Category Archives: Events

Learn How to Harness Personality to Drive Increased Profitability with a Free Predictive Index® Assessment

Tuesday, July 29, Augur Inc. Founder and CEO Kathleen Frank will discuss with EO members how their Predictive Index® (PI) assessment impacts how they run their business. The time and location are to be determined. Topics discussed will include how each leader can optimize their strengths and more effectively manage their weaknesses, increase productivity of employees and decrease turnover through better hiring and targeted management.

All EO members attending this meeting will be invited to complete the PI survey checklist, which will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline for completing the PI Checklist is July 14. To receive the survey, email

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EO New Jersey Participates in America’s Grow-a-Row

EO New Jersey is proud to serve at America’s Grow-a Row, an organization that grows and gleans fresh, healthy produce that is then donated to food pantries, soup kitchens, crisis centers, and food banks all over the state of New Jersey. EO New Jersey members are meeting at Peaceful Valley Orchards Farm, 150 Pittstown Road in Pittstown, N.J. at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 to participate (add to calendar).

There will be an introduction to America’s Grow-a-Row, including history, vision and business insight. We will be harvesting from 10 a.m. to noon. Please eat breakfast prior to your arrival. Please make sure to bring a filled reusable water bottle, sunscreen and/or a hat, bug spray, gloves if you have them, and dress appropriately for the weather and to get dirty! We will pick in the rain and maybe wait out thunderstorms if appropriate.

Did Someone Say Happy Hour?

Join us for happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at Red Oak Grill (add to calendar). EO New Jersey 2014-15 President Michael Schofel will be there to discuss what we have planned for the year. Come relax and have a cocktail with your EO friends!

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: July 9

Location: Red Oak Grill (579 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ)

EO New Jersey Hosts The Art and Science of Collection

EO New Jersey is hosting The Art and Science of Collection, which will cover setting terms, collecting and what you need to know to get paid. The event is at noon on June 5 at Withum Smith & Brown in Morristown (add to calendar). This exclusive panel event will discuss:

  • Setting terms and collection with Fortune 500 Companies
  • Collecting from a customer who declares bankruptcy
  • Creative ways to collect while keeping relationships intact
  • Knowing when to call a collection agency or attorney for help
  • Ways to mitigate risk of delinquent payments through better cash flow management

Panelists will include Chris DeMayo, Kurt Olender, Anna Walz and Alex Zaltsman.

Lunch will be served. Space is limited to the first 20 members, and guests are not allowed. Click here to register.

Time: noon

Date: Thursday, June 5

Location: Withum Smith & Brown (465 South Street, Morristown, NJ)

In fairness to all EONJ members, should you reserve a spot and fail to attend (without 48 hours notice) you will be assessed a $100 charge.

EO New York Invites EO New Jersey Members to Exclusive Family Event

EO New York has invited EO New Jersey members to a weekend sleep-away camp—EO style. Come join fellow EO families for sleep-away retreat in the Berkshires where kids and adults will enjoy an amazing camp experience. There will be family time as well as separate “kid” and “adult” time so each can fully experience camp EO style.

Arrive Friday for a great dinner in moose lodge, check into your own private cabin, then split into kid and adult activities before joining for a campfire.

Saturday starts early with a delicious breakfast and then choose your own sessions with options including:

  • Rock climbing (two levels)
  • Water skiing
  • Kayak
  • Shoot hoops
  • Dance
  • Campfire

The night starts with a fabulous dinner and then TWO separate cocktail hours (one for kids and one for adults) each with age appropriate beverages, supervision and entertainment. The night wraps with taps and lights out at midnight.

This exclusive EO opportunity has never been done before and promises to be a fantastic family event. Availability is limited.

Your non-refundable fee includes:

  • Exclusive access to a private lakeside, 300 acre family-owned camp in the Berkshires
  • A private cabin for you and your family with your own private indoor bathroom
  • Five deliciously prepared meals. We’re NOT talking camp grub on paper plates here—expect chef prepared cuisine served properly (two breakfasts, lunch and two dinners)
  • All beverages, including the adult kind
  • All activities, including those that typically cost extra like water skiing
  • All staff and supervision for kids including the “kid” time activities
  • Entertainment
  • A great time

Please join us June 6-8 in the Berkshires for this one-of-a-kind EO exclusive (add to calendar). Click here to register.

EO Sleep away Camp Kids version


Get Ready for Jersey Jack Pinball and a Beach Party

EO New Jersey is kicking off the summer with a family event. The two-part event starts at Jersey Jack Pinball at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 (add to calendar).  At Jersey Jack Pinball, EO members and their families will learn how to design and make a pinball machine from scratch and play in a pinball tournament. Jersey Jack Pinabll was founded by veteran arcade industry figure Jack Guarnieri: click here to learn more about Jack. Jersey Jack Pinball is located at 1645 Oak St. in Lakewood, N.J. Lunch will be provided.

The second part of the day is a beach party at EO New Jersey member Scott Weintraub’s beach house (60 Inlet Terrace, Belmar, N.J.) from 2:30 to 9 p.m. (add to calendar). Dinner and drinks will be provided. There will be a pool and beach house activities. For GPS, use either 60 Inlet Terrace or 66 Inlet Terrace (which requires you to cross a foot bridge to get to 60 Inlet Terrace). Parking is on one side of the street. Please bring your towels and swimsuits.

Click here to register for these events. Make sure to RSVP to the beach party (even if you cannot attend).

Gaining Power in Negotiation Through Incredible Preparation

EO New Jersey will host a half-day workshop presented by Marty Finkle, CEO of Scotwork Negotiating Skills, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 14 at the Eisenhower Corporate Center (add to calendar). This dynamic workshop will give you practical tips on preparation and will help you: gain power even with much larger companies, understand and communicate your needs, communicate and propose your solutions, and trade for better outcomes for you and your company. The workshop works with suppliers, buyers, owners, executives operations and sales people or whoever trades anything across your organization. When negotiating agreements this workshop will help you gain better, timelier results inside and outside your organization.

Through stories, real world examples and a live negotiation case play, you will gain strategic insights for bringing new value and better negotiated outcomes to your organization and to you personally.

Attend this workshop and learn:

  • How to prepare correctly for any negotiation
  • How to gain power even if you feel like you are in a weak position
  • How to set objectives when asking for what you must have or must avoid in your negotiation
  • Who should go first when making proposals and why
  • Why having a Wish & Concession list will help you be more flexible

A Light continental breakfast will be available. In fairness to all EO New Jersey members, should you reserve a spot and fall to attend (without 48 hours notice) you will be assessed a $100 charge.

Click here to register.

Event Recap: The Business of Football

EO New Jersey and EO New York teamed up to host “The Business of Football” at The Chart House in Weehawken, N.J. A total of 122 people attended the event. You can see a video recap here.

The event scored high on satisfaction with an 8.7 overall satisfied score. The venue scored a 9.3 and the speakers scored an 8.6.

Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, presented on selling sports and received great comments. Attendees thought his presentation was relevant with great content. Steiner shared his true business success story that was both inspiring and engaging.

Other feedback was also positive. Attendees thought Jamal Lewis, a former NFL running back, was authentic and funny. One EO-er wrote that Ted Sundquist, former general manager of the Denver Broncos, related sports to business well.

Overall, attendees most enjoyed the variety of speakers and the interesting topic. The business/football integration was a unique subject for both EO New Jersey and EO New York.

Don’t Miss EO NERVE 2014

Registration closes for EO Nerve 2014, the EO East Coast regional annual conference, on April 15. Don’t forget to register before it sells out!

The conference is June 11 – 14 in Philadelphia (add to calendar). Keynote speakers include Michael Maddock, Gary Vaynerchuk, Randy Jones, Dick Vermeil and Rudy Karsan. Visit to learn more about the conference.

Click here to see a video invite outlining the conference speakers from Eric Keiles, 2014 Nerve chairman. You can also learn more with this short video from EO Charlotte member Dana Bradley or this video from Dick Vermeil, former NFL football coach.

You can register here.

How to Improve Your Business and Life…One Story at a Time

If you need to persuade and influence, teach and inspire, or want a competitive edge, come and learn to improve your storytelling ability. Storytelling is a frequently overlooked and underappreciated skill business skill.

All entrepreneurs can benefit from effective communication skills. Short, well-told stories can be used in your relationships with customers, prospects, investors, employees, potential employees and vendors. In this Patricia Fripp EO seminar you will learn to add punch and power to your business stories, examples and case histories. The event is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club (add to calendar).

Your well-told story has the power to:

  • Influence others to make decisions and say “yes”
  • Turn numbing data into drama
  • Simplify the complex
  • Make company history come alive
  • Teach values and how to behave
  • Explain job responsibilities
  • Inspire associates to follow your vision
  • Elevate teamwork and co-operation

In Patricia Fripp’s EO “One Story at a Time” session you will learn how to:

  • Connect emotionally and intellectually to any audience of any size
  • Identify the best examples, case histories and stories
  • Incorporate all aspects of effective storytelling including creating content and delivery techniques
  • Teach your team to perfect their storytelling ability
  • Speak so that your listeners “can see” what you are saying
  • Improve your staff meetings and training
  • Adopt Hollywood techniques to your business situation

Your session presenter is Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach and sales presentation skills expert. Meetings and Conversations magazine named her “one of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine wrote: “the sixth best investment in you is to attend a Patricia Fripp speaking school.”

For more than 25 years, Patricia has transformed sales teams and coached executives on how to deliver dynamic and inspiring presentations. She delights and entertains audiences while delivering practical, personalized content and consistently exceeds client expectations.

Patricia simplifies and demystifies the process of preparing and presenting powerful presentations. She is a member of the very prestigious Speaking Roundtable, an invitation-only society of highly regarded professional speakers and a past president – and the first female president – of the over 3,000 member National Speakers Association. She is also a partner in the World Champions’ Edge presentation skills coaching community with four Toastmasters International World Champions. Patricia is the author of Make It, So You Don’t Have to Fake It! and Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker’s Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters, and Insights into Excellence. 

In fairness to all EONJ members, should you reserve a spot and fail to attend (without 48 hours notice) you will be assessed a $100 charge.

Click here to register.