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Profile of stuart jay raj mar 2010 extended profile

  1. 1. 2010  Stuart Jay Raj – Extended Profile Stuart Jay Raj  Polyglot   TV Host  Facilitator  Cross Cultural Communication  Specialist  Page 1 of 20 3/29/2010 
  2. 2.  Stuart Jay Raj in Brief   Background Of mixed race, TV personality Stuart Jay Raj or ‘Jay’ has a fluent command in speaking, listening, reading and writing over 13 modern languages including Chinese dialects, Spanish, Indonesian, Thai, Danish and Sign Language. He has more than a passing familiarity in more than 15 other languages both modern and ancient and is proficient in several computer languages. From working with offshore Oil & Gas projects to Miss Universe, Stuart’s ability to seamlessly communicate across cultures has become an invaluable asset for both multinational corporations and governments alike. Entertainment Stuart is a Television Host hosting programmes around the region in several languages including English, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia and Mandarin Chinese. Stuart plays Jazz Piano with the Bangkok based ROL Jazz Trio and is also on the official interpreters team for Miss Universe. From 2000 Stuart has been closely associated with the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand initially running his Cracking Thai Fundamentals programme to equip journalists to hit the ground running with Thai language and cultural skills. Most recently Stuart has been a board member of the FCCT and today continues to extend his network of key players that shape the happenings in SE Asia. Facilitation, Training and Coaching Stuart is an internationally accredited Trainer and Facilitator and under his company Kognisens, consults and trains for Governments and Corporations in several languages around the globe. Training programmes help participants develop both soft and hard skills covering areas including Leadership, Negotiations, Team Building, Simultaneous Interpreting, Key Account Management and Presentation Skills. Through his experience with a diverse client base, Stuart has been trained in several disciplines in the Oil and Gas Industry, Modern Trade, Pharmaceutical Industry, Sustainable Development and HIV AIDS and works in conjunction with several agencies around the world as a buffer between western executives and local people in these fields. More information on Stuart’s activities, TV shows, learning techniques and video clips demonstrating them can be found in Stuart’s popular Language and Mind Skills blog ‘Behind the Curtain’ at http://stujay.blogspot.com and on his Youtube ™ Channel at http://youtube.com/stujaystujay . TESTIMONIAL “Stuart’s background in teaching, marketing, translating and interpreting, music and computers are a testament to his multi-skilled versatility. Learning with Stuart is not a chore – his methods build an indelible understanding of ways to apply fundamental principles that underpin the paths by which we actually learn. And his methods for learning apply equally to the learning of language, music and applied technologies. In short, Stuart Raj’s methods reflect his sincere passion for the fulfilment of the human spirit” Malcolm Smith NALSAS Indonesian Project School of Languages and Linguistics Griffith University – Brisbane, Australia   Page 2 of 20
  3. 3.  Stuart Jay Raj – Full Profile  Background Of mixed race, TV personality Stuart Jay Raj or ‘Jay’ has a fluent command in speaking, listening, reading and writing over 13 modern languages including Chinese dialects, Spanish, Indonesian, Thai, Danish and Sign Language. He has more than a passing familiarity in more than 15 other languages both modern and ancient. From working with offshore Oil & Gas projects to Miss Universe, Stuart’s ability to seamlessly communicate across cultures has become an invaluable asset for both multinational corporations and governments alike. Facilitation, Training and Coaching In 1999 Stuart was introduced to Dale Carnegie Thailand. He cut his teeth here becoming an accredited trainer / facilitator training the Dale Carnegie Breakthrough to Success Program as well as other programs including Leadership Training for Managers, High Impact Presentations, World Class Customer Service and Sales Advantage. In 2003 combining facilitation and training with language, culture and communication, Stuart founded Kogneit Thailand and later its international arm Kognisens Company Limited. Kognisens provides consultation, training, facilitation and coaching services to public and private sector clients around the globe. Page 3 of 20
  4. 4. Oil and Gas In any Oil and Gas project, Health, Safety and Environmental issues should never be sacrificed for productivity. Having been trained in Behavioural Health and Safety, Stuart has proven his ability with Oil and Gas companies working in Asia, by synergizing his HSE knowledge with his ability to communicate with people in their own tongues and on their own wavelengths. Through coaching, training and facilitation Stuart builds up healthy communication networks onsite and offsite that transcend both rank and culture. Potential hazards and obstacles to productivity often get nipped in the bud and company executives are free to focus on achieving their targets all the while maintaining a culture of safety and care throughout all levels of the organisation. Page 4 of 20
  5. 5. Entertainment Stuart was born into a family of musicians and since 2000 has been the pianistic third member of the ROL Trio playing with Kenro Oshidari on double- bass and Dale Lee on drums in Bangkok. Since 2000 the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand has played an integral role in linking Stuart into the region. Initially conducting his Cracking Thai Fundamentals workshop for Foreign Correspondents that needed to hit the ground running with their Thai Language skills, Stuart continued to work with many other political and entertainment based organizations associated with the club and was a member of the FCCT board from 2009-2010. Stuart has worked as the official interpreter for Miss Thailand and Miss Indonesia for the Miss Universe organization since 2005 and in 2009 became the host for the Thai TV Channel 5 Show ‘เหนือชั้น 1000 แปลก’ (Neua Chan Phan Plaek) or ‘The Amazing and Extraordinary World’. From Istanbul to the Coober Pedy, Stuart travels around the globe finding the world’s most extraordinary people, places and things. Episodes can be viewed on his Youtube ™ channel at http://youtube.com/stujaystujay. Page 5 of 20
  6. 6. Modern Trade Fifty years of Modern Trade development in the United States has occurred within ten or so years in China. The need in Asia to equip local people with the soft and hard skills that their positions demand of them has never been so imperative. Working with international Modern Trade giants, Stuart works between executive management and their local teams to help them develop hard skills including Sales and Marketing planning, Key Account Management and Customer Insights with soft skills in Negotiations, Customer Service, Communication, Leadership and exceptional Presentation Skills. Stuart is also often invited to be the Key Note Speaker at Modern Trade events where he links his knowledge of the industry to cultural insights to give his clients the edge in the market. Page 6 of 20
  7. 7. Language and Mind Skills When people first meet Stuart, their first impressions are often influenced by his ability with languages. In several languages Stuart has native to near native command, being able to communicate in all registers of the language. For other languages, his facility ranges from advanced competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing to beginner level. The languages Stuart has worked with include Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Cantonese, Danish, Sign Language, Norwegian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Urdu, Sanskrit, Korean, Arabic, Burmese, Pwo (Karen), Tagalog, Tamil, Tibetan, Vietnamese and Burmese. This affinity with languages is a by- product of the foundation that Stuart’s maternal grandfather had laid down in communication, memory and mind-skills. Stuart has honed his raw knowledge of linguistics, memory, NLP, hypnosis, technology and culture to develop a mind-development system under the banner of ‘Mindcraft’. Mindcraft inspires people of all ages and all backgrounds to push their minds to new levels and through controlled techniques, stretch the limits of their memory, capacity with languages and ability to absorb and comprehend complex knowledge in an accelerated manner. Techniques include heightened sensory perception and speeding up thought by decoupling the mind from the body’s motor activities. Page 7 of 20
  8. 8. More information on his techniques and video clips demonstrating them can be found in Stuart’s popular Language and Mind Skills blog ‘Behind the Curtain’ at http://stujay.blogspot.com and on his Youtube ™ Channel at http://youtube.com/stujaystujay . Sustainable Development Stuart has worked with UN agencies, the German Government and NGO’s around Asia helping to promote Sustainable Development solutions to governments and the private sector. Stuart has successfully run workshops for civil servants and academics in China, India and Pakistan equipping them with the skills to be able to inspire and work with the corporate sector in achieving Sustainable Development goals. Page 8 of 20
  9. 9. Interpreting and Translation Stuart has been simultaneously interpreting between multiple languages since 1992. Clients include the United Nations, Government agencies, corporate clients including Microsoft and Pfizer and NGO’s working throughout Asia. Since 2003, Stuart has been teaching Simultaneous Interpreting to university students and government employees and in 2007 incorporated fundamentals of his simultaneous interpreting classes as core skills for his Mindcraft mind development programmes for the public. Stuart has been on the official Miss Universe interpreting team, interpreting for Miss Indonesia and Miss Thailand, as well as other languages when required including Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Testimonial “Stuart’s background in teaching, marketing, translating and interpreting, music and computers are a testament to his multi-skilled versatility. Learning with Stuart is not a chore – his methods build an indelible understanding of ways to apply fundamental principles that underpin the paths by which we actually learn. And his methods for learning apply equally to the learning of language, music and applied technologies. In short, Stuart Raj’s methods reflect his sincere passion for the fulfilment of the human spirit” Malcolm Smith NALSAS Indonesian ProjectSchool of Languages and Linguistics Griffith University – Brisbane, Australia Page 9 of 20
  10. 10. Services  Local Interface to International Policies •Act as a local face to international policy implementation for governments and  corporations •Work as a buffer between local and foreign teams to resolve conflict and analyse  current work practices •Work with management to strategise best practice within the local business culture Provide Coaching and Guidance to Local and Expatriate Work Teams •Work with management to identify cross cultural issues and a develop strategy to  maximise the  cultural mix within their work teams •Develop a rapport with local staff to provide a non‐threatening  environment where  organisational issues can be discussed without fear of negative repercussion •Coach foreign staff on language, cultural and other communication issues when working  with the local culture Facilitation ‐ Multi‐lingual •Internationally accredited facilitator •Facilitate meetings / discussions / think‐tanks across multiple languages and cultures •Raise service standards through raising a sense of accountability amongst staff through  ongoing development and evaluation  •Reduce staff turnover and provide a structured career development path for service  employees •Can train in technical skills specific to the customer's organisation to work as a local  proxy for overseas management Training & Development •Interactive, participant focused training •Modular training curriculum that can be customized to suit specific customer needs •Specialise in both Participant and Facilitator Manual Development •Internationally accredited facilitation methods •Business Development Discussions / Interview •Ongoing Quality Assurance and Evaluation •Incentive development strategies Employee Retention •Provides a long term solution to companies to reduce the burden on their own training  departments, leaving them to focus on product and technical skills training •Gives incentive for employees to remain within the organization by providing them with  the pathway and skills that they will need for upward movement within the organization •Allows the organization to constantly be aware of and train their staff up to and beyond  industry ‘best practice’  Page 10 of 20
  11. 11. Put a Local Face to Your International Strategies  Language and culture plays a big role in everything Stuart is involved with. From multi- lingual facilitation, simultaneous interpreting, International Public Relations or even scoring and performing music for cross cultural audiences, Stuart’s ability to be able to confidently communicate across several languages and mediums, as well as understand the extra- linguistic cultural nuances puts Stuart as a leader in his game in the region. Page 11 of 20
  12. 12. Local Eyes Ears and Voice for Management  Page 12 of 20
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  14. 14. Clients  Company / Organization Industry Logo Page 14 of 20
  15. 15. Company / Organization Industry Logo Aerospace Boeing Automotive Tata Motors Consulting Talk Time Asia Education Wright English Club Education Webster University Finance Combined Insurance Finance Prudential Insurance FMCG / Retail Cadbury's FMCG / Retail Christian Dior Page 15 of 20
  16. 16. Company / Organization Industry Logo FMCG / Retail Pepsico FMCG / Retail Sermsuk FMCG / Retail Tesco Food and Beverage CoffeeWORKS Food and Beverage IndoFood Food and Beverage ProfilRestauranger Sweden Government Australian Embassy of Thailand Government GTZ - SUT Programme Government Ministry of Labour - Thailand Page 16 of 20
  17. 17. Company / Organization Industry Logo Government Thai Senate Graphic Design / Blue Marlin Branding Health Theravitae Hospitality Aman Resorts Hospitality Sheraton Grande I.T. IBM I.T. Microsoft I.T. SMB Nation I.T. Transtech Page 17 of 20
  18. 18. Company / Organization Industry Logo Industry Boral Media / Production AsiaWorks Television Media / Production Australian Broadcasting Commission - ABC Media / Production ITN News Media / Production Metro TV Jakarta Media / Production Miss Universe Media / Production MTV Exit Media / Production Radio Bangkok Page 18 of 20
  19. 19. Company / Organization Industry Logo Media / Production SEAPA (Southeast Asian Press Association) Media / Production Technicolor Oil and Gas Clough Oil and Gas Hyundai Oil Bank Pharmaceutical Pfizer Shipping Eukor Car Carriers Training and Dale Carnegie Development NGO IUCN Page 19 of 20
  20. 20. Company / Organization Industry Logo United Nations UNDP Page 20 of 20

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