Expo 2012 Seminars


Free educational seminars at Expo 2012 are sponsored by Generation Connect, the Chamber’s group of young (and young at heart!) professionals. Leigh Sauter, Gen Connect steering committee member and director of marketing and development at Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, will join us on Episode 22 of Chamber TV to discuss what’s in store for these seminars!

We hope to see you at the Business Expo on Tuesday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the former Bon-Ton building at Frederick Towne Mall (1301 W. Patrick Street).

Until then, here’s a sneak peek at the Expo 2012 seminar lineup:

9:30 a.m.
Your Personal Elevator Pitch: Who Are You and Why Should I Care

Presented by Michael Boyd, President
The Center for Empowered Communications

Learn to create a unique opening statement. that is “you” that is easy to remember and memorable for the listener, along with being flexible enough to be used in a variety of scenarios to help you break the ice. You will be able to use this information when interviewing, seeking a promotion, and networking.

10:15 a.m.
Hire The Best! Legal and Effective Interviewing Techniques

Presented by Amanda Haddaway, Director of Human Resources and Marketing
Folcomer  Equipment Corporation

In this highly interactive session you will discuss behavioral interviewing techniques, how to ask legal interview questions, the resume red flags, preparing for an interview, and interview pitfalls. You’ll learn the importance of proper recruitment and selection techniques and their legal implications, and understand how behavioral interviewing can help you select the best candidates for your positions and make you a better interviewer.

11:00 a.m.
Interviewing Tips:  How to Land that Job

Presented by Katrina Wand-Yurish, Director of Human Resources
The Plamondon Companies

Interviewees learn how to make not just a first impression, but a lasting impression. This session will discuss tips for the phone interview and follow up steps, common interview missteps, what not to say in your interview, and the ever important post interview etiquette.

11:45 a.m.
Demystifying Mobile – Marketing on Mobile is Still Marketing
Presented by Jon-Mikel Bailey, President
Wood Street, Inc.

Jon covers the differences and similarities of mobile marketing with traditional and other online marketing mediums in this dynamic session.  You will be able to look at mobile differently and get comfortable with the idea of marketing in this fast growing space.

1:00 p.m.
Employee: “I Hate My Job!”
Employer: “So What? Why Should I Care?”
Presented by Joe Porpiglia, President and Melanie Wood, Vice President
D&D Consulting

Employees AND Employers…this lively session is for you!  Employees come to learn why it really is that they feel frustrated with your job and what you can do to make it better. Employers come to learn why some of our employees seem to hate their job, why you should be concerned, and how you can fix it.  By creating workplace cohesion you’ll both get increased job satisfaction and higher productivity.

1:45 p.m.
FOCUS on Your Road to Success
Presented by Jeanette Eleff, President
Focused Vitality

Sometimes your road to success can become filled with potholes disguised as non-productivity, frustration, lack of confidence, and distractions.  Take control of your road and surge ahead, by learning five success strategies that you can implement immediately to make your drive smoother, easier, and more enjoyable to navigate.


2:30 p.m.
Modern Résumé Strategies
Presented by Natalie Urquhart, Professional Resume Writer
iHire, LLC

In order to succeed as a job seeker in today’s competitive employment market, your résumé has to evolve from an informational document into an effective marketing piece.  Learn tips to turn your résumé into a concise, hard-hitting snapshot that sells you to your next employer.  Bring a copy of your résumé so you can instantly transform your personal marketing piece.

3:15 p.m.
The Resilient Leader
Presented by Linda Bidlack, Owner
Linda K.Bidlack Coaching & Consulting

Humans are biologically both sensitive and insensitive at the same time, which can have dramatic implications on how we lead others, and how others follow us. This session will cover key abilities of resilient people, the single most important skill that determines your personal level of resilience, and how leaders inadvertently set off employee anxiety and sabotage productivity.

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