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Developing Your Magic Micro Intro with Carol L. Covin

  • Mon, July 12, 2010
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus of Greater Washington

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Carol L. Covin

Developing Your Magic Micro Intro.

Want to Know How to Get Employers to Remember You? Develop a Virtual Business Card That Gets Passed to Managers Who are Hiring

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A Magic Micro Intro is a short, memorable introduction that you can use with anyone, whether they are in your industry or not.  Shorter than an elevator speech, it intrigues people, so they want to know more, and provides a hook for starting a conversation. It has the effect of a virtual business card, because it is memorable and can be passed around.


Author of six books on how to find a computer job, the most recent Twenty Minutes from Home: The Best Computer Jobs in America (© 2002), Ms. Covin is a popular speaker on topics that include:

    * Developing Your Magic Micro Intro

          o Why I Have a 50-Year Plan

    * Giving Back: Networking without Thinking
    * From Laid-Off to Paid-Off – 61 Ways to Find a Job


Ms. Covin’s 25 years in the computer industry as a software engineer and database designer inspired her to interview more than a thousand Chief Information Officers, asking what they look for when they hire and what their companies offer. Her books document the results of these interviews. Top skills sought, in addition to specific technical skills, are the ability to work on teams, to manage complex projects on-time and within budget and to understand how IT advances a company’s business.

“Developing Your Magic Micro Intro” will focus on principles for developing a virtual business card, a memorable, Twitter-sized introduction that intrigues people, provides a hook for starting a conversation, and helps people remember you when they are telling potential hiring managers about you.

Ms. Covin’s introduction is: “I plan to cut cancer deaths by 10% in 10 years.”

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In the Spring of 2009, Ms. Covin finished her seventh book, starting a new series highlighting the communications challenges between generations, Who Gets to Name Grandma? The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers (© 2009)

Recent winner of the 2010 STEM Award (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) from George Washington University’s Business School’s Hot Mommas Project, for her case study on preparing to bring a cancer treatment through clinical trials, Ms. Covin founded Sky Blue Pharmaceuticals, LLC in May, 2008 and is currently seeking funding for a Phase I trial.

Carol L. Covin,   

12510 Izaak Walton Rd., Bristow, VA 20136   

phone: (703) 367-9506 fax: (703) 367-9507

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 9:00 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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