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July 01, 2014

Ashton212 Associates to Present at The International Association of Conference Interpreters' Conference in San Francisco

Posted 4 years 234 days ago by Sheila Lewis

Founded in 1953, The International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) now brings together 3,000 professional conference interpreters in more than 250 cities and over 90 countries. On July 18, 2014, AIIC will hold their annual Private Market Sector Conference in San Francisco. During the conference, they will hold two half day best practice sessions designed to assist attendees in better branding and positioning their services in the market, enhancing awareness of their services as independent conference interpreters, and developing better negotiation skills for contract negotiation activities.


Ashton212 was invited to assemble a team of consultants to facilitate these two workshops and they are:  



Jim KennedyJim Kennedy  

Jim is the owner of BIZlutions, Inc. and a co-founder of Technically Speaking, companies that specialize in management consulting and training. Jim is one of the most well-known and respected training and development resources in the industry. In more than 30 years of sales, line management and training management experience, he has posted a long list of professional achievements in helping clients solve business problems with his combined expertise in training and organizational development. Jim has authored numerous training programs and customized organizational development interventions. He is an expert in productivity and quality improvement programs, as well as structured group problem solving processes. Jim is also a top-level facilitator/trainer on topics including management skills, consultative selling skills, negotiations, etc. He has had extensive and successful international experience, with numerous implementations throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada.


Robert FriedmanRobert Friedman, Brand Strategist & Workshop Facilitator

Robert is the owner of Fearless Branding, a San Francisco-based branding agency that helps professional service firms and independent consultants in highly competitive markets make tough choices to define their competitive advantage and communicate it through powerful marketing materials. Fearless Branding is a rigorous process that defines your strongest possible market position. It informs everything you say and do and becomes the foundation for your entire business. The work of Fearless branding results in increased sales. But it’s not just moresales—it’s more of the right work for the right clients.

Alison HarrisonAlison Harrison, Writer/Brand Voice

Alison is a communications strategist working primarily with technology, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She manages internal communications projects and creates content including case studies, white papers, web pages and articles that help clients to educate, inform and inspire. Alison writes pieces that speak to clients' goals in a way their audiences can understand so that clients get the results they need.  She particularly loves working with complex and technical material, polishing it into clear, simple and usable content.

Heidi AnspaughHeidi Anspaugh, Social Media

Heidi is a senior online community, social media, and digital marketing consultant with more than fifteen years’ experience in the media, entertainment, video game, and eCommerce industries.  Her growing roster of clients includes Xbox, Levi’s, TheFind, LG Mobile, JW Marriott, Kindred (digital agency), FICO, GetSatisfaction, and InsideView. Her specialties and passions are online community development and management, community marketing, social media, social gaming, mobile apps, digital marketing strategy, digital copywriting, brand development, brand strategy, and content marketing.

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