Dreading Small Talk? Refresh Your Networking Questions

Tips from Guest Blogger Kristie Sheanshang

Get ready for your next networking meeting by reviewing the conversation-starters detailed below. Remember, no question in the world will help you build relationships and loyalty with clients and friends if you’re not truly interested in them. So, the next time you are tempted to ask “Where are you from?” or “What brings you here […]

Should You Include an Objective or an Executive Summary on Your Resume?

Insights from Resume Writer, Nelly Grinfeld

resume writing

At Centennial, we strive to provide you with resources that are helpful and relevant to executives today.  With that in mind, we want to take a look at a topic that many executives find daunting and outright confusing: resume writing. It’s a topic we find worth revisiting regularly. Your resume should be unique to you, […]

Transition Tips You Probably Haven’t Considered

Insights from guest blogger, Greg Frye

As leaders, we are often focused on the next challenge to conquer, the next goal to achieve, the next hurdle to overcome.  It’s exciting to take on new endeavors and see where they will lead us.  And then there are the challenges you’d like to avoid.  Specifically, the unpleasant obstacle of unemployment. Today, our guest blogger, […]

What's Next for Your Career?

What’s Your Next? Join us April 5th!

Julie Bauke, Career Expert for Fox19 and 700WLW, will facilitate as you begin to explore the options for “what’s next” in your career.  Readjusting in the corporate world, owning your own business, becoming a consultant or shifting to non-profit…Know what to consider before making a decision.

Todd Pfister of FranNet MidAmerica will provide profiles and examples of entrepreneurs who took the leap from employee to business owners.  Todd has assisted hundreds of families determine if business ownership is the right next step and helped them navigate acquiring a business or franchise brand.

Get inspired and learn from local professionals as they share their transition stories and offer some tips and advice to consider when deciding your next step.

Facilitated & Moderated by:

Julie Bauke

Todd Pfister

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Scout Achievement Center

10078 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH  45241

8:30 a.m. – 10:30

Register here!

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Event: What's Your "Next?" Explore the Possibilities of Your Next Career Move!
Topic: What's Your "Next?"
Public: Public

Mistakes Executives Make with Their Network

What I’ve Learned from Executives in Transition

A large percentage of our placements come from referrals. The clear message is that networks are a vital resource when you are in job transition. But what happens to your network when you’re not looking for your next job? When you’re secure in a job, do you lose touch with your network? Are all those contacts […]

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, March 1st at Execunet. Be prepared to share your “30 second elevator speech” with participants. Our panel of branding experts will provide insight and coaching on how to improve your professional messaging to ensure it is “spot on.”


Scout Achievement Center

10078 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH  45241

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be served

Register here

Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Event: Sharpen Your "Elevator Speech" : Execunet--March 1
Topic: Sharpen Your Elevator Speech
Venue: Scout Achievement Center
Location: 10078 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Join us February 1, 2017!

Many executives and sales professionals have this problem… they struggle to create presentations that grab the attention of their audience, develop deeper levels of trust, and sell their ideas faster.

This typically leads to aggravation, stress and fear of giving presentations.

Mike Davis fixes this!

So how do you rise above the day-to-day ‘noise’ so that you can stand out from the crowd?

One proven method to grab the attention of others and keep their interest is telling stories. Storytelling goes back to our earliest ancestors. However, not just any narrative will work in the business world.

If you want to craft and deliver meaningful and memorable messages, then ‘Stand OUT Storytelling’ is for you. Attend this entertaining, informative and interactive program and you will pick up the tools that enable you to:

  • Become better known in your field
  • Create more opportunities
  • Develop greater enjoyment of business presentations
  • Feel more confidence and satisfaction in your work

We look forward to seeing you at ExecuNet on February 1!

About Mike Davis…….Mike teaches the tools that allow you to create and deliver messages that resonate with audiences, inspire others, and compel people to do business with you. In 2011 he earned the designation of Certified World Class Speaking Coach from Craig Valentine, professional speaker and World Champion of Public Speaking, and Mitch Meyerson, best-selling author.

Mike has worked with TED x Cincinnati to help their speakers craft and deliver stories that deeply impacted the audiences and has authored ‘THE Book on Storytelling’​ and the Kindle book series ‘Sell More With Stories.’

Mike works with professionals worldwide to teach them these critical skills. In addition. He has worked with companies to teach communication skills and include: Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, and Messer Construction.

February 1, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Scout Achievement Center

10078 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH  45241

Register here!

Date: February 1, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Event: Sell Yourself with Standout Storytelling!
Topic: Stand Out Storytelling: Sell with Your Stories!
Public: Public

Clarity Makes a Vision Reality


Strategic Planning season is coming to a close.  You’ve talked about your organization’s purpose–it’s reason for being. You’ve kicked around your mission statement, or how you will get from point A to point B.  Most importantly, you have dreamed, and continue to dream, about your organizational vision–what you hope to be in the future.  You’ve […]

Top Tips for Writing an Executive-Level Resume

Your Resume Is a Photograph

Your Resume Is a Photograph

Resume writing can be a daunting task. Writing it can be especially hard for an accomplished executive with decades of experience. How can a single document adequately capture all the knowledge and potential you have to offer? Your resume is your marketing piece. It needs to sell you. Before it can do that, it needs […]

Is Fear the Skeleton in Your Closet?

Want Improvement? Embrace Change.

Want Improvement? Embrace Change.

It’s that time of year when “scared” is normal. A big, hairy 6 foot spider dangling from a neighbor’s rooftop would seemingly provoke a scream from a startled passerby, but at Halloween, it’s simply part of the landscape. When all of the caution tape and spider webs are packed away, what is it that still […]