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Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Nonprofits"

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Nonprofits"

Thursday, August 16

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Mary Wallace Moore, Reference & Adult Services Manager for Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Does your nonprofit maximize its LinkedIn profile? Does it have a LinkedIn profile? In this brief one-hour tutorial, Mary Moore will demonstrate how you can make use of the free advertising provided by LinkedIn. Mary teaches monthly free LinkedIn classes in the Computer Training Center at the Main Library. Attendess are advised to learn the basics of LinkedIn before attending this tutorial for nonprofits.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Nonprofits"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Small Business"

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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Small Business"

Monday, September 10

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Mary Moore, Reference & Adult Services Manager at Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

LinkedIn is the fourth largest social network in this country, but it is the only network designed specifically for business networking. Do you have a small or one-person business? Are you using LinkedIn's free advertising options? Mary Moore teaches free LinkedIn classes monthly in the Computer Training Center at the Main Library. In this concise one-hour tutorial, Mary will demonstrate how you can take advantage of LinkedIn to advertise your business products and/or services.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

Monday, August 6

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter, Dale Callahan, Ph.D., author of Resumes are Worthless

Unemployment may be high, but all companies are hiring if you have the right conversation. The author of Resumes are Worthless discusses how to uncover hidden job opportunities. Dale sees the employee / employer model in a state of total flux. Those looking for jobs and career the old fashion way are set for great amounts of frustration and instability. He argues that the only hope is to operate like a company of one - learning to behave like an entrepreneur even if you work for a fortune 100 corporation.

Dale Callahan is the director of the Information Engineering and Management graduate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Learn more about Dale and his work from his blog at www.dalecallahan.com.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975.

The workshop is free of charge, but please RSVP below if possible. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "More Leads in 30 Days"

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "More Leads in 30 Days"

Monday, July 9

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Marilyn Rodriguez, Success Expert and Business Coach

In the “More Leads In 30 Days” one hour workshop, Marilyn will discuss:

  • What is unconsciously sabotaging you from closing deals and enrolling more clients or customers
  • A clear 30 day plan to attract more leads (repeat as necessary)
  • The one simple step you can take immediately to get into action

Come prepared with one thing you are struggling with in your business you would like solved.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "More Leads in 30 Days"

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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion"

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion: The Heart of the Story"

Tuesday, August 14

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Linda Winstead Jones, New York Times bestselling author

What drives your story? What drives your characters? Go beyond plot to the real heart of your story. Linda Winstead Jones first published in 1994 and is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than 60 romance novels and novellas. A five-time RITA® finalist, she won the RITA for paranormal romance in 2004. She’s served as president and vice-president of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America and is the current national president of the organization.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion"

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60-Day Sales Transformation

The Small Business Lunch & Learn series offered by the Reference department at the main library presents “60-Day Sales Transformation” with Marilyn Rodriguez on Monday, July 9, from noon to 1 p Read more about 60-Day Sales Transformation

Write Right Lunch & Learn: Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher"

Tuesday, July 10

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Jane DeNeefe, author of Rocket City Rock and Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s

DeNeefe will discuss the challenges of researching, writing, publishing and marketing Rocket City Rock and Soul. From the origins of the research committee dubbed the "Rocket City Rockophiles" to the celebratory book release events featuring musicians interviewed for the book, DeNeefe will offer amusing stories and hard-won tips about the obstacles and rewards of turning an interview-based local history project and ephemera collection into a book. Copies of the book will be available.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

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"Proposal Writing Basics"

Employees of nonprofit organizations can learn key components of making a grant proposal to a foundation during “Proposal Writing Basics,” the next program in the library's Nonprofit Lunch & Le Read more about "Proposal Writing Basics"

Write Right Lunch & Learn: Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Plotting and Pacing Your Novel"

Tuesday, June 12

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Lynn Raye Harris, author of Strangers in the Desert

How do you decide what happens in your novel? Do you have enough plot to carry you to the end? Is there too much going on? How do you keep the action going and your readers turning pages?  Learn these essentials to fiction writing.

USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. The prize was an editor for a year -- but only six months later, Lynn sold her first novel. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome husband and two crazy cats. Her latest book, Strangers in the Desert, was a Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine Top Pick.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: Top Ten Business Plan Mistakes

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Top Ten Business Plan Mistakes"

Monday, June 4

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Stephanie Sellers, Women's Business Center of North Alabama

Stephanie D. Sellers is the Program Director at the WBCNA. Mrs. Sellers has worked as a consultant for small business in expanding their market share, as a buyer for the aerospace/defense industry, and as customer service manager in a retail setting. She is certified in Federal Contract Management, a Lean Green Belt, and has provided team training in workplace etiquette and computer systems.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. No registration is required. The Small Business Lunch & Learn series sponsored by the Reference & Adult Services Department of the Main Library. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: Top Ten Business Plan Mistakes

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