To continue the conversation we started in April, we decided that we’ll host another round of link-building-style networking dedicated to the same subject: Misconceptions language professionals come across in their field of work. Here are the submissions we received.
We invited language professionals to submit their written thoughts on common misconceptions about their field of work in the language services industry. Read their submission here.
Our March 2022 event was dedicated to the theme ‘Networking for Introverts’. Language professionals gathered to learn tips and to practice networking in a way that suits their perhaps more quiet nature.
Language is one of the most powerful tools that humans have; the role of a forensic linguist is to analyse how people use this tool at the interface of language and law. Annina Van Riper joined us on Thursday, 17 February 2022 to discuss how linguists use core linguistic tools (e.g. phonetics, syntax, semantics etc.) to examine language in forensic contexts.
Productivity coach Juliet Landau-Pope joined us on Thursday 17th January to talk about procrastination and to share some practical strategies and motivational tips to kickstart us all into action. Juliet … Continue Reading Our January 2022 Event. Juliet Landau-Pope: I’ll Do It Tomorrow. How to Overcome Procrastination
The final networking event of 2021 was dedicated to addressing our voice concerns. Voice teacher Anouska Taylor joined us to answer questions about the speaking voice of language professionals. Interpreters, … Continue Reading Our December 2021 Event: Q&A with voice teacher Anouska Taylor
This time, rather than inviting an expert speaker, we wanted to give the stage to the attendees of the event. Our goal was to create a trusted space where we could get together and discuss our experiences on how we all deal with difficult clients. Read on for more details.
Our October 2021 Event. Sue Leschen: Working remotely – which terms and conditions should language professionals be negotiating with their clients?
On this occasion, we had the pleasure to welcome lawyer linguist Sue Leschen who brought us some eye-opening case studies and stories to help us think about setting the right … Continue Reading Our October 2021 Event. Sue Leschen: Working remotely – which terms and conditions should language professionals be negotiating with their clients?
Signal Festival. Talks, panel discussion, and a live opera performance. Read the summaries and be inspired
Signal was a 1-day online festival that we hosted on Friday 24th September 2021 to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of Language Professionals’ Networking Event, a non-profit, interdisciplinary monthly social gathering. Click the links to read more, learn more and be inspired.
After long months of tackling tech challenges, we all deserve an e-break.
No more glitching, unwillingly muted microphones, failing cameras. Just real on-site discussions, your favourite food to nibble on, some lovely drinks and the company of great people.
Our July 2021 Event. Eloise Leeson: Authenticity in Action. Being your truest self on social media for brilliant business results.
On Thursday, 29th July, we welcomed brilliant Eloise Leeson, Linguist and Communications Consultant, who introduced us to the topic of authentic online presence.
In her talk, Sarah Hus shared with us her expertise running a business in translation and in
language learning. Moreover, she presented her vision of the language and translation market, how it has been affected by the global pandemic and some of the trends for the coming years.
The ability to sell is essential for any successful business in order to get the word out and get people in. In his presentation, Shahriar Nejatbakhsh explained to us how to become great at sales by finding the right mindset and bringing authenticity to the sales conversation.
When it comes to marketing translation and transcreation, it is standard practice to have a copywriter and a copy-editor working on the content in isolation, with little or no contact with each other. In this presentation, Marco and Nicola share a method they developed that allows these two professionals to work together, building on each other’s ideas to achieve better results.
Time management really is an art, and making the most out of the 24 hours we are given every day is not a walk in the park. During this open discussion, we shared apps, tools, principles and techniques which help us stay on top of our tasks.
As a language professional, it’s worth thinking about your skillset as a “business asset” that can be used in different ways to build your business. This presentation and discussion is to help you think about: how you currently market yourself and what other related services you can provide to existing and new potential clients and markets.