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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

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As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Employing Strong Personal Messages to Reengineer Your Career with Thomas F. Calcagni

  • Mon, April 28, 2008
  • 9:45 AM - 11:29 AM
  • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Thomas F. Calcagni

Employing Strong Personal Messages to Reengineer Your Career

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No matter where you are presently in your career, you can significantly enhance your professional opportunities by learning how to present yourself more effectively to prospective employers.

Communications expert and author of the book Tough Questions Good Answers: Taking Control of Any Interview, Tom Calcagni will explain the importance of strong personal messages that can be used for everything from creating resumes to answering tough questions during employment interviews.

With the help of his technique, you will learn how to develop the ability and confidence to provide results-driven answers to any type of questions, and make the kind of impression you want to make to land the perfect job.


Tom Calcagni has more than 20 years of experience as a broadcaster, communications executive and media coach.

He recently served as the most senior public relations executive at the national office of the American Automobile Association (AAA). Calcagni was responsible at the nations largest association for strategic and crisis communications involving national news media. He has been interviewed many times, including interviews with Diane Sawyer and Catie Couric and has even testified before Congress.

He began his career as a television reporter and his reporting often appeared on CNN in the early days of the network. He was also a TV anchorman and news director. Calcagni also served as communications director to two United States Senators and has held senior executive communications positions at public and private corporations, as well as at public relations firms in Washington, DC and in Seattle.

In addition to being the author of the new book Tough Questions - Good Answers: Taking Control of Any Interview, he is currently the chief communications strategist for the Special Libraries Association where he is responsible for developing, implementing and directing SLA's messaging and branding strategies.

Tom Calcagni graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.S.J from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

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

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

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

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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