Adopt a man with handicaps !   6 good reasons to act today, without deferring.
My name is Dan Hayon and I am the one with handicaps.
… In fact, I have multiple handicaps.
Handicap #1I am 64 years old (and some).
Which, in the world of advertising, gives me straightaway the imageof someone totally washed up and out-of-touch with the ...
Handicap #2I’m a workaholic.No cure of detoxification had helped me…
… and I can’t go yet into retirement :                   -->                                                  - ----      ...
Handicap #3Notice please,these two previous handicapsalso qualify me…           …as very mentally disturbed.
Handicap #4I’m a victimof a certain preconceived idea…
Let me explain this :In 1993, I came to Paris fromStockholm where I was creativedirector at Ogilvy and Wunderman.Before, I...
I accumulated a solid experience( I hate the word « solid » !)in B2B and B2C advertising,in direct marketing, Web design,i...
…I received seven awards(in Sweden and in France)…     …without letting them to go to my head.
Nevertheless,my profile often creates the oppositeeffect on my interviewers…
…making them think that small projectscan’t possibly interest someone withmy experience…
The result is that they do not evenask me to do a test.              (Probably they are anxious not to hurt my ego.)
Handicap #5I’m not all dressed in black…
… and I don’t groom my hair into a littlepony tail, like creative people do(anyway, I don’t have much hair left).       (W...
Handicap #6I speak fluently five languages.As I lived and worked in several countries,I can offer a multicultural point of...
…I’m of Romanian originsand I still have a very weird accentthat even my French citizenshipcouldn’t wipe out…          …wh...
Oh yes, I got the picture!                                    Thank you very much…I could go on with my list ofhandicaps… ...
Why then am I telling you this long story?
This is why:for few times I’ve heard on the radioand on the TV, important peoplesaying that is an act of socialresponsibil...
So I said to myself:"Why not me ?I am THE ideal case :handicapped AND senior !".
For your agency it could be a greatPublic Relations coup.
Imagine!… ------------------->
This being said…
Let’s meet!              I will show you my book              and maybe you will like the idea of              adopting a ...
But hurry-up please,because the financialadvantages you can getfrom the government,won’t last for ever.
Cordially,And thank you for the time you have already given me.
NB.An extra benefit:my presence at your officewill instantly rejuvenateall the members of your staff…                     ...
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  1. 1. Adopt a man with handicaps ! 6 good reasons to act today, without deferring.
  2. 2. My name is Dan Hayon and I am the one with handicaps.
  3. 3. … In fact, I have multiple handicaps.
  4. 4. Handicap #1I am 64 years old (and some).
  5. 5. Which, in the world of advertising, gives me straightaway the imageof someone totally washed up and out-of-touch with the present times.
  6. 6. Handicap #2I’m a workaholic.No cure of detoxification had helped me…
  7. 7. … and I can’t go yet into retirement : --> - ---- -- ----My father worked until the age of 85 ----- -and I don’t want to bow out beforebeating his record!
  8. 8. Handicap #3Notice please,these two previous handicapsalso qualify me… …as very mentally disturbed.
  9. 9. Handicap #4I’m a victimof a certain preconceived idea…
  10. 10. Let me explain this :In 1993, I came to Paris fromStockholm where I was creativedirector at Ogilvy and Wunderman.Before, I also worked in Londonand in Tel-Aviv.
  11. 11. I accumulated a solid experience( I hate the word « solid » !)in B2B and B2C advertising,in direct marketing, Web design,internal communication, corporatedesign, buzz and story-telling…
  12. 12. …I received seven awards(in Sweden and in France)… …without letting them to go to my head.
  13. 13. Nevertheless,my profile often creates the oppositeeffect on my interviewers…
  14. 14. …making them think that small projectscan’t possibly interest someone withmy experience…
  15. 15. The result is that they do not evenask me to do a test. (Probably they are anxious not to hurt my ego.)
  16. 16. Handicap #5I’m not all dressed in black…
  17. 17. … and I don’t groom my hair into a littlepony tail, like creative people do(anyway, I don’t have much hair left). (Which strongly reduces my credibility…)
  18. 18. Handicap #6I speak fluently five languages.As I lived and worked in several countries,I can offer a multicultural point of view,but…
  19. 19. …I’m of Romanian originsand I still have a very weird accentthat even my French citizenshipcouldn’t wipe out… …which makes people wonder how come I wasn’t yet sent back across the border.
  20. 20. Oh yes, I got the picture! Thank you very much…I could go on with my list ofhandicaps… but I think you’ve gotthe picture.
  21. 21. Why then am I telling you this long story?
  22. 22. This is why:for few times I’ve heard on the radioand on the TV, important peoplesaying that is an act of socialresponsibility to give a person withhandicaps or a senior professional,a chance.
  23. 23. So I said to myself:"Why not me ?I am THE ideal case :handicapped AND senior !".
  24. 24. For your agency it could be a greatPublic Relations coup.
  25. 25. Imagine!… ------------------->
  26. 26. This being said…
  27. 27. Let’s meet! I will show you my book and maybe you will like the idea of adopting a person with handicaps.
  28. 28. But hurry-up please,because the financialadvantages you can getfrom the government,won’t last for ever.
  29. 29. Cordially,And thank you for the time you have already given me.
  30. 30. NB.An extra benefit:my presence at your officewill instantly rejuvenateall the members of your staff… …even for the 15 minutes of our meeting.

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