Freelancer's Futuristics Series - Freelancer's Fear: Symptoms, Root-Cause Analysis, Self-treatment

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Services and specialization
Expand your business and advance in your career

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Start time:Mar 20, 2012 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:Do you occasionally sense a `fear factor` inside while thinking about your income, future prospects and business growth as a freelancer ? Learn about the symptoms, the root cause of this fear and teach youself how you can have an objective and detached look at this `fear factor` and use and manage this for your benefit.
Fear in any form hinders a freelancer's productivity and growth. However, the fear is natural, common and in reasonable proportion can work as a growth-driver. In unbalanced and un-examined form, this can be highly negative for a freelancer's professional and social life. This 'fear factor' needs to be examined thoroughly to overcome and manage it in a proper manner. Awareness is the key step in the process.

The webinar points out certain symptoms which can be self-diagnosed. These symptoms are then investigated using root-cause analysis method.

Target audience
Established and aspirant freelancers.
Agency Owners
Learning objectives
1. Awareness of the profound nature of the `fear factor` and finding the big picture rather than just burying it or forgetting it.

2. Discovering the hidden connections inside associated with this fear.

3. Developing empathy - while looking at this fear objectively and as a case ( it is not my own case only)

4. Getting to know what other have done (and are doing) to overcome the fear and using it as a drive rather than a productivity-hindering negative mood.

5. To overcome fear by diving deep inside your own mind.
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The webinar will have 2 modules.

First module will cover

1. What are the symptoms of this fear ?
2. How to analyse this fear - subjective, objective and self-referential tools
3. Finding one's specific profile and pressure points

Module 2 will have a series of tips, case studies, real life stories, survey findings and one-to-one discussion extract
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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)

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Created by
 Pritam Bhattacharyya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Pritam Bhattacharyya is essentially a Bengali/Sylheti/Assamese linguist with 11 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chief Wordsmith of an agency called Wordsmith Communication. which apart from language services in pan-Indic languages provides Creative Content and Print on Demand Services. He is editor of - a bilingual (English / Bengali) cultural monthly ezine on Greater Bengal. He had worked as a Telecom Engineer and later as a IP Network Manager in various cross-cultural Telecom teams worldwide. He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pritam lives and works in Calcutta, India his city by adoption. His b-log on translation and online business can be seen here at
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