April’s pdxMindShare Presentation from JobJenny on Creating a Great Resume!

Written on April 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by Shannon

pdxMindShareWhat a great crowd at pdxMindShare last night at Touché ! We had nearly 60 Portland professionals come out to hear what Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com had to say about creating that perfect resume that will get past the robots and the humans reviewing it in hopes you will land an interview for that job you really want. We learned all about what happens when you click on that “Apply Now” button to submit your credentials for a position and how the applicant tracking systems work. Great workshop! If you missed it or want to review the presentation, the deck is below. Also, Jenny has provided us with this document from her new Weekend Resume Makeover which shows you how to set up your resume so scanners will be more likely to pass your resume on to the hiring managers. Also, if you want to enroll in Jenny’s Weekend Resume Makeover course, you can enroll now for $50 off by entering MINDSHARE when checking out. 

Save Touché!
For those of you who may be aware, the 103-year-old building that Touché is in used to be a firehouse and can potentially be demolished to make room for another set of condos. If you are interested in trying to save this historical building, there is information here to do so. 

Next MindShare!
Finally, we are excited to have Jim Edgerton present to us at the next MindShare event on Wednesday, May 18th on how to create a great and engaging presentation quickly and to how to present it well! We will hold this event at the Lucky Labrador on NW Quimby. Hope to see you all there, and please let us know if you have any questions. Always feel free to reach out if you do! shannon@anvilmedia.com 

 

pdxMindShare’s April Presentation with JobJenny on Crafting a Resume from pdxMindshare

Our pdxMindShare Event with JobJenny will be at Touché on April 20th!

Written on April 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by Shannon

jobjenny.comWe are very excited to have JobJenny back with us at pdxMindShare next week and hope you will all join us at Touché on NW Glisan and 15th for a workshop on resumes and networking with dozens of Portland professionals. 

Career coach and resume writer extraordinaire Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com will talk about how to make a resume that is both human and robot friendly. One that says you-had-me-at-hello and passes through scanners with success! She’ll also educate us on what happens when you hit that apply now button on online applications, and more!

We hope you’ll join us, and please bring a friend. This event is open to everyone and it’s free…no need to RSVP either. 

When: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Where: Touché on the corner of NW Glisan & 15th
Time: 4:30 pm for the workshop & 5:30 pm for the networking event (Free event, no RSVP required and everyone is welcome!)

 About Jenny in her own words:

I’m Jenny Foss — a journalist turned marketer turned recruiting agency owner turned career strategist, resume writer and blogger. While my career path has not been entirely linear (to say the least), the aggregate of my experiences serves me very well in what I do today. I draw upon, literally, every skill I’ve acquired to run JobJenny.com. 

A Detroit girl turned Portlander, I love just about everything about the Pacific Northwest, with exception of the insane lack of coney dogs and how 55 miles-per-hour is perfectly acceptable in the fast lane on I-5.  

 I’m a huge, huge believer in taking a run at whatever you feel will be most professionally fulfilling. You have talents that the world needs … and deserves. I’m also a believer that, in order to achieve big things, you have to build, convey and live the brand of you. 

Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions! 

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I’m Jenny Foss — a journalist turned marketer turned recruiting agency owner turned career strategist, resume writer and blogger. While my career path has not been entirely linear (to say the least), the aggregate of my experiences serves me very well in what I do today. I draw upon, literally, every skill I’ve acquired to run JobJenny.com.

 

A Detroit girl turned Portlander, I love just about everything about the Pacific Northwest, with exception of the insane lack of coney dogs and how 55 miles-per-hour is perfectly acceptable in the fast lane on I-5. 

 

I’m a huge, huge believer in taking a run at whatever you feel will be most professionally fulfilling. You have talents that the world needs … and deserves. I’m also a believer that, in order to achieve big things, you have to build, convey and live the brand of you.

Chris Bartell’s Super Powers Presentation from the March MindShare Event

Written on March 17, 2016 at 9:18 am, by Shannon

pdxmindshare_attendeesLast night we had a great MindShare event at Ecliptic Brewing where first-time presenter Chris Bartell of Super Powers Academy presented on finding your super powers, what’s special and unique about you, and putting these powers to use by creating a power pitch that makes you memorable. He inspired attendees to find what they are truly good at and passionate about and encouraged putting it to use by creating a message that resonates when meeting people for the first time, helping others, interviewing, or whatever the case may be. Attendees took away some great information and homework too! Our friends at Vitamin T also joined us to talk about how they can help attendees with jobs and employers find great employees.

There was also a packed house at the brewery after having to change locations at the last minute. We very much appreciated all those who found us and hope everyone made a few great connections while networking. We hope to see you April 20th when Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com joins us again and presents on “How to Build a Resume that is Robot and Human-Friendly.” It will be a great one to follow the March event with Chris to build on all you learned. Stay tuned about the location, and reach out to Shannon if you have any questions!

Below is the presentation from Chris! Enjoy!

March’s pdxMindShare Presentation with Chris Bartell: Find your super power from pdxMindshare

Meet Chris Bartell, March’s MindShare Speaker!

Written on March 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm, by Shannon

We are always looking forward to the next pdxMindShare event. Who wouldn’t? We have great speakers present during the career-focused workshop on ways in which you can improve your career or tips on landing a new job, and then we get to network with dozens of Portland professionals. There’s always a great mix of new and frequent attendees spanning many different industries. This month is particularly special as we are having our event at a new location for the first time in more than two years. Our friends at Trader Vic’s recently experienced fire damage and can’t host us. Luckily, Ecliptic Brewing is taking us in. We will certainly miss Trader Vic’s and hope they reopen for business very soon! If you’ve never been, this brewery, at the South end of Mississippi, is great: fantastic beer (wine & cocktails too!) and fabulous, locally-sourced food. This is a great opportunity to check them out. Their happy hour menu is pretty awesome and on Wednesdays, they give a $5 discount off growler refills. 

We hope to see you all on Wednesday, March 16th. As usual, our workshop will kick off around 4:30PM and networking will follow at 5:30PM. Chris Bartell, founder of Super Powers Academy will be present a personal branding workshop on how to develop an elevator pitch that is sure to be remembered. JobJenny did recommend him, so he’s sure to be great!

Now, meet Chris and find out why you should attend our event:

Tell us a little about yourself:
I’ve always been an energizer and cheerleader for people and I realized a few years ago I could combine this passion with my 20 years of marketing experience into a powerful, unique coaching and consulting practice.  Not only do I get to inspire brands to become super heroes, but get to be the VP of Marketing and Creative Director for individuals who desire powerful personal brands and a life of impact and meaning. Meanwhile, I get to share my energy and love of the stage with anyone who cares to listen!  I love it!

What will you be covering in your presentation?
How to take your personal brand into the stratosphere, starting with a powerful pitch that showcases your passions, purpose, persona, and professionalism.  

Why should Portland professionals attend?
Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.  Portland professionals need a way to hone their personal brand pitch and make sure it has “pow” and “bam” to uniquely differentiate themselves. It also needs to inspire relationships with ideal clients, customers, and other important audiences.  

What are the top 3 takeaways for attendees?

  1. Competition for your next job, client or opportunity is global.  Brand messaging is as important for professionals as it is for organizations. I’ll show you how to get started and plant the seed in other’s minds about your unique super powers!’
  2. Most people only talk about what they do.  I’ll show you how to share your passion, purpose, persona, and professional prowess all in one, powerful elevator pitch!  This is the foundation of your personal brand messaging.
  3. I’ll inspire you to create a career that aligns more with your passions and gives you purpose and meaning for the long term!

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember this is a FREE event! Everyone is welcome. Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions! 

Corporate Sponsor

Upcoming pdxMindShare Events!

Written on February 22, 2016 at 6:33 am, by Shannon

We’ve been busy at pdxMindShare lining up great speakers for our monthly career-focused workshop and networking events, and we have some dynamite topics and presenters on the horizon! As a reminder, all of our events happen on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our location is going to change since our friends at Trader Vic’s are no longer operating. The workshop begins at 4:30 PM and Portland professionals can network starting at 5:30 PM. EVERYONE is welcome, it’s free and no RSVP is required. We just want you to come learn something to help you with your professional and career development and network with some great people.

 


March 16th at Ecliptic Brewing
Chris Bartell of Super Powers Academy
Workshop: 
Personal Brand Power Workshop: Craft a power-packed elevator pitch people will remember 
This workshop will teach you how to create more than just a standard elevator pitch for your personal brand. Instead, you’ll learn how to combine your passion, purpose, pursuits & potential into a “Power Pitch.” 


jobjenny.com April 20th
Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com
Workshop: How to Build a Resume That’s Both ‘Robot’ and ‘Human-Friendly’
Jenny will make resume writing much more pleasurable than it is to you right now by helping you understand what happens when you hit the “Apply Now” button, and inspire you to write your own that will sail through scanning and inspire hiring managers to call you for an interview.


May 18th

Jim Edgerton of Xpertemp Services, Contract Marketing Advisors
Workshop: Extreme PowerPoint: killer techniques you can use at once
Avoid PowerPoint Karaoke, the art of reading your presentation verbatim, and learn to make your presentation truly memorable with delivery tips, visual tricks, use of video and other little-known features. You’ll be a legend in your office…or that job interview you’re preparing for! Check ou Jim’s video on his workshop!

June 15th
Danielle Baker of Science of People
Workshop: The Science of Body Language
In this dynamic workshop, learn the power of body language and learn some tips and tricks to help you nail an interview, wow a crowd and be the most trustworthy and memorable person in the room.



Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember this is a FREE event! Everyone is welcome. Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions! 

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February’s pdxMindShare Presentation from Kent Lewis

Written on February 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm, by Shannon

February’s MindShare event was great! Over 50 Portland professionals came out to Trader Vic’s to see Kent Lewis, Founder of pdxMindShare and President & CEO of Anvil, present on building your online brand through the use of social media in just 15 minutes a day. He showed lots of tips and tricks on how you can make your presence well known on platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. We were also excited to introduce our new corporate sponsor, Vitamin T, who was just honored Best in Staffing for the Client & Talent Categories from Inavero for the third year straight.

The networking component was also quite lively with lots of new and regular attendees.

Each month, we host a career-focused workshop and networking event at Trader Vic’s in downtown Portland that is open to anyone to attend. The workshop kicks off at 4:30PM and the networking event begins at 5:30PM. It’s also free and no RSVP is required. You can attend just one of the components or both. Next month, on on March 17th, we are excited to have first time speaker Chris Bartell from Super Powers Academy. He will present on unleashing your super powers with a personal branding workshop that will help you craft a power-packed elevator picth people will remember. We hope to see you all then! Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions!

Here is Kent’s presentation in case you missed it or want a refresher!

pdxMindShare’s February 2016 Presentation with Kent Lewis from pdxMindshare

Meet MindShare’s Founder, Kent Lewis, & Why You Should Attend February’s Event!

Written on February 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm, by Shannon

The new year is well under way with one successful event under our belt. Jenna Cooper of Gratia PR gave a fabulous presentation on learning to present to an audience of any size. Looking forward, we have Kent Lewis, President and CEO of Anvil and Founder of pdxMindShare, presenting on February 17th. You will be able to learn “Building Your Brand on Social Media in 15 Minutes Daily” for his career-focused workshop. Following his presentation, attendees have the opportunity to network with dozens of Portland professionals. These events are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and EVERYONE is invited. You do not need to RSVP. Just show up and be ready to learn a little and meet some lasting connections that have the potential to help you on your career endeavors. All of our events are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Trader Vic’s in downtown Portland. The workshop begins at 4:30PM and networking at 5:30PM. You can come for both components or both! Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions!

Now, please meet Kent Lewis and why you should attend February 17th’s event in his own words:

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a Scorpio that enjoys time with the family and visits to Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. When I’m not driving sales and marketing efforts for Anvil, teaching at PSU or networking at MindShare events, I’m volunteering my time with SMART and Entrepreneurs’ Organization. I’m a big fan of the Pacific NW, Portland food and the Oregon Coast.

What will you be covering in your presentation?
I will help individuals with limited bandwidth create a compelling social media presence that will help them grow personally and professionally.

Why should Portland professionals attend?
Anyone interested in increasing their visibility or credibility within their network or a specific community online will benefit from the strategies and tactics outlined in this workshop.

What are the top 3 takeaways for attendees?
The primary takeaways from this presentation will include 1) Managing multiple social media profiles doesn’t require a meaningful amount of time, yet can maximize reach. 2) Creating sufficient volumes of content can take time, but done intelligently, will yield significant reach and value. 3) A small investment in research can yield great insights that direct content strategies that maximize engagement.

Can’t make this event? No sweat! We will periscope the event (Look out for the link to do so!) or you can catch us on March 16th for our next event with Chris Bartell who will teach us about unleashing the Super Powers inside us.

pdxMindShare’s October Presentation on LinkedIn with Vicki Lind

Written on October 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm, by Shannon

Tonight we had the pleasure of hosting first time speaker Vicki Lind as well as her colleague Ursala Garbrecht of Vicki Lind and Associates. They presented on LinkedIn and how best to make a user’s profile optimized with the proper keywords, how to develop a great summary and the best way to make use of your connections so you get noticed by decision-makers. Everyone in attendance took away some great advice, and the presentation is below if you missed it or want to take another look.

Our last regular event of 2015 will take place on November 18th, at our favorite place, Trader Vic’s, and will feature Jen Anderson. Jen is a career strategist, author and speaker, and her topic will be “Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom.” She will help attendees find a career that is both personally and financially fulfilling. After the workshop, attendees have the opportunity to network with other Portland professionals. As always, our events are free, no RSVP required and everyone is welcome!

Additionally, we will co-host our annual Holiday Networking Event with SEMpdx at Spirit of 77 on December 8th. This is a free event, but please RSVP here.

Please feel free to reach out with and questions to shannon@anvilemdia.com, and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! 

pdxMindShare’s October Career-Focused Workshop on LinkedIn from pdxMindshare

September Wrap-Up & Fall Events

Written on September 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm, by Shannon

In September, we had first-time speaker Danielle Baker from the Science of People present at our monthly workshop and she was nothing short of fabulous! Her topic on the power of body language gave attendees great information regardless if they were happily employed or on the hunt for a new position as it focused on how to have meaningful interactions with those around us, encouraged us to think about how well we listen and how and where we make eye contact or focus our attention during conversation. One fun fact learned was that showing your hands in conversation is quite important as it’s the first thing that people notice that will help us establish trust. So, don’t keep them in your pockets or under a table! It was also encouraging to know that much of the information she shared was based on scientific data. At the end of the night, all of us in attendance took away some great tips to help us feel more confident in our daily conversations as well as in some of our most important meetings like the dreaded interview. We hope to see her at one of our events in 2016!

Upcoming Events!
Please save the date for the final events in 2015 and we hope to see you all soon (October & November events will be held at  Trader Vic’s!):

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember these are FREE events and everyone is welcome. Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions! 

Meet Danielle, pdxMindShare’s September Speaker on The Power of Body Language

Written on September 9, 2015 at 10:42 am, by Shannon

It’s hard to believe September is already here, but we are excited to welcome everyone to our event next week, Tuesday, September 15th,  as we haven’t seen you all since July!  We are also looking forward to welcoming Danielle Baker to speak at our career-focused workshop on the power of body language and how to harness this very powerful nonverbal form of communication. After the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to network with dozens of Portland professionals and potential employers. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. Each month, we see new faces as well as those we’ve seen many times before. The workshop kicks off at 4:30PM at Trader Vic’s in NW Portland.

Now, without further ado, please meet Danielle Baker from the Science of People who will present at September’s workshop:

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a native Floridian, but after living in the Pacific NW for the last 2 years, I now call Portland home. My background is in Accounting, but after a few years in the field, I realized that working with people is my passion. I love hiking, trying new food and am only slightly obsessed with my 2 cats. 

 2. What will you be covering in your presentation?
In my presentation, I will teach you about the power of nonverbal communication. I will give you actionable tips to feel more confident and to have better relationships including how to appear more trustworthy, the right type of eye contact for every setting and the single best thing to do before your “next big thing”. 

3. Why should Portland professionals attend?
Portland professionals should attend this presentation because every single one of us wants the secret sauce to better interactions with the people around us– colleagues, family and friends. And the secret lies in our nonverbal communication, the how we say something behind the what we say. Professionals will learn strategies to improve the impression they give to others as well as learn how to perceive the intentions of the people around them. 

4. What are the top 3 takeaways for attendees?

  • Become the most memorable person in the room without even saying a word
  • Recognize your own nonverbal “bad habits” and take action to improve your first impression
  • Gain powerful insight into using body language to both show and feel increased levels of confidence