036

    Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) South Exit

    1. Leave the Dupont Circle Metro Station by the 19th Street SOUTH exit.
    2. At the top of the escalator (street level), turn 180 degrees, and walk a short distance towards Dupont Circle.
    3. Turn right and walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the Circle, past Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenues.
    4. At P Street, turn right . Proceed on P Street past 18th Street.
    5. 40Plus is near the end of the block on the right side, at 1718 P Street, in the Webster House apartment building.
    6. See below for ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BUILDING directions.
    Map & Detailed Directions to 40Plus

    Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

    40Plus of Greater Washington
    1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
    Washington, DC 20036

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

    • March 23, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office
    • 7

    Directions to 40 Plus

    Training Class 2015.02

    New Class Starts March 23, 2015

    The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.

    Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.

    Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:

    • Learn the secret of building resumes from power-packed “Success Bites”
    • Write and critique cover letters tailored to real jobs
    • Discover your interviewing style through taped mock interviews, and refine your technique in a supportive atmosphere
    • Develop a brief self-profile that will make others want to help you
    • Increase your networking skills and confidence
    • Learn how to plan, organize and succeed in your job search
    • Learn how to use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for your job search and to build your brand.

    The class meets over four weeks on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.).

    In addition, a special social media session will be held one evening (6:30-9:30 p.m.) on a date to be determined with the class.

    Class ends: April 18, 2015

    Next Class: TBD

    Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

    The Classes are held at:
    40Plus of Greater Washington
    1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
    Washington, DC 20036

    near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

    Directions to 40Plus

Past events

January 19, 2015 Training Class Starts January 19, 2015
December 08, 2014 Got Branding? Make Your Candidacy POP! with Shira Harrington
November 21, 2014 Uncover the Mysteries of LinkedIn From The Expert
October 20, 2014 Training Class Starts October 20, 2014
August 18, 2014 Training Class Starts August 18, 2014
July 21, 2014 How To Position Yourself For Greatness! with JENNIFER RANSAW SMITH
May 05, 2014 Training Class Starts May 5, 2014
February 24, 2014 Training Class Starts February 24, 2014
December 09, 2013 How to Create a Purposeful Online Brand! Job Search Strategy Online and Offline... with LAURA M. LABOVICH
November 04, 2013 “Accessibility” is about to trend on the Internet. Is your résumé ready? with Editor BEVI CHAGNON
October 28, 2013 LinkedIn and Twitter for your job search with Executive Coach CHERYL PALMER
October 07, 2013 Elevate Your Personal Visibility: Personal Branding! with JENNIFER RANSAW SMITH
July 22, 2013 Putting YOUR Best Self Forward! with DAWN FARQUHAR
July 15, 2013 The Changing Social Paradigm - And how it affects the job market" with JACK GATES
July 08, 2013 'If You Aren't on LinkedIn, You Don't Exist"
April 15, 2013 "WHY BLOG" with avid blogger and entrepreneur JACK GATES
April 01, 2013 Networking and Job Fair Etiquette with recruiter MIKE BRUNI
March 18, 2013 If You Are So Great, How Come Nobody Knows Who You Are! with JENNIFER RANSAW SMITH
February 04, 2013 "Your future employment is within your past." with CHARLES GREENE III
December 03, 2012 Unlock your Most Powerful Assets: Your speaking voice, communication and Presentation Skills. With MARILOU DONAHUE
October 03, 2012 Unlock your Most Powerful Assets: Your speaking voice, communication and Presentation Skills. With MARILOU DONAHUE
August 13, 2012 Creating Career Contentment: Improving Your Job Prospects with Myers-Briggs Temperament with SUSAN KOHM
July 30, 2012 If you’re so great, how come nobody knows who you are?! with JENNIFER RANSAW SMITH
July 09, 2012 How to Create a Purposeful Online Brand! with LAURA M. LABOVICH
July 02, 2012 Leaders Resilience In Business And In Life with BETH HAND
December 05, 2011 Do What You Love: Discover Your Calling, Not Just Your Career! with SHIRA HARRINGTON
August 29, 2011 "How to Manage Social Media Tools for the Busy Professional?" with GARY VAUGHAN
June 13, 2011 Brand Yourself for Success in a Competitive Career Marketplace with MARVA GOLDSMITH
May 16, 2011 Putting Your Strengths to Work: How to Assess Job Fitness and Ensure Career Happiness with HALELLY AZULAY
April 25, 2011 Job Search & the Social Web: Telling your professional story on LinkedIn with JO GOLDEN
April 11, 2011 Moving from Hopelessness to Motivation to Success with JIM WEINSTEIN
January 10, 2011 My Russian-Korean Babushka's Secrets on How to Persevere in Tough Times and Achieve Ultimate Success! with Lana Kim
October 25, 2010 How to position yourself for greatness! With Jennifer Ransaw Smith
August 16, 2010 Marketing The Unique YOU in the Market
August 09, 2010 Planning / Marketing your way to a new future.
July 12, 2010 Developing Your Magic Micro Intro with Carol L. Covin
June 07, 2010 PERSONAL BRANDING: Leveraging Your Unique Value for Job Search Success with Marshall Brown
May 24, 2010 Self-Promotion for Introverts® with Nancy Ancowitz
April 05, 2010 Fierce Fashion: The Connection Between Who You Are and What You Wear with Kaarin Moore
March 15, 2010 Starting Over at MidLife? Learn How to Brand Yourself to Compete in Today’s Economy with Marva Goldsmith
November 09, 2009 Stepping Up the Glitz with Daniel Martinage
August 03, 2009 Fierce Fashion: The Connection Between Who You Are and What You Wear with Kaarin Moore
July 27, 2009 Pop! Your Career with Sam Horn
March 16, 2009 Using Branding Know-how to Increase Your Success with Catherine Shaw
December 01, 2008 Public Speaking Made Fun with Ritzya
August 18, 2008 Brand You: How To Best Promote Yourself in the Marketplace with Margarita Rozenfeld
March 10, 2008 Achieving Career Success Through Personal Branding with Robert Moment
December 17, 2007 An Integral Approach to Understand Ourselves in the Marketplace and in the World with Lloyd Raines
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