Post-Dinner Keynote Speaker: Rick Gillis
Presentation: Promote! Your work does not speak for itself. You do.
Join us on February 16th, 2017 for a joint meeting with the Houston Chapter of APICS
Promote! Your work does not speak for itself. You do.
Embrace the difference between boasting & communicating your value.
NOTE: Each paid registrant will receive a copy of Rick Gillis' latest book, Promote!
Keynote Speaker: Rick Gillis, Careers Expert
Career expert Rick Gillis has spent thousands of hours working with individuals across the nation. In his practice he came to recognize a universal trait: How very few of his clients, regardless of their professional rank, were able to express their commercial value. As a result, Rick wrote “PROMOTE! Your work does not speak for itself. You do.” to demonstrate to his clients—and now you—how to speak to your value to get the raise, the promotion, obtain the contract, and in times of downsizing, keep your job.
In Rick Gillis’ life-changing PROMOTE! presentation you will learn six ways to do professional personal promotion right.
- Don’t assume that your boss knows exactly what you do.
Whether you work six feet or 6,000 miles away from your boss, it’s unlikely he has more than a general idea about what you do beyond the minimum he expects. He probably has countless other responsibilities than his direct reports, and is increasingly stretched too thin. And you think he knows exactly what you do? Not a chance. It’s up to you to actively promote yourself.
- Embrace the difference between articulating your value and bragging.
As a kid, you were taught that modesty is the best policy. Better to let others discover your greatness on their own. The problem is, in all probability, they won’t. Besides, when done properly, self-promotion is not bragging. It is informing.
- Adopt an accomplishment mindset and narrative.
In any workplace, you're seen first as a commodity, not a person. Accordingly, you need an inventory of your on-the-job accomplishments-the things that express your commercial value to the business. Learn how to roll those things off your tongue anytime, anywhere, to anyone.
- Quantify your worth.
You were hired because someone believed that you’d produce more value for the company than you’d cost. It’s OK to let them know they were right.
- Source and shape your success stories.
Unless you are just starting out or have a superhuman memory, you’ll need to do some heavy lifting to track down your past accomplishments: net results, problems solved, projects completed on time and on budget, and so forth. Rick is going to show you that without too much effort you can source your personal accomplishments history.
- Master the three-part accomplishment statement.
Your accomplishments must be crafted into a single statement with a distinct beginning, middle, and end. In this strategy you’ll convey only what you did to begin the dialog. Your supervisor—and her supervisor—will want to know the how, where, when and why you did it.
The author of 5 books on careers & employment, Rick has been seen and heard on radio and TV across the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia; he has been noted and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Inc., Black Enterprise, Univision, Forbes, CIO, NPR, PBS, the Huffington Post & Business Insider to name just a few. Rick has spoken live from coast to coast to coast: East, West & Gulf!
Rick is a US Air Force veteran, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and holds a Bachelor of Science Management degree from Park University.
Pre-Dinner Speaker: Tom Chambers
Presentation: LinkedIn Strategies for Job Seekers
Job seekers need to use creative strategies to stand out in a field crowded with good candidates with similar skills. Tom Chambers will integrate job-search strategies advocated by leading authors with tips on how to implement these strategies using LinkedIn and other tools. The job-search strategies emphasize doing the job you want to do for the company you want to work for. The LinkedIn tips are things that Tom has learned in the course of doing business development for his company.
Here are some of the LinkedIn tips. Learn how to do these things in LinkedIn, at no cost to you:
▶ Identify the positions in target companies that may have become vacant, before they are posted.
▶ Ascertain the work email address of individuals on LinkedIn with whom you wish to communicate, without the need to be connected to them. Determine if these individuals still work for the indicated company.
▶ Message up to 15 LinkedIn users per calendar month via groups.
▶ Message an unlimited number of premium LinkedIn members.
▶ Discover the names of people LinkedIn identifies simply as "LinkedIn Member".
5:00 - 7:00pm Registration
5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner Tutorial Presentation(s)
6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements
7:15 - 8:30pm Post-Dinner Main Presentation
Entree 1: Italian Creamy Chicken Florentine - Chicken Breast, Crimini Mushrooms, and Baby Spinach in a white wine cream sauce made with basil, garlic and lemon.
Entree 2: Country French Beef and Sausage - Tender Beef, Smoked Sausage, and Green Beans in a classic blend of carrot, celery, and onion simmered in red wine and French herbs.
Entree 3: Vegetarian Indian Reflections - Tofu, corn, chinese eggplant and baby spinach in an authentic Indian curry sauce made with caramelized onion, ginger and garlic simmered in yogurt.
Coffee, Water, Sweet Tea, and Unsweet Tea
As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner meetings are open to the public. There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend. Online pre-registration closes on Tuesdays at 11:45pm before the event. If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $30 (only $5 more).