The minimalist guide to social media for translators

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Marketing tools for translators
Grow your translation business
Personal branding
Business skills for translators
Productivity tools

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Start time:Nov 1, 2018 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration:60 minutes
Summary:5 easy strategies for social media 10 laws of social media (what to do or not do) 4 social media platforms that translation clients use Time saving tools
A strong online presence is an important and easy marketing strategy for freelance translators and interpreters. Aside from a website, your presence on social media is very important for marketing your translation services online. But how do we create a strong presence, without wasting a lot of valuable working time on social media?

This session will give you the minimalist approach to a strong social media presence, deciding your focus and target audience, focusing on three social media tools and strategies that only take 10 minutes a day.

Some feedback from others on this course's trainer:

"Therese Whitty is an accomplished trainer, giving you the sense that she is completely on your side. She is cheerful, realistic and able to persuade one how it is worthwhile keeping going even on days when you least want to!"

"Very competent, clear and experienced"
Cristina Paolino

Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.

Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database.
Learning objectives
How to in as little as 10 minutes a day create a strong social media presence, decide your focus and target audience to find and interact with potential clients.
Basic knowledge of social media, such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
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• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store


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 Tess Whitty    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Tess Whitty has been a successful freelance translator and entrepreneur for over 10 years and owns the company Swedish Translation Services. Her educational and professional background is in marketing and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other freelancers in the form of presentations, training, mentoring and consulting. She is also the author of the book “Marketing Cookbook for Translators”, with easy to follow “recipes” for marketing your translation services and achieving a successful freelance lifestyle, and the award winning podcast “Marketing Tips for Translators”. For more information, and to connect, go to or
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