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Be Special III: Standing Out in the Language Services Industry

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Jun 7, 2012 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:Become known! Brand yourself as the go-to person. Like any other industry, there is a lot of competition but there is still a lot of work, enough to go around. We are all unique, show who you are and let your clients love you!
Description
The "Be Special" course series is taught by a lawyer-linguist who has combined her unique qualities to build her translation business. Be Special III builds on the Be Special and Be Special II webinars presented in 2010 and 2011, respectively. The following topics will be discussed:
1. The Power of Collaboration
2. The Power of Persistence
3. The Power of the Telephone
4. The Power of Newspapers and Magazines
5. How to Obtain a Long-Term Translation/Interpretation Project
6. How to Use Memberships to Become Widely Known
7. How to Use Teaching as a Segment of Your Translation/Interpretation Business
At the end of this course, language professionals should be able to understand the basics of how to become memorable in the eyes of their clients and colleagues.
This course is 60 minutes in duration.
Target audience
Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database by using a variety of traditional and non-traditional marketing methods.
Prerequisites
Attendees are encouraged to attend the first two installments in the Be Special series, which can be found on demand on Proz.com via the following links:

Be Special: Standing Out in the Language Services Industry - originally presented June 1, 2010

Be Special II: Standing Out in the Language Services Industry - originally presented June 3, 2011
Program
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1. The Power of Collaboration
2. The Power of Persistence
3. The Power of the Telephone
4. The Power of Newspapers and Magazines
5. How to Obtain a Long-Term Translation/Interpretation Project
6. How to Use Memberships to Become Widely Known
7. How to Use Teaching as a Segment of Your Translation/Interpretation Business
Virtual platform system requirements
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Virtual platform system requirements
For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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Registration and payment information
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How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Suzanne Deliscar    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Suzanne Deliscar is both a lawyer and a Spanish and French to English translator. A graduate of McMaster University with a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Latin American Studies, and a minor in Science, Technology and Public Policy in 2000, Ms. Deliscar went on to obtain a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2003. Ms. Deliscar was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 2004 and has been actively practicing law on a full-time basis since that time. As a lawyer-linguist, Suzanne focuses on official document and legal translation, and also trains fellow language professionals in the areas of marketing and legal translation.
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Be Special III: Standing Out in the Language Services Industry

Suzanne Deliscar Identity Verified
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Thank You for Your Interest in Be Special IIIMay 10, 2012

Thank you to all who have expressed an interest in the "Be Special III: Standing out in the Language Services Industry". I look forward to sharing new techniques to help you increase your visibility as a translator/interpreter on June 7, 2012.

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Suzanne Deliscar Identity Verified
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Seats Still Available: Be Special III: Standing Out in the Language Services IndustryMay 23, 2012

On June 7, 2012 I will be providing you with 7 ways to increase the number of high-quality projects you receive. These 7 methods have worked tremendously for me. There are still seats available for the Be Special II webinar, sign up today.

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Canada
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Be Special III: Seats Still Available for June 7, 2012Jun 5, 2012

Seats are still available for the Be Special III webinar on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Come prepared with your questions on how to stand out and become known as a translator/interpreter.

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Thank You for Attending "Be Special III"Jun 14, 2012

Thank you to all 17 attendees at the "Be Special III: Standing Out in the Language Services Industry" webinar. Please e-mail training@proz.com if you have yet to receive the recordings and handouts.

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