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CSIX CONNECT helps individuals in career transition to significantly improve their job search success through education, in-person networking and mutual support.

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Marcia Davis-Cannon - Powerful Preparation for an Impressive Video Interview

Overview of topic: In the month before the Shelter-in-Place order, Google stopped bringing candidates on campus and did all interviewing via video. And during Shelter-in-Place, pretty much all interviews, as well as business meetings and chats with friends are happening via video. With all those video appearances, what can you do to make your video presence the best it can be? Most people aren’t very thoughtful about how they appear on video, so with some intentional preparation, you can outshine the competition. This interactive workshop will cover * Picking a location - Noise and distractions silence computer - Background - Light * Preparing your setup - Webcam - Microphone - Bandwidth - Desk top * Preparing yourself - What to wear - Body language - Controlling nervousness - Practicing Join us from the spot you'd like to use for video interviews and get helpful feedback on optimizing your location. With Marcia’s practical workshop, you can dramatically increase your video interviewing confidence! Speaker’s bio: Marcia Davis-Cannon creates a safe environment for self-discovery, helping people grasp their own remarkable potential, and nurturing those "A-ha!" moments when someone sees the connection between how they are designed and where they can best serve in the world. Marcia leads "Uncover Your Calling" groups and coaches private clients, especially in career transition, interview preparation, and job search strategy. She helps people work through challenges to find, create, and keep work that fits. Marcia had a 20-year corporate career in operations, finance and product management before following a new calling. She has an MBA from Wharton and a coaching certificate from Western Seminary. She is director of large group meetings for Career Action Ministry and an officer of her Toastmasters club. Link to Marcia at http://www.linkedin.com/in/marciadaviscannon and check her website at http://www.uncoveryourcalling.com. Meeting details: Please note this is an online meeting. You may join from your computer, smart phone, or land line. The information you need are below - Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87853903932 One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# Dial in [masked] Meeting ID:[masked]

Kimberly Wiefling - 7 Easy Ways to Start a Conversation with Anyone

Overview of topic: Have you ever wanted to strike up a conversation but felt at a loss for a simple opening phrase? Or have you admired the seemingly easy way certain people engage others in conversation and wished you could do the same? Communication skills are critical to both personal relationships and professional success. Conversing with others does not have to be frightening, difficult, awkward, or painful! In this workshop, you will learn and practice 7 easy ways to start a conversation, and enjoy the experience of a pleasant interchange in a variety of situations. Not comfortable talking? No problem! Listening turns out to be far more powerful than speaking. Whether you want to expand your networking skills, find your next client or career opportunity, shine in your next job interview, or enlarge your sphere of influence - this workshop will you discover how to elegantly invite and participate in casual conversation, and enjoy it! Highlights: - 7 easy ways to begin a conversation. - Communication beyond words. - The power of listening generously. Speaker’s bio: Kimberly Wiefling helps individuals, teams and organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups of people into real teams through her unique "WorkShocks" - highly engaging, experiential, interactive "Learning Laboratories" where real change happens. And these changes lead to meaningful and measurable business results. Kimberly has worked all over the US, Europe and Asia, traveling to Japan over 100 times to work with culturally diverse employees of globalizing Japanese companies. Her superpower is bringing people with diverse backgrounds, cultures & styles together, across borders and boundaries of every kind, to achieve what none could do alone. See details of her team’s work at Silicon Valley Alliances. Meeting details: Please note this is an online meeting. You may join from your computer, smart phone, or land line. The information you need are below - Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83832183862 One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# Dial in [masked] Meeting ID:[masked]

Abby Kohut: Your 2020 Career - Be a VictOR rather than a VictIM

Overview of topic: Many of you remember 9/11 like it was last week. It felt like the whole world was crumbling and life would never go back to normal. Things ultimately got better, but each of us was forever changed by the tragedy. Now here we are again. Things changed in a big way nearly overnight. You can't be alive and not be at least a bit unsettled about your career. However...there are things you can do to stay in control of your career and maybe even thrive during these challenging times. We'll talk these topics and more: 1. Which industries are thriving and potentially hiring? 2. Do I really have to become a video interview expert? 3. What work at home jobs might be good options for me? 4. How can I reinvent myself? All participants will also receive a 25-page COVID-19 Job Search Resource Guide. Speaker’s bio: Abby Kohut is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby because she tells the Absolute truth about the job search process. In the past 25 years, Abby has held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. AbsolutelyAbby.com was mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers and CNBC published an article naming Abby as a Top Career Coach and Recruiter. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and she drove around the US in an RV in order to accomplish that goal. Her job search adventures were covered by several nationwide TV and radio networks including: Fox 5, Sirius XM, NBC, CBS, ABC, Bloomberg Radio, LinkedIn, Monster, and The Ladders. Abby employs light hearted humor to help her job seekers understand what they need to learn. Meeting details: Please note this is an online meeting. You may join from your computer, smart phone, or land line. The information you need are below - Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86569918283 One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# Dial in [masked] Meeting ID:[masked]

Steven Campbell - Flourishing in these Unprecedented Times

Overview of topic: The world has been thrown into a tailspin from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all trying to adjust to a “new normal.” But how do you find a new normal when the information keeps changing? So much uncertainty. Paralyzing fear for your safety and that of your loved ones. Insecurity over the economic crisis. There’s no crystal ball telling you how long this will go on. It’s disconcerting, to say the least. Your mind swirls with the words pivot, adapt, switch gears. Sometimes you want to throw those words right back at the source from which they came. Why? Because your emotions haven’t been addressed! So how do you do that? STEVEN CAMPBELL SHOWS YOU HOW! First, he shows that success comes from HOW you think. Then, he presents an eye-opening look at the latest brain research on how you can thrive in this “new normal.” After all, it’s not magic...it’s science! Attendees will walk away with three powerful tools: 1. How to replace the way you think with a new mindset attuned to the “new normal.” 2. A down-to-earth understanding of where your feelings come from and how to replace fear with feelings that flourish in whatever is to come. 3. A list of practical steps to make it all happen! Speaker’s bio: Steven Campbell of StevenRCampbell.com is the author of Making Your Mind Magnificent - Flourishing at Any Age. A retired professor who has dedicated years to understanding how our brain works and imparts knowledge on how we can use what he's learned to improve the quality of our lives. He is fantastic and everyone who has the great fortune of hearing him speak walk away with a new understanding of how we think and what we can do about it. Meeting details: Please note this is an online meeting. You may join from your computer, smart phone, or land line. The information you need are below - Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89018567152 One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# Dial in [masked] Meeting ID:[masked]

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