Dynamic communication to be discussed

Neighbors

October 01, 1997|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DYNAMIC communication is the specialty of Charles R. Cassetta, who will speak at 7 p.m. today at a meeting of the Hampstead Business Association at the Hampstead Town Hall.

Cassetta, president of his consulting firm, Cassetta Associates of Hampstead, speaks four languages and has worked as an interpreter in Europe. He is writing a book and companion audiotapes on a process he calls "dynamic communication."

Cassetta seeks to improve the effectiveness of business people. He has developed a process of personalized testing and employee evaluation, which includes 19,000 variables, that has "put me on the map across the United States," he said.

According to Cassetta, who moved to Hampstead with his wife, Angie, two years ago, it's a process of finding an employee's weak habits and developing a plan to strengthen them.

"I can dictate what are the best ways to motivate and manage the person, and help the person improve on the negative tendencies," he said. "I set up a plan with the person and manager to help this person grow and mature.

"I go through various layers. There's a description of the person and their behavior at work, what values the person brings to the work world," he said.

Further analysis shows how a person "solves problems in business, how they influence people in business, how they handle changes and how compliant they are to rules and regulations that have been set by others," he said.

His evaluation reveals optimism or pessimism; whether a person hides or discloses emotions; whether a person will react with fear or be self-willed and independent when problems arise.

The County Commissioners and a group of county managers, Cassetta said, have indicated they will begin using his services soon "to help improve communication."

Hanover crafts show

Wearable art and decorative furnishings are featured at the annual Crafts Extravaganza, sponsored by the Hanover Area Arts Guild Inc. The event runs Friday through Oct. 31 at The Gallery, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, Pa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

A reception to meet exhibiting crafts people will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the gallery.

Several Carroll artists are members of the Hanover Area Arts Guild, including Westminster batik artist Carolyn Seabolt and Lineboro blacksmith Michael Kaiser.

Information: 717-632-2521.

Flea market

Christ Lutheran Church on Trenton Road will conduct its annual flea market from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Rain date is Oct. 18.

The flea market will feature items such as furniture, glassware, exercise equipment, books, pots and pans, and clothes. Church members will staff a food and baked goods table.

Wesley fall bazaar

Spaces are available to rent at the Wesley United Methodist Church's Fall Bazaar, which will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the church, 3239 Carrollton Road.

The bazaar features antiques, collectibles, and yard sale "fleas." Baked goods will be sold.

To rent space, call Linda Yost at 410-239-0429 or Sharon Connor at 410-857-4006.

Christmas bazaar

Christmas begins Nov. 1 in Hampstead with the annual Christmas at the Church, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of St. John's United Methodist Church.

The event is held at the church, 205 N. Main St., Hampstead.

Vendors of top-quality crafts are invited to participate. Tables are available.

Information: 410-239-8088 or 410-239-8530.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears Wednesdays in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 10/01/97

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