August 2018 Lunch N Learn

August 10, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Meals on Wheels Central Texas
3227 E. 5th St., 2nd Floor, Board Room 232
Austin, TX 78701

When: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM (1 hour, 1 Leadership PDU)
Location:  Meals on Wheels Central Texas, 3227 E. 5th St., 2nd Floor, Board Room 232, Austin

Registration:  $15 (Price includes lunch and your PDU credit) 
Lunch will be provided. Online registration and payment only; no payments will be accepted at the event. 

PMI Austin Chapter is always looking for new local charities to host our Lunch N Learn sessions. If you know of any charities to highlight, please email our Lunch N Learn Committee Chair, Renee Adair, at

Presentation Title: How to Recession Proof Your Career

If a recession is coming (and many experts predict it will arrive sooner than later), then people need to be preparing now. To wait to take specific actions until after an economic downturn on the scale of 2008 will leave many people scrambling. The path to navigating any economic situation is found in three buckets: Plans, Purpose, and People. You need to dig your well before you are thirsty if you want to be prepared for what could be ahead. This interactive presentation will get each audience member to look at their personal situation and think about real things they can do that day to impact their careers in case of economic turbulence.

These techniques are fun and easy! Uplift your career to a whole new level.

About the Speaker: Thom Singer

Thom SingerThom Singer's first job was a busboy at "The Big Yellow House Restaurant" in Southern California. It was in this role that he discovered the importance of customizing his work for whomever he had the honor to serve. From the vast number of customers who dined in the restaurant, to the three or four wait-staff whom he helped each night, Thom realized that you have to make personal connections and find ways to relate differently to each audience if you want to find more success.

Having worked as a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies for almost ten years, he has become an advocate for creating strong experiences for conference attendees. He has come to see the role of a speaker as more than a commodity that fills a space in the agenda. He knows that the speakers can set the tone for the whole event, and he takes his job very seriously.

In today's distracted work environment there is a disconnect between social media "likes", "links", "shares" and "follows" and real meaningful business connections. Thom's work centers around helping people get back to the basics of relationships that lead to better opportunities and more sales. He focuses on the importance of helping everyone get closer to their own potential, and that of their organization.

He has authored twelve books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills and entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm and convention audiences. He sets the tone for better engagement at industry events as the opening keynote speaker or the Master of Ceremonies. His Conference Catalyst Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it transforms the conference attendee experience.

About the Charity: Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ (MOWCTX) mission is to nourish and enrich the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. We accomplish that by offering the 5,000 people we serve annually a holistic range of person and home-centered services that allow them to age in place with dignity and respect.

As a valued community-based health care provider, MOWCTX offers an array of programs—focusing on social determinants of health—that work in concert to help the people we serve maintain their independence. Our signature Meals on Wheels program provides daily nutritious lunches hand-delivered by caring volunteers who also perform safety checks. But our deep service platform provides other vital services such as home repair; in-home assistance with the activities of daily living; monthly supplies of shelf-stable groceries; food and veterinary care for our clients’ pets; and connecting seniors with technology, just to name a few. These programs improve health, as well as reducing falls, trips to the hospital, and early institutionalization.

MOWCTX programs also save taxpayer dollars. Most of our clients live on less than $19,000 per year; when one of them moves into assisted living, it costs taxpayers more than $40,000 annually. For a small fraction of that, our programs enable clients to remain healthy and safe in their own homes.

About the Food: Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery CafeFood is being provided by Corner Bakery Cafe in the Arboretum, 9761 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759, 512.777.4250. Learn more at:






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