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Business series

NOV. 11—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Outsell, Outmanage Outmotivate & Outnegotiate Your Competition.” In this is a 45-minute DVD, best-selling author Harvey Mackay discusses his ideas on how to arm oneself with prospect, client and competitor information; how to maintain and develop customer relationships; and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Understanding people

NOV. 17—The Meeting Professionals International Pittsburgh Chapter will host “It’s Not Personal: Understanding Why People Behave the Way They Do” from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Priory, 614 Pressley St., North Side. This is part of their November meeting and will be led by Robert Pennington, Ph.D. Reservations are requested by Nov. 15. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. For more information, call 412-372-3433 or e-mail admin@mpipittsburgh.org.

Interview skills

NOV. 17—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Namm Business Center will host “Plan a Successful Interview with Mock Interviews Illustrating Do’s and Don’ts” from 10:15-11 a.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. This is part two of a two-part of a job-seeking series with Employment Specialist Dawn Zuckerman. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or e-mail squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org.

Social networking

for businesses

NOV. 18—The Greater Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host Social Networking for Closely-Hold Businesses from 7:30-10 a.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. This program will teach individuals how to get started on social network sites and how they can effectively promote one’s business with little or no cost. Robert Stein will lead the workshop and registration is required. The cost is $15 for Wilkinsburg Chamber members and $25 for non-members. For more information, call 412-242-0234 or e-mail info@wilkinsburgchamber.com.

Business series

NOV. 18—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “How to Start an Online Business.” This is a primer session on how to start and build an online business. Kate McGinley, CEO of McGinley Media Limited, will discuss tactics and strategies to help one succeed. Other topics that will be discussed include how to turn one’s ideas into income, finding one’s first clients and setting one’s rates and marketing oneself. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org

Meet & Greet

NOV. 18—The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative will host a Meet & Greet Celebration from 6-8 p.m. at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market St., Downtown. The event is a celebration and introduction of the new President and CEO Neal Holmes. Also there will be an opportunity to learn of the benefits of becoming a member of the WPDI. For more information, call 412-402-6712 or visit http://www.wpdiversity.org.

Business series

NOV. 19—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 7:15-8:30 a.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Toastmaster Dawn Patrol.” This seminar gives individuals the opportunity to become better communicators in a friendly, comfortable environment. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org

(To have information on Business Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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