If you think that networking is not working, it’s time to change your mind!

October 18, 2015 10:00 am

Montoro STL

In our / today’s interconnected world, it may happen that you post your comment on Linkedin and the day after you get an invitation to an event as a speaker!

This is exactly what happened to me on the occasion of the event ‘La Giornata del Traduttore’ (Translator’s Day) that took place in Pisa on the 10th of October.

‘La Giornata del Traduttore’ takes place every year in Pisa and it is organized by STL Formazione and the European School of Translation. This year the event launched its third edition.

The event was aimed at providing useful tips and tricks in marketing and networking for freelance translators. I have to say that what I learnt can be definitely applied to all (freelance) professionals.

For the first time, I had the pleasure to talk about terminology management in the European Institutions, how terminology is coordinated in a big multilingual environment, like the European Parliament and how communication over social networks can contribute to terminology management.

I have to say that I enjoyed the positive energy of this conference so much that I went “off slides” many times because I just let my heart talking.

The presentations addressed the topic from different perspectives: how to improve the visibility on social networks, how to trigger social engagement, how to improve the online reputation, how to promote business and services, how to provide and find helpful resources, and, of course, how to find new clients.

Lesson learnt: sharing is caring! In a collaborative effort, everyone contributes to the mix with what they have, what they know, what they have read or seen: passion, and enthusiasm always pays back!

I suggest you to visit the related page on Facebook and follow #gdtrad2015 on Twitter to find more detailed info related to the presentations. Just for you to know, the content – like my presentation – is available mainly in Italian.


Download the full presentation here.


Written by Maria Pia Montoro
EurTerm Coordinator
TermCoord Unit


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  • Andrea Spila

    What a wonderful presentation it was! Finally the truth is restored: terminologists are the funniest and most passionate speakers in town. Thank you for your very inspiring talk Maria Pia.