Tuesday, April 23
“Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Having a great elevator pitch and presenting it well can open the door to new sales, new investors and new opportunities. The workshop offers trade secrets from the acting and media worlds. Speaker: Debra Crosby, chief executive officer of Conquest Creative Media LLC. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, April 25
Toastmasters Club of Beverly meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Acapulcos Restaurant, Cummings Center, Beverly. Develop speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-922-6311, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.beverlytoastmasters.org.
“Focus on Non-Profits: Combating Employee Burnout,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Find out what happens when nonprofits or for-profit enterprises operate with decreasing resources and increasing demand for services. Staff burnout becomes a serious risk. Learn the tools and strategies that can prevent and reverse burnout, what to watch for and what to do about it, practices to recognize, and retain employees to feedback and communication. Speaker: Marianne Mortara, consultant, ESC of New England. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 978-587-3874 or email@example.com.
Friday, April 26
North Shore Business Forum, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Jason Maxwell of MassPay will speak about his road to success. $11 admission includes a continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Tuesday, April 30
“Selling to the World: Starting and Managing Export Operations,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Selling beyond U.S. borders can give access to lucrative markets, but what’s involved? Find out what documents are needed, what are the reporting requirements that the U.S. and other governments require, how payment works, and if NAFTA makes exporting to Canada and Mexico different. Speakers: John Joyce, export finance manager, Small Business Administration; Paula Murphy, director, Massachusetts Export Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.