Main Meeting Presentation Archive – 1Q2016


Here are older presentations from January through March of 2016.


The Ins and Outs of Non-Compete Agreements

Presentation Date: March 29, 2016

Presenter: Raven Applebaum
Presenter Website: The Office of Raven Applebaum, PLLC
Presentation Material: Texas Non-Compete Law
Description: Raven Applebaum, a private practice specialist in Labor Law, will address the legal implications of signing a Non-Compete Agreement as a condition of employment. You may not be giving up what you think when you sign.

Using the 6 Thinking Hats to Evaluate Your Job Offer

Presentation Date: March 22, 2016

Presenter Website: Sage Speaking
Presentation Material: Using the Six Thinking Hats
Description: Lisa Bargsley of Sage Speaking, LLC shows us how to use the 6 Thinking Hats framework to help evaluate a job offer. Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process to help people be more productive, focused, and mentally involved. By using this process you can ensure that you evaluate all aspects of the offer and identify any items you may want to negotiate.

The Job Landscape

Presentation Date: March 15, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Working Texas Style
Description: Working Texas Style: The Changing Labor Market in Texas and the Austin Metro Area. Mick Normington of the Texas Workforce Commission brings insight into the job market in Central Texas. TWC is tasked with tracking labor market data to identify where there are skills surpluses or deficits. Knowing what is in demand in this area can help you target your search or identify skills you might want to add.

Business Cards – Hold an Ace, Not a Joker

Presentation Date: March 8, 2016
Presenter: Eli Rodriguez
Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Your Card – Ace or Joker?
Description: Eli Rodriguez continued last months review of business card design to ensure you have the right information, present it well, and make a positive impression with what will often be the first thing a contact will have to assess you as someone they may want to help.

Overcoming Ageism In Your Job Search

Presentation Date: March 1, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Overcoming Ageism
Description: Nancy Nichols tells her story of Overcoming Ageism in Your Job Search. Like many of our members, Nancy saw employers looking for younger candidates and had concerns about how that would affect her employment prospects. With a solid strategy she was able to show that she was at least as good a choice as her younger competitors, landing a job she wanted.

Resume Basics

Presentation Date: February 23, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Resume 2.0
Description: Linda Aleman covers Resume Basics, everything you need to know to build your resume.

From Resolutions to Revolution (Health & Wellness)

Presentation Date: February 16, 2016

Presenter Website: Focused On You Chiropractic
Presentation Material: From Reloutions to Revolution
Description: Dr. Gerard of Focused On You Chiropractic addresses proper nutrition as a key component of your health. Changing your diet to improve your nutrition can help you lose weight, gain energy, and reduce the chances of developing a number of diseases. And it’s not as hard as it sounds.

Business Card Design

Presentation Date: February 9, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Business Card Design by Rita Mercer
Description: Gary Westerman addresses the forgotten job seekers tool, the business card. When you network face to face your business card can make an impression. You want it to be a positive one.

Dale Carnegie on Maintaining A Positive Attitude

Presentation Date: February 2, 2016

Presenter Website: Dale Carnegie of Austin
Presentation Material: Dale Carnegie: Create Your Vision – Define Your Future
Description: Dave Wright & Vane Hugo from Dale Carnegie address maintaining a positive outlook throughout your job search from the point of view of Dale Carnegie training.

My Spouse is My Biggest Job Search Problem

Presentation Date: January 26, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: N/A (web-based presentation)
Description: Casey Grant, a local Staffing & Recruiting Sales Manager, talks about your biggest job search problem, often someone holding you back, even if you don’t realize it.

New Year’s Resolutions: FTS for Long-Term Success

Presentation Date: January 19, 2016

Presenter Website: Wolfgang Career Counseling
Presentation Material: New Year’s Resolutions: FTS for Long-Term Success and handout.
Description: Melisa Totah, professional Career Counselor, Coach, Trainer and Resume Writer, returns for New Year’s Resolutions: Feel-Think-Show Up for Long-Term Success. Every January we resolve to improve ourselves somehow. Seldom do our efforts last past February, if even that long. Are we setting ourselves up to fail? Then it might be time for a different approach: FTS.

Melisa shows us why most resolutions are short lived, how we can break the cycle of self-sabotage, what the FTS approach entails and why it works, and how we can make lasting shifts throughout 2016 and beyond.

The Underemployment Situation

Presentation Date: January 12, 2016

Presenter Website: N/A
Presentation Material: Professional Underemployment
Description: This presentation is adapted from Dr. VanHettinga’s doctoral dissertation, Professional Reserve Armies: Underemployment and Labor Degradation in Professional Occupations. The study examined the extent of underemployment in four broad occupational categories through competing theoretical frameworks and economic models. The presentation incorporates data from the study, but examines underemployment in the broader socio-political and historical context as well as the nature and meaning of work. The study & presentation challenge the prevailing notion that simply training more workers and upgrading the workforce will “solve” the problem of un- and underemployment.


Presentation Date: January 5, 2016

Presenter Website: Coaching Passion Unlimited
Presentation Material: N/A
Description: Bob Sanderlin of Coaching Passion Unlimited talks about the things we tolerate in our lives even though they’re hurting us. Things like old unpaid debts that waste mental and spiritual energy while we deny they exist. Bob created more personal prosperity in all areas of his life by simply promising himself that he would make monthly payments on his interpersonal debts. Writing the check each month to his friends has meant their relationships have grown much closer.

What better way to clean out our conscious and unconscious minds to begin a brand new year. A 2016 where we free up space to create the great career and life we deserve.