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How to Talk to Money: Tailor Your Elevator Speech To Investors and Venture Capitalists (VCs) By Craig Harrison, www.ExpressionsOfExcellence.com With your new venture idea in tow you arrive at the Trump Towers lobby and spy the bank of elevators. The reality: only one of twelve will elevate you to the rare air where angel investors reside…in the penthouse. Your elevator speech — your sixteen-second sound bite — must push all the right buttons or your ride will end far from the top of the building. Simply put: Do you know how to talk to money? To get your venture funded, your Elevator Speech to investors, including Venture Capitalists (VCs), needs more than the usual qualities of a standard elevator speech: • Short and easily comprehended • Compelling and memorable • Showcasing your uniqueness • Leading to further inquiry
Rio+20 Brochure - The Future We Want, UN-DPI Rio+20 ? the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 - is a historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all. Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, where countries adopted Agenda 21 ? a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection ?
March 3, 2012 · 6:30 PM Update: As a reminder, please RSVP by Friday! The sign up process for this event has changed slightly, we we addressing any questions and/or concerns tomorrow at the meeting! East Bay Rotaract will be helping out at the 2012 American Red Cross Bay Area gala, a major annual fundraiser which serves as "the community safety net for 4.5 million people in 6 Bay Area counties." Volunteers will be responsible for various duties including, administrate support, set up, check-in, greeting, registration, silent auction, live auction, bartending, traffic control or clean up. Volunteers need to undergo a background check by the Red Cross.
In the coming months, the Department of Homeland Security hopes to reform some administrative practices to ease the visa process for highly-skilled immigrants who want to enter, or remain in, the U.S. for work. The department said in a Jan. 31 statement the moves were in support of President Obama’s efforts to meet 21st century national security and economic needs. DHS said the president supports legislative measure that would attract and retain immigrants who create jobs and boost competitiveness in the U.S., including creating a "Startup Visa," strengthening the H-1B program, and "stapling" green cards to the diplomas of certain foreign-born graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. In the meantime, said DHS, the Obama administration is working to make improvements on existing programs. As part of that effort, DHS announced a series of planned administrative reforms to its visa programs it hopes will attract and retain highly-skilled immigrants.
Writing a thank you letter after a job interview is a must! In fact, some employers think less of those interviewees who fail to follow-up promptly. Here's information on writing thank you letters plus thank you letter samples. Sending Thank You Letters Plan to send out your thank you letters or thank you notes as soon as possible (preferably within 24 hours) after your interviews. If time is of the essence, it's appropriate to send an email thank you letter or to make a thank you phone call .
Performance-based Hiring What is Performance-based Hiring? Performance-based Hiring is an end-to-end, four-step process for hiring top talent. It is the only validated methodology that integrates sourcing, screening, interviewing, and recruiting into a seamless approach based on how top people look for, compare, and accept one position over another.
I was part of the ECF team before and I am now on the other side of the booth. Last year's fair allowed me to make three final interviews, and one final hiring. I confirm that the event is still a success! Antoine Jerusalem At Novo Nordisk we have found that The European Career Fair is a great place for us to get in touch with young talented and very qualified candidates from all over the globe.
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The job outlook for 2012 is more of the same with a stalled employment market expected to add only 1.3 million new positions annually -- slightly lower than 2011’s 1.5 million jobs, says Marisa Di Natale, Moody’s Analytics director. That job outlook sounds OK until you realize that almost 9 million jobs disappeared during the recession. “We’ll be in recovery mode for all of 2012,” Di Natale says.
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Looking for something fun to do this week? Check out some of these fun and cheap events going on in and around San Francisco! MUSEUM de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesday Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesday SF MOMA Free Admission Day | First Tuesday Tuesday, December 6 | All day | Admission: Free These two museums offer free admission to all on the first Tuesday of each month. DANCE The International Free Dance Party 161 Erie Street, San Francisco Thursday, December 8 | 9 p.m. | Admission: Free before 11, $5 after The International, Public Works’s global bass party is back with more fire with Gladiator, Lil Elle, Ear Jerker, Baan, and BootyKlap.