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Read About Sales

Posted by on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:05 PM

Two recent books on effective sales techniques and strategies help new and seasoned sales professionals to succeed.

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Succeed with LinkedIn

Posted by on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:52 AM

It is becoming more important than ever for the jobseeker or business person to make effective use of LinkedIn, the professional online networking site.  Many employers no longer post openings on the big job boards, but use LinkedIn to identify promising candidates.  Customers looking for products or services use LinkedIn to find out all they can about a potential vendor. read more


Trends in Technology: How to Reach a Young Customer Base

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Businesses use social media to interact with all their customers, but marketing to young people may be different. Michael J. Miller, senior vice-president for technology strategy at Ziff Brothers Investments; Mark Mathias, a 30+ year information technology executive; Jonathan Yarmis, a 25 year industry analyst with a focus on "disruptive technologies," which today includes social, mobile, cloud and big data; and Isaac Stein, a senior at Staples High School and the Web Editor-in-Chief of Inklings, Staples’ student newspaper, will talk about the ways companies are using technology to reach a customer base that gets almost all of its information from social media.

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Technology, Career

Jobseekers:Energize Your Job Search

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Jobseeker pictureGain an advantage by using valuable online tools such as Reference USA, LexisNexis and Business & Company Resource Center. Learn how to identify your key companies, spot industry trends, and get in-depth background information for greater success in networking and interviewing.

Informal networking at 9:30 am. Seminar begins at 10 am.

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Career

Jobseekers:Energize Your Job Search

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Jobseeker pictureGain an advantage by using valuable online tools such as Reference USA, LexisNexis and Business & Company Resource Center. Learn how to identify your key companies, spot industry trends, and get in-depth background information for greater success in networking and interviewing.

Informal networking at 9:30 am. Seminar begins at 10 am.

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Career

Nonprofit Special: Staging Successful Site Visits

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Community foundations are one of the fastest-growing sectors of philanthropy in the United States, and it is important to impress these funders when they come to visit. Karen Brown, from the Fairfield County Community Foundation, a graduate of Brown who holds a Masters Degree in public and nonprofit administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU, will talk about the challenges of showcasing staff, and how to demonstrate vibrancy and financial strength to donors. Register online. Co-sponsored with the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

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Career

Author and Consultant Matthew Greene: Career Plans After College

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College Grad Seeks FutureIn College Grad Seeks Future: Turning Your Talents, Strengths, and Passions into the Perfect Career, nationally-recognized consultants Matthew Greene, along with his co-author Howard Greene, combines insights from their years of working with college students and graduates and interviews with professionals in a variety of fields. He discusses the highly individualistic nature of choosing a career, the interesting choices that are frequently overlooked, and the imaginative ways in which young adults can identify their goals and take the necessary steps to realize them.

  

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Teen, Career, Authors

Business Special: Lessons from an Ancient King

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Camelot, Inc. coverIn Camelot, Inc.:Leadership and Management Insights from King Arthur and the Round Table, Westporter Paul Oestreicher, Ph.D., scientist turned public policy and communication expert and professor, illuminatesPaul Oestreicher many of today's most pressing leadership and communication challenges. These include training and mentoring; developing coherent plans and proposals; building internal and external advocacy; performing effective negotiation, team building, and success planning; maintaining ethical standards, innovation, and flexibility; and moving from vision to execution.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Library.

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Career, Authors

Jobseekers Special: Fired at 50

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Tucker Mays and Bob Sloane, co-founders, Principals and Executive Coaches with OptiMarket LLC, will share insights from their new book, Fired at 50. They will present effective strategies that over-50 candidates can use to overcome the biggest challenges in this job market.

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Fired at 50
Career

Business Special: How to do Business with the Federal Government, State Agencies, and Local Municipalities

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GovernmentFairfield County SCORE, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Program representatives will present this workshop to show established small businesses how to take advantage of opportunities to do business with governmental entities. 

Register online. For more information, email sschulman [at] westportlibrary [dot] org or call 203.291.4844. Sign in at 1:30 pm; workshop starts at 2 pm. Co-sponsored with Fairfield County SCORE.

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Career