One of people’s deepest fears is the fear of speaking in public. Over the years, I came to understand how fearless I am when public speaking is in question. It may be due to the fact that I occasionally taught English to kids or individuals, or that I teach martial arts regularly to a small group of students. Working daily as interpreter, on-site, in front of TV cameras, journalists or angry workers, as well as in numerous workshops and meetings may have had a fair share in making me immune to fear related to public appearances.
Whatever the case, I just love to share my knowledge with others and I love when people ask me questions or challenge me during workshops, trainings or in Q&A sessions after I delivered my speech. I also visit different conferences regularly, which helps sharpen my own skills and understand the group dynamics – something I pay close attention to and use in my presentations to engage the audience and make them enjoy the presentation. It is extremely satisfying, both for the organizers and for me personally, when people leave the conference room full of enthusiasm – these people will come to the next conference you organize. I get the following, you get the status of a superstar conference organizer.
History of my conferences, seminars, and webinars
Conference of Sworn Translators and Interpreters, organized by the Association of Standing Sworn Translators and Interpreters of Serbia, 30 September-1 October 2017
Translator workshop Are you “Lost in Translation?” in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized by Cambridge Centar Banja Luka, 30 April 2017
Conference of Sworn Translators and Interpreters, organized by the Association of Standing Sworn Translators and Interpreters of Serbia, 24-25 September 2016
Panelist at the Interpreting Conference, organized by the Serbian Association of Translation Companies (UPPS), June 2016
Trainer at the seminar on memoQ and Xbench organized by the Serbian Translation Association, January 2016
Round table with Master Translation students on interpreting for the European Union, January 2016
Organized Do You memoQ seminar in Salerno, Italy, June 2015
Organized and conducted Focus on memoQ seminar in Belgrade, Serbia, January 2014
Several webinars on Proz.com, including a memoQ series (4 webinars), Working with memoQ Server - Translator and PM Perspective, and Optimizing Your Translation Business Management