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|Do Your Customers and Clients “Feel the Love”?|
|When Reality Hits – Will You Be Ready?|
|The Ultimate Employee Orientation|
|Surely They Know…or Do They?|
A successful 25-year corporate veteran, Nancy Barry walked away from what she describes as “the best job in the world” to focus on her love of public speaking and her desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Her extensive business experience, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy, and humor make her a dynamic presenter. Nancy will motivate, educate and inspire your audience!
Nancy is an expert on “soft skills” – the practical lessons in business savvy, communications and building relationships that can be applied immediately. She firmly believes soft skills are the key to success in life and business.
Nancy is a motivational speaker on a variety of topics. One of her passions is helping twentysomethings be successful in their careers. Nancy has the opportunity to speak on college campuses and corporate clients hire her to help get their young professionals off to a great start. She is the author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know, published by Brown Books in May 2007. In Nancy’s book, she tells twentysomethings what managers want them to know and don’t have time to tell them
For the last 16 years of her corporate career, Nancy worked for The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV, where she served as vice president of community services and vice president of The Dallas Morning News Charities, an annual campaign that raises money for the hungry and homeless.
Nancy is a member of numerous professional organizations including: National Speakers Association, National Association of Colleges and Employers, and National Association of Women Business Owners. She earned her B.S. degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Nancy lives in Dallas and is the proud mother of two children, Chris and Lauren.
Are you looking for an energetic speaker who will motivate, educate and inspire your audience? You may have found just what you’re looking for!
Nancy is a “soft skills” expert who has a passion for helping people be successful in their careers. Her extensive business experience, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy, and humor make her a dynamic presenter. Your audience will gain a fresh perspective from Nancy’s real-world stories. She has a special way of relating to audiences so they feel as if they’ve known Nancy forever.
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Nancy Barry…
• Nancy is committed to exceeding the expectations of her clients.
• She is extremely easy to work with.
• Nancy will customize a presentation that will directly impact your audience.
• She shares original and useful information, which can be applied immediately.
• Nancy’s passion is contagious!
Some of Nancy’s clients include: ExxonMobil, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jackson Walker, TXU Energy, Southern Methodist University, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Economic Development Council, and Corporate Housing Providers Association.
Nancy has appeared as an expert source on several television shows, including Good Morning Texas (WFAA-TV), Good Day (KDFW-TV), and Positively Texas (KTVT-TV). She has also been featured as the on-air career expert on the Texas State Radio Network, WBAP 820, and eWomenNetwork radio show. Articles about Nancy and her book, When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know, have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Advocate, and The Oklahoman.
We invite you to explore her website, www.nancybarry.com, to learn more about Nancy and her signature presentations. She would love to visit with you about speaking at your upcoming event!
“For more than 35 years, ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program has been recognized for its commitment to providing college students with experiences that create lasting appreciation for careers and leadership in the nonprofit sector. CSPJ seminars are key components of the program and designed to provide interns with tools to enhance professional development as well as personal development. Nancy’s presentation, When Reality Hits – Will You Be Ready?, helped provide a foundation for all this and more. The benefits the interns will reap from hearing and learning from Nancy will last a lifetime.”
— Millicent Boykin, ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program
“I can’t say enough about the qualities that made working with Nancy such a positive experience for us. It is apparent that Nancy is a keen observer of life and of people, and she is able to draw on a wealth of experience. The event was a stunning success. The positive feedback we have received from attendees shows that her speech accomplished its goal of informing and motivating.”
— Bunny Summerlin, Metrocrest Social Services
“Nancy Barry presented the top-rated session of our national RiteCare conference. She captured her audience with an engaging presentation filled with pearls of practical content. It is rare to find a speaker so dedicated to personalizing a presentation to their audience. Nancy Barry did that for us.”
— Gladys Kolenovsky, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
“Thank you for the excellent commencement address you gave to the graduates. It was both refreshing and stimulating. There is no doubt that it helped put some important ‘icing’ on a day that will be memorable to each graduate and their families. You are a good friend to the University of North Texas and we look forward to continuing this relationship over the years.”
— Thomas Evenson, Ph.D, University of North Texas
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|Retirement Life by Design: Living Well|
|Work and Caregiving: What Employees Don’t Know and Can’t Tell You|
With over a decade of experience as a health care professional, running a national elder care advisory company, publishing a well regarded book (Retirement Life by Design Living Well), and hosting a radio show (Retirement Life Radio) Pamela Pope is a certifiable expert in strategies for retirement quality of life and caregiving to aging adults.
Informed. Empowered. Inspired. All words that capture the attendee experience with Pamela’s presentations. Whether the audience is individuals, professionals, or policy makers, they are informed with new and outside-the-box strategies, empowered with tools to master their role, and inspired to take decisive action to affect change.
I would describe this experience as quite informative and educational for anyone faced with the responsibility of taking care of aging parents or loved ones. The presentation, information, and resources make the seminar lecture well worth it. It was not only helpful for my concerns for my mother; it encouraged me to start making my own home easy to use. Brenda L., -Caregiver
My sister and I came to this class to plan for our mother’s needs. I have to say, I wouldn’t change a thing; you covered everything I wanted to know and gave direction on what to do next.
A seminar attendee about her elderly mother: She did not fall asleep which is a real compliment to you!
Rita G., -Caregiver
Abridged List of Presentations & Recognitions:
* St. Louis Community College
*SBTV.com (small business television) featured small business owner podcast
* Microsoft Vision to Venture women-owned business panel
* Keynote address 2008 Missouri Conference on Minority Aging
* 2008 Semi-finalist Ideacafe.com $1,000 small business grant
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|Avoiding the “Joe Rules”: Stop Managing to the Lowest Common Denominator–You see it time and again: draconian rules at the workplace that are put in place to address the behavior of a single employee or as a reaction to a single incident. It’s a waste of time, effort, and company resources. Don’t do it.|
|Don’t Move the Dock: Managing Sales Reps–(For the sales manager or owner who acts as sales manager.) Every morning, sales reps get into their boats armed with tools and maps and a set of expecta-tions. They push off from the dock (the office), and after spending the day ram-ming into competitor’s boats and doing battle and rowing around in circles, they need to know that the “dock” hasn’t moved. How to create a solid foundation for your sales force to return to, and if the “dock” must move, how to do it without causing widespread panic.|
|Ten Things to Avoid When Working from Home–You have that home-based business you always wanted and all the difficulties that come with it. A humorous look at work avoidance in the home office. An-swers the question “Can I take myself out for lunch for National Administrative Assistant’s Day and write it off?” and “Do I have to buy myself flowers on Na-tional Boss Day if I work for a jerk?”|
For most of her career, Seattle-area based Pat Detmer has been the rare female in a man’s world. She managed floor employees in a printing plant in her twenties and went into sales in her mid-thirties, later becoming sales and market-ing manager for a regional distributor. As part of her management training, Pat attended Toastmasters and did well enough in a their annual speech contest to proceed to the regionals. She might have won there as well, but they wouldn’t let her go on due to a technicality: she’d only been in Toastmasters for eight months, and contestants needed a full year of membership to participate.
Pat is also a humor writer and has had a column in a newspaper on Whid-bey Island for six years. She put these first of these essays into a book called “Laughing All The Way: Riding Herd on My Middle-Age Spread.” She’s also ap-peared in Newsweek, the Seattle Times, the Eastside Journal, has a column in the Newcastle News, and her essays have been printed in several newspapers in the Midwest, where she lived in her youth. She’s won humor and fiction contests, and has appeared in 3 short story anthologies.
Pat is currently a sales and marketing consultant with The Quincy Group, a mergers & acquisitions and consulting business that she began 5 years ago, and in which her husband and several other associates have joined her.
Someday I’ll write a book entitled “Later On, I’m Jumping Out of a Cake.” One night at a business dinner, I was seated at a long table of male managers, with me being the lone female in attendance. The waitress kept looking at me as if she was wondering how I fit there, so I whispered the above when she took my order.
For thirty years I’ve worked in a man’s world. I smoke cigars, play great customer golf (I suck, and always lose), and swear like a longshoreman. But I believe that there are very real differences in how men and woman think, and I believe that these differences are good, and that businesses should embrace that diversity and put that yin yang to good use.
I’ve approached my career – and everything else in my life – with a sense of humor, and would have probably been a stand-up comedian if it didn’t require staying up past 9:30 p.m. My speeches – although informative – are always skewed to humor. I learned that in my sales career: When all else fails, use hu-mor. And food, preferably chocolate.
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|Our Dreams Can Build the Community, One Project at a Time|
|IEEE Student Activities Development Workshop|
|Learn Yourself, Know Yourself, Promote Yourself to Others|
Pat is a self-employed licensed independent health and life insurance agent. She has retired from a leading telecommunications company, became a college professor, and completed course work for a doctorate degree. All of this while motivating groups, peers, and young adults to succeed despite exterior influences in their lives or environment.
Pat is an exceptional speaker. Her life experiences, and her ability to uplift and reinvent herself despite personal changes, have allowed her to identify with the audience and recognize the needs and lifestyle redirection required to endure a crisis and come out on the other side successfully.
One of her co-workers stated, “Pat is one of the smartest, methodical and passionate professionals I have had the pleasure to know. Her attention to detail and problem solving abilities make her excel in her career.” Pat has spoken at Rotary Clubs, college graduations, sororities, and social service organizations.
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|Resume Writing for Military Veterans|
|Job Search Assistance for Military Veterans|
I’m Peter Marx, your GIJobCoach . “I Write Resumes For Veterans”. I am a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, hold a Bachelor of Science in Resource Development, and my work has been published in the JIST publisher series of “Expert Resumes”, including “Military to Civilian Transition.” I am a member of the Career Masters Alliance and a Patron Member of the National Military Family Association. I’m an expert on Military Skills Conversion, which is a must if you want to translate “military speak” to civilian English on your resume.
I’m the Founder and Principal of GIJobCoach. I serve Veteran clients of all branches and ranks who are in transition from military careers to the full range of civilian jobs for which military service has prepared them. Whether a first termer, mid-level manager, senior professional or career changer, I can help you present yourself to employers in resume language they’ll understand.
I can assist you with veteran specific information on resume writing and job search. I have over 16 years experience as a Transition Assistance Program Manager for the Department of Defense. If you have any questions or concerns about your transition from military to civilian life, feel free to ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help on my resume got my foot in the door of 4 financial companies. I was in negotiations with them, plus another company seeking my management skills (another resume you helped me with) and a government job when I received a call for an interview with the government job. I got the government position! So, thanks for all your help. I have since helped several folks I know here at the Pentagon with their resumes, using your techniques, although certainly not near the level that you provided to me…
I want to express my sincere gratitude for the help I received from Mr. Peter Marx in helping me with my resume. I was overwhelmed by his expertise. I have been unemployed and looking for a job for over a year and half. With the help he provided I am confident I will land a job soon. His knowledge and expertise are extraordinary. I can not begin to express my gratitude….thank you, thank you, and thank you!!! Sincerely, Sgt Shirley
I want you to know that I just got a job offer this afternoon. It is with the Social Security Administration. It’s a GS-7 step 1, and then in 1 year I get promoted to GS-8 or 9 and have the possible opportunity for a GS-11 in a year or two after that. I was hoping for a GS-9, but I’m just happy to get into the system.Thank you again Peter, you were just so helpful in helping me get a job. Sgt Shirley
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|Complimentary résumé critiques|
|Résumé and cover letter writing services|
|Networking site profiles|
Rachael Davies Hayes is a nationally published freelance writer and owner of Enchanted Word, a full-service writing and editing company. She began writing résumés more than ten years ago and is a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC). Since 2007, she has provided free résumé critiques to candidates at the Women for Hire job fairs held in Chicago. In addition to successfully managing her business and family life, Rachael volunteers extensively within the local community.
Rachael believes résumé writing is about more than articulating skills and experience; it’s about helping people reach their goals. It’s this belief — and her passion for empowering people to achieve their full potential — that underpins her commitment to her clients.
Her highly personal approach begins with a review of your existing documents and a conversation (by phone or e-mail) about your needs and objectives. Throughout the process, her focus will be on identifying and emphasizing your strengths, and on showing you in your best light. Building on this organic and comprehensive strategy, Rachael will work closely with you to develop a flawless candidate portfolio that makes employers sit up and take notice.
“Information Technologies is a broad and daunting arena to give an accurate, yet concise skill set on a resume. Rachael is the knowledgeable wordsmith that saved me time and generated a versatile resume for all my business needs.”
“When I was editor of 100 Hats, an online newsletter that went out to adult contemporary radio stations across the country, I had a terrific need for smart, entertaining and informative copy. Rachael’s work fit the bill absolutely! She was professional, on-time and produced great stories that our readers really appreciated.”