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.
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.
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.
At the first event of the new year, we gathered to listen to Friederike Sell's talk titled “International English for native English speakers” – Why we have to encourage the re-learning of a mother tongue in international organisations. The lively discussion that followed proved to be hugely engaging and thought-provoking.
On the evening of 20th June 2019, we gathered again in Central London to listen to Nathalie Danon's talk entitled 'From a rather lost young French expat to a modern foreign language entrepreneur!'