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NewYorkPotentialSessionTopics

 

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How to use this page

  1. Browse through the sample session topics
  2. If you'd like to propose a session you'd like to lead, Add a Comment (below) with: Your name + Session theme/title

    (the official grid will be built Sat morning on-site)

 

see also: Session Leader Resources


 

Sample Session Topics

 

Job Search

Keeping/Expanding

  • Reframing Talents to Work in New Roles
Current Employment
  • Salary Negotiating
  • Standing Out / Adding Value
  • Temp to Perm
  • How to Get More Hours

Finding Employment

  • Networking
  • Online Job Boards
  • Temping
  • Volunteering
  • Online Social Networking
  • Art of Interviewing
  • Rapid Prototyping for Resumes

Building a Personal Brand

  • The Resume
  •  The Websiite
  • Using Social Media

Changing Careers

  • Managing Transitions
  • Re-training
  • Internships

Keeping the Basics Alive

Physical Health

  • Health Insurance
  • Personal Fitness

Emotional Health

  • Enjoying Free Time
  • Stress Control
  • Motivation

Personal Finance

  • Living on a Budget
  • Taking Advantage of Public Benefits
  • Earning Short-Term Cash
  • Tracking Spending
  • Legal Rights after Termination

 Organization and Time Management

Bootstrapping & Being an Entrepreneur

Starting a Company

  • ◦ Raising Funds
  • ◦ Finding Co-Founders
  • ◦ Incorporating
  • ◦ Monetizing Ideas/Passions

The Legal Issues

  • ◦ choice of entity
  • ◦ IP considerations
  • ◦ partners

Contract/Freelance Work

  • ◦ Finding Contract Work
  • ◦ Keeping/Expanding Current Contract Work
  • ◦ Finance for Independent Contractors

Billing/Invoicing

Taxes/Tax Benefits

Finding a Location to Work

  • ◦ Creating a Home Office
  • ◦ Co-working Spaces
  • ◦ Free/Cheap Meeting Spaces

Building a Company Brand

  • ◦ Building a Website
  • ◦ Free/Cheap Marketing
  • ◦ Using Social Media

Cheap Solutions for General Business Needs

  • ◦ Communication Tools
  • ◦ IT Infrastructure
  • ◦ Free Software and Web Apps

Community Involvement

Leveraging the Unemployed Community

  • Sharing Information
  • Sharing Connections

Volunteering to Gain Experience

Solving a Problem by Creating a Community

  • Connecting with other Laid-Off Co-workers
  • Future of LaidOffCamp

Connecting with your Niche Communities


 

Session Topics Proposed by Interested Discussion Leaders: (Leave below in the Comments Section, not in the Wiki page.)

 

Comments (20)

Loretta Donovan said

at 8:33 pm on May 1, 2009

Credentials that Count: what certifications, diplomas and continuing education are worth investing in to get the job you want. What industries/fields require applicants to have education requirements? How do you get them? Are there other options?

Janelle Light said

at 7:01 am on May 1, 2009

I'd be happy to lead a session on powerful resume writing and successful networking, making you stand out in the crowd!

Roman said

at 6:00 am on May 1, 2009

Legal Issues and solutions when starting your company
Roman Fichman, Esq.

www.TheLegalist.com

Alan Cordova said

at 4:28 am on May 1, 2009

Strategic communication from the elevator pitch to the PowerPoint preso - how to anticipate the audience's learning type, customize your message to their needs and deliver compelling communications. - Alan Cordova

Tiffany Wollin said

at 7:01 am on Apr 30, 2009

I would be willing to lead a session on "Issues in the Job Search Process for Non-native English Speakers".

Lisa B. Marshall said

at 12:15 pm on Apr 29, 2009

I am interested in presenting "Putting Your Best CyberFace Forward" with Marc A. Wolfe.

From interviewing, to freelancing, to building your small business it is critically important to create an awesome first impression and today, that's ONLINE!! Learn: the top reasons why HR folks reject candidates, online tools to build a stellar reputation, how to hide things that perhaps you wish weren't online, and the best tips and techniques to create a strong online presence.

Steve Cherches said

at 12:50 am on Apr 29, 2009

"Presentation Skills for Presenters"... Seems slightly redundant, but it's not... or is it...? Either way, I think it will be fun and informative. Steve Cherches

Alan Lee said

at 8:09 am on Apr 28, 2009

New Media, Making Extra Money, and The Job Market?

Renee M. Alfieri said

at 7:28 am on Apr 28, 2009

I am willing to discuss Resume Writing, Career Branding, Transferable skills to changing industries, volunteering to assist the job search process, behavioral interviewing skills. Renee M. Alfieri, Human Capital Enrichment Coach & Career Management and Branding Strategist - www.empoweringinquiry.com; http://mylifecompass.com/Alfieri718 - Pace Alumnae, 91 & 94 - Dyson School of Arts & Sciences, Human Relations

Chris Lukas said

at 6:47 am on Apr 28, 2009

I'd like to present on vendor-agnostic "Free resources for start-ups" covering computing and software, with brief mentions of real-estate and marketing.

Chris Lukas said

at 6:41 am on Apr 28, 2009

I'd like to present on vendor-agnostic "Free resources for startups"

Gary Krane said

at 4:35 pm on Apr 27, 2009

I would like to moderate either or both of two sessions:
1) a session of startup CEOs seeking talent offering equity only to start; each gets 2-3min to pitch their opportunity and talent needs; a separate session should be for startup CEOs who an offer pay to start
2) a panel session of struggling Internet Startup CEOs like myself on the biggest mistakes to avoid and how to avoid them
(ie instead of always featuring the successful startup CEOs, let's hear from those who are failing on the lessons they have been learning). My startup btw is OurCoupleSpace to help the 28M couples in pain out there who cannot afford a therapist to save and revitalize their relationships, if they are at all savable

Gary Krane said

at 4:32 pm on Apr 27, 2009

I would like to moderate either or both of two sessions:
1) the session of startup CEOs seeking talent offering equity only to start
2) the session of struggling Internet Startup CEOs like myself on the biggest mistakes to avoid and how to avoid them
(ie instead of always featuring the successful startup CEOs, let's hear from those who are failing on the lessons they have been learning). My startup btw is OurCoupleSpace to help the 28M couples in pain out there who cannot afford a therapist to save and revitalize their relationships, if they are at all savable

Matthew David Powell said

at 3:11 pm on Apr 27, 2009

I + Julie Smith would like to host a session: "As you are many times more likely to interact with an image of a person than face to face, how do you put your best face forward online?"

Karl S said

at 6:43 pm on Apr 26, 2009

I'd like to lead a session called "Becoming Freelancer. 8 Lessons from 8 Years in the Trenches." I'll focus on how I built a successful freelance copywriting business, expanded it to include branding naming and strategic consulting, as well as some of the lessons that I've learned along the way.

kristin said

at 12:31 pm on Apr 25, 2009

Hi
I'd be interested in hosting a session in "Too young for SS, to old for What?" - this would cover 3 main areas...1: " The Age Issue - is it real" , 2. "What is means to be 'not the right age', no matter if it's too young or too old" and 3. "Whatever Your Age, How to make it work for you"

Jonathan Thaler said

at 8:38 pm on Apr 24, 2009

"What You can get Done Once the Noise Stops": how to start examining our new lives. What do you want to do next? People can go around the room talking about what they started doing (or want to do) post-layoff that they never got the chance to pursue when in a full-time full-stress job

Jacob C. Alonzo said

at 7:26 pm on Apr 24, 2009

I would like to present, "A Site in Transition" or creating your own web presence for those in transition. Not how to build a web site, but the best personal site!

Monisha said

at 7:16 pm on Apr 24, 2009

Finding jobs in the nonprofit sector - Monisha Kapila

Anthony Quinones said

at 7:16 pm on Apr 24, 2009

I would like to lead a workshop on "Repackaging Yourself in This Economy and Beyond." I am the author of Repackaging Is Everything: Secrets to Delivering Money-Making Content.

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