This is the ninth post in a ten-part series that provides information on ten different strategies for staying competitive and growing your translation business.
Ninth strategy: Attending translation industry events
Attending industry events also provides the opportunity to network with other professionals, learn more on different translation-related topics, and new trends and technologies, discuss theories with colleagues, present work and expand your business.
How can I network by attending translation industry events with ProZ.com?
ProZ.com hosts virtual and in-person conferences, training courses, powwows and more. Virtual events in particular can be convenient if you are short of time to travel.
At ProZ.com events, language professionals can meet other professionals, either virtually or in person, share experiences and knowledge, and have fun with fellow translators and interpreters while having the chance to receive job offers.
Learn more about upcoming ProZ.com events here.
Do you usually attend translation industry events? What benefits have you found in attending events? What do you like most, virtual or in-person events?
Stay tuned for the next, and last, post in this series on Writing a business plan.
The first ProZ.com event for 2011 will be a virtual event for Spanish speakers, on January 27th.
The presentations for this event include a session on personal branding and a session on the use of voice recognition software as a means to boost productivity. There will also be focus groups and a virtual powwow, allowing attendees to network in real-time with Spanish-speaking professionals across the world.
The “Spanish virtual workshop” is free for ProZ.com members (non-members are also welcome to attend, with a 15 USD registration fee).
If you haven’t signed up for this event, check out the program and register at http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/227
- Date: Thursday, January 27th
- Time: 13:00 GMT – 17:15 GMT
- Location: Anywhere with an Internet connection!
If you are already registered to attend, be sure suggest topics for the focus groups and vote for your favorites at http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/227/focus-groups
I’m looking forward to kicking off the series of events for 2011 with this workshop; look for more upcoming virtual and in-person events soon. Hope to see you there!