Discussion for Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers Workshop to be held April 6, 2011

How To Gain Access to Clients and Get the Job You Want
Educational & Networking Breakfast

New Rescheduled Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 – 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
New Venue: Culinary Conference Center, Hudson Community College, Jersey City, NJ
(201) 360-5300

Culinary Conference Center guests receive a $2.00 discount for the Impark parking structure, located across the street.

Admission: $25 for members, $35 for non-members

Gain new insight from our experts on how to obtain and retain clients or transition to a new career or position by developing key skills: interviewing, networking, social media and knowledge about current job trends.

The discussion will be moderated by Laurel Weber Snyder, Founder and Owner of Well Spoken.

Panelists include:

Lisa Rangel, Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, who will discuss how to package yourself on paper, research the best targets and how to reach them.

Janet Neal, New Business Development Manager at Above & Beyond, Inc., who will focus on the best ways to network for success and how to make the best use of social media to meet your goals.

Eli Amdur, author of the weekly Career Coach advice column, will discuss where the jobs are now, where will they be within the next several years and how to position yourself to take advantage of them.

Laurel Weber Snyder, owner of Well Spoken, public speaking coaching services, has coached hundreds of executives, physicians and pre and post-graduates in on-camera presentation, live appearances,
relationship building and job interview skills.

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Janet M. NealJanet M. Neal
New Business Development Manager, Above & Beyond, Inc.

Janet M. Neal is a person who sees a need and finds a solution. In 2002 she saw the need for corporate employees to find balance in their lives in order to become more productive and founded Productivity Resource Group to provide coaching and training services to that end. In 2007 she founded The Professional Women’s Center to address the needs she saw while facilitating women’s networking groups: a desire on the part of women to connect. In 2010 she joined forces with The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership to bring resources to entrepreneurs to help them reach the next level in their business growth. Currently she is assisting small business owners in becoming more efficient and effective in her role as New Business Development Manager at Above & Beyond, Inc.

Trained initially as an educator, Janet brought those skills to her successful careers in sales, marketing, training and coaching. She spent 19 years at IBM, holding a variety of sales and marketing positions there, as well as spearheading quality and work/life balance initiatives. She left IBM to become Vice President, Sales and Marketing at a small start-up services company before launching her own training, coaching and consulting business, Productivity Resource Group. Janet utilizes her experiences in these ventures today as an inspirational and motivational speaker, with clients ranging from IBM, Kraft Foods, the State of California and Microsoft Corporation, and as a contributing writer to numerous publications and on Writing from the Heart on Sirius radio.

Janet graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University and earned her master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and also has completed coursework at the University of Vermont and Harvard Business School. She is a certified Life and Empowerment Coach and received her training through iPEC Coaching. Janet is the mother of three children and enjoys family activities, travel, writing and personal growth activities.

Lisa Rangel, PHRLisa Rangel, PHR
Professional in Human Resources
Managing Director, Chameleon Resumes

Lisa, Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes, is a graduate of Cornell University. As a recruitment professional for over 13 years, she has held management and producer roles for international, public recruitment conglomerates to domestic, private search firms. Lisa knows first-hand what resumes hiring managers respond to from reviewing thousands of resumes over the years and helping human resources managers and corporate recruiters seek talent for their premier organizations. Lisa can show candidates what resume styles, wordings and formats she and her corporate clients have responded to when recruiting top-notch candidates. Lisa is a member of Society of Human Resources Management, Human Resources Association of New York, and Professional Association of Resumes Writers and Career Coaches. She has been featured on Fox Business News, Good Morning America, numerous local community job blogs and websites.

Eli AmdurEli Amdur
Eli Amdur, Senior Coach and Advisor

With more than 35 years’ national and international business experience, Eli Amdur works in both the corporate and academic worlds.

As Senior Coach and Advisor at Amdur Coaching and Advisory Group, LLC, Eli concentrates on two major areas. He analyzes – and writes and speaks on – workplace and job market issues, and has authored the weekly Career Coach column for major newspapers around the US since 2003. He is – in his own words – “frantically busy on the speaker circuit,” addressing varied audiences, from colleges and universities to professional networking groups to industry associations to corporate leadership teams.

Eli also advises corporate leaders, and has led engagements with clients in 19 industries on matters of leadership assessment and development, organizational culture, team building, creative thinking, effective communication, and synergistic decision making. Eli and his team offer integrated development programs, seminars, retreats, workshops, simulations and one-on-one executive coaching that expose leaders to new ways of thinking and acting.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he recently was honored as “Faculty Member of the Year,” he is Adjunct Professor of two graduate leadership courses: Executive Communication as a Leadership Tool and Creativity, Change, and the 21st Century Leader (a course he conceived and designed).

Although he stopped following the Grateful Dead around many years ago, he is still a Jerry Garcia wannabe – and works very hard at it whenever he can.

Laurel Weber SnyderLaurel Weber Snyder
Founder and Owner, Well Spoken

Laurel has more than 25 years of experience working with both students and professionals in corporate, broadcast and educational settings. She has coached hundreds of executives, physicians and pre and post-graduates in on-camera presentation, live appearances, relationship building and job interview skills.

In addition to her private clients, she traveled the country for five years as a consultant for a multinational communications firm, teaching medical thought leaders public speaking techniques and strategies.

A former host of medical specials distributed prime time on ABC television New York, she also produced and hosted a health series for a public, distributed monthly on cable outlets in the tri-state area. As owner of Well Spoken, Laurel can often be found giving a stimulating public speaking seminar to small groups of professional communicators in major cities throughout the USA or doing one-on-one training. Previously, she had a successful career as a professionally trained stage actor who worked with Tom Hanks and Matthew Broderick, among other notable acting professionals. She was chosen as the on-camera host for several award-winning corporate and educational videos, and subsequently landed a job as the on-camera host, and eventual producer, of a monthly health news series that was distributed nationally and included a prime-time special for ABC network.

As a consultant Laurel prepares executives, researchers and other professionals to speak in front of live audiences as well as on-camera. Her clients include such organizations as Novartis, Medco, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Merck among others. She also enjoys working one-on-one with pre and post-graduates to enable them to succeed in landing their ideal job, while also helping them to communicate effectively to maximize their success once they get there.

Laurel is a past Vice President of Programming for the Association for Women in Communications New Jersey (AWCNJ) chapter. During her tenure, she was instrumental in creating a number of successful and popular programs, including AWCNJ’s first-ever “Women Who Will” award. Laurel strives to help people use their natural talents and to discover, develop and utilize their own unique, authentic voice. She has a bachelor’s degree from New York University.

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