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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.

MISSED A SPEAKER?  Video recordings for all of the recent 40Plus Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
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Upcoming events

    • Mon, April 22, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 50
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    Turning Conversations to Connections-

    Creating a Follow-Up System


    Lori Saitz

    What happens after you leave a networking event? If you’re like most people, you’re terrible at follow up. Change your ways and set yourself up for success. Learn how easy it is to create a follow up system that turns initial conversations into valuable relationships, increased revenue and more fun.

        

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Lori was an extremely shy child. She hated talking to people she didn't know. When she started her own business, she had to go to networking events. That's where you meet the people who can become your clients and referral sources. So, she have to figure out how to get over the fear of walking into a room where you don't know anyone.

    She figured out how to put what she calls her "quiet person" characteristics to work for her, instead of feeling like she needed to become someone else in order to succeed in that environment.

    Now she's teaching other business professionals (many of whom are quiet, aka introverted) how to get comfortable with networking and building the business relationships that are the foundation of success.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    Lori Saitz, 

    Zen Rabbit

     mailto:lori@zenrabbit.com
     https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorisaitz

     

     

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

    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 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, April 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 34
    Register


     

    Establishing and Building Your Network



    Suzanne Struglinski

    Editor and Communications Specialist


    Using the same skills, a journalists uses to find sources, this session will look at how to use personal and professional relationships to fuel your job search. We’ll discuss how to use LinkedIn, networking events, professional associations and volunteering to grow your contacts across industries.

    During this session, participants will interactively discuss:

    • How to network.
    • How to grow your network.
    • How to find recruiters.


    About the Speaker:

    Suzanne Struglinski is an editor and communications specialist. She previously worked at the National Press Club as the director of membership engagement where she established relationships with journalists and public relations professionals. She also is a former press secretary for the Natural Resources Defense Council and a business development writer at Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm.

    Suzanne previously worked as the Washington bureau chief for the Deseret News, the Washington correspondent for the Las Vegas Sun and a reporter at E&E Publishing's Greenwire. She edited and managed four editions of the Almanac of the Unelected, a reference book that profiled congressional committee staff members.

    Struglinski served as a two-term president of the Regional Reporters Association and was a National Press Foundation Paul Miller fellow. A Chicago native, Struglinski is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


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

    Attire is business casual and we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. 40Plus is located at:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Mon, May 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Register


    Set-Up a Franchise with Someone Else's $$$


    Are you tired of working for someone else and are ready to make a career change? Have you always wanted to start your own franchise business but didn’t know where to start, what to look for and how to fund it? Then this event is for YOU!

    Come join us on February 4 as we talk about the granular details of how to look for your “perfect fit” franchise, how to search from more than 3,000 franchises in the marketplace, and once you have found it, to learn more about the funding options available to you!

    Faizun Kamal, Franchise Consultant, The Franchise Consulting Company and Brian Seliber, Assistant Vice President, City National Bank team up to bring you all the information you need to know to chart a career change in 2019, armed with information on the best franchises out there as well as the various funding options to make your dream a reality.

    Come and learn about:

    • Franchising as an alternate career option – to lower risk, make money and own what you do
    • Financial steps to consider before making a career move – learn about strategies to leverage your current paycheck and W2 to fortify your household’s future financing power. 
        

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

    Faizun Kamal of The Franchise Consulting Company

    Faizun Kamal is a nationally renowned public speaker and career strategist. As CEO of The Franchise Pros, Faizun coaches people nationwide on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur. She provides guidance to embrace chaos, fear, insecurity and uncertainty as doorways of opportunity to help individuals find their “perfect fit” business based on an assessment of their personal, lifestyle and income goals. She guides clients to move beyond career burnout to build a sustainable career that they love!

    Faizun’s drive to make a difference stems from her own personal experience as a corporate refugee. In 2015, after almost a decade in the corporate world, she was laid off. Instead of immediately jumping back into another job, Faizun began a deeply introspective journey to intentionally redesign her career, and her life. Through the world of franchising, she discovered a way to live a life of purpose, passion and profit!

    Her experiences as a former Fortune 15 Executive with 18+ years of experience in corporate, multinational, nonprofit & entrepreneurial settings on three continents have made her an inspirational speaker to audiences worldwide. Faizun’s relatablity and authenticity has led her to grow an engaged following of thousands on social media.

    The Tory Burch Foundation named Faizun as “A Woman to Watch”. She has been featured extensively on Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Washington Business Journal, among many others. Faizun received her BA in Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of Stanford University’s acclaimed Social Entrepreneurship Program.

    Connect with Faizun:

    On LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/faizunkamal/

    On Twitter:     https://twitter.com/faizun_kamal

    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faizunkamalFRANCHISE/

    By email:          Faizun@thefranchiseconsultingcompany.com

    “Set the world on fire by being authentically YOU!” – Faizun Kamal




    Brian Seliber of City National Bank

    Brian Seliber is an assistant vice president and relationship manager for the Personal and Business Banking team in the Washington, D.C. Regional Center with City National Bank. His role is to partner with entrepreneurs and their families as their full-service banking advisor.

    Prior to joining City National, Mr. Seliber worked at M&T Bank, where he gained experience in retail banking branch management, small business development, and the bank’s management development program. He mentored new trainees at the bank and was active in the company’s college recruiting efforts in the mid-Atlantic.

    Mr. Seliber earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Washington & Lee University. He served as president of the 40-member, award-winning professional networking chapter of Business Networking International in Alexandria, VA, and is a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery Emerging Leaders program. Mr. Seliber has volunteered with the Maryland Women’s Business Center and DC Small Business Development Center.

    Connect with Brian:

    By email: brian.seliber@cnb.com

    By phone: 202/572-0044 (direct)

    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-seliber-b5284732

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

    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 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. 


Past events

Mon, April 15, 2019 CANCELED: Speed Networking: Refine Your Message and Build Your Contacts
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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