I get a kick out of solving problems and shaping new businesses. It's one of the key reasons I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business consulting company. The more complex the problem, the more interesting it is and the more gratifying it is to solve. If you have a business problem that is hampering your ability to generate more revenue, streamline your operating costs, not bringing in as many customers as you'd like or isn't positively impacting your brand, then we should talk. I will work with you to understand your issue, partner with you to determine the best possible solution and work with you in implementing the solution. Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs accomplish what they set out to do is a passion that has not petered out in the many years I have been consulting. If anything, it has grown stronger with more success. Having a brilliant business idea and setting up a business around it are two very different things. One needs creativity, passion and critical thinking while the other requires discipline, follow-through, pragmatism, innovation and systematic implementation. I understand this very well and I can work with you to establish an organization and business that is set for long term sustainability. As an entrepreneur and consultant, I learn as much from my client and they do from me, and I apply what I've learnt on future projects. Over time, this has helped me become a better consultant and develop knowledge and skill across a wide range of industries. I work collaboratively; I simply do not believe in working any other way. My focus areas: 1. Business Planning and Market Research - I provide business planning and market research services for a wide range of budgets depending on the needs of the client. 2. Sales, Marketing and Business Development - Right from strategy development to the creation of sales and marketing collateral, implementation and project management of sales and marketing plans, I provide end-to-end services. 3. Business Process Design/Improvement/Reengineering - Whether you want to establish business processes for your new company or are looking to streamline and improve your business processes, I can work with you in developing robust and sustainable processes for your business. 4. Quality Management (Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9001) - Are you looking to implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement project or get consulting support to prepare for your ISO 9001 audit? I can help. 5. E-Business Management/E-Commerce (Non-IT) - Whether you have an existing e-commerce business that you want to scale up or you're setting one up from scratch, my experience in setting up a wide range of e-commerce businesses will add value. 7. Project Management - Whatever your business landscape, my extensive project management experience will make sure that your project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. I am very comfortable managing virtual teams and managing freelancers. I've delivered over ten successful projects in the last year alone. 8. Learning Strategy and Instructional Design - Whether you're looking to get expert opinion on the effectiveness of your training curriculum or want to develop a framework for trainer effectiveness, my experience heading training functions of large global corporations will come in handy. Right from developing content for ILT to delivering training programs, you will find a partner for all your training needs here. Industry Experience: 1. Publishing - I know the ins and outs of Amazon, Nook and other POD and e-book publishing platforms. I know what it takes to run a successful publishing business. 2. International Trade 3. Contact Center Operations - Having managed various contact centers throughout my career, I have in depth knowledge of how to set up, manage and scale any contact center operation. 4. Financial Services 5 - E-Commerce
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Presentation designer and learning development specialist with more than 20 years' experience. I also train and coach speakers and have thousands of hours of public speaking experience. In keeping with my background in training and instructional design, when I prepare presentations for clients, my emphasis is not so much on graphics arts wizardry as in organizing and arranging the material for maximum understanding. I also write and design content for face-to-face, classroom learning and for e-learning. This includes curriculum development, instructor's materials, workbooks and other content for college and adult learners. I can take take your material and transform it into an enjoyable, easy-to-follow, content-rich course which can be delivered live or online.
Nathan F. Agency Contractor
I own a personal video production business that specializes in tutorials and promotional content. I take a perfectionistic approach to all my media endeavors, and I pride myself in creating quality media at an affordable price. My journey into video production began with live video (weddings, events, etc.), but most of my recent work has been creating instructional videos for technology companies. I am well-versed in Final Cut Pro, Camtasia, and much of the Adobe Creative suite. After several years of working in this field, I am well aware of my preferences and skills. If you offer me a job that I am not equipped to handle, I will let you know up front! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Seasoned learning and development professional with 20+ years’ experience in managing departments and L&D projects and working in all phases of the ADDIE model for a wide range of learning formats and content types. Extensive experience in needs analysis and design. Extensive experience supporting sales through presentations and proposals. Experienced presenter and author of articles. Offerings for clients include: • Needs analysis • Training implementation • Project management • Training design • Stand-up training • Team management • Training development • Facilitation • eLearning narration • Editing • eLearning QA/keystroking • Article writing • Voice-over narration Vic’s recent successes have included: •Completed the needs analysis, design, and development of the Dolby Business Basics onboarding e learning, consisting of a graphic recording with voice-over delivered in a custom Flash interface. After taking the course, employees who had been with the company for ten years or more reported that, for the first time, they understood how Dolby made money. •Spent hours combing Dolby’s photo archives and reviewing hours of founder Ray Dolby interviews. Created a video with synched samples from the audio interviews to tell the Ray Dolby story. It was an effort that people at Dolby said could never be done. Now that Mr. Dolby is deceased, it is a priceless onboarding asset. •Delivered instructor-led Livelink delta training to encourage company-wide adoption of this content-management solution. "We had 38 attendees this morning – 30 completed evals and all were ‘good’ or ‘excellent!’" •For a year and a half, managed the Nerd Lunch program for Ericsson. Responsibilities included coordinating the lunches, planning for presenters, facilitating and recording the lunches, doing post-production on the videos, and distributing videos and other assets. Improved the recordings from Webex recordings to more professional videotaped recordings in 2013. The number of nerd lunch attendees in 2013 was 1,047.
Self-motivated & organised professional with twenty years of experience working within academic and commercial environments. Gwen possesses excellent skills in web design, digital marketing, digital media and eLearning Development with experience ranging from IT Training, Systems Development, Project, Programs & Instructional Design Management. She is qualified and competent in the planning, development, marketing and management of web based based and digital solutions, possessing detailed knowledge of training theories, development methodologies and techniques particularly in relation to the use of technology in education.
Because the continuous pursuit of personal and professional excellence serves as the foundation of my core values, I have committed myself to relentless life-long learning and self-improvement. In my commitment to learning, I have an appreciation for the contribution of teaching and leading in facilitating meaningful personal and professional growth. I am currently a Doctoral student at Iowa State University studying Industrial Technology. I earned my Master's degree in Project Management with a specialization in Quality and Risk Management at Illinois State University. My interests include the application of quantitative decision tools, implementation of improvement initiatives, and strategies to successfully engage the human element of managing change. My recent achievement include: -Research article “Accounting for Rework-Based uncertainty in Project Scheduling: Comparison Study of PERT vs. Monte Carlo Simulation" accepted for publication by the American Institute of Construction. -Presented “Overcoming Limitations of PERT-based Scheduling Using Monte Carlo Simulation” at the 2013 national ATMAE conference. -Earned the 2013 CAST Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award [Project Category] at Illinois State University. -Elected to the Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (JTMAE) Board.
I am a HR Consultant, MBA, and expert Resume, Cover Letter and LinkedIn profile writer. Over the years I have held various positions in the HR field such as Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, HR Generalist,Training Manager, and VP of HR. I own and operate a HR Consulting company and have been assisting small businesses in many areas of HR for over 8 years. I also found a large demand for my services from job seekers and have been assisting individuals put their best foot forward when applying for jobs. What I offer for job seekers: I know what recruiters are looking for! ☛ Career Consulting. ☛ Tailored Resume and Cover Letter writing to highlight strengths and accomplishments. ☛ LinkedIn profile writing. ☛ Interview Prep. What I offer for businesses: I can help your HR dept. run smoothly! ☛ Successful development and administration of company-wide policies and procedures. ☛ Employee Handbook creation. ☛ Effective job posting and job description writing. ☛ Recruitment of most qualified individuals for open positions. ☛ Cost effective creation of a complete benefits package and administration of benefits. ☛ Counseling for managers and employees in resolving employee relation issues. ☛ Consultation, creation, and facilitation of successful training programs for soft skills training. ☛ Performance Appraisals administration. ☛ Employee Recognition Program creation. ☛ Bio writing. Additional services include article writing, business plan writing for investor appeal, web content writing, and test creation.
Senior Instructional Designer - Instructional Design Master of Science Senior Graphic Designer/Creative Director - Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts Senior Technical Writer and Curriculum Strategist Senior Professional Developer, Trainer, and Public Speaker Dynamic Project Management – Leadership that inspires teams to excellence Expert Academic and Extended Enterprise LCMS/LMS Application Consultant Expert Virtual, eLearning, online course developer – engaging, interactive, games, equations, prescriptive feedback, branching, standards based outcomes, and more Expert in Adobe Master Suite and Adobe Captivate 8 Expert Design, 2D Animation, and Video Production I create online courses based in sound learning theory and widely accepted best practices and teaching methodologies. I also revise existing courses and edit video. I was a high school teacher for ten years and I am an expert in the industry standard tools and technologies used to create virtual classrooms. Why would you hire me? • I value and respect your time and reputation • I will not waste your time • I only accept projects when I can meet the client’s requirements • I work fast, maintain schedules and meet deadlines Guaranteed: • Quick response time • Attention to detail • Quality Assurance testing with submission of error free work • On time delivery • Delivery of work precisely according to specifications • Delivery of the best quality of work You will not be disappointed with the time and money you save.
I have been developing ILT, SCORM, HTML & Flash based learning content for over ten years. As an experienced eLearning developer, I have produced numerous courses on a wide-scope of topics including; software simulations, product & informational courses, new hire curricula, compliance & safety training, customer service & soft-skills courses. Being proficient in multiple authoring tools (Captivate, Lectora, Articulate & Camtasia) combined with my vast knowledge of web programming / scripting allows me to leverage technologies, produce rapid results and save you time and money. In addition to my proficiency with multiple authoring tools; I have packaged, published & managed SCORM content on multiple Learning Management Systems such as; SkillSoft, Absorb and VenU. I am an experienced, State of Iowa Licensed Educator that progressed into Corporate Learning and Development in 2003. Working for a Fortune 500 company for over eight years, I held multiple roles including: Instructional Design Specialist, eLearning Developer, Learning Management Systems Administrator / Project Manager and Technical Writer. Regardless of the role in which I was tasked with, my focus always remained on contributing and positively impacting the company's bottom-line. As my career progressed, I was employed by a Global Precision Agriculture Company. In this role, I continued to develop high-quality, engaging and interactive eLearning courses. This required me to grasp complex information regarding agriculture practices, equipment and solutions and turning them into clear, concise and consistent learning tools. As a leader of multiple, concurrent projects, I achieve positive, impactful results by leading with integrity, versatility, creativity and flexibility - keeping projects in-motion, on-track, and within budget.
Danielle G. Agency Contractor
My objective is to make you stand out from the crowd. I have over a decade of experience in the Corporate and Contact Center Industries with multiple resumes, workshops and business communications achieved. As a skilled wordsmith, I have the ability to produce clear, concise, and professional articles which are grammatically correct and error free. If you want a certified trainer/resume writer to assist you in achieving your organizational or individual objectives, drop me a line. I can assist you with: -Selection Criteria Responses -Process/Instructional Design -Customer Service -Image Consultancy -Training & Development -Adult Learning -Creative and Technical Writing -BMR Article Writing -Business Proposal Writing -Professional/Company Profile Writing -Resume Writing -Contact/Call Center Management -Voice & Language Training -English Proficiency -Employee Relations -Personality Development -Goal Setting -Life Coach