Within the translation industry, we communicate in a plethora of different and interesting ways. In other words, we talk a lot. It can be on Proz, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. We want to be heard. Badly. But the methods and styles of online communication we use, by nature contain self-promotional messages. As long as self-promotion is not pursued directly but becomes a result of constructive discourse and contribution for the benefit of our colleagues, and the industry as a whole, there can be no harm.
But if our message revolves persistently around ourselves and our achievements, would this help us gain more credibility and consequently more business? Would you befriend and work with people who are constantly tooting their own horn?
Magda is an Italy-based Greek native translator specializing in law, health and transcreation. She has a BA equivalent in Sociology and a certificate in “Managing client and customers’ relationships” from the Open University, UK. Before making a foray into translation, she worked within the banking/financial industry (Amex, Bank of Cyprus, Citco). She is from Cyprus and has also lived in the UK and Greece. Her website is www.magdaphili.com.
This short talk is scheduled for Friday, 3 May 2019.
The exact time will be announced by mid-April.