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How Do You Translate Slang?

Being a translator let’s you delve into all sorts of territories. You learn a little bit about almost everything you translate. It could be anything from how to build a kite, to what ingredients it takes to make the best chocolate covered strawberries from scratch. What you also learn a lot about is SLANG. So […]

How to Sell More: Part 2

In part one of my “How to Sell More” blog series, I had touched on two important factors about how concentrating on oneself through continued education and improved efficiency can directly increase sales revenue. For this segment, I want to focus on the value of two basic sales fundamentals. Pitching Your Product/Servic

How to get more business

December 23, 2011 1 Comment »

It is extremely difficult these days to get recurrent or additional clients to buy more translations. In this blog I will mention a few methods that either the Account Manager or the Marketing/Sales Department can perform in order to receive more translation requests from recurrent clients or new prospects. Obviously it is

Lost in Translation

The phrase “lost in translation” may remind the average folk of a famous movie title from back in 2003. In that movie two Americans, played by the voluptuous Scarlett Johansson and the comical Bill Murray, meet and share a few melodramatic romantic nights in Tokyo. Translators know that for them “lost in translation

Christmas in Argentina

December 16, 2011 1 Comment »

Despite it being in the heat of summer, Christmas in Argentina isn’t as different as you would think. With a strong European influence, Christmas in Argentina is much more similar to Europe and North America than other countries in South America. However, with over 90% of the population identifying themselves as Roman

Tools of the TRADE – 2

In this episode, I would like to focus on a very powerful and versatile tool: the phone. The phone is arguably the most powerful tool on your desk. Good salespeople are in demand, and management wants to give them the best possible tools to make them productive. We all understand that selling is a numbers […]

Learning a New Language: The Old Fashioned Way

December 6, 2011 3 Comments »

After graduating from college, I decided that I was going to explore the world. The day after graduation I was on an airplane to Amsterdam and have not looked back since. I have lived in over ten different countries over the past twelve years, and in every country I have tried to learn the native […]

Difficult times

It has become more and more difficult to win new clients and maintain the existing ones as the global economy is experiencing one of its toughest moments in history. Unemployment rates are rising in all continents, governments are in record high debts and there doesn’t seem to be any clear solutions on the horizon. Ho