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Alumni Webinar Series

The Toppel Career Center is dedicated to provide opportunities to all of our alumni near and far. If you are looking for professional development or to strengthen your skills then this series is for you. Please take a moment to review the scheduled sessions and register below. If you are unable to attend the session but would like a recording of the session, please register and a recording will be sent to you immediately following the session.

Upcoming Webinars:

March 5, 2014
Proven Strategies to Build a Powerful Network
Presenter: Dr. Ivan Misner

Ivan MisnerDr. Ivan Misner is the founder and Chairman of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization with over 6,200 chapters around the world. He is also an author of numerous networking books, including his latest number one best seller called, Business Networking and Sex (not what you think!) Dr. Misner will remind us that "people do business with people!” and, according to most studies, 80 percent of us get jobs through our personal networks. That's why this session is so important! Join us as Dr. Misner shares proven tips, strategies, and techniques that will enable you to build a powerful personal network which will help you not only get jobs, but sell more products and services.


April 2, 2014
Discover the Leader in YOU!
Presenter: Al Duncan

Al DuncanAl is the author of the book ALL Fired Up! As a former corporate trainer, Al knows in today's competitive job market you have to continually adapt, learn, and shift. As our companies become leaner, management is expecting all of us to step up to the plate and take a leadership role in our areas of responsibility. Are you developing your leadership skills? Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers once said, "Leaders are made, not born.” You have natural leadership talent you can draw on and use in your personal life as well as in your business career. Join Al to gain a glimpse of how he, despite all odds, discovered his leadership skills and as a result has gone on to help thousands find theirs!


June 4, 2014
How to Define Your True Value and Sell it to Your Target Market
Presenter: John Boyd

John BoydJohn is the author of the book The Illustrated Guide to Selling Yourself. You have a lot to offer to organizations. However, if you are like most people, you don't feel comfortable bragging about your capabilities and selling yourself. It could be because you are one of the 60% of the population that according to the Stanford Shyness Clinic considers yourself shy. Or it might be that you just don't know how to highlight your achievements. Regardless, you need to attend this presentation to learn a process that includes a proven way to present yourself to sell yourself-- without selling yourself! You will learn the right way to present your skills, accomplishments, awards and activities in the most positive framework.

Archived Webinars:

November 6, 2013
Create Your Online Brand With Social Media

Melissa GiovagnoliMelissa Giovagnoli is an author, consummate networker and coach to CEOs, CFOs and CMOs. She has a unique understanding about how to use Social Media to build powerful, dynamic networks and personal online brands that can be the rocket fuel for successful careers today! Her books, Graduate to Linkedin, Jump Start Your Career Network Now and 50 Ways to Better Social Media: Making Solid Connections That Create Dynamic Opportunities provide a step-by-step guide to anyone who is looking for a way to make the job search process easier and less frightening. Join Melissa to learn how to build your online brand using Social Media.

December 4, 2013
Your Career Strategy Starts With Your Elevator Pitch

Chris WestfallResearch shows that hiring managers spend as little as 6 seconds reviewing the average resume. It is common knowledge that hiring authorities know within the first two minutes of a candidate walking in the door if they are going to bring the candidate back for a second interview. Chris Westfall, the National Elevator Pitch Champion and author of The NEW Elevator Pitch, suggests you can improve your chances of getting a first or second interview, if you have a clear, concise, and thought-provoking elevator pitch. Join Chris for this webinar/workshop and walk away with your own dynamic elevator pitch!


October 2, 2013
Build Career Fitness to Achieve Job Search & Career Success

Peter WeddlePeter Weddle is the author of Work Strong, Your Personal Career Fitness System, The Career Activist, and over two dozen career books. The Washington Post described Peter as "… a man filled with ingenious ideas.” That's why you should attend this session! Peter reminds us that we invest a great deal of time, money and attention to our health, spiritual well-being and our personal interests--but for most of us-- we invest little to no time in developing our career strategies. Peter will share tips, strategies and techniques he's developed that will help you take ownership of your career and stay focused on improving your "career health"!

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