Student´s name: ______________________ Teachers: Patricia Alegre - Jimena Castellión
Ryan P. Allis is the CEO and Co-Founder of iContact, the leading email marketing and bloggingsoftware, the Chairman of Virante, a web marketing consulting firm that helps companies build salesonline, and the author of the book
. In November 2005, Ryan was named by
as one of the "Top 25 EntrepreneursUnder 25." Ryan is a serial entrepreneur and an international speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, marketing, and innovation. As CEO he's managed the company from its start inJuly 2003 to its current size with 60 employees, over 11,500 customers, and over $6 million inannual sales.
Watch the video, it shows an interview to Ryan on his experience as a young entrepreneur A. Correct the mistakes in each statement of the statements below
1Ryan got his first computer at the age of 10.2At the age of 12, Ryan was running a computer business that earned him one million dollars in thefirst year.3Now, at the age of 22, Ryan has a company with annual sales of up to 6 million dollars.4At age 18, Ryan wrote a book on how earn your first million using Internet.5Ryan started his own web design company because he wanted to show his parents that he wasskillful.6Ryan’s father was a social worker.7Ryan says that his experience as a young entrepreneur aimed at creating new technology.8When asked about the key factors to go from zero to million, Ryan says that you should think today just as the last day of your life.9Ryan’s present business is called “Iced Contact”10Ryan’s current business provides services to well-known international companies.
B. Complete the sentences with the information presented in the interview
1.At age eleven, Ryan didn’t really think himself as an entrepreneur, but as a ______ 2.At his early age, Ryan was trying to help people ____________________________ 3.Ryan thinks that young people have great opportunities to ____________________ 4.Ryan suggests parents they should _________________--_________ their kids and help them _____________________ that may inspire them.5.Ryan feels that he has been very fortunate to ________________________, because they havebeen a key factor to his success.
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