Meeting Schedule

Thursday,  February 5, 2015, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., New Canaan CaTS: “How to create an Elevator Speech that WOWs”


We are pleased to announce that Mark Troncone, returning speaker and friend to CaTS, will be presenting on “How to create an Elevator Speech that WOWs”.  Mark promises that if you follow his techniques, creating and stating your Elevator Speech effectively will result in moving your employment search in a positive direction.


In this job seeker workshop you will have the opportunity to better identify your brand by improving your Elevator Speech.  Mark's approach in this presentation is a 7 point, step by step plan, to zero in on what skills and processes are needed, to quickly establish and implement a practical plan – Creating an Effective Elevator Speech that WOWS being one of the steps to effectively Brand yourself.


“Creating an Elevator Speech that WOWs” is a fun interactive presentation that will cover the following topics:

·        Mark’s 7 Point Employment Strategy

·        What is an Elevator Speech

·        Why is it necessary to have one

·        Elevator Speeches to Avoid

·        How to create an Elevator Speech that WOWs

·        Creating one using my “Secret” formula

·        Effectively using a “Hook”

·        Two important parts often overlooked

·        Creating a “Passion” Statement for Interviews

·        Passing the lucky 7 W’s test

·        Elevator Speech Do’s and Don’ts

·        Using your Elevator Speech – Where?

·        Refining your Elevator Speech


More about Mark:


Mark Troncone is a 35 year Information Technology professional. Mark is a PMP® certified Project Manager, Certified SCRUM Master, certified ITIL v3, and State of Connecticut certified Business Analyst. Mark is a lifelong resident of Fairfield County and has been employed for such companies as James River Corporation, Readers Digest, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Wachovia Bank, Hewitt & Associates, Affinion Group, Starwood Hotels, TransAct Technologies and presently at Save the Children.


Having been in transition seven previous times in his career, Mark has witnessed the changes in the traditional way of finding employment. Through these experiences, he has developed and implemented a multi-component program to give a person in transition the necessary skills to gain employment in the new millennium. Mark has communicated his unique approach for generating a personal career transitioning plan to many networking groups and individuals in the Fairfield County area with consistently positive results.


Mark has given many of his presentations to area networking groups such as the Monday at 7 Networking Group, New Canaan CATS, Fairfield Library Job Group, Northern Fairfield Professionals, Westport Library Employment Group, St. Catherine’s Support Circle, Westchester PMI Job Club, Darien Professionals, and the Execunet 100k Networking Group.


Mark’s LinkedIn Profile:


Please join CaTS at our Group Name:  New Canaan CaTS: Career Transition Support Group - Jobsearch

Any questions contact CaTS Team Member Anthony Anrig at



bullet  CaTS workshops are held on Thursdays twice a month throughout the year.".

bullet  Workshop location alternates between St. Mark’s Episcopal (first meeting of the month) and First Presbyterian (second meeting of the month).

bullet  Workshops begin promptly at 7 PM and adjourn at 9 PM.  Please be considerate of our CaTS volunteers’ time.

bullet  If you wish to become a CaTS volunteer or have questions, contact Anthony Anrig at 203-952-4084.

bullet  There is no charge for these programs.

bullet  Dress is informal.


Driving Directions

Click here - meetings are usually held at St. Mark's Episcopal church on the first Thursday of the month and at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan on the third Thursday of the month except as noted.



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