Interpreting and Translation

Introduction to Interpreting training

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Introduction to Interpreting

Watch “Introduction to Interpreting, be a professional medical, legal, community Interpreter in (2019)” on YouTube

Are you Bilingual and want to Start a Career as a Professional Interpreter, but don’t know how?

Here’s a quick video that will explain a little more about what you need, what it takes and what you must know before jumping into this industry if you want to “Earn Your Worth”…

This is a Billion dollar industry and there’s so much potential for growth and opportunities to Starting Your Career as a Freelancer, Entrepreneur or an Agency Owner…

Learn what it takes and get trained the right way so that you can get your career and business started on the right path.

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Daily Life

Best Health apps of 2019

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Best Health apps of 2019

fitness app

Some two-thirds of American adults’ new year’s resolution included fitness goals. A shocking 73% gave up on their objective. It’s no secret that staying active and eating healthily while juggling chaotic work and home life is not easy. However, it’s disheartening to know that under a quarter of Americans are satisfying the recommended amount of weekly exercise — just 150 minutes.

That’s under three hours of exercise per week, which isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of things. Even just 30 minutes of jogging or running per day could make a difference in your life. Living a healthy lifestyle will make you feel better and improve your overall quality of life.

That’s why the Bestow team picked the 12 best fitness apps for 2019. With these smartphone applications, you’ll be so inspired to work out that you’ll look forward to it. Keep scrolling for the highest-rated health and wellness apps.

We break down the prices and features of the top apps in the following categories:

  • Weight loss
  • Running and cycling
  • Strength training
  • Competition and gamification

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If you or anyone you know is suffering from; health issues or stress, depression, and muscle aches/pains or, is looking for a Business Opportunity I invite you to visit my site to learn more!

Thank you!

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Entrepreneurship

Your Voice; Keeping it Healthy

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If you work as an Interpreter, Dispatcher or even in a call center, your job depends on your “voice”, and you are considered an occupational voice user.
Meaning, you are “The Voice” and that is your tool and the most valuable tool you have in order to convey and get your job done.
So, whether your an Interpreter, Conference Interpreter, Dispatcher, or work in a call center, or as a scheduler, your voice is your only link with the customer, correct?
So, it’s important that you take care of your voice and that you maintain a healthy voice in order to get the job done.

Because just as neat professional attire is essential for face-to-face interactions, having a clear voice is essential for your day-to-day business operations.
A hoarse voice from an Interpreter, or call center agent (CCA), dispatcher carries the same negative impression as a worn-out outfit and can detract from building credibility and or doing your job the right way, do you agree?

 

Little Story: A few years back I was doing a Conference appointment for the State, I actually had a team interpreter (who was sick) and was coughing up a storm.  Having a sick interpreter onsite who’s unable to do his/her job (use their voice to speak) not only did it affect the overall assignment, but it was a major distraction and also put on more stress on me, because I had to complete the job myself because my partner was sick with laryngitis.

 

So a healthy voice is crucial, but because you are constantly talking and using your voice to do your job and if you don’t take care of your voice, you are at risk for damaging your voice and developing hoarseness.

 

A 2002 study on voice problems among CCAs reported voice problems in 31 percent of CCAs, with several negative outcomes, including:

  • Increased sick days
  • Fewer calls per hour
  • More breaks away from the phone
  • Needing to repeat themselves
  • Needing to force the voice out

Overall, Interpreters, Dispatchers, CCAs with voice problems are bad not only for the CCAs, Interpreters, Dispatchers, Schedulers, and those who use their Voice to work but at the end of the day it’s bad for business.

I’ve learned from some Voice experts who now think that voice problem is a form of repetitive motion injury because the vocal cords are being injured by overuse, similar to the way data entry personnel may develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

Did you know that when we talk, the vocal cords vibrate about 200 times a second for women and about half that for men? That can add up to more than a million cycles of vibration during a workday at a call center causing vocal injury this is also true for singers, interpreters, dispatchers, call centers, etc.

 

As a professional conference interpreter who’s constantly working and who uses her voice to work, it is so important to take care of your voice!

True Story: About 4 years ago (I was a major workaholic) 🤔😊working all day, every day and would not take breaks in between and didn’t like working with other colleagues (I had bad experiences with other agency interpreters), so I was working for a whole straight month non-stop during the winter months and around November while working at a conference my Voice literally starting squeaking, I could NOT Speak, my voice started sounding horsy like, my chest started to hurt, my throat was just feeling horrible, I started to sweat, got dizzy and literally passed out! Apparently, I had walking pneumonia and laryngitis and was in the hospital! I failed to listen to my body, I was just so excited about the work, I love what I do and was just “Go-go-go” non-stop that my body finally gave out in the middle of an assignment!  This little scenario ended up costing me months being out of work until I was able to get my Voice back and recuperate from this horrible experience!

So yes, dear interpreters, dispatchers, CCAs, Schedulers and all of you who use your work to fulfill your responsibilities TAKE CARE OF YOUR “VOICE”!

Here are some recommendations and things that I do and have done so since this episode.

Posture

Taking frequent breaks and being able to move around is so important because it reduces the tension in your body and will prevent you from having other joint/muscle problems.

Breaks

Taking frequent breaks will give your voice muscle a rest, so try to rest your voice – meaning no talking, or drinking cold drinks.

Voice Pacing

Voice scientists advise those who use their Voice to work “to think of voice pacing on three levels:

  • Breaks within phone calls
  • Breaks between phone calls during the workday
  • Breaks between workdays”

Tips

Besides posture, breaks, and vocal pacing, you must also practice good voice hygiene. These tips have helped me keep the throat moist and free from irritation so that my vocal cords are less likely to be injured:

  • Drinking lots of (room temperature) water (or non-caffeinated liquid) during the day.
  • Keep water with you at all times.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are drying to the throat.
  • Avoid excess coughing and throat clearing.
  • Don’t smoke! Smoking causes irritation and can lead to cancer and other health-related problems.
  • Don’t work if you have a hoarse voice due to a cold or upper respiratory infection.
  • Seek medical attention to manage any medical conditions that can cause throat irritation including acid reflux, postnasal drainage, allergies, asthma, and endocrine conditions, etc.
  • Avoid dry interior climates
  • Avoid high-risk areas they are known to cause damage to your voice.
  • Eat good and moist meals and avoid spicy foods, they cause acid reflux or GERD
  • Use a humidifier in your room or home, especially in dry climates.
  • Avoid mouthwash (it contains alcohol), if you need to gargle use lukewarm saltwater
  • Take vitamins or eat fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins, A, E, and C
  • Drink lemon tea with honey (instead of  coffee)
  • I made my own paste that I add to my teas and helps with phlegm and it also has helped me from getting sick; it includes:
    • Ginger
    • Honey
    • Coconut oil
    • Pepper, etc…I will include the paste recipe in my next food meal article.

Get Help Early; Listen to Your Body

Seek medical attention early don’t wait until you have lost your voice to seek medical help.

Pay attention to the signs that your voice is getting tired such as– dry throat, raw or tired feeling in the throat, increased mucus in the throat, feeling like talking takes more effort, feeling throat strain — in addition to a raspy or hoarse voice.NIDCD-TakingCareOfYourVoice-Figure1

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Entrepreneurship

Biz Start Up Tips

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As the end of the year is coming I want to share a bit more about Who I Am, What I Do and What I Provide and to share My Love and Passion for both Interpreting and Entrepreneurship.

So let me ask you; do you have a Special Skill?

Do you have a Product or maybe a Service that you want to share with the world? or;

Maybe you are Bilingual and want to Start Your Own Business?

So, if you answered yes to all of the above, let me ask you one more question; How would you like to use those “special skills, products and/or services” to create additional income and start your own business?

So many of you who already know me know that I’ve been on both sides of the aisle.  I started off as a freelancer working with agencies (and still work) with a couple of agencies. After a few months working as a freelancer and seeing the do’s and don’ts and the “Good, Bad and Evil”, I decided I no longer wanted to continue to work as a Freelancer and working for “pennies on the dollar” and personally I didn’t like the process and demands of agencies especially since I was a “Freelancer / Independent Contractor” and NOT an Employee.  Therefore, I decided to venture off on my own.

So as an Entrepreneur and Former CEO who’s been on both sides of the aisles and someone who started and built her business on her own, here are a few tips to get you started, learn from the voice of experience, learn from someone who started and built her business from the “ground up”.

Yes! I started my Biz 18+ years ago helping businesses tap into the Hispanic Market. I helped businesses “Break the Language Barrier in Communication”.

I built my business from the ground up, yes literally from the ground up…I built a team of 10 staff employees and a cadre of over 2,500 freelance interpreters and offered services in over 150 languages around the world. I built my services around my clients’ needs; Interpreting, Translation, OPI, Transcriptions, and Coaching…I had contracts with the State, County, City, Federal, Hospitals, Insurance, Law Firms, Nonprofits and so many more…and I can help you too!

But, in order to make my business work and grow I had to make sure I was ONLY contracting and training the best of the best; therefore I was able to help and continue to help “Bilingual Individuals” and those with “Specials Skills, Products and Services” Start their Own Business and I can help you too!

So here is what you need to know if you decide you want to venture out on your own…You need the “Basics”

Resume

Business Plan

Strategic Plan

Training

Experience (gain experience as a volunteer)

Affiliations or Organizations

Terminology

Now, these are some basics to learn and know if you decide to start.  You can also join my list and get your Freebies and learn more about my Training and Coaching.

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Start and Grow Your Biz With Me

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Unlike the 100s of other downloadable training (forms) out on the web, my step-by-step Business Startup guide will provide you with actual Steps vs. just forms so that you can get your business started on the right track! 

 

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So, Let’s Get Started Today!

 

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Cafe Members Club

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Ready to Start & Grow Your Business?

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YES!, literally from the “ground up”…So, I know exactly what it takes, what to do and what not to do in order to Start and Grow your Business.

So, quickly About Me: I have both business and bilingual skills…I started at a very young age helping my father with his business, I also helped friends and family communicate (Interpreter)…So, in 2000 I decided to venture off and Start My Own Biz because thanks to my “language skills” it allowed me to start your my own language interpreting business, for that matter a Corporate Million dollar business… YES – My Own Corporate Business!!!

 

So, now I want to HELP YOU achieve your goals and dreams!

So, if you have a special skill, a product or service that you want to use to Start Your Own Business…that’s awesome!!! but what’s even more AWESOME is that in your case unlike me, you don’t have to do it alone!


Because after a few months of dealing with my own struggles, pains, and headaches with my Start Up Biz, I was so fortunate to have developed, strategies and grow my business…


Yes, I was fortunate enough to have contracts with the State of California, State of New York, Colorado, City of Sacramento, City of Los Angeles, Sutter Hospitals, Kaiser and many non–profits, fortune 500 companies and businesses across the USA, so I know about Sales and Marketing, Management, Procurement, etc and therefore I made it my Vision and Mission to develop something awesome, something that would help entrepreneurs just like you start their own journey without the struggles and headaches…So, here we are…

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