Business networking for translators

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Business of Translation and Interpreting
Business skills for translators
Marketing for translators
Personal branding
Grow your translation business
Marketing tools for translators

Course summary
Start time:Oct 16, 2015 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:Network better and more effectively with simple techniques, ideas and tips. Learn how to communicate effectively, where you can find your connections, how to keep them and how to include networking in your translation business plan.
Description
Networking is an essential business skill, but do we really know what is that about?

In one hour, learn how to network professionally, what matters and what should be avoided, where to establish new connections, how to keep them and let them work for you to expand your business.

Contents include:

  • Why networking for freelance translators?
  • What is networking?
  • Create your networking mindset
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Create a networking plan: goals, motivation, strategies, planning, etc.
  • Networking issues: confidence, rejection and dealing with the wrong people
  • Create a useful networking kit
  • Find and keep the right networks
  • Networking with translators or not?
  • Let your network work for you
  • Online and offline networking: what work and what doesn't
  • Practical tips and ideas to keep the networking habit going
  • Resources

  • Target audience
    Freelancer starting in the translation industry
    Experience freelancers who want to bush up their networking skills and find new clients
    Learning objectives
    In this webinar you will learn how to:
    • Improve your communication skills and networking mindset
    • Find and choose the right networks
    • Connect with more people
    • Create a networking plan for your translation business
    Prerequisites
    No specific requirements
    Program
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    Contents include:
    • Why networking for freelance translators?
    • What is networking?
    • Create your networking mindset
    • Improve your communication skills
    • Create a networking plan: goals, motivation, strategies, planning, etc.
    • Networking issues: confidence, rejection and dealing with the wrong people
    • Create a useful networking kit
    • Find and keep the right networks
    • Networking with translators or not?
    • Let your network work for you
    • Online and offline networking: what work and what doesn't
    • Practical tips and ideas to keep the networking habit going
    • Resources
    Virtual platform system requirements (click to expand)
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    For PC-based Users:

    • Required: Windows® 8, 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: OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite
    • 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):

    • Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
    • Required: 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.

    Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
    Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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    To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

    After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

    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
    Sara Colombo    View feedback | View all courses
    Bio: Sara is a qualified En-Fr-Sp>Italian translator with 6 years of experience within the marketing, business and CE/medical devices fields backed by relevant working experience in the marketing industry.

    She is also the author of the book ‘Balance Your Words. Stepping in the translation Industry’ and a blogger at www.saracolombotranslations.com
    A marketer by heart, Sara loves to use social media to connect with peers but also to find new markets and niches. To get in touch with her connect through Twitter (@sc_translations), LinkedIn (Sara Colombo), Facebook (Sara Colombo Translations) or visit her blog!
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