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Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively,” I am a business instructor, instructional designer, and corporate trainer with extensive experience as a writer, speaker, and consultant.

Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA: Business Instructor and Instructional Designer

Skilled in learning management systems such as Blackboard, Canvas, eCollege, edX, and Moodle, I develop and teach communication, management, and marketing courses for adult learners online, on campus, and in blended learning environments. In corporate settings, I conduct business communication, decision-making, and social media marketing workshops. Having embraced an opportunity overseas, I now teach undergraduates at a university in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

A tech-savvy writer, my first book, edX E-Learning Course Development, was published for educators with the aim of designing, developing, and deploying MOOC courses on the edX platform. I have also authored scholarly papers, feature articles, and Doctorious—a blog about my adventures in academia. I am an unrepentant fan of the Oxford comma; the semicolon is another of my guilty pleasures.

As a marketer and consultant, I have managed people, products, and projects in the education, entertainment, medical device, nonprofit, publishing, travel, and technology sectors. Recognized for my knowledge of social media marketing, I have been called upon to provide expert witness testimony for lawsuits and related research matters.

A charismatic speaker, I use sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences; education, leadership, management, marketing, and technology are my main topics. Be sure ask to about my signature speech, Superman: Manager of Steel or my latest idea, David Bowie: The Manager Who Fell to Earth.

When asked why teaching is my tenure, I explain, “I embrace education as my profession because it empowers me to help shape the lives of others, while giving my own life greater meaning.”

Me in summary:

  • Author of articles, a blog, and book for educators creating an edX MOOC course.
  • Expat experienced with the multicultural environment of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Expert witness providing research and testimony about business and social media.
  • Instructional designer proficient with producing educational videos and materials.
  • Marketer skilled with creating and curating content for social media campaigns.
  • Mentor and academic advisor to associate, undergraduate, graduate learners.
  • Online instructor well versed with Blackboard, Canvas, Edmodo, and eCollege.
  • Professional experienced in nonprofits, startups, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Speaker using sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences.
  • Teacher and trainer of communication, management, marketing courses.

For more information about me, you can like my Facebook page, connect with me on LinkedIn, or follow me on Twitter. You can reach me directly by completing a contact form here

Teaching

Jorge-Haddock-at-AUEWhen asked why teaching is my tenure, I explain, “I embrace education as my profession because it empowers me to help shape the lives of others, while giving my own life greater meaning.” Here you will find my Teaching Philosophy, Teaching Interests, and Research Interests. You can also view courses  I taught, read descriptions of these courses or view courses I developed.


Teaching Philosophy
Internalizing Søren Kierkegaard’s idea that “to be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner,” I join with my students on a journey of generative learning
Sensitive to the unique experiences, challenges, and learning styles of adult learners, I assign projects relevant to their personal and professional perspectives. Believing education should create community, not competition, I combine learning with laughter to construct a collaborative classroom. Interdisciplinary, I welcome varied viewpoints and encourage my students to own their education. Motivated to “learn continuously and live generatively” I embrace education because it empowers me to shape the lives of others while giving my life greater meaning.


Teaching Interests

As a lifelong learner who entered academia after a decade in industry, I teach practically and purposefully. Leveraging active learning strategies for undergraduate, graduate, and professional development students in traditional, online, and blended classes, I develop courses by integrating my experience managing people, products, and projects in the education, entertainment, medical device, nonprofit, publishing, travel, and technology segments. My teaching interests include communication, marketing, and management courses as follows:

  • Business Communication
  • Consumer Behavior
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media Marketing

Research Interests

AUE, What If Notecards, 20151019Balancing theory and reality, my research interests intersect humanity, industry, and technology.  My first book, edX E-Learning Course Development, was published for educators designing, developing, and deploying MOOC courses on the edX platform. Additional research of mine is published in book chapters, refereed academic journals, refereed conference publications, and refereed conference proceedings. I have also been cited in a business book, industry publication, and a marketing journal. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Business Communication
  • Business Intelligence
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Cultural Dimensions Theory
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Management
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sports Marketing
  • Transactive Memory
  • Travel and Tourism Marketing
  • Virtual Reality

Training

mgilbert_headshot_ucsb_phelps_20101028In corporate settings, I conduct business communication, decision-making, and social media marketing workshops. Below are the businesses, individuals, and organizations for whom I have provided corporate training, instructional design, and subject matter expert services. I have served a range of industry sectors including education, entertainment, medical device, nonprofit, publishing, travel, and technology.


Argosy University
A system of for-profit colleges with 28 locations in the United States and an online division.

  • Designed curriculum for two information technology courses delivered on campus and online with eCollege: IST 245, Digital Forensics, and IST 255, Web Authoring Tools; Created course topics, selected the textbook, assigned journal articles, devised two Learning Assessment System Assignments (LASA), created three smaller assignments, and revised grading rubrics; Partnered with Instructional Designers to implement the syllabus into the online course shell.

Comedy for Less Traffic School
A privately owned traffic violator school located in California.

  • Designed and delivered 400 minutes of DMV-approved curriculum, modifying materials and my delivery at locations throughout Southern California; Securely maintained traffic school completion certificates and deposited up to $2000 in cash from class fees while mailing unused materials back to the school.

Global Corporate College
A full-service training and performance improvement organization, providing global learning solutions to companies worldwide.

  • Delivered custom curriculum in half- and full-day seminars to employees of Abbott Vascular in Temecula, California and Abbott Medical Optics in Santa Ana, California; Training delivered: Applications of Communication, Business Writing for Impact, Decision Making.

INJAZ Certified Training Consultancy
A Dubai-based training and Development Consultancy with the aim of enhancing the potential of individuals both as part of an organisation and as active members of a healthy society.

  • Designed and delivered customized workshops for private businesses and government agencies on a contractual basis. Training developed and delivered: Strategically Social: A Social Media Strategy Seminar.

Law Offices of Peter J. Anderson
Law firm specializing in business law, copyright litigation, and entertainment litigation. 

  • Good-TimePrepared an expert witness report for the defendants in Burnett vs. Young, et al. (alleged copyright infringement of the Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen song “Good Time”). Citing social media statistics and outlining the impact of user behavior related to the case, my report influenced the plaintiff to drop her case, earning the defendants $500,000 in royalties.

lynda.com
A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.


Ontraport
An all-in-one business and marketing automation platform that removes the burden of technology for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Designed and delivered customized workshops for private businesses and government agencies on a contractual basis. Training developed and delivered: Strategically Social: A Social Media Strategy Seminar.

Princess Cruises
One of ten cruise ship brands owned by the American/British Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, accounting for approximately 19% share of its revenue..

  • Recruited and supervised eleven college students for a summer internship program; Helped design a management training initiative while writing job descriptions and managing online recruitment efforts.
  • Designed and revised computer-based training modules in HTML for 15,000 shipboard employees, adhering to organizational goals and OSHA standards.

Theta Chi Fraternity

Theta-Chi-LogoFounded in 1856 on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi is one of the oldest men’s college fraternities in North America dedicated to preparing its members for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.


Web4Biz
A community of business professionals who are actively working to integrate Internet and mobile technology into their respective organizations.

  • Shared social media marketing subject matter expertise and designed small business social media marketing workshops; Facilitated part of a two-day course pilot program to identify program strengths and weaknesses; Training developed: Interactive Internet & Mobile Applications For Business.

Writing

1809os_edx_e-learning-course-developmentA tech-savvy writer, my first book, edX E-Learning Course Development, was published for educators with the aim of designing, developing, and deploying MOOC courses on the edX platform. I have also authored scholarly papers, feature articles, and Doctorious—a blog about my adventures in academia. The range of my writing aligns with the topics I teach and reflects my research interests. Below are books, blogs, scholarly papers, newspaper articles, magazine features, and online video courses I have written — plus works in which I have been cited. I have also presented many of these at academic conferences and industry events.


Blog


Books


Book Chapters

  • Gilbert, M. (2017). Streams of Consciousness: Understanding and leveraging live streaming video in social media marketing. In B. Rishi & S. Bandyopadhyay (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Social Media Marketing. London, UK: Routledge. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Gilbert, M. (2017, May 22). Arabian Gulf Audible: Learning the social media playbook of the Emirates American Football League. In M. Dodds, K. Heisey & A. Ahonen (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business. London, UK: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138891548. Manuscript in preparation.

Refereed Academic Journals


Refereed Conference Publications


Refereed Conference Proceedings


Other Publications

  • Gilbert, M. (2005, March 28). At classic wire, they’re all brothers but only one boss. San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Vol. 10 (7) (p. 16).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, August 30). Safety net: Wonder Years baby proofing helps give parents peace of mind by customizing houses to keep hazards for children at a minimum. San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Vol. 9 (18) (p. 30).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, August 2). Royal reputation: Diane Knight’s persistence and a passion for baking has kept her Lady Di’s cookies in Valencia a local favorite despite news events beyond her control. San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Vol. 9 (16) (p. 22).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, April). Preparedness, prevention and education: Your family’s strategy for survival in an emergency. LA Parent. Vol. 24 (4) (pp. 16-19).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, March). Marc Germain: Mr. KABC. UCSB Alumni Association “Coastlines.” Vol. 35 (2) (p. 34).
  • Gilbert, M. (2003, February 17). Targeted campaigns bring in repeat donations. Marketing News. Vol. 37 (4) (p. 15).
  • Gilbert, M. (1996). Greek pride for life: UC Santa Barbara Greeks adorned their bodies with various tattoos, proving that Greek pride was more than skin deep. La Cumbre. Vol. 75 (pp. 88-91). Third Place, Organization/Greeks Writing, Collegiate Gold Circle Award, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (as Matthew Calo).
  • Gilbert, M. (1995). Doing it alone: For single parents, school often took a back seat to the needs of their children. La Cumbre. Vol. 74 (pp. 42-43). Third Place, Personality Profile, Collegiate Gold Circle Award, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (as Matt Calo).

Works Cited In

Speaking

AUE, Matthew Gilbert, Student Interview, 20151105A charismatic speaker, I use sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences; education, leadership, management, marketing, and technology are my main topics. Be sure ask to about my signature speech, Superman: Manager of Steel or my latest idea, David Bowie: The Manager Who Fell to Earth. Below are academic and professional events at which I presented scholarly papers or gave speeches. If you would like me to speak at your event please contact me!


Academic Conferences


Invited Presentations

  • Gilbert, M. (2014, February 26). Mixiplicity: The 4P’s of Your Marketing Mix. Given to students enrolled in BUSAD X411.1, Strategic Business Development for the Global Marketplace at UC Santa Barbara Extension, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2014, February 12). Leadership: Influencing by Communicating. Given to students enrolled in BUSAD X411.1, Strategic Business Development for the Global Marketplace at UC Santa Barbara Extension, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, November 20). Caveat Tweeter: Legal Issues and Social Media. Given online using ClassLive Pro via eCollege to MBA students in Marketing 653, Introduction to Social Media Marketing.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, November 13). Leadership: Influencing by Communicating. Given to students enrolled in BUSAD X411.1, Strategic Business Development for the Global Marketplace at UC Santa Barbara Extension, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, February 23). Individual Goal Setting. Given to undergraduate students at the Theta Chi Fraternity Mid-Year Leadership Conference held at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, February 14). Marketing Your Non-Profit with Social Media. Given to community members and students of Antioch University, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, January 30). Sharing your story with social media. Given to individuals and small business owners on behalf of S.E. Consulting at the Curious Cup, Carpinteria, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, November). Clear Pixel Communications: An overview and introduction. Speech given to the inaugural meeting of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), Woodbury University, Burbank, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2003, May). Analyze Clearly: A strategic summary of Clear Pixel Communications. Speech given to Communications 530 (graduate class of Joseph E. Massey, PhD), California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Consulting

Matthew-Gilbert-AUE-Faculty-Gathering-20150903As a consultant I create corporate training materials and academic curriculum for onsite presentation and online delivery; develop websites and WordPress blogs; and provide expert witness opinion for lawsuits involving social media. I have also produced marketing materials; developed websites with PHP and HTML; and directed public relations efforts Below are some businesses, individuals, and organizations for whom I have consulted.


Andy Dick
Comedian, actor, musician, and television/film producer.

  • Spearheaded marketing and business issues related to the redesign of AndyDick.com.

BowTie, Inc. (Fancy Publications)
Privately-held publisher of more than two dozen pet magazines and books.

  • Created presentations and wrote copy for media kits used by sales representatives.

Bruce McLucas, MD
UCLA-based obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in uterine artery embolization.

  • Analyzed Fibroids.com for SEO strength and prepared a report with my analysis and recommendations.

Cherry Norris
Author, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and love coach.

  • Designed a microsite [archived sample] for the unique “Role of a Lifetime” DVD dating course.
  • Took product photographs, designed graphics, programmed HTML that integrated with a CMS.

Cigars by Chivas
Privately-owned cigar shop located in Old Town Pasadena.

  • Rebranded this tobacco retailer’s online presence and integrated a Miva Merchant e-commerce system.
  • Took or obtained photos of more than 200 cigar and tobacco products, writing sales copy for each.

Click411, Inc.
Yellow and white page directory and information portal.

  • Rebranded the user interface [archived sample] and developed an inaugural sales program.

Cozy Toes Nail Spa
Nail spa offering manicures, pedicures, skin care, waxing, and massage services.

  • Rebranded business cards, brochures, point of purchase displays, coupons, and website  [archived sample].
  • Increased search engine rankings and traffic from Google to the company’s website by 97 percent.

DavidBowie.com
The official David Bowie web site.


Epic Innovations
Privately-held Las Vegas-based firm offering a complete range of marketing services.

  • Designed graphics, produced Flash intros, programmed websites in ASP and HTML.

Intermezzo Massage
Independent masseuse offering integrative bodywork, meditative massage therapy, and energy healing.


International Society for the Preservation of Women in Railroading
Independent masseuse offering integrative bodywork, meditative massage therapy, and energy healing.


Jim Walker
World-renowned flutist and music instructor at the University of Southern California.

  • Designed an early version of JimWalkerFlute.com for flutist, composer, and USC professor Jim Walker.

Law Offices of Peter J. Anderson
Law firm specializing in business law, copyright litigation, and entertainment litigation. 

  • Prepared an expert witness report for the defendants in Burnett vs. Young, et al. (alleged copyright infringement of the Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen song “Good Time”). Citing social media statistics, Facebook functionality, and likely user behavior, my report influenced the plaintiff to drop her case, earning the defendants $500,000 in previously suspended royalties.

Madison2Sunset
Privately-held business development firm serving the entertainment segment.

  • Identified and created materials to attract candidates to clients’ sponsorship opportunities.

Marco Pelusi
Haircolor artist and hair stylist who sells his own line of professional haircare products.

  • Designed a website [archived sample] and a Blogger template for this hair salon and its hair care products.

Mike Garson
Composer and pianist who has recorded and toured with David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails.

  • Designed and managed MikeGarson.com  [archived sample], the website of this pianist and composer.
  • Negotiated the $60,000 sale of the NowMusic.com domain name along with a licensing agreement.
  • Coordinated the production and managed the marketing of two contemporary classical albums.

PhyBuy.com
Medical supply purchasing service.

  • Designed the original corporate logo and conceptualized the visual identity for this medical supply startup.

Princess Cruises
One of eleven cruise ship brands owned by Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator.

  • Designed an inaugural leadership development program and supervised 11 college interns
  • Designed and revised computer-based training modules for 15,000 shipboard employees:
    • Chemical Awareness
    • Cunard Branding Campaign
    • Data Protection
    • Fire Safety
    • Food Hygiene
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Norovirus
    • Onboard Sales
    • Princess Wine Overview
    • White Star Service

Robert A. Finkelstein, Esq.
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE).

  • Developed and implemented a digital backup strategy for critical legal and personal documents.

Roberts Partners
Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in “quit tam” lawsuits (fraud against the government).


RTJ Financial Management, Inc
Privately-held investment and financial management firm.

  • Crafted copy and coordinated design and production of a brochure and presentation folder.

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Weekly newspaper with 10,000 print and 14,000 online subscribers.

  • Wrote profiles of leaders and businesses in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys.

Santa Clarita Sun
An independent community newspaper published quarterly.

  • Develop stories for print and online versions of this quarterly 50,000-circulation paper.

STR Business Media
Publisher of advertising solutions for toll free numbers and web addresses in the US.

  • Managed the design of online ads for this 800-number directory at InternetTollFree.com.

Wingate Dunross, Inc.
Privately-held executive and technical search firm. 

  • Redesigned this search firm’s online identity at WDSearch.com; currently host the website.

Woodbury University
Private, non-profit, and nonsectarian university with 1,300 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.

  • Developed an Executive Education program in partnership with the School of Business Chair.
  • Created a prototype website and e-mail template along with program administrative elements.

Samples

Samples of my teaching, training, writing, speaking, and consulting work — along with some of my promotional and game show television appearances — are shared below:

Exercises
Forms
Presentations
Publications
Syllabi
Videos: Educational
Videos: Gameshows
Videos: Promotional
Videos: Screen Cast
Videos: Scripts
Videos: Speeches
Videos: Training
Workbooks

Reviews

Reviews and recommendations from my clients, colleagues, and students follow:


Barry Bailey, MBA“I personally hired Matthew to teach English and Business courses for the Bakersfield Center of DeVry University. During my tenure with the school he consistently received high ratings from students and was known for implementing suggested changes regarding curriculum, teaching style or administrative issues. He is of high integrity and willing to do what is needed to help students reach success. He prepares for his classes, engages students in the learning process and many seek him out as a mentor. His dedication to the learning process has also inspired other faculty members and he has been used to help train other faculty. I highly recommend Matthew!”

Barry J. Bailey, MBA, Director at ITT Technical Institute and Principal of The Barry Bailey Group


National University“Thank you for teaching this class.  You made it fun, enjoyable and helped take the fear out of public speaking for me.  I almost feel that I can conquer the world after this class. You made it easy for me to be comfortable and I even feel different when I am teaching my CPR classes now. I appreciate your time and energy that you put in.”

Evie Bakalian, Former Online Public Speaking Student at National University


Mike Charlasch“In our time working together, Matthew quickly proved himself a bright and capable person with good marketing insight and thorough attention to detail.”

— Mike Charlasch, Former Manager at  Princess Cruises


reviews_pernell_marsh“One of my favorite classes was… taught by Matthew Gilbert… it was my New Media Marketing Class. And it was great because… I got the opportunity to really, really learn and understand all the components of different social media; ones that I had tried to run away from, like Twitter, I actually love and embrace now. Also, just understanding how they work for marketing and what companies are doing — or not doing — and how I can use that for influence in whatever I am doing.”

Pernell Marsh, Former New Media Marketing Student at UCLA Extension 


Matt Rob Jupillewas instrumental in the early branding work for my financial planning company. He helped clarify my vision into something workable. I would recommend him highly if you need marketing or branding work done.” 

— Rob Jupille, Owner, RTJ Financial Management, Inc.


aue_shield“Thanks for constantly encouraging us in every step of the way. You truly did the impossible to deliver the course materials in effective way. You inspired me to be a better person, with every class being so full of love and passion. It’s all those little things you did for us, treating us like we were your very own little siblings, scolding us when we did not perform to our potential, laughing with us-even though our jokes made no sense, treating us with so much respect, and so so much more.”

Rolania Abu Hasan, E-commerce and Marketing Student at American University in the Emirates


“I wasRoya Alt fortunate to work closely with Matthew and found him to be a strategic and creative collaborator with an innate understanding of how to appeal to our target audience. He is extremely proficient in handling the nuances of our various constituents, including patients and donors, and was always interested in advancing his own knowledge and skills. It was a pleasure to work with Matt.”

Roya Alt, Former Manager at City of Hope


Shay Gross“Matthew was my UCLA instructor on Social Media Marketing and New Media. I knew I was in store for an amazing and epiphanous learning experience from the moment I perused his in-depth syllabus. Throughout his well-planned semester, I received personalized feedback, critique and input. I learned how to leverage social media for marketing purposes from an enthusiastic expert. There are innumerable charlatans claiming to be “Social Media Gurus and Experts”. Matthew “Mr. G” Gilbert, however, is the real deal. I would take any course of learning from him in the future.”

Shay Gross, former UCLA Extension Student


Vikram Dhillon“I have learned valuable information from Mr. Gilbert that I will use in my future career. His classes are full of excitement and it’s guaranteed that a student will not fall asleep during his awakening lectures! His lectures are captivating and engaging because he always finds a way to make the subjects in the book more interesting.  Mr. Gilbert applies his knowledge from previous opportunities and uses the information for his lectures. This type of teaching is rare because most professors are indolent and just teach right out of the given book.”

— Vikram Dhillon , former student at DeVry University


Yuksel Ulgen“Matt was instrumental in the early branding work for my financial planning company. He helped clarify my vision into something workable. I would recommend him highly if you need marketing or branding work done.”

— Yuksel Ulgen Varol, former student at UCSB Extension


National University“Matthew Gilbert was by far the best teacher I’ve had so far. He responded within minutes of emails and texts if it was an emergency or a problem came up. He was very understanding that life can take a turn sometimes and some problems that arise were out of our hands.”

— Anonymous Former Online Public Speaking Student at National University


National University“Before the class, I was a very shy when it came to speaking in front of a class or audience. Through his teaching, techniques and activities in class, I learned to not fear public speaking and also how to prepare my self before speaking in front of the class. I want to recognize him for his great job as a teacher in this class. I learned a lot through him.”

— Anonymous Former On-Campus Public Speaking Student at National University


UCLA Extension“I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I have learned in this class. I came into it with quite a few years of marketing experience but knowing hardly anything about social media after being in an operations role for the past 8 years. Now I feel as if, with the help of the appropriate team members, I could plan and orchestrate a social media program on my own… I’m also grateful for the class in that it has opened doors for me during my job search. Being downsized and unemployed for the first time in 26 years is no fun, but the class kept me and my brain going. Without sounding too sappy, this course could not have come along at a better time – it literally kept me going on those days when headhunters and colleagues weren’t calling!”

— Anonymous Former New Media Marketing Student at UCLA Extension

Connect

Let’s get connected! Below you will find my five most recent blog posts and my five most recent tweets; read them to learn more about my interests and areas of expertise. You can also click the social media icons above to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. Reach me directly through this contact form.

I am pleased to announce that my proposed paper, “Strengthen Your Social Media Marketing with Live Streaming Video,” has been accepted for presentation at the 6th International Conference on New Challenges in Management and Business. The conference will take place on Saturday, 11 February at the Flora Grand Hotel, Dubai. The Conference will address a range […] […]

Tue, Dec 06, 2016
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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ― Winston S. Churchill According to a 2014 United Nations Development Programme document, “Arab Knowledge Report,” a state of urgency exists among the 100 million Arab youth throughout the Arab world: increasing unemployment, decreasing career opportunities, growing economic pressures, expanding […] […]

Thu, Dec 01, 2016
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It is my pleasure to announce my workshop, “Professor, Brand Yourself!” was accepted for presentation on March 16 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm (exactly four months from today) at the Global Education Forum of the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) in Dubai. What is GESS Dubai? According to the organization’s website: “GESS Dubai is the largest education event not just in […] […]

Wed, Nov 16, 2016
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“Dammit Jim, I’m an instructor, not an extra!“ Last month I blogged about my experience as an extra on Star Trek Beyond here in Dubai. At the time I did not think I had made the cut into the movie. However, the other day at a Dmitry Masleev piano concert I ran into Koenraad Gys, […] […]

Tue, Nov 08, 2016
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Thursday, November 3, 2016 was a day of celebration and pride as expats and citizens of the United Arab Emirates alike celebrated Flag Day. This day commemorates the anniversary of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan‘s assumption of office as the leader of the country on November 3, 2004. Celebrations were held throughout […] […]

Fri, Nov 04, 2016
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