Be Strong, Little Marshmallow | September 29

Be Strong, Little Marshmallow:  Using Soft Skills to Strengthen Your Professional Presence
Friday, September 29th 6pm-9pm

This workshop will focus on the ‘soft skills’ of interpreting – meaning the skills that you need to become a professional interpreter AND just a successful person overall (Note-to-self: has a lot to do with your “internal committee”, how you interact with others and very little to do with what’s happening on your hands). In Demand-Control Schema terms: your inter- and intra-personal controls. The subject of “Deaf heart” will also be discussed and how each person can bring their own unique strengths and interests into the interpreting field.

Robert S. Sanderson Community Center
5709 South 1500 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Student Members/Uncertified Members: $5*

Certified Members: $25*

*Please note: UTRID membership is required to attend. Membership fee is $30/year.

Content Level:

Although all interpreters are welcome, this workshop will be geared to accommodate the needs of uncertified or recently certified interpreting students.

Presenter Bio:

“Teddi von Pingel is currently working as an adjunct instructor at UVU in the Deaf Studies:

Interpreting Program and as a mentor for the VRS Interpreting Institute’s School-to-Work

Program. She holds national certification from RID and an EIPA certificate in

ASL/Elementary. Teddi has been a working interpreter for over 25 years and believes she’s finally starting to get ‘the hang of it’. Her current passion is mentoring and encouraging new interpreters to find their ‘interpreting voice’. Teddi is originally from a small town in Arizona and she moved to Utah with her husband and three children in 2006.

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