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  1. 1. Daniel Alfon | danielalfon@gmail.com  linkedIn.com/in/alfon  twitter.com/danielalfon ✉ 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 Amazon Get "How to Build a LinkedIn profile for BUsiness Success" Education Paris Dauphine 1990 - 1991 Sorbonne/Censier University 1989 - 1990 Paris Est University 1986 - 1989 Specialties What I Don't Do Navigating This CV Is Easy: Just move your mouse - online, you can click on links, pictures and underlined text (including company names and universities). This CV includes links to * Social Media Profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter, Quora, Google+, 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 options. LinkedIn Profile Book! Is Your LinkedIn™ Profile Business-Ready? 10 years after joining LinkedIn, I decided to pack everything I know into one guide. Click to see and get your copy Startups: Leveraging LinkedIn MeetUp -How Can Startups Leverage LinkedIn? - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 1 -
  2. 2. Online Marketing Projects Among others: 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. Market research Shidonni , a browser-based virtual world for children [2009] Market research, lead qualification, initiating contact in French territory resulting in media coverage and exposure 888 Holdings 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 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 YouTube. Udizine.com 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 Work History 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 Academy.Herzlia. LinkedIn Power Users Video G+ Hangout with Ben O'Hanlon #cmgrhangout 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 interesting opportunities,trigger events,references to your company/product/competitor 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 animals Summer's Cool Links August 2013 - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 2 -
  3. 3. 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. Telrad Networks 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 then :-) * 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 the Winter]. Wireless Business Intelligence consultant 2000 - 2003  Training Jan 1996 - Oct 2000  Tagclouds Twitter @danielalfon US Business trip Visual CV Word CV Skills Listening 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 networks... ‫ה‬‫ח‬‫ו‬‫ץ‬ ‫מ‬‫ש‬‫ר‬‫ד‬ MFA LinkedIn Lecture Here's a mini-lecture I gave to Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in July 2013 (Hebrew) References Noam Rozen “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" Yuval Walters "...a highly accomplished LinkedIn guru...Daniel's mentoring has helped me expand my vision and open up new and endless possibilities. Daniel repeatedly proves the long-term value of networking" More recommendations available here Larry Rublin - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 3 -
  4. 4. 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 French Section * 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.]. Summary 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 customers. ►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. Objective 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 content. ...Now What? * If you're reading these lines in a .PDF file, you may check the latest version here: http://www.visualcv.com/alfon ** Online? You can download a PDF version of it by clicking here,flip through its pages [without links] here, watch it as a pearltree here or even cruise some of the 60-odd links here or check out its QR code here :-) This visual CV cam be also found on Slideshare and Youblisher. ▲ Click here to go to the top of the page "Certainly knew his subject material very well and also has excellent communication skills". Avigdor Jakubinsky "A rare true talent" Joan Barrientos “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 customers. Only great success having him part of my network and friends!!” Chaim Fox-Emmett “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.” Ross Driscoll “Daniel is truely a person that can create long-term relationships. He is an honest and clear thinking young man.” David Waknine "Masters his areas of expertise" Rina Oz "Daniel leads you to success in a fast and easy way. Pleasure working with him.” Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert 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.” Eugene Semenov Daniel Alfon, Unlimited! And from my personal experience - International! His expertise in social media and creativity in communication are applicable - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 4 -
  5. 5. 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 Get as PDF Everywhere! (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 try. Ben O'Hanlon 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. Haggai Yedidya 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 time. 30-Second Video CV Mashup Daniel's 30-sec video CV mashup ( http://bit.ly/Video-CV ) Keynote 14/2/13 Presentation at UX conference - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 5 -
  6. 6. 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 audience! Quick Thank-You Video This is a quick thank-you video to those who shared my Quora answer "What Makes a LinkedIn profile Great?" [see it here: http://www.quora.com/What- makes-a-LinkedIn-profile- great/answer/Daniel-Alfon ] Google+ RebelMouse 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 here - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 6 -
  7. 7. Coming to Circles near you - You can check out my Google profile here Tumblr. http:alfon.tumblr.com 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 remains). LinkedIn Strategy Tools I've helped several B2B CMOs set attractive LinkedIn Company Pages, individual LinkedIn profiles, [plus winning a fun contest with a fake one], shrewd Answers, competitive 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, - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 7 -
  8. 8. trained Entrepreneurs and NGOs. Based on those I also created this answer on Quora to the question "What Makes a LinkedIn Profile Great?". Neighborhoodr Tel Aviv In 3.11 I started editing the Tel Aviv Neighborhoodr. 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. @Danielalfon Some @Danielalfon stats can be seen in this video Oh, and I run a Twitter training course - this one wasn't that bad D-J-C Online Community 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 - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 8 -
  9. 9. 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! LinkedIn Profile http://il.linkedin.com/in/alfon I have been a heavy LinkedIn user since early 2004. - helping marketers and business owners since 2006. My Slidespace 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 webinar ( http://www.youblisher.com/publications/index/ Video .GIF Networking Presentations I was asked give a presentation on networking to Tel Aviv University Executive Recanati MBAs in December 2010. I was lucky to give another - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 9 -
  10. 10. presentation to students from India, Ukraine, Hungary and Namibia, that was part of the Ibr program. Archive: [Hebrew] Article 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. View Online use smartphone to see latest version Scan the above code to go to the latest version if you're holding the printed version. Portfolio If you're reading these lines in a .PDF file, you may check the latest version here: http://www.visualcv.com/alfon Online? You can: 1. Download a PDF version of it by clicking here 2. Flip through its pages [without links] here. 3. See it as a Pearltree here or cruise the links here. - Powered by VisualCV.com - Page 10 -