Free Online Course

No CIMCE for this class.

Date:  May 30th, 2020                                                                                                       MEMBERS REGISTER HERE

Time: 11:30AM PST 

Length: 2 hour lecture + 1 hour Q&A                                                                               NON-MEMBER REGISTER HERE

Registration closes: May 29th 

Cost:  IGA and CFI members FREE

Non-Members $45.00

How to get direct clients and set professional fees.

Unlike merchants, professionals provide their services to their clients or patients directly. Interpreters are no exception. An important step towards recognition of the profession is the ability to procure and keep clients that see, treat, and value interpreters as members of a profession. During this presentation, interpreters will learn how to identify potential direct clients who already exist in their personal environment and they have not noticed. They will learn tactics to find better direct clients and discard less profitable agency work. Through active participation, attendees will understand the difficulties of keeping a client and will learn what to consider when setting their fees, while turning good clients into happy and appreciative individuals who respect the interpreter.

Presenter’s Bio:

Tony is a U.S. Department of State conference-level interpreter; a court interpreter certified by the U.S. government, and several States. An attorney from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City; he has worked internationally as a conference interpreter, and interpreted for high profile court proceedings, conferences, and TV broadcasts, including presidential debates and political conventions. He has worked with many top-level politicians, celebrities, athletes, and entrepreneurs. The author of two books on court interpreting, he is a visiting professor at various universities in the U.S. and overseas, a well-known conference presenter, and the author of the popular blog “The Professional Interpreter.”