In August, we connected language professionals through what we call ‘link-building networking’. The theme of this month was ‘How to set healthy work-life boundaries’. We invited language professionals to submit … Continue Reading Our August 2022 Event: How to set healthy work-life boundaries
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.
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.
A recommendation of a TED Talk by Daryl D’Souza who demonstrates a power of using social media in building a brand.
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.
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.
Our August 2020 event was quite special as we celebrated our 2 year anniversary with presentations powered by PechaKucha.
Drawing its name from the Japanese word for chit-chat, PechaKucha is a presentation format with the aim to use 20 images each for 20 seconds.
Through this powerful storytelling we will dive into different topics that some language professionals shared with us.
Our January 2021 Event: Let’s Talk Money. A panel discussion on passion and profit within the language industry
On Friday 29th January, we addressed a theme that usually comes up in some shape or form during the course of our monthly meetings: money and finance in language related professions.
The number tickets that have been reserved for this event was record-breaking, and this proved the importance and the need to tackle this challenging subject.
On our last event of the year on Friday 18th December, we asked participants to bring some nuggets of wisdom, anything they felt encapsulates what 2020 has meant to them.
The goal: ending the old year and starting the new year in a positive way, appreciating the hidden wisdom that so often lies behind the challenges we all face.
Even if they are often used as synonyms they are actually not and differentiating them could be important in order to make the difference.
Our November 2020 Event: A panel discussion on the challenges of marketing ourselves as language professionals
On Friday 27th November we talked about how challenging it is to find new clients, to market ourselves and sell our services without coming across as pushy, and to find the kind of clients we enjoy working with. With the help of 5 experienced speakers we explored ideas and strategies that could helps us all to market ourselves more effectively.