CONCEPT

The Black Forest Cake Sessions started as a platform for sharing experiences and networking in the Corona year 2020, originally as a forum for interpreters around the world. The very first webinar was already attended by multilingual professionals from 10 countries across 4 continents.

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The idea of virtual coffee breaks came up during a marketing seminar where we would have loved to explore some side topics in more depth but didn’t have the time to do so due to the training schedule. From the spin-offs on these coincidental topics and questions, a whole series of presentations and online meetings emerged, which continue to develop due to positive feedback — and now also extend beyond the original industry of language services.

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17.12.2021

Christmas Coffee TBFCS Community

07.05.2021

Time is money (or is it?)

26.03.2021

Covid, RSI, and working from home – the first year

05.02.2021

Light at the end of the tunnel

04.12.2020

Santa Claus Special

31.10.2020

Hidden Talents – New Skills

While discussing our emotions towards RSI during one of our recent coffee breaks, we realised that conference interpreters have various hidden talents and skills. Many of them might come in handy at some distant point in the future, if a pandemic hits and turns the world and our markets upside down. Want to explore these hidden treasures? Your colleagues might come up with great ideas how to use them …

24.10.2020

Roles and responsibilities of a Consultant Interpreter

Exchange across different markets and regions.

18.10.2020

RSI – peace of mind?

Do you feel comfortable in this new world of (simultaneous) interpreting? Are you still trying to make sense of it all? Have you gladly embraced the novelty of it all, happy that it has finally become a reality? Join us for an exchange of views and experiences.

23.08.2020

Advance Planning

We all feel uncomfortable thinking about it, but we need to discuss options: what happens if something happens to you?
In the event of an accident or illness, whether you are affected yourself or someone dear, who will take care of loose ends, who has access to your files and contacts, who can make medical decisions for you, who communicates on your behalf if you cannot do it?

Open to everyone, not just T&I professionals.

09.08.2020

Ten things I wish someone had told me when I started out as a freelancer…

What would you advise young colleagues to do (or not) when they embark on their career path?

25.07.2020

Mompreneurs – superheroines

How do you do it?!? Let’s talk! Open to everyone, not just T&I professionals.

11.07.2020

Booth etiquette in simultaneous interpreting

How to be a trustworthy partner in the booth, before, during and after the meeting?

27.06.2020

Consultant Interpreter

Roles and responsibilities, exchange across different markets and regions.

13.06.2020

Consultant Interpreter

Roles and responsibilities, exchange across different markets and regions.

- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -

 

Will the sessions be recorded, in case I miss one?

The Black Forest Cake Sessions will not be recorded. By keeping group sizes small this platform intends to create a safe space for participants, where any questions can be asked and discussed that you could not or did not want to bring up anywhere. Any recording of the sessions, other than for internal purposes, would be contrary to the objective.

Dipl.-Dolm. Andrea Wilming
c/o CUBES Co-Working
Rudolf-Diesel-Str. 115
46485 Wesel
Germany

+49 (0)177 44 94 915
coffeebreaks@tbfcs.de

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Simultaneous Interpreting

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Black Forest cake, which is

- Internationally well-known
- An important and world-wide ambassador
- Everybody knows it, everybody loves it, but it’s better not to mention the calories.

(Source: Schwarzwald Tourismus GmbH)