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A Freelancer's Time Management System

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

Course summary
Start time:Feb 20, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Summary:Freelancers have to take care of each and every business activity, even if they work only for themselves and have no employees. Administration sometimes tends to take over a lot work time and it is necessary to have a good balance between the work you earn money with and the administrative work (that is necessary to earn money). Not to forget one tends to have a private life as well, which can be also quite absorbing.
This course is made to give an introduction about different aspects and techniques of time management, showing several approaches how to get things done in time and feeling good to have the control over all your different important tasks as a freelancer.

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Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Experienced freelancers looking for possibly new information about running the business in a better way
Learning objectives
You will get information of different techniques that can be combined to make the personal time management system work. You will also learn additional skills that will help you following your own business path.
• List of your current projects (also private ones)
• List of all important activities (still pending – also private ones)
• A ‘wish’ list (of what you would like to do this year)
• Colour pens (at least 4 colours)
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• Short introduction into projects, project management, goals, time management
• Difference between project management and time management
• What does a freelancer has to handle
• What additional skills are necessary to make the time management system work
• What has to be avoided
• Different techniques
• Setting up the time management system
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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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):

• 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.


• 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.
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Desiree Staude    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: I have worked for over 21 years as an employed bilingual secretary for various corporations including ANZ Bank, the legal firm Oppenhoff & Rädler and KPMG; I have also served as a project assistant for both AT&T and Lufthansa Systems.

I started to work as a part-time freelance translator in 2008.

In 2011, I founded my own company in order to work full-time as a freelancer and enjoy an ever more diversified working life.
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