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Lynn Walford Skills Presentation


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Resumes are too long and hard to read, especially for people with years of experience. This shows the highlights of my skills.

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Lynn Walford Skills Presentation

  1. 1. Lynn Walford Work Experience & Skills Highlights
  2. 2. History and Skills <ul><li>Lynn Walford has an innovative mind and is a problem-solver, who has experience dealing with new technology and startups. </li></ul><ul><li>She communicates about breaking technology in ways that everyone can understand it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Lynn has worked with tech startups as early as pre-Windows DOS days, to the dot-com boom, to dot-com doom through Web 2.0 and currently with mobile wireless convergence. </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn wrote the first prize winning entry for Consumer Electronics Show First Prize 2004 and CES Innovations Awards 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>She has been responsible for thousands of media placements including radio, TV and new media. </li></ul><ul><li>She achieved the coveted # 1 placement on Google for certain search terms (momentarily .) </li></ul>Marketing Skills Examples
  4. 4. <ul><li>Lynn Walford created product names and/or marketing materials for new technology and products in the following product categories: </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0, Biometrics, Software Consumer Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth, Biometrics, Health/Beauty, Games </li></ul><ul><li>Home Audio, Wi-MAX, Wireless, Interactive TV </li></ul><ul><li>HD Cable TV , Home Improvement, Commercial Printing </li></ul>Innovation Skills
  5. 5. <ul><li>Lynn Walford covered breaking technology for major newspapers, wireless services and trade publications. Topics included: </li></ul><ul><li>Computers, Consumer Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones, Biometrics, RFID, GPS/LBS </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing, Touchscreens, Energy Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Systems, Credit Card Procesing NFC, Fixed-Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Technology for People with Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>PCI security,Product Naming/Development </li></ul><ul><li>ISPs – Free and Paid </li></ul>Writing/Communication Skills
  6. 6. <ul><li>Lynn Walford wrote training materials and/or taught seminars covering: </li></ul><ul><li>Software - as early as DOS up to new medical databases </li></ul><ul><li>Energy-Saving Air-conditioning Device Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Starting a New Business </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>WebTV </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Surfing </li></ul><ul><li>Media Training </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul>Technical Writing Training & Seminar Experience
  7. 7. <ul><li>Blogging – WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access </li></ul><ul><li>Web - FrontPage, Dreamweaver, MS Expression, Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing/ Art - Ventura, Corel Draw!, PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Fireworks </li></ul><ul><li>Browsers - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape </li></ul><ul><li>Financial - Quicken, MS Money </li></ul><ul><li>Other - WordPerfect, Fox, HTML, MAC OS, AOL, FTP,  Lotus, WinFax Pro, Gem, ReaderWorks Publisher, OmniPagePro. </li></ul>Software Skills
  8. 8. <ul><li>Ability to round-up all the information on one topic from the top pundits to access the total landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>Research beyond Internet research , using personal sources and hidden sources to find the real truth. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to library and business databases that reveal other sides of the business. </li></ul><ul><li>Topics covered for breaking innovative research: </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Union Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Vein Pattern Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Online/Mobile Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking computer, mobile, search and storage tech. </li></ul>Research Skills Examples
  9. 9. <ul><li>A total self-starter, Lynn has managed many of her own businesses while also acting as a consultant to new businesses through writing, public relations and marketing. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Columnist - Investor’s Business Daily during Dot-Com Boom Days </li></ul><ul><li>Freelance Writer – written for top technology publications, public relations firms, ad agencies, trade publications and websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher/Seminar Leader/Speaker – Los Angeles Community Colleges, UC Santa Barbara/Riverside and tradeshows/expos. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Consultant – for many years and now once-in-a-while, she as acts as on-call trouble shooter and hasn’t found a software problems she can not fix. </li></ul>Previous Work/Jobs
  10. 10. <ul><li>As program director for the Los Angeles Computer Society, Lynn created one of their biggest scandals when she asked five software vendors to show their virus tackling skills in the “Great Virus Shoot-Out.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn stage-managed a play where 25 actors who played over 100 different parts and 354 light cues before computers were invented. </li></ul><ul><li>She was elected to the Fair Oaks Orange Groove Project Area Committee as board member and secretary. </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn is a pretty good dancer. Along with most ballroom dances, Lynn knows four different kinds of Waltzes. </li></ul><ul><li>Highest Scrabble Score : 412 with a Bingo on a triple. </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn’s Yorkie-Poo, Ewok, was frist ranked higher on Yahoo and Google than Lynn was, due to Lynn’s work with </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn has personally taken apart a Maytag clothes dryer and washer and fixed them. </li></ul>Other Interests Hobbies & Fun Facts About Lynn Walford
  11. 11. <ul><li>Education: </li></ul><ul><li>B.A Pomona College </li></ul><ul><li>Business Ed. Classes CS San Bernardino – Online completed the entire class with never meeting the instructor. </li></ul><ul><li>Honors: </li></ul><ul><li>Program Director, Los Angeles Computer Society </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer, Book Publicists of Southern California </li></ul><ul><li>Winner Alameda Writers Group 25 –Word-Or-Less Writing Contest </li></ul><ul><li>San Gabriel Valley Poets – Winner Poem of the Day </li></ul>Education & Honors
  12. 12. For More Information Contact: <ul><li>Lynn Walford </li></ul><ul><li>Pasadena, California </li></ul><ul><li>(626) 345-9910 </li></ul><ul><li>m. (626) 429-4544 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>P.O Box 1403 </li></ul><ul><li>South Pasadena, CA </li></ul><ul><li>91031-1403 </li></ul>