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WITI Strategist Newsletter
 
WITI Strategist
www.witi.com
November 18, 2009

In This Issue:
WITI Press Room
WITI Business
WITI Hosts DFR '09
WITI Wealth Matters
WITI Virtual Summit
WITI Personal Growth
WITI Tech for Tots
Teleclasses & Webinars
WITI Membership Offer
WITI Network Events
WITI Partner Events


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  WITI Network Events

November 19 - Research Triangle Park
Skills for Technical Presentations
December 2 - Santa Monica
Digital Family Reunion '09 Holiday Party
December 3 - Research Triangle Park
Triumphs Working Globally
December 3 - Arizona
Join WITI @ the W
December 4 - Las Vegas
4th Annual Technology For Tots
December 7 - Central Florida
WITI Central Florida Holiday Social - Orlando
December 8 - Dallas
WITI Dallas Holiday Luncheon!
December 8 - Sacramento
Holiday Cheer!
December 9 - Arizona
What's Hot, Who's Hiring
December 10 - San Diego
Annual Red Hot Holiday Mixer!
December 15 - New York
2009 WITI Holiday Networking Party
December 16 - Silicon Valley
Red Hot Holiday Mixer-Silicon Valley!
January 20 - Research Triangle Park
The Technical Side of Fun: Chip Design and Verification

More Network Events


  WITI Partner Events

Disney Keys to Excellence
Dec 2 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley
Dec 8 2009-Dec 9 2009
Menlo Park, California
CONNECTIONS Summit at CES
Jan 7 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada

WITI Member Discounts


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  WITI Press Room

WITI Press Room WITI Announces Global Partnership Agreements with AT&T, Disney, eBay, EMC, IBM and Thomson Reuters
WITI, the world's leading professional organization for tech-savvy women, is proud to announce Global Partnership Agreements with several major corporations, including AT&T, Disney, eBay, EMC, IBM and Thomson Reuters. WITI provides its partners "WITI in a Box" - a plug/play platform "Powered by WITI" which provides these companies access to online/offline training, support and recognition for their employees worldwide. WITI Partner employees also gain access to WITI's global network of professional women, a rich variety of training tools, webinars, classes, conferences, and a growing number of WITI Networks worldwide.

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If your company is interested in becoming a WITI corporate partner, contact a WITI representative today at 818-788-9484, or email: sponsorship@corp.witi.com


  WITI Business

Do You Know the Best Price for Your Company? Can You Defend Your Value?
By Minoo Saboori, High-Tech Business Development Executive

Minoo Saboori I think about creating value all the time. I mean ALL the time. It didn't used to be that way. The status quo was that I worked hard toward project goals, got my paycheck every two weeks, had my weekends off to do as I liked, and waited to see what the percentage raise was going to be. Anyone identify with this?

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  WITI Hosts the DFR '09 Holiday Party in Santa Monica, CA

Digital Family Reunion '09 Holiday Party

It's Time Again to Get Together for the Holidays!
Join the Southern California technology and business communities as we gather for Digital Family Reunion '09 at Wokcano Restaurant... Register Now!


  WITI Wealth Matters

Holiday Giving
By Judi Martindale, CFP

Judi Martindale Many people are approaching the holidays carefully again this year exploring avenues to trim their budgets without sacrificing the joy of the season.

I'm always impressed by those who plan for the holidays by saving in advance. Doing that frees you from credit card remorse in January. If you don't already have a budget item in your Mindful Cash Flow worksheet, be sure to include it now so you'll be better prepared next year.

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  WITI's 4th Annual Technology for Tots Event Returns to Las Vegas!

WITI's 4th Annual Tech for Tots in Las Vegas

Join WITI Las Vegas for the Holidays!
Join the leading technology organizations in Las Vegas once again, for an industry-wide semi-formal Holiday Gala to make the holidays a little brighter for underprivileged kids in the Las Vegas valley... Details!


  WITI Personal Growth

How to Unhook from What is Driving You
By Jane Herman, Personal and Business Success Coach

Jane Herman Does it ever seem like you are like a passenger in the car that is your life - and someone or something else is in the driver's seat as you careen down the road? Do you feel driven to do things but are not quite sure why? Is your external environment not working for you but you seem powerless to change it? It is easy to get hooked on things and beliefs that simply drag you along. Here are three common oversights that can cause you to become unconsciously aligned and identified with thoughts and things that can run you ragged - and how to unhook from them.

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  Thank You for Attending WITI's 1st Annual Virtual Summit!

Thank You for Attending WITI's Virtual Social Media Summit!

Were You Unable to Attend WITI's Virtual Summit?
Discounted Post-Summit Registration is Now Available for WITI's 1st Annual Virtual Social Media Summit: Access Exclusive Content from Leading Experts in Social Media Today... Register Now!

Did You Miss a Session from WITI's Virtual Summit?
Exclusive Content is Available Online for Attendees of WITI's Virtual Social Media Summit... Details!


  WITI Teleclasses & Webinars

Participants in these teleclasses and webinars have made major changes in their lives, after just the first class!

Kathleen Barton Managing Workplace Stress
Begins November 19, 5-6pm ET (2-3pm PT)

Nearly 50 percent of all U.S. workers feel overwhelmed by a growing number of job tasks and longer working hours. High levels of stress in the workplace often lead to job burnout, resulting in lower productivity. How can you effectively manage this stress and become more effective in today's demanding work environment? Join Kathleen Barton, MBA, for the answers to these and many other concerns.

This class and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Details!


Marjorie Kase Designing Facebook Pages for Business
Begins November 19, 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT)

Join Marjorie Kase for "Designing Facebook Pages for Business". Facebook is great for keeping up with family and former classmates, but did you know it is also a powerful, recession friendly, tool for business? Whether you are an executive or entrepreneur, Facebook fan pages will improve the way you promote your product and increase sales for free.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI Members and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!


Facebook Privacy Clinic
Begins November 23, 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT)

Marjorie Kase's "Facebook Privacy Clinic" will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to protect your personal information. By the end of this clinic, you will know how to maintain your professional reputation on Facebook and still enjoy sharing pics of your friends and family without worry.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI Members and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Click here for details!


Nicole Spicer Session 4: The Black Hole Syndrome
Begins December 2, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Join Nicole Spicer for the following topics: What happens when you apply to a job via the internet; How the internal systems and processes work - Behind the Scenes of Recruitment; Learn about the bottlenecks and how they affect your search process; Et al.

This class is DISCOUNTED for WITI Members and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Details!


Judi Martindale Top Ten Tips for a Happy (and Secure) Financial Life
Begins December 3, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)

Start the New Year on the right financial foot with Judi Martindale. This webinar will provide an overview of the Top Ten Tips for a Happy (and Secure) Financial Life. Topics include: Earn more (!) and spend less; Invest w/an eye on fees; The diversified portfolio; Et al.

This class and the archived recording is INCLUDED in WITI membership... Details!


search   Click Here for a Complete List of WITI Member Webinars & WITI Teleclasses!


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  Free BlackBerrys and More at the WITI Wireless Center

WITI Wireless Center

Huge savings on phones and accessories at the WITI Wireless Center! This month's specials include free BlackBerrys and waived activation fee on AT&T plans.

See www.WITIwireless.com for details.


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WITI has partnered with LifeLock to give WITI members a special offer plus a 10% discount on LifeLock membership. Just visit www.lifelock.com or call 1-800-LIFELOCK (543-3562) and use promotion code 'WIT2' to save and help protect your identity today.

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  WITI Partner Events & Announcements

Keeping you up-to-date on where you'll find WITI!
WITI partner events provide an excellent opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and job growth amongst tech savvy women and men. For a complete listing of WITI events in your area, click here!


  Join WITI @ Disney Keys to Excellence!

Disney Key to Excellence Disney Keys to Excellence
December 2, 2009  |  Pittsburgh, PA

WITI Welcomes the Disney Institute to Pittsburgh on December 2, 2009

It doesn't take any training to recognize that the world's economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit.

A one-day local workshop, the Disney Keys to Excellence program is a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders. Organizations from across the nation have learned proven philosophies and implemented effective processes to reap the rewards of improvements in leadership, management, service, and brand loyalty.

IMPORTANT: Please use promotional code WITIMNE to receive $50 OFF PER GUEST when registering.

TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER GO TO: www.KeysPittsburgh.com

No prerequisite training required.

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