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Business: The Politics of Promotion

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Bonnie Marcus,
author of The Politics of Promotion, discusses the use of promotion and political savvy to influence career advancement for women. She will address:

  • The importance of being politically savvy for career advancement.
  • How to use promotion as a political skill for access to informal networks, information, and opportunities.
  • How to build and nurture a power network to support your career ambition.

Take away practical tips for positioning yourself effectively in a political and competitive work environment and playing the game without losing your integrity.

Award winning entrepreneur and Forbes and Business Insider columnist, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., assists professional women to successfully position and promote themselves to advance their careers and consults with companies to retain and support their female talent. Her latest book, The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead, provides a road map for women to navigate the complexities of their workplace to get the promotion they deserve.

With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie’s business background includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies in the healthcare and software industries. She has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies. honored her website, Women’s Success Coaching, three years in a row as one of the Top 100 Websites for Professional Women. In 2015 and 2016, Global Gurus honored Bonnie as one of the World’s Top 30 Coaches. Bonnie has also been published in Entrepreneur, Women in HR, Daily Worth, Reader’s Digest, Intercontinental Finance, Careers in Government, Diversity MBA, Upstart Business Journal, Washington Business Journal and CIO Magazine. She received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University. She is an ICF certified executive coach.

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Social Media and Your Job Search

June 1, 2016
Linda Van Valkenburgh

Executive career management coach Linda Van Valkenburgh discussed ways to improve your social media skills to position yourself for career search or to elevate your credentials and industry reputation on June 1, 2016.

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Kick Up Your Pitch with Crowdfunding, A Panel Discussion

May 25, 2016
Crowdfunding Panel

A panel of product designers, developers, inventors, and entrepreneurs spoke about their experiences using crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo on May 25, 2016.

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Personal LinkedIn Sessions

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linkedinAre you making good connections with LinkedIn? Do you feel your profile could use something extra? Get your professional profile critiqued by LinkedIn experts Michael Shavel or Paul Fedor in a personal one-on-one workshops. Learn how you can enhance your Professional Headline, Summary, Skills, and Experience to grab the attention of employers. Update your settings to ensure you are sending the right message to reach your audience. Learn proven strategies for getting more recommendations and endorsements and connecting with the right people in your target industry. Space is limited. Each meeting will last for one-half hour. Advance registration is required with the CT Department of Labor. Email paul [dot] fedor [at] ct [dot] gov.

paul fedorPaul Fedor is a Career Development Specialist for the Department of Labor providing job search and career guidance to a diverse population of clients. Paul is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator. Paul created a LinkedIn Networking Series of workshops for the Department of Labor including Get Connected with LinkedIn, LinkedIn Networking Strategies and LinkedIn Lab to assist clients in understanding how to use social media to find and network with employers.

michael shavelMichael Shavel has been employed by the CT Dept of Labor since 1990. He currently works in the Bridgeport office, providing Career Counseling to a wide variety of job seekers ranging from entry level to upper management. Michael is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator facilitator and is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer, and holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern CT State University.  


Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Business?

May 11, 2016
Cliff Ennico

Attorney and author Cliff Ennico discussed the pros and cons of crowdfunding under the new SEC rules and regulations and his book, The Crowdfunding Handbook: Raise Money for Your Small Business or Startup Using Equity Funding Portals on May 11, 2016.

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Masterful Meetings

May 10, 2016
Dorothea Brennan

Team facilitator Dorothea E Brennan, CMF taught strategies for creating "masterful" meetings that are efficient, effective and productive on May 10, 2016.

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Using Reference USA for Lead-Generation Marketing

April 14, 2016
TJ Pridell

TJ Pridell, from ReferenceUSA, hosted an interactive lead-generation marketing seminar tailored to the Westport business community on April 14, 2016. 

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Business Special: Hiring an Employee vs. Freelancer

April 5, 2016
Bill Gottlin

Bill Gottlin of Aspire HR Consulting LLC explained the definition of an employee and independent contractor, described the reasons for hiring independents and showed the risks involved in misclassifying independent contractors on April 5, 2016.

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Women Entrepreneurs Group: Applying for a Small Business Loan

April 12, 2016
Aya Beckles Swanson

Get the inside scoop on how to find funding and attract small business lenders from Aya Beckles Swanson, VP Community Lending at Community Investment Corporation from April 12, 2016.

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How to Run a Successful Consulting Business

March 31, 2016
Bob Hogan

Bob Hogan shared his 30+ years of experience and expertise in running and operating a consulting service business that caters to small businesses on March 31, 2016. Topics covered include starting a consulting service, determining your competitive value, positioning, packaging and pricing the service, determining critical success factors, marketing and selling the service and managing finances and taxes. 

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