Transcript of "Daniel Alfon Visual CV 2015 Portfolio Resume "
CPE-MSTCF - Concours préparatoire aux études de ce qu'est aujourd'hi la filière STCF-CCA
M.A. in English in English & Computers
Master's Thesis: Computerizing Textbooks: A Journey into Computer-Assisted Language Learning
B.A. in English in Economics studies (2 years), a variety of courses
Find Me Here
Quality Q & A Social Dashboard @danielalfon
Videos Interesting links & visuals Professional Profile
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Paris Dauphine 1990 - 1991
Sorbonne/Censier University 1989 - 1990
Paris Est University 1986 - 1989
What I Don't Do
Navigating This CV
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and underlined text (including
company names and
universities). This CV includes
links to * Social Media Profiles
(LinkedIn, Twitter, Quora,
tumblr, aggregators and other
communities). ** A Webinar, a
few Videos like this , a map and
some Presentations I've created.
*** My collaborative D-J-
C Group. * References. **
Visuals: Tagclouds & a
decade in 4 pictures. * Download
Is Your LinkedIn™ Profile
10 years after joining LinkedIn, I
decided to pack everything I
know into one guide. Click to
see and get your copy
MeetUp -How Can Startups
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Online Marketing Projects
B2B Social Media consulting
An exciting online education project ·
LinkedIn & Twitter marketing consulting and lectures - startup accelerator gigs [Star-
TAU,TheJunction,TheHive,TheElevator], B2B, NGOs [e.g. Gvahim and Matan] and individuals.
Shidonni , a browser-based virtual world for children 
Market research, lead qualification, initiating contact in French territory resulting in media
coverage and exposure
Conducted market research identifying promising prospects in Key B2B territories
HP Indigo [pre-Drupa project 2007/8]
Created and developed tools used by ~100 HP Indigo salespeople worldwide.
Analyzed, spotted trends and predicted future directions in players (competitor pricing, annual reports,
evaluation of competitors sales). Led worldwide HP Indigo Competition Forum
SEOlogy is a well-respected SEO firm.
SEOlogy offers Social Media marketing services to B2B companies,based in Israel and targeting the
global market. Chances are you know Seology's clients...
My current projects include: * Social media marketing for an Enterprise software company, focusing
on lead generation and branding - using primarily LinkedIn and Twitter. * Consulting for a large public
company [monitoring,analyzing, social media marketing strategy], focusing on LinkedIn, Twitter and
Increased Udizine's annual sales 243%.
Successfully added new distributors in AZ,CA,CO,FL,MD & HI (check out full map here)
►Increased revenues from existing accounts in CA,NY,OH & PA. ► Initiated and nurtured
contacts with firms that became Udizine's first international Representatives [in the UK and the
Philippines] and added new distributors in the Netherlands and the Far East.
Initiated a presence in new websites and negotiated the firm's first stock orders.
Selected strategic partner, contributing to a successful US GlobalShop trade show.
Atmosphere Manufacturers (disruptive electronics consumer goods start-up)
Led marketing activities and listing with a strategic French retailer (BHV, €700m turnover).
Significantly shortened listing time to market with French retailers like Castorama.
Delivered French collateral, website design, and several other projects. Co-led a successful
recruitment of a top local Agent and managed his training.
Achieved a significant differentiation - in a commodities market:► Turned products into an end-
What I Don't Do
Jul 2007 - present
Social Media marketing specialist [English projects] Oct 2010 - present
VP Sales 2006 - 2007
Business Development 2003 - 2006
On October 30th 2013 I lectured
to a great bunch of
entrepreneurs in MS Ventures
G+ Hangout with Ben O'Hanlon
Watch the LinkedIn Power User
G+ Hangout video with the
following: The full breakdown
is visible on the YouTube video
page, but it includes: 7:40-14:24
How to get alerts for
prospects,possible people to
reach out to via Saved Searches
28:57- Help! I'm flooded with
emails from groups.Filters are
my best friend/ How to take
control of your inbox again via
email management,rules and
trial & error 40:55-46:15
Dentists & Black Hats, IDK
& blocked accounts across
different industries; inviting via
groups 46:15- 49:28 Messaging
non-connections is possible and
takes less than a minute for
most active users; an
inexpensive Premium account
49:28-52:33 Two Ways to See
Full Details for 3rd-Degree
Profiles 53:00 Ways to discover
events,references to your
and discover content via Signal
1:03:55-1:16:50 Your Profile URL
as a marketing tool 1:16:50
Should You Accept All
Invitations to Connect?
Disconnecting,LIONs and other
Summer's Cool Links
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to-end solution thanks to a thorough analysis of clients' needs.► Initiated high-margin,low-cost
product customizations during long sales cycles.
Thoroughly prepared key exhibitions (Koln's Practical World and Frankfurt's Light & Building),
resulting in identifications of major business opportunities: ► Built long-term partnerships with
key retailers in France & Germany, resulting in accelerated, low-budget listing setup and
distribution planning. ► Revamped the go to market plan and value proposition and increased
margins & future revenues manifold by modifying the business model.
► All this was done before the company manufactured a single product
Shenhav [Vimatix, Netprox]
Vimatix (MMSC) - Analyzed potential clients under extreme time pressure.
Netprox (application platform) - Led mobile internet market analysis.
Training professional responsible for the in-house Language training of over 2200 employees. ►
Selected & managed a team of a dozen subcontractors,building a team out of partners that continued
to work for fiercely competing companies ► Improved client satisfaction & loyalty by halving time-to-
market of training products while doubling product line every 18 months ► Turned the company into a
beta site of cutting-edge technologies enabling product delivery anywhere,anyhow,anytime
DBM (global outplacement firm)
As a New Career workshop facilitaor, coached and helped hundreds of gifted executives looking for
new challenges, focusing on the high-tech sector.It was great fun,too. * Revamped CVs - no Visual CV
* Helped (Re)define career objectives * Enhanced interview skills via simulations of interviews with
analysis with analysis.
* Upgraded negotiation skills, elevator pitch, body language and networking skills.
Since 1998, I have given career-, networking and web-related workshops and social media training in
Israel, the UK, the Russian Federation & France.
Coached via e-mail hundreds of US and UK residents prior to their Aliyah. This project gave me the
opportunity to meet executives in London,England; Paris,Marseilles and Lyon,France; and Siberia [in
Wireless Business Intelligence consultant 2000 - 2003
Training Jan 1996 - Oct 2000
Twitter @danielalfon US Business trip Visual CV
10 interesting links from
June/June 2013. The
presentation includes a creative
way to use LinkedIn, videos that
entertain and educate, thought-
provoking articles about what
happens digitally when we die,
music, strange social
MFA LinkedIn Lecture
Here's a mini-lecture I gave to
Israel's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in July 2013 (Hebrew)
“Need to find valuable
information about your industry,
competitors or clients? Look no
further - Daniel will find this
information at no time. His
ability to use different resources
(in and out of the web) is
outstanding & remarkable"
"...a highly accomplished
mentoring has helped me
expand my vision and open up
new and endless possibilities.
Daniel repeatedly proves the
long-term value of networking"
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Internet & Language Skills,IDF
Web-savvy, full computer literacy. Masters Google Docs,Wikis,Social Media
(Twitter,LinkedIn,Quora,tumblr,SlideShrae,YouTube and others)...
Languages: English, French, Hebrew - mother tongue
IDF military service: Paramedic
* Shidonni - a web-based virtual world for children aged 4-12 [I did a small project regarding Shidonni's
penetration to France].
Virtual World featured in France's Actukids: Shidonni en français
Sur Numerikids,9.09: Lancement de la version française du monde virtuel de Shidonni (9.09) :-)
** Une présentation donnée lors du Yarid d'Aliyah à Paris, le 15 mars 2009 [a lecture I was asked to
deliver in France about Networking.].
Trilingual (English/French/Hebrew) relationship builder,I am a freak of people and innovative
technology (in that order) and bridging gaps between them.How do I contribute to a business? ► What
I do for a living is identify business opportunities, often creating value in commoditized environments.
Incidentally,I build relationships...or was it the other way round?
► As a heavy user of community-based websites,I have created webinars,videos,online groups,online
CVs and portfolios,wikis,and tutorials. Understanding long-term social media success factors enables
me to help brands -and people.
► I help businesses engage with customers online - and convert prospects into long-term loyal
►The world of retail interests me, brushing up my French is fun, and firms I have contributed most to
tend to be high-tech, innovative and global.
►I was lucky enough to work both in global/public companies and in start-ups across several
industries ►►Result? my experience ranges from business development to account management, and
from competitive intelligence to inside sales.
An in-house/long-term B2B LinkedIn/social media marketing position
Leveraging my on- and offline experience in international B2B marketing (online
marketing,Enterprise software,web apps, retail and consumer goods).
Leading web-based collaboration with customers and/or partners /account
management/social media marketing [LinkedIn,Quora,YouTube,Twitter,
Google+,tumblr,SlideShare,Web Applications,Mobile Apps and more].
Planning, creating,curating and revamping a variety of online and social media tools and
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QR code here :-)
This visual CV cam be also found on Slideshare and Youblisher.
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"Certainly knew his subject
material very well and also has
excellent communication skills".
"A rare true talent"
“Daniel was a great asset to
Udizine- Not only that he drove
the sales force of the company
but he also maintained &
continued maintaining the
relationship with all of his
Only great success having him
part of my network and friends!!”
“I have known Daniel for several
years and without doubt Daniel
has a unique skillset and talent
that makes him a true
networking contact able to
generate interesting and helpful
contacts in many diverse
industries. His friendly and
response manner is refreshing
and he is joy to work with.”
“Daniel is truely a person that
can create long-term
relationships. He is an honest
and clear thinking young man.”
"Masters his areas of expertise"
"Daniel leads you to success in a
fast and easy way. Pleasure
working with him.”
Top qualities: Great Results,
Nir Ben Lavi
“Daniel was extremely helpful in
making introductions and
helping us making new business
contacts. Daniel's efforts were
outstanding and helped us in
promoting new deals.”
Daniel Alfon, Unlimited! And from
my personal experience -
International! His expertise in
social media and creativity in
communication are applicable
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A Decade In 4 Pictures
LinkedIn marketing consulta… DBM & Networking note, 20… BHV Stand by EM,Atmosph…
US trip Udizine 2006-7
Download,Browse & Flip
Browse as a Pearltree Cruise links from this Visua… Flip & browse online
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(well...almost) Despite the time
difference (I am living in Toronto)
Daniel was always available and
willing to chat and answer my
messages. From all his benefits
I would emphasize the fact that
Daniel's methods always leads to
desired results. I would
recommend him to every
company that want to make
things right and from the first
If you're interested in LinkedIn
Daniel Alfon is one of the best
people I know to talk to. He's
really knowledgeable, genuine
and worth reaching out to. I
swap ideas and discuss LinkedIn
strategies with him whenever we
both have time, I value his
opinion and highly recommend
seeking his advice.
Daniel is an energetic and
motivated expert, whom delivers
his qualities in a personable and
caring manner. He is highly
experienced with social media
and makes himself available to
share of his abilities and
expertise. I received training
from Daniel on the subject of
Linkedin and social media.
During the few sessions, I've
learned very much in a short
30-Second Video CV
Daniel's 30-sec video CV mashup
( http://bit.ly/Video-CV )
Presentation at UX conference
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Date: February 14th 2013 Event:
UPXA Title: 4.5 online tools
making life easy Tap/click to
view the image with links You
may want to check out the
slide.ly video here Thanks to
Omer, my good-humored co-
presenter who volunteered to be
my guinea pig from the
This is a quick thank-you video
to those who shared my Quora
answer "What Makes a LinkedIn
profile Great?" [see it here:
RebelMouse is a highly visual,
card-like aggregator of social
media channels. I don't use it
very often but I like the clean
and simple design - my page's
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Coming to Circles near you - You
can check out my Google profile
For infographics and web
resources - I use tumblr. In
case you wondered, tumblr is a
great platform for sharing
visuals,and I have had my share.
Looking for the Neighborhoodr
tumblog? Scroll down... (I used
Friendfeed for years, but stopped
posting - only an archive
I've helped several B2B CMOs
set attractive LinkedIn Company
Pages, individual LinkedIn
profiles, [plus winning a fun
contest with a fake one], shrewd
information and much more. I
am therefore occasionally asked
to present new advanced ways
to use LinkedIn. Here's a
presentation for Israeli
entrepreneurs, presented on
September 27th 2012 at Tel
Aviv's TheHive incubator
program. I also lectured at
TheJunction, IDC Elevator, and
Star-TAU. ShowToClients once
created a multimedia
presentation of an 4.10 version
here . I've presented advanced
LinkedIn tools for MBA students,
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trained Entrepreneurs and
NGOs. Based on those I also
created this answer on Quora to
the question "What Makes a
LinkedIn Profile Great?".
In 3.11 I started editing the Tel
Neighborhoodr is a hyperlocal
tumblr crowdsouced blog.It
sounds much more complicated
than just browsing the images I
uploaded. My main tumblr blog
remains this one.
Some @Danielalfon stats can be
seen in this video Oh, and I run
a Twitter training course - this
one wasn't that bad
DJC Google Group
Daniel's Job Collection is a
Google Group that reached 120+
members in less than 4 weeks.
DJC members posted over 7500
[read: over seven thousand]
Israeli high-tech jobs since
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January 2009 through 2012.
With time, I have become less
involved with the group, no
longer acceptted new members,
and generally moved on. But I
learned a few lessons about
community building thanks to it!
I have been a heavy LinkedIn
user since early 2004. - helping
marketers and business owners
My Slidespace contains the
following public presentations:
Advanced LinkedIn Guide DJC
Sold-out Hebrew article
published in the IDC newsletter
[cf.complete version] video CV
Misc.: Youblisher: LinkedIn
I was asked give a presentation
on networking to Tel Aviv
University Executive Recanati
MBAs in December 2010. I was
lucky to give another
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presentation to students from
India, Ukraine, Hungary and
Namibia, that was part of the Ibr
An article published in the 11.09
issue of the Herzlia
Interdisciplinary Center [IDC]
alumni newsletter [Hebrew].
The full version,including links
and examples, is available here.
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