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Alkonnect English Edited September 2011

  1. 3. <ul><li>The idea germinated in the many years of Mariana's close and personal collaboration with diverse industrial and cultural organizations, spanning Europe and North America. alkonnect ltd is based on individual expertise in diverse fields, and draws from an elite group of freelance professionals bound by a single-minded desire to outperform. Our people are self-motivated communicators who love to compete – and win! </li></ul>
  2. 5. <ul><li>The global marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>requires you and your people to move smoothly across borders – linguistically, culturally and conceptually. Success will be determined by creativity, agility and mental and cultural resilience. Whether you need more creative thinking at the top, more tenacious execution on the frontlines, communication with your staff through internal communiqués or with the business media through press releases, alkonnect has the people, tools and networks to help brands blossom in a multi-cultural environment. </li></ul>
  3. 7. <ul><li>Dr. Mariana Costa Weldon </li></ul><ul><li>Italian born, with a pragmatic North American approach to business, Mariana studied languages, literature and translation to add to a firm foundation in business and economics. She perfected her linguistic, business, and cultural skills in Europe & North America. Having worked with both Multinationals and mid-sized companies, for universities and institutions spanning many countries, she has acquired a valuable background in sales and marketing. Some of the companies she has worked for include Ingersoll-Rand, Pirelli and AUDI. She has been applying her skills and savoir-faire to local realities throughout the years. </li></ul><ul><li>Your company can gain from Mariana ’s extensive knowledge and understanding of Far Eastern, Middle Eastern, American and European Markets and realities. </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>Our people can assist small to mid-sized companies in quickly achieving their communication goals. alkonnect has diverse people of diverse talents in diverse countries communicating in diverse languages to provide a unique synergy of training and consultancy services that markedly increases the efficacy of your communications. We are people who know a great deal about the very market/problem/opportunity/brief that lies on your desk this moment! </li></ul>
  5. 9. Mariana (third from left) has two native tongues, English and Italian. She is completely fluent in oral, aural and written French and German, and reads and understands Spanish. She is seen here sharing a joke with her friends at alkonnect. Marlon Tong Hui Ross
  6. 10. Antonio Flocco This designer hates stereotypes and his curriculum shows it. Antonio prefers to be out rather than in . Italian born, with an interesting background in graphics – developed between the Scuola Internazionale di Comics and the Accademia delle Arti e Nuove Tecnologie , in Rome – Antonio is our illustrator, designer, culture-jammer , adbuster , situationist . With the multi facets of his personality he ensures that all of alkonnect illustrations are unique, just like himself. Antonio can either play solo or be a great team player, as need arises, competently and expertly from beginning to end.
  7. 11. Kitty van Dienst Hospitality is her niche. Kitty , who was born and raised in the Netherlands, specialized in hospitality and worked in several reputed hotels in Austria. A can do attitude and endearing ways with people of all walks of life are Kitty ’s key strengths. She is fluent in Dutch, German and English and is honing her Italian and French skills while she runs the franchise of a large beverage market in Germany. Kitty is alkonnect event and hospitality expert and its link to the Netherlands and the Nordic world.
  8. 12. Gregory Nixon , supports alkonnect in advisory & marketing capacity. Born in Canada he came with his family to Europe and grew up in Italy. Gregory specialized in the hospitality sector and then chose to change career and trained to help adults improve their communication skills. He has worked in Canada, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Gregory is fluent in English, Italian, German and has a passable knowledge of French. He travels a great deal across Europe linking alkonnect to many industrial realities.
  9. 13. <ul><li>Madeleine Avon </li></ul><ul><li>A laser physicist that now lives in Paris, Madeleine is both Austrian and French citizen. Her love for science and the humanities, her competence and knowledge, allowed her to become the communication link between companies and the scientific community at large, first in Austria, and then in France. Her proficiency in German, French, English and Italian allows her to handle smoothly delicate situations and people of diverse backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>A great asset to any company, Madeleine is alkonnect point of reference for all technical and scientific matters and alkonnect ambassador in France. </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>Ross Nixon </li></ul><ul><li> Born in Italy and raised both in Canada and Italy Ross is alkonnect seasoned man. The time he spent with the Canadian Forces, both in peaceful Canada and in the war-torn Balkans as a peacekeeper with UN and NATO, show he is a man of the outdoors. He has also supported Mariana's earlier team as one of the best personal and group trainers for soft skill combined with foreign languages. Ross – now involved with adventure programs entwined with intensive English – is teaching leadership and ethics at Algonquin College in Ontario. </li></ul><ul><li>Ross ’s alkonnect man for any indoor/outdoor situation. </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>Romina Venturi </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Argentina of Italian parents, Romina is immersed in the culture of both countries and, besides her two native tongues, speaks also fluent English. After studying Communication Sciences and Media, Romina worked in the field of communications in Argentina until moving permanently to Italy. There she is still active in the fields of event management, marketing and advertising. </li></ul><ul><li>Romina is alkonnect winning card in the inter-cultural game played in the Spanish-speaking world arena. </li></ul>
  12. 16. Suraj Anand A journalist based in Delhi, India, Suraj is studying English Literature whilst reporting, scripting and producing a weekly show for CNN IBN . He is currently Senior Desk Editor/correspondent for this network, after being copy editor with Web18 – online division of CNBC Network18 – and having refined his talents with the national and local press. His experience in this field has accrued his skills in public relations, networking and effective communication. His writing is outstanding and he has a keen sense of what appeals to whom, when and where! Suraj has been, is, and will be one of alkonnect links to the Subcontinent and its realities.
  13. 17. <ul><li>Viviana Lo Bartolo </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Switzerland of Italian parents Viviana , has taken in the best of both cultures. She dedicated herself to photography after the proper schooling and many professional stages that took her also to Italy. Viviana runs her own studio in Rorschach, on Lake Constance. Her captures communicate common as well as unusual feelings to friends, clients and fans. Her art makes her special and unique, as she concentrates on universal and individualistic themes for her public. </li></ul><ul><li>Viviana is alkonnect multi-cultural photo-wiz embodying the concreteness of the North and the passion, tension and verve of the sunny South! </li></ul>
  14. 19. <ul><li>Communication at alkonnect is always action driven and results oriented. Our solid management background and wide-ranging experience ensures that the instruction you or your staff receives is always attuned to current business thinking and practical application of theory . In the fiercely competitive world of high-tech communication, our people’s expertise extends across business-to-business, consumers and cultures. </li></ul>
  15. 20. <ul><li>Our clients span a gamut of companies, governments and universities worldwide. Some of the people/organizations/corporations we have worked with (both directly and indirectly) include: </li></ul><ul><li>Audi AG – Ingolstadt (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>Kolping Bildungswerk – Augsburg + Neuburg/D (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>Università di Cagliari – Cagliari (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Wolford AG – Bregenz (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi Vorarlberg – Dornbirn (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi Austria – Vienna (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>Zumtobel Staff – Dornbirn (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>Julius Blum GmbH – H ö chst (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>WERFO AG – Haag (Switzerland) </li></ul>
  16. 21. <ul><li>Dr. Markus Lutz – Feldkirch (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Martin Buxbaum – Bregenz (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. G ü nther Behringer – Dornbirn (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>Metzler Automotive Profiles Europe (MAPS) – Lindau (Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>Merge Systems AG – Schaanwald (Principality of Liechtenstein) </li></ul><ul><li>Ö lz der Meisterb ä cker GmbH – Dornbirn (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>Epe@ple Academy – Cagliari (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Grass (W ü rth Group) – H ö chst (Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>Espace a rtETobjets – L a usanne (Switzerland) </li></ul><ul><li>Cappelletto s.n.c. – Castelfranco Veneto ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>Giast Systems s.r.l. – Vicenza ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>Estral SpA [la Cantinetta] – Manerbio/Brescia ( Italy ) </li></ul><ul><li>HEEB Software AG – Au/SG ( Switzerland ) </li></ul><ul><li>c-art, Prantl & Boch – Dornbirn ( Austria ) </li></ul>
  17. 23. <ul><li>Our services can be much more extensive than you think. Encompassing a gamut of possibilities whose boundaries are forever being challenged, the core areas of our operations remain: </li></ul><ul><li>Business consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services in Cross Cultural Management </li></ul><ul><li>Organization and realization of congresses, courses, </li></ul><ul><li>workshops and trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Translation and interpreter services in German, </li></ul><ul><li>Italian, English, French and Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and elaborating conceptual solutions, and </li></ul><ul><li>copywriting </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services in PR, marketing, communications </li></ul><ul><li>and branding </li></ul>
  18. 24. <ul><li>Personal development and support is one of the key areas of our specialization. </li></ul><ul><li>Trust us to </li></ul><ul><li>train you and your staff to communicate in English, </li></ul><ul><li>Italian, French, German, Chinese, and Japanese, with </li></ul><ul><li>special focus on using language to understand and deal </li></ul><ul><li>with commercial realities in different cultures </li></ul><ul><li>sharpen your current linguistic ability to enable you to </li></ul><ul><li>exploit or resolve negotiations and difficult </li></ul><ul><li>transactions more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>represent you at national and international congresses </li></ul><ul><li>and trade shows where language could be a barrier </li></ul><ul><li>assist you in face-to-face transactions and delicate negotiations </li></ul><ul><li>support you in any kind of sales activities, putting at </li></ul><ul><li>your disposal our depth of international know-how gained </li></ul><ul><li>from over 20 years experience in markets as diverse as </li></ul><ul><li>the USA, Hong Kong and Germany </li></ul><ul><li>develop soft skills essential to cross-cultural personal interactions, through recreational and cultural activities such as visits to cultural events, culinary </li></ul><ul><li>experiences, sports and outdoor adventures, and more </li></ul>
  19. 25. <ul><li>Corporate messaging services can help to </li></ul><ul><li>elaborate or sharpen your company’s message for any situation, from announcing a joint venture to your own staff to presenting the company’s financial results to the media </li></ul><ul><li>strategically assess the impact of important company literature, speeches or any kind of text in terms of understandability, cultural sensitivity and consistency </li></ul><ul><li>develop concepts, copywriting and translation in English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, and Spanish of marketing, PR or technical documents in close collaboration with in-house staff or your advertising/PR agency </li></ul>
  20. 27. <ul><li>In a world where competing ideas and options abound, good communication is the key - on both personal and corporate levels - for your services to be understood, remembered and preferred. </li></ul><ul><li>If this is what you care about, talk to us at alkonnect </li></ul><ul><li>alkonnect ltd. (Suisse) </li></ul><ul><li>Via Sotto Bisio, 4 </li></ul><ul><li>CH-6828 Balerna/TI </li></ul><ul><li>S vizzera </li></ul><ul><li>+41 91 682 9948 ufficio </li></ul><ul><li>+41 91 682 9949 fax </li></ul><ul><li>+41 79 269 8681 mobile CH </li></ul><ul><li>+39 347 432 7506 mobile I </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 28. via Sotto Bisio, 4 - CH-6828 Balerna/TI - Svizzera +41 91 682 9948 ufficio - +41 91 682 9949 fax – +41 79 269 8681 mobile CH - +39 347 432 7506 mobile I [email_address]