In September 2016, the Know Your Worth: Understanding Marketing and Negotiating for Interpreters seminar was held for the first time ever in a two-day format in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
This format meant that we were able to dedicate an entire day to each of the two topics of Marketing, and then another one to Negotiating, giving us more time to focus on each of the two subject, and to discuss the many challenges that we as freelancers must face on a daily basis. It also allowed us to cover more case-studies, looking at the examples not only from the interpreting world, but also from other – sometimes surprisingly similar – professions. One of the main features of this seminar, which was also made possible by its new format, was that we were able to have a very active discussion, sharing experience, raising concerns, and exchanging ideas on how best to implement the new tools and advice.
Here’s what our participants have to say:
The perspectives and the self-confidence gained at Julia’s marketing and negotiating class are indispensable. Rather than an extra investment, this seminar is a must for all freelance interpreters.
Liesbeth Micha Reyskens, St. Petersburg, 2016
Julia is a brilliant trainer… She provided us tips and solutions I never thought about, and made us see common things differently. There were two days of brainstorming, experience exchange, role-plays. I finished by having a clear vision of my own marketing strategy.
Anna Mikhaylyuk, St. Petersburg, 2016
Participants came from Saint Petersburg itself, as well as Moscow, Belgium, and the UK.
You can also read about the seminar on the AIIC website.