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Who is Carl?

Proven track record for assisting companies and individuals achieve successful results. This is accomplished by leveraging the synergy of Intrapreneur Savvy, Human Capital and Technology Strategies

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Carl's new book teaches people how a to turn a simple exchange of business cards into a high impact networking event. Learn business card etiquette. Create memorable impressions that close more deals.

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Technology Expert and Social Media Strategist

Carl focuses on "THE HUMAN SIDE OF TECHNOLOGY" for convenience, productivity, safety, profitability and fun.

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"Foreword" Author

in the book Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs by Rod Colon, Carl is a business career coach teaching Savvy Intrapreneur techniques to develop career management insurance.

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Carl's workshops provide solutions, results and tangible benefits to bottom line.

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Community Service

As Executive Director for Empowering Today's Professionals, members get tools to land jobs IMMEDIATELY.

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Service to Country

With prior service in the United States Marine Corps, Carl E. Reid helps fellow military brothers and sisters get job offers.

Civilian Job Transition
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Power Networker

From the Edenwald Projects in the the Bronx, his network allowed him to attend White House holiday party. Carl E. Reid can teach you how to leverage your network.

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Business Career Coach

Carl E. Reid is publisher of Library of Congress recognized blog, SAVVY INTRAPRENEUR.

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Successful Entrepreneur

Since 1993, Carl shares successful entrepreneur experience by coaching professionals to be business owners of their career or start a business.

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2 Books on Networking Relationship Management; 1 Free and 1 Almost Free

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  • Review Book on Amazon
    My 2nd book "10 Powerful Networking Secrets of Influential People" is now available on Amazon.  I asked successful entrepreneur and real estate developer, Julio Barreto to write the foreword in this book for a very specific reasons. Our 40 year personal and business relationship exemplifies the exact principles shared in this book.  With both of us growing up in the Edenald housing projects in New York City, attending grade school together and being business associates for many years, Julio has been a big influence in my life.  He introduced me to "edification" and successful business owners who create reciprocal self-empowerment by edifying each other.  This simple, yet powerful networking skill is covered in "10 Powerful Networking Secrets of Influential People". When connecting with people, influence is derived by focusing on the ultimate goal of developing relationships for life.  It may not always work that way, but that does not mean we shouldn't strive for that achievement.

    When we think of people having influence, the thought of politicians, wealthy people, entertainers and company CEOs immediately comes to mind.  "10 Powerful Networking Secrets of Influential People" teaches how to develop your own inner power to change things for the good of community  or make a positive impact without having prestige or wealth.

    Just in case you were thinking "I didn't even know Carl published a 1st book", you can get a free copy of "10 Powerful Networking Tips Using Business Cards - Global Extended Edition".  Just subscribe to my blog  Get the paperback version on Amazon.

    I am honored to have Rod Colon write the book "foreword".  Rod's fast selling book Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs is also on Amazon.  A master networker, Rod Colon has been an influential personal in my life helping me hone my networking skills for fun and profit. 

    Doing Community Good Adds Value

  • Friday, November 2, 2012
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  • Carl E. Reid, Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, NY
    Phyllis Shelton
    , Expo Producer & CEO iPower Global Solutions
    Held in New Rochelle, NY, I had the honor of speaking at the 21st Century Career & Community Expo 2012 hosted by Empowering Today's Professionals and produced by iPower Global Solutions.  Before I forget, a little birdie told me registration is now open for the 21st Century Career & Community Expo 2013.

    The part I really enjoyed was being on the Committee of Concerned Citizens, which spearheaded the planning and organization of this FREE high energy community expo. A rare synergy was created by merging career professionals, small / big businesses, community leaders, faith based, educational and non-profit organizations for a common cause; serving our community for the improvement of its citizens. Read the press release.

    Although not planned, I somehow became the master of ceremonies (MC) for the 21st Century Career & Community Expo, helping to guide attendees throughout the event.  More importantly, seeing the "ah hah" looks on the attendees faces, as they participated in the information packed workshops with awesome speakers like Rod Colon and Rev. Lamont S. Granby, interactions with exhibitors and the networking fury made the 7 months of non-stop work all worthwhile.  I look forward to doing it again next year.

    Certainly, I enjoyed sharing valuable information at my workshop, which was standing room only; High Tech High Touch Series: Social Media Basics to Attract New Business or Find a Job

    Small Slide Show of Social Media BIG Impact

  • Wednesday, July 4, 2012
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  • Although Guy Kawasaki created the slide presentation below a few years back, it's still apropo.  Using Twitter as an example, social media reach cannot be denied.  More importantly, worrying about what other people think impacts both personal and business progress for the greater good. Everyone has a story to tell.

    Bio of Carl E. Reid

  • Monday, July 2, 2012
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  •  A Fresh Approach to Personal Success
     With corporate travels from the mail room to the board room, Carl E. Reid knows what it takes to be successful. Coming from humble beginnings Mr. Reid learned from his mother of Puerto Rican heritage and his father from Barbados, to keep the bar raised high in the honest values of work ethics to achieve success. Through survival skills learned growing up on the mean streets of the Edenwald projects, in the Bronx, Carl transferred his street smart savvy into the corporate arena. His first introduction to business success was achieved by obtaining his first managerial position at the age of 16
    Genuine Passion for Helping 
    As a business career coach for over 18 years, Carl has also helped many people successfully advance their careers and start businesses.  With his famous email tag line "Act Local - Think Global", Carl is also very passionate about being of service to the community at large.  Mr. Reid has used his life experience and knowledge gained to assist others in achieving their own desired level of success. Carl continued his quest for success from being a temporary worker in the mailroom to becoming an entrepreneur in starting several successful business ventures.
    Establishing Core Values of Trust, Accountability, and Integrity With 40+ years of business experience, Carl has always run his career as a profitable business with high integrity value provided to colleagues, clients, coworkers and friends.  Carl challenges all who cross his path to leverage and support people in their respective networks to accomplish one's own level of success.
    Applying the Power of Networking Technologies Carl is Founder & CEO of a successful technology consulting firm NetTECH Systems Reid & Associates, Inc., located in the New York City area. The main focus of his team in approaching business solutions has always been on "The Human Side of Technology" for convenience, productivity, safety, profitability and fun. Combining 40+ years of business experience with 28 years in the Information Technology field, Mr. Reid has a proven track record in identifying emerging technology opportunities, before they become trends. As a professional blogger, blogging coach and social media expert, Carl empowers professionals and businesses owners to leverage the Internet as a continuous global networking event.  Carl is currently engaged by companies as a professional blogger and social media consultant.
    Author, Speaker and Business Management Consultant "Foreward" author of Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs by Rod Colon. Carl has had articles published in “Computer Monthly” and “Network World” magazines.  Publisher of of Library of Congress recognized blog newsletter, Savvy Intrapreneur.  In addition to being a sought after speaker and published author, Mr.  Reid advises small businesses on Internet Business-2-Business opportunities.
    Carl. E. Reid's workshops combine proven "career management" techniques with "street smart" business savvy. He learned both perspectives as a career professional, hiring manager, staff recruiter liaison and entrepreneur. Carl founded Savvy Intrapreneur, which teaches professionals how to run their career like a business.
    • Board of Advisor to Liberata Dance Theatre
    • Certified by American Seminar Leaders Association
    • Member of International Who’s Who Of Professionals
    • Former President, Latinos in Information Sciences &Technology Association’s New York Technology Council
    • Creator and Developer of Career Management Swiss Army Knife
    • Professional Blogger, Blogging Coach and Social Media Expert
    • Business Career Coach
    • Social Network Consultant and Administrator
    • Member of Lotus Notes User Group
    • New York City Chapter moderator for International Blackberry Users Group.
    • Instructor at Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ. Spearheaded curriculum development and teaching initial Microsoft Office Professional Certificate Course
    • Specialized in Microwave Communications. Graduated #1 in class at United States Marine Corps Communications & Electronics School
    • 1st Managerial Position achieved at Age 16


    Happy Birthday to Me and United States Marine Corps

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
    Older than the country of the United States, the birth date of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is November 10th, 1775. It was established at Tunn Tavern located in Philadelphia, PA.  There is a video below to preview what Marine Corps traditions happen tonight at the celebration ball.

    After our biological birthday, each year every Marine around the world is empowered to celebrate 11-10-1775 as their second birthday. So tonight we pull out our dress blues uniform to attend the local Marine Corps ball. The oldest and youngest Marine cut the cake at the ball. For more Marine Corps history visit United States Marines Virtual Birthplace Memorial

    A couple of associations I belong to are the Marine Corps League Westchester detachment #254  and Together We Served. The Marine Corps League Westchester is currently on high alert with all hands on deck to assist the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. So now you know it's been Marines that have made Santa Claus look good all these years by helping him distribute toys around the world in one night on Christmas eve.

    Siempre Fi and Happy Birthday
    to all my Marine Corps brothers and sisters.

    Our Marine Corps birthday would not be complete
    with a review of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team

    Carl E. Reid, CSI - USMC 79/80
    Tel: 201-222-5390 Web :

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    Expecting Government to Fix Job Woes is a Bad Dream

  • Friday, September 23, 2011
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  • Expecting the U. S. government, politicians, Congress or President Obama's Administration to act alone in bringing the United States out of its economic tail spin, is a deadly and selfish thought by U. S. Citizens.  We need more individuals, organizations and corporations to step up and do their part.  Visit the President Awards Volunteer Cafe to see how you can help unemployed neighbors in your community get back to work.

    If you don't have time to volunteer, consider purchasing 10 copies (or whatever you can afford) of Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs by Rod Colon and give them out to job seekers who cross your path.  Donate the books to a church or community organization.  Corporate Human Resource departments can purchase 50 or more discounted copies to give to exiting staff.  Staffing, consulting and recruiting companies can increase job landings to satisfy more client requirements by giving out this book to candidates in a job search.  Online job boards and employment social networks, like LinkedIn, Monster, The Ladders and CareerBuilder, can sky rocket their community friendly reputation and keep stock holders happy by distributing this book to premium membersI had the distinct honor of writing the "foreword" in this fast selling book that has helped many people land jobs.

    As acting Executive Director for Empowering Today's Professionals, my first leadership initiative is spearheading a search for an Executive Director.  Please shoot me a note for a copy of the Executive Director job description for
    Empowering Today's Professionals , if you know someone that has the mind set of an entrepreneur or intrapreneur, with senior management non-profit experience.

    OK, let's not make a big deal out of it. As a directive of its Executive Committee, I have had to step up as acting Executive Director for
    Empowering Today's Professionals (ETP).  As if being Chief Operations Officer wasn't enough.

    I thoroughly embrace the opportunity to continue my pro bono leadership services to the thousands of global community career professionals, CEO of ME, Inc. business owners, supporters, advisors, faculty leaders and volunteer members who support
    Empowering Today's Professionals. As ETP Founder Rod Colon always says, "It's the right thing to do" to get America back to work.

    With over 70% of its members employed or running full time businesses, the job search and career management education programs provided by
    Empowering Today's Professionals are proven to work.

    ABOUT Carl E. Reid, CSI
    "Success Synergy thru Intrapreneur  Savvy, Human Capital and Tech Strategy"
    With corporate travels from the mail room to the board room, Carl E. Reid knows what it takes to be successful. He has over 40 years of business experience, including 27 years as a technology expert, 16 years as a business career coach and 18 years as a successful entrepreneur. Carl has been a professional blogger and social media strategist since 2004.  In addition to being a sought after speaker and published author, he has coached and inspired hundreds of people to land jobs and start successful businesses. Carl is Chief Operations Officer for Empowering Today's Professionals and "Foreword" author in fast selling book Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs.
    *** Tel: 201-222-5390  - Email: Carl[AT]etpnetwork[DOT]ORG ****

    How to Gain Strength from Your Network in Challenging Times (video)

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  • I had the awesome opportunity of speaking at a fund raiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The theme was An Evening With Master Networkers.  If you're going through some challenging times, need a job, or new clients, in this video I share 3 lessons I learned on how to adapt, improvise and overcome.

    Rod Colon was master of ceremonies, with Aaron and Laura Cohen as hosts.  I was humbled by the group of talented speakers telling their inspiring personal stories about their networking experiences creating success. View all speaker presentations.

    Are You a Professional Gambler

  • Thursday, April 7, 2011
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid

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    I Will Be a Guest on Your Career is Calling Radio Show Sun 2/20 8AM EST

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  • Hosted by Rod Colon and Frank Kovacs on, we'll discuss why now is the best time to develop part time supplemental income. This is crucial to career management survival, as part of a career back up plan. It makes all the difference between making a living and LIVING LIFE. If a person is willing to put in overtime building someone else's business, why not siphon 1-2 hours a day developing your own secondary income . . . just in case? 

    In 1985 Gifford Pinchot coined the word "Intrapreneur" in his ground breaking book Intrapreneuring

    An Intrapreneur is a career professional with an entrepreneurial spirit, seeking out opportunities for their employer's company. IBM was one of the first companies to prove intrapreneurship works successfully as a viable and profitable business model. IBM empowered each employee to be an intrapreneur, when it created a separate company to sell personal computers back in the 80s.  Since then, many other companies have adopted Intraprenuer programs for employees.

    Improving on this "proof of concept" actually working in the real world, Savvy Intrapreneurs stay open to opportunities that benefit their company and themselves. Both entities profit when Savvy Intrapreneurs run their careers like a business.

    These days, 2 years at a job is a lifetime. Being a Savvy Intrapreneur positions a person for:
    • Giving yourself a raise, when a company won't.
    • Eliminating the #1 fear at work.
    • Being able to provide those little extras to your personal board of directors, beyond a primary source of income being used for maintaining basic household operations. 
    • Having a career management insurance plan, which makes unemployment insurance look like child's play.

    Powerful Interview Close Gets Job Offers

  • Sunday, January 2, 2011
  • by
  • Carl E. Reid
  • (see video below)
    I had the awesome opportunity to speak at the ETP Charlotte Networking Group. This career management training education team located in Charlotte, NC is hosted by Empowering Today's Professionals (ETP) faculty leader Amanda Sherman.  She is also CEO and founder of Gala Affairs by ATUrBest, which provides event planning services in the Charlotte area.  On behalf of the ETP executive committee, I also had the honor of presenting a leadership excellence award to Amanda.   This places Mrs. Sherman in the ETP Who's Who Hall of Fame, for outstanding leadership in pioneering the Charlotte Networking Group, as a local community service for over a year.

    In this training session I covered the topic of Running Your Career with a Business Owner Mentality, as the CEO of ME, Inc.. One of the hats worn by business owners is being a sales person.  Selling definitely comes into play during a job interview.  The end of an interview is your opportunity to help the interviewer decide that you are the best candidate for the job.  ETP member, Tiana Reid, shot the video below. I think she got my best side :-)  Whether you're the first, middle or last person being interviewed, this closing creates a memorable "Wow" moment.  Each interviewer will definitely remember you. Practice this close using a recording device and the mirror to achieve a high impact value proposition that eliminates the competition.