Sunday, March 27, 2016

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 29 MAR 2016


0700-0720:  Introductions & Assistance

Tell us a bit about yourself and any networking needs.  We can help with referrals, advice, job search assistance, and other business discussion.  You're also welcome to bring up any interesting news or topics for discussion.

0720-0800:  Speaker

Karen Susman returns to speak with us again after her well-received presentation back in January.  In that session she discussed networking skills.  This time she will focus on presentation skills.  She is a professional communications coach with 30 years of experience in speaking, consulting, and coaching.  Her client list includes Marriott Hotels, NBC, American Express, CH2M Hill, American Council of Engineering Companies, University of Denver, Inc. Magazine, and many others.


29 MAR (this week):  Karen Susman - see above.

5 APR:  Chris Felton is a Personal Finance Coach and speaker on that topic.  He is the co-author of two books, including ʺCouples Moneyʺ (written with his wife, Marlow Felton) and Joe Vitale's ʺThe Prosperity Factorʺ

12 APR:  Open/TBD.

19 APR:  Joe Gregory will speak on his topic titled "Sales for Those Who Don't Think They're in Sales."  Mr. Gregory is a sales coach who helps to improve this vital skill for anyone in personal or corporate sales, and also, as his topic suggests, for those who don't think they're in sales.

26 APR:  Dr. George Reed will give a talk titled "Toxic Leadership."  Dr. Reed is Dean, School of Public Affairs, at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).  Much of his professional focus and published works have centered on leadership topics, which will be the focus of his presentation with us.

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for an upcoming Tuesday, just let me know at

Remember that you can be the speaker yourself.   Got an interesting topic or a problem that you'd like to put to the group?  Or maybe you gained new insight from a business book or a conference.  Those are just a few examples of great topics for leading a discussion.

3.  ARTICLE OF INTEREST -- American POW Held for 2971 Days in Vietnam Dies at 87: 

This article from the Washington Post was reprinted in the Denver Post a few weeks ago.


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at

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