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Self-care for interpreters during the pandemic: 5 supertips

I'm first and foremost an interpreter and trainer, but some of you may know I have a background in fitness training and complementary therapies.This means I've ...
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A single device option for teaching simultaneous online

If you’re a fellow interpreter trainer and you’ve dipped your toes into the online training waters, it probably won’t have taken you long to realise that ...
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CPD = lifelong learning So, you've just taken your final year interpreting exams, and you're looking forward (hmm...) to entering the brave new world of post-coronavirus ...
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Fifth gear blog post

Finding fifth gear: how to speed up your reaction time in simultaneous

I was teaching a class at the University of Manchester yesterday, and listening to the interpreting students tackle a piece of rapid, 'real-life' French reminded me ...
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Better time management with 3 great free tools

Time management in the modern world Nowadays, everybody's busy busy busy! We're all juggling multiple assignments, jobs, devices, apps, websites, passwords...It's exhausting sometimes. And I'll admit ...
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Damage control in first year interpreting exams

Damage control in first year interpreting exams

Disclaimer Like many website owners, I have a set of terms and conditions that insist that my content is for information purposes only, and exhort readers ...
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3 simple Brain Gym techniques

3 simple exercises to boost your concentration: an introduction to Brain Gym

Mind/body techniques for concentration and stress relief Last week, I was at the London Language Show demonstrating simple techniques to help interpreters and translators beat stress, ...
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Growth mindset blog post

The mindset shift that improves exam grades & self-esteem and redefines success

Are you great at dealing with technical jargon in simultaneous? Are you bad with numbers? Are your notes sloppy? Do you have a bad memory? These ...
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Your trainers are only as good as you make them

I hesitated about the title of this blog post for a long time. Not least because it sounds as if I'm writing about shoes. At first, ...
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Post-holiday stress blog post

Post-holiday stress

Back to school, back to stress Here in Europe, the summer holidays are drawing to a close. How are you feeling? Do you find the rentrée, ...
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