Instructor: Jason Willis-Lee, graduated in physiology after training as a doctor for over three years at Bristol Medical School (UK) including one year’s full hospital training. He put in a brief stint as a clinical research associate before switching into applied linguistics and earning a postgraduate diploma in translating and interpreting from the University of Bath (UK). He now lives and works full time in Madrid as a self-employed medical and pharmaceutical translator (clinical trials, medical reports and academic research articles) in the Spanish-English (ITI certified) and French-English language pairs.
Jason has previously given subject specific webinars and workshops for medical translators on the topics Blood Tests, the ECG, Diabetes and Cancer. This year he gave a presentation on Personal Finance Tips for Translators and Interpreters at BP2020 online and for the CIOL. He organized the specialization conference thread at the Elia Together conference for freelancers and LSPs held in Athens in February 2018 and also co-founded the collaborative networking translation project medico-legal translations.
Live session: Wednesday, December 9, 2020; 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM New York time. Recording provided if you can’t attend live.
Description: Profitable negotiations: know yourself, your client and your market. Plus: personal finance tips for translators & interpreters.
Negotiation is an often overlooked yet key business skill for language service professionals. Good negotiation skills can enhance outcomes for both provider and client, ensuring fair return and mutual benefit. They will also leave professionals better equipped to resist terms not in their best interest.
Part 1 of this master class will give you a brief introduction to the role of negotiation in the professional services you offer. It will also give you pointers about potential pitfalls and draw attention to areas of opportunity. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing and correcting your weaknesses, as well as on leveraging your strengths while nurturing your client relationship. The importance of placing oneself on an equal footing from the outset will also be addressed.
After a brief introduction on how the instructor sees negotiation in the professional’s working life, the session will illustrate the importance of knowing yourself, your market and your client. The session will be completed with a question and answer session in which participants can share their experience and offer solutions to the most common problems faced by language service professionals when dealing with clients.
In the second part of this two-hour master class, the instructor will discuss ways to implement a long-term investment program aimed to get you thinking about your retirement sooner rather than later.
The instructor has undertaken significant self-study in personal finance: reading blogs, articles and books about money, personal finance and investing. Most of this reading came from a desire not to repeat unforgivable money blunders of the past and to educate himself about the ins and outs of the world of money, having grown up in a climate where heads were physically bowed if the “M” word dared be mentioned. The instructor is now committed to dispelling such toxic and ultimately harmful money beliefs and try and instigate a healthier relationship with money always from the point of view of guilt-free spending and long-term investment for the future.
Here are 3 specific takeaways from this master class:
• Pick up some valuable client negotiation tips
• Learn how to avoid money blunders
• Get to grip with the basics of setting up an investment program
Limited to 30 participants
-Live master class via Zoom
-Recording provided if you can’t attend live