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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, September 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl, Washington, DC
    Register

     



    Mastering the Sales Funnel: An Easy, Step-By-Step Approach to Business Development

    Handling your own sales and marketing can be daunting, whether you are an independent consultant, a freelancer or small firm. Derry Deringer of Deringer Consulting will walk you through an easy process to prioritize and track your sales and marketing activities so you can focus on the things that matter most.

    The funnel is a proven model that can work for anyone involved in word-of-mouth sales and marketing efforts, and will help you become more confident and successful in taking prospects from introductory conversations all the way through to becoming new clients.

    About the Speaker

    Principal at Deringer Consulting (Est. 2011), Derry Deringer is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE), culture facilitator (PCF) and professional coach (CPCC).

    He draws from 25 years of fundraising, sales and management experience with nonprofit, business, and multi-lateral organizations. He brings fresh ideas and proven techniques in business development and strategic planning through his expertise in consulting, performance coaching, facilitation and management to help clients perform at their best.

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

    Attire is business casual. 

    Doors open at 9:45 am for networking and the program starts at 10 am at our location:
     

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, September 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl, Washington, DC
    Register

     



    Employment Law and the Job Search

    with Benita Talati, J.D.

    Federal laws impact all stages of the job search -- from researching to crafting resumes and cover letters, to the interview and hiring. 

    In this environment it is important to know your rights and protections.

    Benita Talati, a lawyer with experience in employment cases, will go over the important provisions of employment laws including:


    > Equal Employment Opportunity 

    >Age Discrimination in Employment

    >Pregnancy Discrimination

    >Americans with Disabilities 

    >Family and Medical Leave 


    Age discrimination is a concern for mid-career professionals.This talk will address the ins and outs of age discrimination by employers -- how to identify it and what to do about it.

    People in mid-career are often facing the demands of the "sandwich generation," being a caregiver for an aging parent as well as for children. That makes the Family Medical Leave Act an important protection. The talk will cover who qualifies for leave under the law, and how to document an application.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act also has important protections that job seekers may not be aware of.


    About the Speaker

    Benita Talati is an attorney with a background in personal injury, mass tort and employment law. She has spent the past few years working in the E-discovery field as a contract attorney, analyzing documents to determine responsiveness to discovery requests in litigation.

    Prior to working as a contract attorney, she was a Senior Paralegal for a solo practitioner. She handled all aspects of auto injury and other personal injury cases up to trial. She has negotiated several settlements including some six figure settlements.

    A graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, she was an Associate Editor of The Journal of Practical and Clinical Law.  She volunteers as a pro bono attorney for the D.C. Bar’s immigration and general advice clinics. She has also assisted immigrants at a citizenship and naturalization clinic.

    She is a patient advocate for patients living with rare diseases and chronic pain, and created the Facebook page Inspirations for Pain to provide inspiration and hope for people living in pain – be it physical or emotional. 

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    Please plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch nearby.

    Attire is business casual. 

    Doors open at 9:45 am for networking and the program starts at 10 am at our location:
     

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, October 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl, Washington, DC
    Register


    From Fired to Fabulous!

    with Beth Solomon

    In her upcoming book Fired to Fabulous! this former executive headhunter (she was forced out), bank vice president (terminated from this job) and Hollywood talent agency associate (resigned somewhat gracefully), Beth Solomon rips the band-aid off the wound of being fired -- revealing the beginnings of professional expansion, personal fulfillment, and spiritual growth. 

    In her talk, she describes her rocky but enlightening road, focusing on how you can turn what looks like a stumble -- or even failure -- into unprecedented opportunity. She also talks about Fed Up to Fabulous! -- the art of leaving the job you have for what you want.

    From the book:

    I’ve been fired. A lot. In fact, I’ve been fired more times than anyone I know. I used to be embarrassed about it, but then I realized that there was a story hidden in all those pink slips. We don’t talk about getting fired much. Because it makes us feel ashamed, rejected, sometimes humiliated and even worthless. A disappointment to our families. But the truth is, just because you’re doing a good job, you’re talented, you’re dedicated, and you’re smart, it doesn’t mean you won’t be terminated, downsized, or just plain fired.Rather than being hurt by it, I’ve come to realize that getting fired can literally be the best thing that’s ever happened to you.

                                            -- From Fired to Fabulous! by Beth Solomon

     

    About the Speaker

    Founder of The Georgetown Dish, Beth Solomon began her career as a radio reporter in East Africa for the Voice of America. As a freelance producer for ABC News, she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first democratic elections in Eastern Europe after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Beth went on to roles in strategic communications at the National Association of Manufacturers, the International Franchise Association and the National Restaurant Association. A graduate of Yale, she worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-Georgia), spent four years as a headhunter with global executive search firm CTPartners, worked in Hollywood at talent agency William Morris Endeavor, as a Vice President at U.S. Bank, and now as Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives & Development at CARE International, the global humanitarian organization. This is a partial list. Beth Solomon has been fired a lot. 

    You might decide you want to do it, too. 

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    Please plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch nearby.

    Attire is business casual. 

    Doors open at 9:45 am for networking and the program starts at 10 am at our location:
     

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


Past events

Mon, September 16, 2019 Professional Reinvention Insights with Bruce Rosenstein
Mon, September 09, 2019 Career Transition Talk with Executive Coach and Human Capital Professional Shari Davis
Mon, September 02, 2019 40Plus Closed for Labor Day
Mon, August 26, 2019 Success Stories from the Job Hunt - with Mika Yamashita, Ken Schoppmann and John Wilhelm Jr.
Mon, August 19, 2019 Strategies for Minimizing Your Time in Transition with John Wilhelm, Jr.
Mon, August 12, 2019 Job Loss and the Older Worker - with Richard Johnson, Urban Institute economist
Mon, August 05, 2019 Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact with Jennifer Dalton
Mon, July 29, 2019 Effective Time Management During Career Transitions -- with Terry Monaghan
Mon, July 22, 2019 Find the right franchise for you - with Faizun Kamal, CEO of The Franchise Pros
Mon, July 15, 2019 Value Up! How communicating your value elevates your career - with Carole Stizza, certified Business Life and Leadership Coach
Mon, July 08, 2019 Resilience and the Job Search, with Kimmi Cantrell of Careers in Nonprofits
Mon, July 01, 2019 Working with Humans: Using the DiSC® Approach for Stronger Relationships with Linda Howard
Mon, June 24, 2019 A Marketing Plan for Job Seekers with Francine Tolson
Mon, June 17, 2019 Networking as Adventure-Embark on Your Journey Today with Jill Marshall Annitto!
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

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Phone: 202-387-1582

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