How to be enterprising - the Translator and Interpreter as Entrepreneurs

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Services and specialization
Business skills for translators
Health and lifestyle for translators
Marketing for translators
Personal branding
Grow your translation business
Marketing tools for translators
Time management
Risk management for translators

Course summary
Start time:Jul 19, 2016 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:How to be an entrepreneur - why just being an interpreter or translator is not enough Learn how to exploit opportunities and take calculated risks
Translators and Interpreters are foremost ....Translators and Interpreters!
We are not naturally business people and many of us have had to learn the hard way how to set up and then run a business.
Some colleagues have never learned how to run a business that pays and stays.
This course will inspire you to find your niche in the market
The course will also teach you how to open up new markets .
Entrepreneurs are driven by profit
Entrepreneurs are constantly seeking out and then acting on opportunities.
Where other colleagues see risks entrepreneurs see opportunities to be exploited.
Entrepreneurs are go - getters who are on top of their game
Entrepreneurs know how to beat the competition
Entrepreneurs know how o diversify to survive
Target audience
Anyone considering a career in interpreting and/ or translating
Student interpreters and translators
Interpreter and Translator trainers
Professional interpreter and translator organisations and their networking groups
New starters in the industry
Experienced colleagues looking to revamp "tired" businesses
Learning objectives
How to be proactive rather than reactive
How to have a positive rather than a negative outlook
How to exploit opportunities
How to feel the fear and do it anyway
How to think outside the box
How to take calculated risks
How to transform being a Translator and /or Interpreter into being a successful business person
Don't risk not doing this course!
* No previous knowledge required but you need to have a desire to be inspired!
* Before the course starts review where your business is up to (or if you don't yet have a business, think about what you would like it to look like)
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* Introduction to course tutor Sue Leschen
* How and why Sue Leschen decided to become an interpreter and translator and then became an entrepreneur
* Definition of "Entrepreneur"
* Apply the definition to yourself - are you an entrepreneur?
* If you are not an entrepreneur, why not and what is stopping you?
* Global examples of some famous (and infamous entrepreneurs!) and how and why they made it to the top
* Characteristics of entrepreneurs
* Characteristics of non - entrepreneurs
* Describe your own characteristics - are you more an entrepreneur or a non - entrepreneur?
* Why just being a translator or an interpreter is not enough if you want to run a successful business
* Finding opportunities - where and how/
* Good (and bad) exploitation of things, people and places
* Beating the competition - how?
* Time is money - run businesses not charities
* Ride the bad times - learn how to diversify your services
* Calculating and assessing business risks
* Feeling the fear but doing it anyway
* Q and A session
* So now do you want to be an entrepreneur too ?
* How are you going to be an entrepreneur? Which steps will you take?
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store


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Bio: Sue Leschen is a lawyer - linguist and is also the Director of Avocate a niche market legal and commercial French interpreting and translation business based in Manchester, UK.

She is a hands - on interpreter and translator herself - been there, got the T Shirt!

She is a member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and also of the Professional Conduct Committees of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, the National Register of Public Service Interpreters and also of the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf Blind persons.

Sue is also a member of the Association of Police and Court Interpreters and also of the International Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators.

Sue believes in the need for professionally qualified, experienced and security vetted language professionals and she writes and lectures widely on professional conduct and standards. She is also an independent trainer and presents Business Clinic Support sessions as well as sessions on legal terminology support.

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