The annual TerpSummit, a three-day online conference especially for Interpreters, is always a joy to attend, and this year was no exception. Working in a highly specialised field can sometimes feel quite isolating, so being able to meet (virtually) with people in the same industry, and share our work successes and difficulties was unbelievably useful.
This year’s conference title was Confidence Camp and, alongside the industry-specific sessions, I attended some thoroughly interesting workshops which focused on developing personal skills.
The session on Emotional Agility, held by Ruth Kearns Wollmann, particularly resonated with me as this is something about which I am truly passionate. This year one of my main objectives is to be more reflective not only of my successes, but where I stand emotionally, and I plan to follow the four steps (APPA – Awareness, Perspective, Purpose and Action) to develop Emotional Agility which Ruth detailed in her talk.
As always, huge thanks to Sophie Llewellyn Smith for her investment of time and energy in putting together and running this conference. Personally, keeping up to date with the latest research in the industry, and being able to brainstorm and target-set with my interpreter community, is vital to ensure that I can continue to provide the exceptional, cutting-edge service my clients deserve.
Conferences are a necessary resource for all industries. We have a wealth of experience in providing interpreting and translation services to conferences worldwide, so please contact me if you would like to talk about options for your forthcoming conference. Don’t let language barriers constrain your conference reach.