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Some engineers, project managers, and other business professionals are comfortable promoting themselves and love social interaction, but most would rather do anything other than brag about themselves and spend time on any social media.

This practical and informative session will demonstrate how to use the world’s largest business network to powerfully represent yourself both passively if someone you meet looks at your profile and actively to gain attention from recruiters and employers and potential employees (they’re looking at you too!) You will see how LinkedIn can help you enhance your personal brand and promote your expertise as a professional. And you will find out how to get positive attention and visibility for your brand or your company. We look at how LinkedIn can be used as a powerful tool to cultivate meaningful relationships with potential employers, clients, referral partners, and colleagues and steps to take in order to use LinkedIn to prospect, connect, and grow your professional network.

This session will be beneficial for people who have reasonably complete LinkedIn profiles and would like to take them up a notch and who want to use their profiles to receive more attention from their network and others, perhaps even be seen as the thought leader they know they are.


·         Find out how to show up more often in searches

·         Learn how to make your profile more effective

·         What’s new on LinkedIn

Visit our MeetUp page to register for this event and get the Zoom link.

Event Date 11-19-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 11-19-2020 8:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Event Date 11-19-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 11-19-2020 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free

Join us for the PMI-Monterey Bay monthly breakfast meeting. Join via Zoom:

Event Date 11-03-2020 7:00 am
Event End Date 11-03-2020 8:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location: Zoom
Professional Development Morning


8:30 am – 9:00 am Networking 

9:00 am – 10:00 am Teddy Burriss

10:00am -11:00 am Absolutely Abby

Early Bird Admission: $10.00 (Sale ends Oct 3, 2020)

General Admission: $15.00 (Sale starts Oct 4, 2020) 

Earn PDU’s 2.00

  • 1 Strategic and Business PDU (Professional Development Unit) 
  • 1 Leadership PDU (Professional Development Unit) 


Career Tune Up

Tune up your career by updating your business knowledge with Teddy Burriss, Virtual Networking and Absolutely Abby, Recruiting. 


Virtual Networking with Teddy Burriss and Recruiting with Absolutely Abby 

These two seasoned and dynamic speakers will be sharing their experience and expertise in Virtual Networking and Recruiting. 

You will learn about Virtual Networking from Teddy Burriss. Social media are tools for us to connect with and get into conversations with people who are relevant to us, of interest to us and whom we can help in some way. In this presentation Teddy Burriss will share a set of best practices and tactics that anyone can use to help them achieve their business or career goals. 

The rules of the job search game have changed dramatically in the last few years. Abby Kohut, a Human Resources professional, will be sharing the secrets of her industry to help the unemployed and career change professionals. Aside from teaching job search skills, Abby also inspires those that are out of work to not lose faith that they will find a job. 

Speaker Bio

Teddy Burris

Teddy Burriss is a LinkedIn Strategist and Trainer, as well as a Certified Career Coach. For 10+ years Teddy has been delivering training programs for business professionals guiding them from around the best practices and tactics of using LinkedIn as a busines tool. 

Teddy uses his Toastmaster, Sandler Training, Dale Carnegie Graduate Coach, and Certified Social Media Strategist skills to guide people in the best uses of LinkedIn. 

Teddy regularly delivers corporate training & coaching, public speeches, seminars, virtual training, and 1:1 coaching to help others master LinkedIn for business. Teddy brings ideas and discussions around Networking, Social Media and how to land your next great job without looking for a job (Hint -it’s done by getting into open conversations).

Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby

Abby, who is known as “Absolutely Abby” because she tells job seekers the absolute truth, has held positions from corporate recruiter to Senior Director of Recruiting over the past 18 years. In 2009, Abby shifted her focus to concentrate on helping candidates land their dream jobs and has spoken to over 300 job search groups. 

In 2013, Abby launched a 62-city cross country self-funded speaking tour to fulfill her mission to educate 1 million job seekers. Abby’s next successful recruiting project was at Cheyenne Software, where she recruited 500 employees in two years, effectively doubling the said of the company. Following that, Abby worked for Kaplan, Inc., a world leader in educational services. Most recently, Abby managed an expansion project for LEO Pharma and helped them grow from 6 employees to 300 in 2 years.

Abby was selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine and was named as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search". She has been featured on several dozen television news and radio segments, including Fox News & Fox News Radio, Good Morning Connecticut, and Bloomberg Radio. Her advice has also been featured in newspapers such as the NJ Star Ledger, The Daily News, Inc. Magazine, Urban Male Magazine, and LA Weekly and on top career sites such as Forbes, LinkedIn, Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, WorkChic, and The Ladders. 

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Event Date 10-24-2020 8:30 am
Event End Date 10-24-2020 11:00 am
Cut off date 10-24-2020 12:00 am
Individual Price $10.00
Location: Zoom
Event Date 10-24-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-24-2020 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location: Zoom