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"Show What You Know" Presented by Sharon Neumann Solow

  • 25 Apr 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Chemeketa Community College: 4000 Lancaster Drive Northeast, Salem OR: Building 3, Rm 118-119

Workshop Description:

This workshop focuses on the development of confidence in our work so that we can be as effective as possible. We will study techniques that support the growth of self-esteem, confidence, and poise. Participants will apply these principles in clear, practical ways. Several strategies will be addressed including: deliberate communication and terminology, self-talk, dealing with resistance, and emotional and physical techniques. This session provides tools for interpreters to become healthier in their self-view and opportunities to examine their confidence and strengths to reach a new level of comfort in their work.

Educational Objectives:

1. Identify the differences between oneself, the work, and conscious communication;

2. Practice positive self talk;

3. Identify and discuss emotional and physical techniques to face resistance in an effective manner and to deal with other challenges to a successful interpretation;

4. Discuss 5 positive environmental influences that increase opportunities for successful interactions and interpretations.

About the Presenter:

Sharon Neumann Solow, MA, CSC, SC:L, SIGN(NAD), works with great joy as an interpreter, interpreter coordinator, performer, lecturer, author, and consultant around the globe. She authored Sign Language Interpreting: A Basic Resource Book and Say It With Sign. Her television appearances include talk shows, variety shows, and documentaries. She co-stars with her husband on the Emmy award-nominated NBC knowledge series, "Say It With Sign." She has taught spoken language interpreters and interpreter educators through the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Sharon is the 1987 recipient of the national Virginia Hughes Award for outstanding contributions to the field of sign language interpreting, the 2005 NAOBI President's Choice Award, the 2005 RID President's Award, and the 2010 joint RID and CIT Mary Stotler Award.  

Register online at www.orid.org or at the door with cash, check, or credit card:

$50 - ORID members

$40 - ORID student members

$65 - Non-member professionals

$55 - Non-member students


*WSRID members can register at the ORID member rate.  All WSRID members will need to show proof of active membership status for this rate.

0.5 CEUs in Professional Studies will be offered by Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.  No partial CEU's awarded.


Workshop will be presented in spoken English.  ASL Interpretation Provided.  Wheelchair Accessible.

Questions? Contact Ashley workshops@orid.org.

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