Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Elevator Speech: Getting You To The Next Level by Anne Crawford

WIN workshop on Wed, April 9, 6:30-8 PM
Your elevator speech is a wonderful way to introduce yourself at a casual or business meeting or situation. As you will learn through Anne Crawford's workshop, the 3 elements involved in forming a strong elevator speech will give you clarity on not only who you want to attract, but what skills you have to show them what a powerhouse you really are. She will work one on one as much as possible and answer any questions you have about how to word your speech, what environments work the best for the formal or casual elevator speech, and most of all leave you feeling empowered.

Anne Crawford is a certified Career Transition Coach who has been in business for six years. Before becoming a coach she lead personal growth workshops which included accepting your personality type, how to move forward in life with goal setting, and exercises to diminish the hold  that our “fears” have on us. She has appeared on radio shows and has had several of her articles published in magazines. Her focus has been with helping the military find success on and off the battleground with a concentration on resume writing and finding a positive career in civilian life. She also helped run the Employment Support Group of Norton with Bill Lippincott for 5 years which included, resume writing, mock interviewing skills, goal setting, handling the stress, networking and other personal issues. 

To register for the workshop, click here

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rep. Matt Beaton's talk on March 26th to be rescheduled

There will be no WIN meeting on March 26th. Representative Matt Beaton's talk will be rescheduled.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Rep. Matt Beaton on Wed, March 26, 6:30-8 PM

Rep. Matt Beaton has been a lifelong Shrewsbury resident and is the State Representative of the 11th Worcester District. He will discuss ways to make Massachusetts more business friendly and ways the state can offer assistance to job seekers, for example, through the Office of Workforce Development.

All are welcome to attend and have their questions answered by Rep. Matt Beaton.

Joe Ryan's Inspirational Message

Joe Ryan’s message was:
·        We are not experiencing a Recession, but an Evolution.  Evolutionary times on Steroids!
·        Employees are now considered contractual, versus permanent.
·        Develop your “change muscles” – try a new restaurant; find new ways home; jump into social media. Joe recommended the website,, for trying new things.

What to avoid: G.A.I.L
·        Gremlin ~ That inner voice of self doubt that sabotages our self-confidence and derails us from the future we desire and deserve.  Identify it, and tell it to shut up, and go away!
 ·       Assumptions ~ Those beliefs that have no foundation.  They are often wrong and may get us in trouble. For example, “That company must be a horrible place.  I'll never get hired there because I don't have any political connection.”

·        Interpretations ~ Do you see the glass as half empty or half full?  

·        Limiting Beliefs ~ Beliefs that filter our experience and not anchored in reality.  For example,” Anyone over 50 is too old to return to school.”

Joe recommended two books:
·         "The Reinventing of You" by Dorie Clark
·         "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a time of Brilliant Technologies" by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. 
            Posted by Sandra Billings, WIN participant