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June 2007 CIC SIG event
Breaking Out of Solitary Confinement: Networking Tips for Freelancers, Work-at-Homers and Other Professionals
See the detailed Event schedule below.
Don't forget your business cards for networking!
About the Event
Join us to learn from two local freelance writers, Gabe Goldberg and Kristen King (http://inkthinkerblog.com and http://inkthinkercommunications.com), how to network effectively and meet people who might purchase your services or even hire you. You'll hear how to make networking part of an overall marketing or career-development strategy and be able to share your successful networking strategies and experiences.
About the Speakers
Gabe Goldberg is a technology writer, editor, and consultant. As co-host of the Compu-KISS website (http://www.compukiss.com) Gabe demystifies today's diverse technologies so that seniors can learn, enjoy, and benefit from it.
He edited and wrote an IBM-published technology magazine, has written hundreds of computer press articles, contributes to mainstream publications such as the Washington Post, and co-authored three McGraw-Hill books. He likes translating jargon and techno-babble into clear English, and enjoys explaining technology as a radio and television show guest.
Gabe was Vice President at a small software company, managing product planning and development, along with documentation and customer support. He managed and wrote the company newsletter read by more than 20,000 subscribers around the world, and has reviewed websites for several publications.
He worked in the leading-edge data center of a federally chartered consulting organization where he developed widely used software tools; before that he designed and developed operating system software at IBM.
He co-hosted America Online's advanced Internet forum in the mid-1990s, helping AOL members explore and learn the Internet in the early days of its general public availability. The forum included feature articles, message (bulletin) boards, downloadable software, and on-line real-time interactive chats.
Gabe has consulted for clients such as The World Bank, The University of California, and the Association for Computing Machinery. He's performed Internet research, consulting, and writing, as well as software and hardware marketing and public relations consulting. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
Gabe supports many national and local user groups. He served as Director of Meeting Programs for the 1500-member Washington, DC-area Capital PC User Group, one of the oldest and largest PC user groups in the United States, in which he also organized Internet-related meetings. He helps support users of CPCUG's Internet domain, belongs to CPCUG's Board of Directors, and also serves as Outreach Director. He's given hundreds of presentations to user groups and conferences around the world.
Gabe evangelizes for user groups and the Internet—believing that user groups are an antidote to feeling alone with technical activities, challenges, problems, and triumphs, and that the Internet is the largest virtual user group and an enjoyable way to increase personal/organizational productivity.
Kristen King is a freelance writer. She has a B.A. in English from Mary Washington College (Fredericksburg, VA) with a background in nonfiction and poetry and is working toward a Master's degree in publishing. Whether the product is professional or personal, her goal is to find and highlight the work's essential message.
Kristen has over 5 years of experience writing and editing for business and for publication. Her credit list includes fiction and nonfiction books, websites, brochures, manuals, business communications, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, short stories, and personal essays. She's been on staff with two Virginia newspapers, a statewide Virginia parenting magazine, an award-winning literary magazine, and an internationally acclaimed medical journal.
Kristen loves working with and mentoring developing writers. As a freelancer, Kristen is committed to providing outstanding writing, editing, and consulting services to clients of all types – small and large, local and national, individual and corporate – to help them get their message across clearly, effectively, and beautifully. She aims to empower clients to express themselves confidently on paper and online by providing them with education and encouragement while working with them to craft a product Kristen and her clients can be proud of.
Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages.
There is no fee for this event. The chapter is sponsoring the refreshments.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Conference Center
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA 22203
Map and directions to National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Conference Center in Arlington, VA.