Richard is a well respected and very experienced Change Management Professional, specializing in supporting businesses through changes and effectively managing the impact of the change upon the people within the business. He has been delivering successful projects in organisational change, development and effectiveness for almost 20 years and is noted for developing targeting, insightful and influential multi level communications to facilitate successful change. His work with strategic human resources develops positive transformational impacts across a breadth of HR deliverables, including recruitment, succession planning, learning and organizational development and competency based framework integration for performance, development and talent acquisition approaches. He is a certified lean six sigma green belt, certified in design for six sigma and operational excellence and has delivered on many business improvement and re-engineering projects. Being a certified project, program and portfolio manager also. Richard understands the need to get the best from technology in the workplace and appreciates the need to get the right physical environment to help a smooth business transition. Richard is the President of the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals and keen to develop the future integration of the practice of change management through his writings, speaking and other public engagements.
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I currently hold a PhD in invasion biology. I am skilled in all aspects of research including study design, research material, literature reviews, data analysis and interpretation and academic writing. Im fluent in both verbal and written english and have published peer- reviewed research papers in my field. I'm proficient and have extensive experience in computer based skills MS Office suite, Corel draw and several other programs including GIS and statistic programs (SPSS, Statistica and R). I have also done presentations at many international conferences. I am to provide quality services to all my clients and will treat all work with utmost confidentiality and integrity.
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.
The combination of my education and experience is a solid foundation for a position within Instructional Design (ID). Having completed a BS and MS in Instructional Design, I have a strong foundation of ID methodology, theory, and design principles. I have over 3 years working experience within higher education as an Instructional Designer and educator, in addition to my time learning through higher education. My roles have ranged from my work with The Center for the Application of Information Technologies at Western Illinois University as an Instructional Designer meeting with faculty and building online educational systems, to teaching undergraduate students technology within the classroom, to developing online and classroom training and professional development materials for East Carolina University Office of Grants and Contracts. I also have corporate training development experience with UnitedHealthcare and Manic Media Group, INC, based in Washington D.C.. Within those two positions I managed multiple projects and assumed a lead designer role. I was tasked with implementing best practices, solid design work, and suggesting appropriate design methods while remaining innovative. Within Instructional Design, I am a multipurpose tool. I excel at front-end analysis, developing the foundation for design and development through the ADDIE model, evaluation and measurement, and overall client relations. Furthermore, as a creative individual, I also excel at storyboarding, multimedia development, photography, and various design software programs, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. I have intermediate to proficient skills with most technologies used in this fiend, to include BlackBoard, Lectora, and Camtasia. Being able to design and develop instructional materials and systems with outstanding design and visual principles, and developing full working instructional design systems that are rich with analysis and instructional design theory, I feel I am a perfect candidate for this position. Furthermore, my written and verbal communication skills are superb, and allow me to navigate a variety of conversations and situations. Having been a non-traditional student, I also understand the demands and needs of online learning students from the viewpoints of the University, the Faculty, and the student alike.
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Revelling in the best conversion rate I've had so far: 71.24% in a lead generation campaign that I launched on Facebook for my client 2 days ago (14Oct2014)!. I've increased the budget and I'm excited to see where this is going to take us :-) Update 31Oct2014: It's still holding between 69-70% conversion rate, tweaked the targeting, hiked the budget and keeping fingers crossed! Update 27Jan2015: Crossed a whopping 20,000 conversions in 3 months! Conversion Rate steady at around 50%. Update 3March2015: 25,000 leads in 18 weeks & counting! Conversion Rate holding around 50% with constant tweaks to audience, budget, ad copy, etc. 30March2015: I seem to have also hit the perfect balance for another client's lead generation campaign that gave us a CTR of 24.67% for just $27.63 (Cost per click: $0.02 - 1724 clicks in just 3 days). Although I have to admit that I haven't seen anything remotely close to this conversion rate, I strongly believe that of all internet marketing efforts, Facebook Advertising truly offers value for your money but only if your advertising campaigns are managed well. That's where I come in. So, if you are sitting on the fence about FB advertising as you just don't have the time or the right people to take the learning curve, you should seriously consider hiring me to get your targeted advertising off the ground. If you've already tasted how good FB advertising can be for your business, you should hire me to keep it flying high. Or if you are on the verge of giving up as you are just not able to figure out FB's idiosyncrasies, you could let me have a look at your ad campaigns and your landing pages to see if there's something you haven't tried yet. I have been managing Facebook advertising for clients since December 2013 and find it very rewarding both for my clients and for me! I have tried and tested several ads and campaigns and have created reporting systems that make some sense of Facebook's confusing reports. I've attended several webinars by experts and brainstormed a few. I maintain a close eye on ad/campaign performance and create new ads or edit existing ads according to audience reactions. I'm really good at creating landing pages that convert. I use Unbounce and LeadPages. I work well with design and development teams. I keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening so I'm usually full of new ideas on how to make campaigns better and laser focused on conversions. I have more than 20 years experience in managing projects, organising and simplifying complicated processes, creating appropriate documentation to capture important data, hiring staff, writing and editing content, transcribing audio clips, creating presentations, web research, etc. I worked as a personal assistant to top management in 4 different organisations (Calcutta Jute Industries, Growmore Business Associates, Maranatha Charitable Organisation, Willingdon Hospital) over a period of ten years (1988 to 1998) which included extensive administrative work involving independent decision-making and business correspondence. I also ran a small business for 12 years (1996 to 2008). I simultaneously worked in the field of clinical research as a freelance clinical trials coordinator in several hospitals in Chennai, India, which involved considerable documentation, data entry and compilation, independent correspondence, etc. Both these fields involved extensive data entry and database management. I have since headed a clinical research site management organisation, Merit Medical and Allied Sciences Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. As it was a start up, I did everything that is required to set up the organisation from finding the right location, hiring the right staff, interacting with clients, putting together business proposals to setting up processes and documentation. In January 2010, I broke a leg in a road accident and this kept me confined to bed for a few months when I discovered working online through oDesk. There has been no turning back since then. It has been an awesome experience the last five years, working with clients from all over the world and I wouldn't exchange this for anything else!
I have gained experience in a wide range of industries and positions over the past 18 years. My core skills are focused around training and document writing but I also have experience of customer service, hardware and software support, database and network administration, web design, programming and finance. I have worked for large multinationals, government agencies, small and medium sized businesses as well as the family business. Over the past seven years I have worked for the Environment Agency which is a government agency responsible for the protection of land, sea and air in the United Kingdom. Here I have worked in the Finance Department to design and deliver staff training courses along with procedures for new initiatives. My main objective is to use my technical skills to write instruction manuals, knowledge documents and training guides but am able to provide full administrative support, general office skills and an excellent telephone manner.
1) Experienced Spanish/English translator, efficient, creative and talented. Native speaker born and raised in Latin America. I have worked in translation and simultaneous interpretation for over 13 years both in Latin America and the US. Extensive translation work in diverse fields and formats such as full length books, scholarly articles, legal documents, technical and business, workshops and lectures. Also available for editing, proof reading or technical writing work. 2) Applied statistician by training (Master's degree), able to perform complex and insight generating analysis as well as create user-friendly, easily communicable reports and presentations of results. Experience with medical and insurance data Numerous respectable references in both fields available upon request
Presentation design and planning, scripting and enhancement. Focus on the real targets of the presentation. FCP video edition for complex animations and iMovie edition for quick results. Analytic and design vision for the research of new trends on the IT market worldwide. Certified Apple Macintosh Technician and Mac OS expert. Current focus on the the development of new technologies.
I write neat, clean and to-the-point busniess plans. If you are looking for a person with a thinking head on, with creativity and deep understanding of entrepreneurship (being an entrepreneur himself), then I am your guy. I am an entrepreneur and business strategy / business development consultant, specialising in eCommerce, Software and IT (especially for start-ups and SMEs- but have worked with large corporations also). Ranked in top 10% on oDesk for Business Plans and Business Strategy, and with my extensive background in Engineering, Computer Sciences and Business (2 Bachelors and 1 Master’s degree), an MBA with Specialization in Leadership Studies, Fellowship of Saltire Foundation with advanced courses in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Sales and Marketing from Babson College (rated #1 for Entrepreneurship studies), I have the necessary background to understand your business and help you in coming up with marketing and technology solutions for your business needs. Being an entrepreneur myself who has started multiple start-ups and brought innovations to the market, I can understand and help you with the business plan and business processes to raise funding, convince key stake holders or partners, and make your business a success story. I am very good in telling a compelling story (afterall that is what a business plan must do!) and substantiating and backing up the story with financial modelling / projections and creating great to-the-point presentations (I have a lot of experience in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint/Prezi). With Strategic insight and keen business acumen, Winner of the National Business Plan Competition (Scotland), I have developed my own templates and models for financial projections that allows you to try out different scenarios (different rates of growth, change costs and sales assumptions to test the viability and robustness of your business model). It empowers you to continue making changes on your own. Over the last 10 years, I have been involved with and developed a wide range of technology based businesses, especially in the Information Technology area, developing web and mobile based solutions and applications. These solutions have involved ASP.Net, HTML, SQL Server, PHP and MySQL, as well as iPhone apps on the App Store. I have developed expertise in business development for start up companies and small businesses bringing new ideas to market as well as entrepreneurial departments / divisions of corporations looking for changing their business processes to become more efficient and productive. My core competency is in complete end-end management of a new business idea's design, development, implementation and bringing it to fruition. I am seeking opportunities to build business from the ground up for you. I am (re-assuringly) expensive, because quality comes at a price (however, since I work fast, the overall cost may be quite economical). When you are making a decision on engagement of a business plan writer and strategic advisor, think about this: 'Can you afford your business plan not to be absolutely top notch, the best it could be? If the funding you are seeking is quite important, hiring the best person and getting the best professionally written business plan might make the difference between getting it or not getting it, or getting the deal at much better terms!!! Let's talk! .
My earnest desire is to deliver high-quality output required by clients through rendering efficient administrative support tasks such as word processing, data entry, form conversion, reports and article writing. I have more than 15 years of work experience wherein I practically gained proficiency in using Microsoft/ Web/ Online applications. Several training and seminars gave me the opportunity to learn and use other software like Adobe Photoshop (CS3), ArcGIS (ArcMap 9.3 Version) Database (CBMS-NRDB). oDesk is now helping me in enhancing my expertise.