Know Your Worth: Intelligent Note Taking for Consecutive Interpreting

16 Feb 20 — 17 Feb 20

10:00 — 17:00

Guadalajara, Mexico



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  • Have you ever worried that your speaker will go on longer than you are comfortable interpreting?
  • Have you ever looked at your page, and realized you have no idea what any of the notes you took mean?
  • Have you ever blanked on the speech you are interpreting, and have no idea how to get back into the flow?

This two-day seminar with Julia Poger will give you all the tools you need to be able to successfully interpret consecutively for longer than you had thought possible. We will begin by understanding the theory and brain work underlying any interpretation, then move on to what makes consecutive different from other forms of interpreting. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to interpret increasingly lengthy interventions using memory, analysis and notes.

Training is in English, and is not language specific.

The course includes lecture, demonstrations and some exercises, small group work, and practice.


Julia Poger, M.A.C.I. (MIIS); ATA, AIIC, received her M.A. in the Conference Interpretation of English, Russian, and French from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California in 1987, and has worked as a freelance conference interpreter ever since.

Washington, D.C. was her home for ten years, where she interpreted consecutively for Heads of State, Department Secretaries (Ministers), as well as for meetings in the Departments of Energy, Justice, Defense, and Commerce, and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, among others. She has interpreted treaty negotiations and court proceedings. Private clients and international organizations working in the areas of finance, development, the environment, oil and gas, and nuclear energy, waste and warhead disposal have also hired Ms. Poger to interpret consecutively at meetings and negotiations. She now lives in Europe, where she trains student and practicing interpreters in the magic of long consecutive. Julia is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters and the American Translators Association, and she is a Course Director at the Cambridge Conference Interpretation Course. She is continually working to extend the amount of time she can listen to and note a speech before suffering memory failure.

Practical Information

The event is open to practicing interpreters, and also to graduates from interpreting courses at any university or training center.  Fees 

  • 200 USD early bird rate, valid until 15 December 2019
    • 375 USD if in a package with Intelligent Note Taking class on 16-17 February
  • 230 USD as of 16 December 2019
    • 400 USD if in a package with Intelligent Note Taking class on 16-17 February

The seminar fee will be payable upon registration.

A 50% cancellation fee will be charged if you cancel following payment, and a 100% cancellation fee will be charged if cancelled after 1 January.

To register, please contact the seminar’s local organizer Jesse Tomlinson at

  • Minimum: 10 participants 
  • Maximum: 18 participants 

For more information visit the seminar website at and join the seminar Facebook page for updates.

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