Translations update: English apparently on shaky footing in post-Brexit EU

According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, the privileged status of English as an official EU language is likely to wane as some institutions are already focusing increasingly on French and German as replacements. Although there are 24 official languages in the European Union only three (English, German, French) had so far been recognized as … Continue reading Translations update: English apparently on shaky footing in post-Brexit EU

The 4 Steps of Nonviolent Communication

One of my favorite models of oral communication - and one I find very effective for solving personal conflicts - is Marshall Rosenberg's theory of nonviolent communication. The goal of nonviolent communication is to express ourselves authentically and honestly, to listen with empathy and to deal with potential conflict respectfully and considerately. The foundation of nonviolent communication is the willingness … Continue reading The 4 Steps of Nonviolent Communication

6 Secrets of Persuasion

If you need to communicate professionally, you've probably read your way through tomes of sales and negotiation literature by now. There is a plethora of tactics, techniques and tricks out there which purport to help you sway partners over to your side. But what is the underlying foundation of all these techniques?  How can they … Continue reading 6 Secrets of Persuasion

3 Secrets of Communicating with Gifted Children

If you have a gifted child, you've got a lot on your plate. Highly intelligent children are not only extremely sensitive and curious, they can also be strong willed and "difficult" - they want to be treated as equals. They usually have strong egos, creative, original ideas, a strong sense of justice, are analytical and … Continue reading 3 Secrets of Communicating with Gifted Children

7 Secrets of Effective Presentations

A presentation is only both effective and enjoyable when it is understandable. If you want your audience to take away as much as possible from your presentation, to be clear on its main points and to avoid costly misunderstandings, you have to work on making it more comprehensible. In their book Rhetorik & Kommunikation (Ernst Reihardt Verlag … Continue reading 7 Secrets of Effective Presentations

Subtleties of the German language

Here comes a great sample of how important details (such as capitalization or intonation) really are in a language as complex as German. Are you able to figure all of them out? That is what I do almost every day. Getting a single letter wrong can make "the captured flea" turn into "the prisoner escaped". … Continue reading Subtleties of the German language

New virtual event coming up

For translators and those interested in the trade, interesting conference sessions coming up on ProZ: http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/404 Seid willkommen und schaut vorbei! Andreea.

Business communication. Your gain = my unique selling proposition

My education, background and diversified experience enable me to provide you with high-quality and optimally priced translation, copy writing and communication services. These are things you can count on. You need seamless, competent and affordable services and support for your personal and business communication needs in a variety of settings and for a variety of audiences … Continue reading Business communication. Your gain = my unique selling proposition