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As we announced in last week’s issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog, we’re going to Nashsville, Tenn., for the 2012 Top Echelon Network National Convention!

We even presented the perfect case study for why you should attend the convention—namely that no matter WHO you are, you can make a split placement (and maybe multiple split placements) from attending.

As for this week?  Well, we have something special planned.

We’re always looking for new ways to either help you make money or help you save money.  Attending the convention, of course, helps you to make money since it presents split placement opportunities with other Network recruiters.  So . . . how will we help you save money?

Easy.  If you’re willing to send us a video clip of you singing your favorite country song, you’ll automatically receive $50 off the cost of registration.

AND if we pick your video as the best one that we receive, then you’ll attend the 2012 National Convention FREE of charge.  (You’ll still have to pay for hotel and travel expenses, of course.)

We’re not doing this just to save you money.  It also ties into the Gala Event that we have planned for the convention.  In addition, it’s a great way to promote the event and to enhance the networking aspect of the convention.  After all, these videos would make very good conversation starters for those recruiters who attend.

Still skeptical?  Tell you what, we’ll go first.  That’s right, we’ll be record a video of us singing a country song in the near future, just to show you how easy it is to do.  Below are some additional points to keep in mind:

  • We will be using the videos for promotional purposes.  That means putting them on YouTube and publishing them in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.  So when you send us a video, you’re doing so with the expressed knowledge that we’ll be using it for these purposes.  Hey—no guts, no glory.
  • You do not have to sing the entire song.  Sing a couple of verses, if that’s all you can muster.  Of course, if you sing the whole song, you stand a better chance of going to the convention for FREE.
  • You do not have to wear cowboy garb in your video, although it’s certainly permissible.
  • You can play the song in the background while you sing along to it, or you can sing without it.
  • If you want to get two or three or more Preferred Member recruiters together to sing in the same video, that’s a-okay.  You’ll all get $50 off the cost of registration.  However, we’ll have to randomly select one person from the video to attend the convention for free.
  • Once you’ve shot your video, email it to

Early Bird Registration for the convention, which will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, will be available two weeks from today.  In the meantime, keep an eye out for our video . . . and we’ll keep an eye out for yours.

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Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS‘Tis the season to be jolly . . . and merry . . . and meeting the other members of your Regional Core Group face-to-face!

That’s exactly what the members of the Central Ohio Regional Core Group are doing.  Their in-person meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, at the Catering by Design Center in Columbus.  If you’re a Preferred Member recruiter in Ohio, and you haven’t signed up to attend this meeting, I encourage you to do so!

Some of the Top Producers in the Network will be on hand to not only present training sessions for those in attendance, but also to trade hot job orders and candidates.  The cost of attending this Regional Core Group meeting is $16 per person, and that price includes a buffet lunch.  That lunch will consist of turkey croissants and wraps, southwest chicken wraps, Italian subs, ham/roast beef croissants, chicken salad, vegetarian wraps, pasta salad, fresh fruit platter, dessert and drinks (iced tea, sodas, coffee).

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to me at  You can pay your $16 at the door, either with cash or with a check made out to Top Echelon Network.  The Catering by Design Center is located at 6465 Busch Boulevard in Columbus, and the phone number is (614) 436-1234.

Regional Core GroupsThere is currently a thread on the Discussion Forum in the Members’ Area regarding the upcoming Central Ohio Regional Core Group meeting.  As of today, there are close to 30 recruiters who have already indicated that they’ll be attending, but we want to drive attendance up even more.

We also want YOU to participate in a Regional Core Group meeting, wherever you are in the country.  We’ve had these types of meetings in places like Indiana, Tennessee, Maryland, and Florida.  If you’d like to be part of a Regional Core Group meeting in your area—and especially if you’d like to lead or facilitate one—contact me immediately so that we can discuss specifics.

Make this a very merry holiday season . . . and network as much as you can!

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There are Preferred Member recruiters in Top Echelon Network who go diligently about their way, networking extensively with other recruiters and making split placements.  Not a ton of splits, but two or three or four a year—which MORE than pays for their monthly Membership fees.

Unfortunately, these recruiters don’t get as much press or publicity as some of the Top Producers do . . . but we’re going to change that this week.  That’s because we’re highlighting Larry Radzely of Adel-Lawrence Associates, Inc.  Radzely has been a steady producer in the Network, having made a total of 56 placements during his time as a Preferred Member.

This week, Radzley has TWO split placements in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.  To illustrate his versatility as a Trading Partner, he was the job order recruiter for one of the placements and the candidate recruiter for the other placement.  We’d like to congratulate Radzely for those two placements, as well as everybody else who made a split placement this week!




Larry RadzelyTim Hopkins, CPC/CTSJob order recruiter: Larry Radzely of Adel-Lawrence Associates, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Tim Hopkins, CPC/CTS of Stephens International Recruiting, Inc.


Fee Percentage—15%

Action causing split placement: The job order or candidate was sent to me via the automated email alerts.


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Larry RadzelyChristine RamsayJob order recruiter: Christine Ramsay of Corporate Resources, LLC

Candidate recruiter: Larry Radzely of Adel-Lawrence Associates, Inc.


Fee Percentage—20%

Action causing split placement: Reaching out to a recruiter I have not worked with who works with Field Service Engineers


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Jeffrey GilbertJob order recruiter: Janet Miller of Computer Management, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Jeffrey Gilbert of Kingfish Technology, LLC


Fee Percentage—25%

Action causing split placement: Regular communication with another Top Echelon Network Preferred Member


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Denise Milano SprungJim StricklandJob order recruiter: Denise Milano Sprung of JA Pharma, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Jim Strickland of BioSource International


Fee Percentage—20%

Action causing split placement: The job seeker or client was found through my Hiring Hook Website.


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Remember, you can opt out of having your split placement highlighted.  All you have to do is send an email to indicating your desire to be left out.  Once you do so, you won’t be included in future installments of this feature.

If you’d like to see the amount of the fees associated with each of the split placements listed above, login to the Members’ Area and click on the profiles of the recruiters involved.  The fee totals will be included along with those split placements.

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Once you make a split placement with another Preferred Member recruiter . . . you’re more likely to make MORE split placements with that recruiter in the future.  This installment of “Comments and Compliments” is further evidence of that.

'Comments' and Compliments

That’s because the recruiters profiled in this week’s issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog have all made multiple split placements with one another.  They know each other well, they know how the other person likes to work during the recruiting process, and as a result, there’s no telling how many split placements they could make in the future.  Trading Partners in Top Echelon Network have made as many as 20 splits together during their career—and in some cases, even more than that.

If you’d like to compliment one of your Trading Partners for a recent split placement, send your comments to, and they’ll appear in a future issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.

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Sean NapolesCarol Brinkman“Yeah!  We did it again!”

Submitted by Carol Brinkman, CPC of Corporate Resources, LLC regarding her split placement with Sean Napoles, CPC of Career Brokers, Inc.

Fee Percentage—20%

(Editor’s note: this is the fourth split placement that Brinkman and Napoles have made together in Top Echelon Network.)

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Alan CartyMarc Tappis“Mark Tappis rocks!  Thanks, Mark!”

Submitted by Alan Carty of regarding his split placement with Marc Tappis of Opportunity Search, Inc.

Fee Percentage—25%

(Editor’s note: This is the second split placement that Carty and Tappis have made together in Top Echelon Network.)

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Remember, if you have compliments for a Trading Partner regarding a split placement, please email them to