Freelancer's Futuristics Series - Temptation: Unhealthy growth, Debt, Big idea, Leverage etc. Self - immunization

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
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Course summary
Start time:Jan 27, 2012 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Welcome to the first webinar of the Freelancer's Futuristics Series.



Language:angielski
Summary:Welcome to the first webinar of the Freelancer's Futuristics Series. Duration: 60 minutes.

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Description
A Freelancer can have many temptations. Some are gross and some are very subtle. Some are time-bound and some are more permanent in nature.

This webinar lists various such gross and subtle temptations and ways and means to make them 'visible' so that we can analyse these with reference to proper perspective and self-immunize from these potential threats.

This analysis will provide a freelancer a kind of mental 'immunization' with regards to these temptations which can potentially cause significant short and long term damage to one's career and growth.

Further development:

Feb 3, 2012 Freelancer Futuristics Series - Stress : Neuro-economic analysis and tips for self-discipline

Feb 10, 2012 Freelancer Futuristics Series - Geopolitics : Future economies and their needs : How to use this for one' s advantage ?

Feb 17, 2012 Freelancer Futuristics Series - Leadership : From a worker to a Life-Designer or Li-Der - How to

Feb 24, 2012 Freelancer's Futuristics Series - Assets : Perishable Cash / asset to appreciating revenue streams - How to

Mar 2, 2012 Freelancer's Futuristics Series : Self-image and reputation : internals and externals of one's self-image as a professional
Target audience
Do you find yourself in a dilemma sometimes as whether you are doing the right thing being a freelancer ?
Or not doing something else ? For example, becoming an employee in a large corporation or in a small company.

Shall I be a partner in a venture with my friend / colleague ?

Shall I take a business loan and invest because the return seems to be very high ?

If such questions prick you and you find without answers and in a dilemma, you may be getting tempted. Be aware because if you are uncritical and unaware, this may do more harm than good.
Learning objectives
1. The Art of discrimination - the art to see things in proper perspective

2. To be able to be an editor of the 'content' our mind is generating - sometimes without our permission or authorization.

3. Questioning the sentence - 'It seems quite reasonable and logical'

4. Learning the discipline by which you can figure out 'between the lines' aspect of any proposition, plan or venture

5. Not to be tempted

Prerequisites
None
Program
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Module I

1. List of such temptations

2. Cross-Cultural filter applied to the list

3. Case studies (Victims)

4. Case Studies (Summary)

5. Designing your own vulnerability matrix [ SWOT analysis ]

6. Desiging the customized immunization
Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
• Required: Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled) . If needed, download Java here.
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better recommended
• Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer; (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
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Registration and payment information
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Trainer
 Pritam Bhattacharyya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Pritam Bhattacharyya is essentially a Bengali/Sylheti/Assamese linguist with 11 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chief Wordsmith of an agency called Wordsmith Communication. which apart from language services in pan-Indic languages provides Creative Content and Print on Demand Services. He is editor of www.pentasect.com - a bilingual (English / Bengali) cultural monthly ezine on Greater Bengal. He had worked as a Telecom Engineer and later as a IP Network Manager in various cross-cultural Telecom teams worldwide. He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pritam lives and works in Calcutta, India his city by adoption. His b-log on translation and online business can be seen here at http://wordsmithofbengal.wordpress.com


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