上一期采访了正在华盛顿大学读大一的Sam，他14岁独自来到美国读高中，从开始上课听不太懂到毕业前学业和社会活动都取得了值得自豪的成就，还荣获了美国总统教育奖（President's Award for Educational Achievements）。这一期Sam将分享他在美国是怎样申请大学和选择学校的。
4. Sam 是怎样获得美国总统教育奖的？
This is an article I published on my public WeChat account Michelle漫谈中美商业 （Wechat ID: zhongmeishangye) 中文
Shenzhen Global Enterprise Workshop
Facilitated by Michelle Zou
Oct. 26, 2016
On October 26, I facilitated a workshop to help Chinese companies learn from Microsoft on how to run a global enterprise. Over 20 companies from Shenzhen in the Global Enterprise Workshop Program visited Microsoft Headquarter in Redmond. This is part of the one-week event organized by Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation (SFIEC), and Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC).
Many Chinese companies are inspired to become a global enterprise as they grow and become to do business with customers and partners outside of China. They often started with openning an office oversea for sales or business development, then gradually adding more functions. However, globalization does not simply mean you set up an office in another country, it is how you understand other cultures, how to adapt to other cultures and ways of doing business, and how you do business in a way with customers/partners in a different culture. It also needs to consider how to structure, manager and operate internationally.
The delegation from China was leaded by Mr. Ma Weihua, Chairman, National Fund for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (NFTTC), and former CEO of China Merchants Bank. The workshop participants are CEOs from large companies in China, Diana Yao, Director for Microsoft Worldwide Sales Strategy, shared her learnings about Chinese companies go global, through her many years experience working in Chinese and Multinational companies. Sanket Akerkar, Microsoft Vice President of Global Enterprise shared with participants on Microsoft’s strategies in market prioritization for product R&D and marketing investment, worldside sales operations, how Microsoft structures its resources to manage and cover global customers, how Microsoft manage and evaluate its accounts, and Microsoft’s view of future opportunities, especially with the trends happening in the market.
A reporter interviewed me when I was in China as a speaker for the US Speaker Program. Here is the article published on the US Embassy social media Weibo website in China.
I was very honored to be invited as a speaker by the US Embassy and delivered a series of speeches and workshops in China in September. The audience were government officials, entrepreneurs, professionals and college students. Below is one of the Q&A session posts in the US Embassy Beijing social media site after a public speech.
Women entreprenueurs participants in China Center, US Embassy in Beijing. The event was organized by US Embassy (the officer in the middle),
On September 29, I delivered a workshop on How to Pitch Your Stories with 50 outstanding women enterpreneurs in China. The event was organized by US Embassy in Beijing.
Each of the participants have their own business, some are startups and some are healthy small busineses. In the workshop, they learned a methdology that I have developed to put togehter the value proposition of their company or product. They also had the opportunity to pracitice the 30-seconds elevator pitch of their business or produt, and get feedbacks from each other. They then learned how to tell a story to make their value proposition stick with the audience if they have two more minutes. Everyone was excited about their stories.
Here is the post from the US Embassy to advertise the event.
时间：2:00pm – 4:00pm
地点： 北京美国中心 朝阳区燕莎桥东，美国使馆东门签证处北侧入口
请加入我们探讨职业女性如何利用有效的沟通技巧，能更有效地获取资金，成为高效的管理者，并改善经营业绩。美国大使馆中国国内经济组负责人Sarah Beran将与TMT一起共同举办活动，欢迎参与活动的杰出的企业家们分享他们的经验，洞察力和战略，参与者可以用它们来实现他们的业务目标。Michelle Zou，美国杰出的企业顾问和太平洋技术咨询集团的创始人兼首席执行官，将主持讨论。讨论将侧重于中国的女企业家如何通过发展领导力和沟通策略实现自己的战略目标。该讨论将用中文进行。不提供翻译。
I am very impressed by the US Embassy activities in China. With my very limited exposure to the US Embassy in my life, I only knew that the Embassy handles visa applications and sometimes important diplomatic arrangements and issues. In the fall of 2016, I was invited as a speaker to China by US Embassy, and they arranged a series of events for me to share with various audiences in three cities from September 25 to 30, From this engagement, I discovered the other many things that the US Embassy does. Almost every American employee I met in the US Embassy or Consulate speaks Chinese! They are very much integrated to the local culture and economy. I was very impressed by the efforts they made.
Below is one of the event promotions the US Embassy in Beijing did for my speech. They used the most popular Chinese social media tools such as Weibo and WeChat to promote the event, with Chinese and English. Impressive, right?
This is the post that US Consular in Shenyang published on its Wechat for my workshop for entrepreneurs.
Below is the post for the speech I made to university students in one of the top universities in China, Harbin Institue of Technology (http://en.hit.edu.cn/)
I will be run a workshop in Beijing, on July 9, at 9:00am-12:00pm. The workshop will be conducted in Chinese for Chinese managers and leaders.
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm, July 9, 2016
Address: 北京市朝阳区天辰东路7号， 国家会议中心403
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