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Marchia's Profile

Experience Summary

I'm very enthusiastic, reliable with excellent communication skills at all levels. I have a grown up family and no regular work commitment, so my availability is flexible. Within this industry, my preferred work is demonstrating and sampling campaigns. I also work professionally as an actress. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

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Free-lance professional actor. Equity member

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  • Airport Passholder

    Manchester International airside pass obtained through Blackjack Promotions. Regularly working on fragrance, beauty, alcohol and other product sampling and sales campaigns.

  • Assistant Event Manager

    20+ years in the exhibition organising industry at director and manager level.

  • Conferences

    20+ years in exhibition & conference organising induustry

  • Costume and Character

    1990s various characters, Holiday Show, Reed Exhibitions. Regularly work as larger-than-life comedy characters in interactive murder mystery events.

  • Credit Card Trained

    Was trained on MBNA, Citibank, Barclaycard etc in early 2000s.

  • Data Capture

    Before, during and after show data capture

  • Demonstration

    Many short term demos - plasma tvs, digital cameras, camcorders, cosmetics, coffee machines, lawn mowers, holiday homes,sunglasses, fragrance, make-up, skincare etc

  • Event Management

    20+ years management career in the exhibition organising industry. MD of a company of 10. One year as Tour Promotions Manager for group of holiday home parks, arranging holiday home transport and rotas for a team of 5. Siting at car-parks, summer shows etc.

  • Exhibitions

    Trade & public. Experience as organiser and exhibitor.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    Lancome, Coty, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Boss, Gucci etc

  • Hospitality

    1980s, 1990s trade exhibitions - organisers,

  • In-store / Store approved

    World Duty Free (Biza, Alpha)

  • Leafleting

    Various ad hoc campaigns

  • Merchandising

    Various - 20th C Fox, Kimberley Clark, Digital UK, InBev, Mcvities, Warner, Black & Decker

  • Mystery Shopping

    Thomsons travel agents, Currys

  • Presenting

    1990s - training seminars, current - presenter/actor in comedy murder mysteries

  • Roadshows

    Talacre Beach Caravan Parks - Tour Promotions Manager

  • Sales

    2008 Rosetta Stone language learning software campaign, Various tactical campaigns 2001 - 2004 credit cards 15 years exhibition sales experience, face to face, telesales

  • Sampling

    Sainsbury's in-store - various products, Asda in-store, various products, Manchester Airport various products

  • Technology

    plasma tv, digital cameras, pc components, printers, camcorders

  • Acting

    free-lance professional actress. Equity member

  • Car Driving License

    Full, clean. Held since 1978

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Used computers for business and home use since early 1980s

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Excellent keyboards skills. Knowledge of Microsoft programmes and internet

  • CRB

    Enhanced CRB check

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Food Safety Level 2

  • Own Transport

    Car owner/driver

  • Public Speaking

    LAMDA trained Have given speeches in business capacity Have presented training seminars, Stage compere Kitchen theatre

  • Qualifications

    BA Hons (Open) completed Oct 2008 (French, English Language, Technology of Music and Shakespeare Text & Performance) Teaching English as a Foreign Language TEFL 120 Advanced Certificate Diploma in Performance Coaching for Business

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