Toastmasters Learn How to Master the Job Search

By Vicky Nann, DTM

Having the edge when you’re looking for work can make the difference between continuing the search and landing your dream job. But how do you gain that edge?

On Saturday, November 7, 45 people attended Mastering the Job Search, a free workshop for job seekers.


Lisa Newburger

Organized by Toastmaster Lisa Newburger, a health and wellness consultant and owner of Discuss Directives, LLC, the three-hour long workshop at the Solon Public Library provided tips on resume writing, interviewing and networking.

The workshop consisted of three presentations followed by three breakout sessions, each related to one of the presentations.

Toastmaster and certified career management coach Kris McGuigan presented “How to Write a Resume That Gets Results.” “Kris was very knowledgeable,” said Benita Smith, a Toastmaster with Cleveland Speaks Toastmasters club. “The workshop provided tips that will help me prepare for a career of my choice.”

With years of experience as a successful recruiter, Distinguished Toastmaster Nancy Temple knows what interviewers want to hear and see. In her presentation, “How to Make the Impression that Gets the Job,” Nancy shared her insights about how to prepare for an interview, how to field the tough questions, and how to ask the smart questions that can set you apart from the others candidates.

Toastmaster and human resources professional Beth Vidmar presented “How to Find the Right Job by Building Relationships.” “Usually I race out the door after a presentation,’” said Gil Even, a member of Miner Road Speakeasy Toastmasters. “But I stayed on after Beth’s and networked. Thank you, Beth!”

Because of the positive feedback from attendees, Lisa Newburger is already planning a future event – or events. “Just about everyone who attended wanted to see this program turned into a series,” she said. “We expect to put something on the District 10 calendar within the next few months.”

For further information, contact Lisa Newburger at (440) 591-8091 or

Download the Presentations

Below are copies of the PowerPoint Presentations used during “Mastering the Job Search” on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Click the boxes below to download the desired presentations.


Download: Mastering the Art of Networking

PowerPoint presentation from "Mastering the Job Search" workshop on 11/07/2015.


Download: Mastering the Art of Resume Writing

PowerPoint presentation from "Mastering the Job Search" workshop on 11/07/2015.

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