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Poll: Powwow attendees: Have powwows been useful to you, professionally and socially?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Powwow attendees: Have powwows been useful to you, professionally and socially?".

This poll was originally submitted by Patricia Torres

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sylvie malich
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In a word... Jan 19, 2006

absolutely!

sylvie malich

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Peter Bouillon  Identity Verified
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And this means what? Jan 19, 2006

ProZ.com Staff wrote:


So, does that mean that two out of three linguists don't like to socialize?

P.

[Edited at 2006-01-19 13:06]


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Alicia Casal  Identity Verified
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Yes, very useful Jan 19, 2006

Not only socially but i met great colleagues very generous sharing valuable information.

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David Brown  Identity Verified
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Powwows Jan 19, 2006

[quote]Peter Bouillon wrote:
So, does that mean that two out of three linguists don't like to socialize?

.... can't afford the time, have other committments, too far away from home, unsure of their immediate value, etc......


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kpi  Identity Verified
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very useful.... Jan 19, 2006

....met very nice colleagues who understood my "issues" without having to explain myself - and have actually received some translations as an indirect result of the powwow I attended - it definitely made me feel less alone!

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Daniela Zambrini  Identity Verified
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for those (65% ) who haven't yet attended a powwow..... Jan 19, 2006

If you're not too far away, grab a bus, train or plane and come over to Rome on March 26th, we're going to have a great time at the Springtime Powwow!

DZ


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Melanie Nassar  Identity Verified
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sounds like fun, but Jan 19, 2006

The powwows are certainly great for those of you who have no difficulty traveling (or don't even need to travel to attend one). As far as I can tell, there is only one other Proz member in my country, though, so it doesn't look like I will be attending one soon. This isn't due to lack of interest or anti-social attitude, just lack of possibilities.

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Helene Diu  Identity Verified
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Just do it! (and sod the copyright) Jan 19, 2006

armaat MNassar wrote:

The powwows are certainly great for those of you who have no difficulty traveling (or don't even need to travel to attend one). As far as I can tell, there is only one other Proz member in my country, though, so it doesn't look like I will be attending one soon. This isn't due to lack of interest or anti-social attitude, just lack of possibilities.



Hi Armaat,

It may sound silly but just organize one, chosing a date a good month or two from now. This may unearth translators near you. This has happened at every powwow i have attended (France & Spain): people show whom you never suspected were near you.

Good luck,

Helene


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Stephen Rifkind  Identity Verified
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Middle East reality Jan 19, 2006

Dear Armat:

I agree that the Middle East is not exactly a normal place. Even without travel restrictions, Israel has not yet had a powwow......

Stephen Rifkind


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Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
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Same word Jan 19, 2006

I agree with Sylvie, exactly

sylvie malich wrote:

absolutely!

sylvie malich



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Marie Madeleine Glück  Identity Verified
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Just advertise one Jan 20, 2006

Helene Diu wrote:

armaat MNassar wrote:

The powwows are certainly great for those of you who have no difficulty traveling (or don't even need to travel to attend one). As far as I can tell, there is only one other Proz member in my country, though, so it doesn't look like I will be attending one soon. This isn't due to lack of interest or anti-social attitude, just lack of possibilities.


Hi Armaat,
I agree with Helene. I did the same by advertising one for Vienna last November. I was surprised how many were interested and came. We had a very purposeful evening and want to meet again on Feb. the fourth. Some of us have already shared projects. After you will have made one don´t forget to show the pictures.
Marie M.

Hi Armaat,

It may sound silly but just organize one, chosing a date a good month or two from now. This may unearth translators near you. This has happened at every powwow i have attended (France & Spain): people show whom you never suspected were near you.

Good luck,

Helene



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Marie Madeleine Glück  Identity Verified
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Very `up-building Jan 20, 2006

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Powwow attendees: Have powwows been useful to you, professionally and socially?".

This poll was originally submitted by Patricia Torres

View the poll here

A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629[/quote]`

Hi,
The powwows are very useful professionally and socially to me. I met others I did not know existed. We spoke three hours and did not cover all subjects. We want to meet again in February. The last powwow was attended by fives persons, it was quite good. We only spent two hours but could have stayed longer.
Translators are great individuals.
Marie

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Marie Madeleine Glück  Identity Verified
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... in Rome Jan 20, 2006

Daniela Zambrini wrote:

If you're not too far away, grab a bus, train or plane and come over to Rome on March 26th, we're going to have a great time at the Springtime Powwow!

DZ


Hi,
I would love to join you. Maybe I will. (a 14 hour train ride) It´s so much fun to be in Rome.
Marie


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