Comfortable in the Uncomfortable
Bill RossCENTURY 2
"Sign Language interpreting is not a profession for those who are uncomfortable with change. Interpreting is an ever-developing field that requires its practitioners to change, adapt, and grow. Often, the issue is not the lack of desire to change, rather it is creating lasting change. How do we, as interpreters, know what we should be changing; what should we keep, tweak or trash? How can we improve our work in ways that are identifiable and visible? In this training we will utilize some proven tools to create genuine change. Collectively, we will identify potential areas of growth, then individually we will draft SMART goals. In addition, we will employ deliberate practice through focused interpreting as we work to transform our current skill set. Specific areas that participants will have an opportunity to address are voice interpreting, semantic intent, expansion techniques, and developing realistic and tangible goals."