McGill University (Spanish)
Northeastern University (MBA)
I learned Spanish at a young age living in South America and through my career, specialized in high tech marketing to the Latin American business community. My work experience over the past 20 years includes paid and volunteer work. Today, I am an associate Spanish instructor at the University of Utah in Lifelong Learning (adult ed). And more recently, I was Director of Marketing for the Latin America region for a high tech company in the SF Bay Area, so my business language and vocabulary bloomed through those years. I have volunteered for the Samaritan House in San Mateo where over 60% of clients were Spanish-speaking, clients in need of food, shelter, medical and legal assistance. Spanish is my second language. My accent in Spanish is that of near-native (what my Latin friends tell me) and my Spanish is excellent. I have a talent for languages. I have taken post college coursework in Spanish and ESL and am a credentialed substitute teacher.
Amy I learned Spanish at a young age living in South America and through my career, specialized in high tech marketing to the Latin American … Read more
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I am a native English speaker. I also speak Spanish fluently, some French and German. I grew up in South America, then moved to the Northeast. I understand what it takes to learn another language. It takes time, patience and hard work. There are many ways to learn a language; it's not only about learning grammar. There are games, worksheets, practical ways to read, listen and speak the language. I taught a Business for English language learners at a Community College and we worked hard, we had fun, and my students learned a lot.
Traditionally, marketing is about the 4 P's: product, price, packaging, and place (distribution). Some people add a 5th P: people. I have spent the past 20 years working for high tech companies with a career in marketing, not product marketing or marketing communications, but marketing programs, lead generation, and field marketing, that is concentrated in place and people. My forte is in creating marketing programs and generating leads for inside sales through channel activities to accelerate sales. Lead generation activities could include an appointment setting campaign, a lunch and learn seminar series, programs that drive demand for a product or technology. The goal in field marketing is to support a business partner to become independent, self-sufficient, and has the tools available needed to engage with a prospective customer.
I have used Microsoft Outlook for more than 10 years. I use it at work, and I use it at home. I use contacts, calendar, and tasks to manage my life, and the calendars sync to my phone. Scheduling a meeting, using scheduling assistant and tracking are critical tools in a small or large company and many people I find don't use these basic tools. Also, using a Webex outlook plug in or another conference tool plug in is a critical productivity tool.
I can sew. I can layout material to cut out, read a pattern, and get through all of the steps to finish a garment. I can also sew by site or construction. I have made about a dozen kids' Halloween costumes. I also knit.
I learned Spanish as a second language having grown up in Bolivia and Brazil, then moved to NH at the age of 8. I have continued studying Spanish, worked in marketing for a high tech company supporting the Latin America region so I learned a lot of business vocabulary. My strength is in my pronunciation - Latin friends can't tell where my accent is from and it's definitely not that of an American / English accent. I have strong basic and intermediate Spanish grammar and believe in communicating, somehow, then correcting the grammar as it comes. Let me know if you want to give it a try.