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Title: Professionalism


1
Professionalism
What Is It and How Do I Become One?!
2
  • What makes someone a professional?
  • Are there qualities that we can look for?
  • Is it something that we can see?

3
A Professional is
  • According to the Merriam-Websters Online
    Dictionary
  • (1) characterized by or conforming to the
    technical or ethical standards of a profession
  • (2) exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and
    generally businesslike manner in the workplace
  • a participating for gain or livelihood in an
    activity or field of endeavor often engaged in by
    amateurs lta professional golfergt
  • b having a particular profession as a permanent
    career lta professional soldiergt
  • c engaged in by persons receiving financial
    return ltprofessional footballgt

4
What makes someone a Pro?
  • Back to our questions
  • What makes someone a professional?
  • They follow a code of ethics
  • They are educated/trained experts
  • They ensure a high quality of service
  • They have a service mentality
  • They have been tested/assessed to ensure
    competency

5
What makes someone a Pro?
  • Are interpreters professionals?

6
What makes someone a Pro?
  • How does an interpreter develop professionalism?
  • Make sure they are an expert! (and that they
    stay one)
  • Ensure good quality of service to their clients
    (including agencies).
  • Show that they are competent.
  • UPHOLD the code of ethics (legal, medical or
    otherwise)

7
What makes someone a Pro?
  • Are there qualities that we can look for?
  • Attitude
  • Appearance
  • Competency
  • Experience
  • Knowledge
  • Skill

8
Professional Qualities
  • Attitude (a person's perspective toward a
    specified target )
  • A professional uses higher emotional tones
    Enthusiasm, cheerfulness, interest, contentment
  • A professional jumps into difficult assignments.
  • A professional remains level-headed and
    optimistic.
  • A professional faces up to other peoples upsets
    and problems.
  • A professional persists until the objective is
    achieved.
  • A professional has confidence in themselves and
    what they are doing.

9
Professional Qualities
  • Appearance

Posture and Body Language
Dress
Cleanliness
Grooming
10
Professional Qualities
  • Competency (the quality of being adequately or
    well qualified physically and intellectually )
  • A professional learns every aspect of the job.
  • A professional carefully discovers what is needed
    and wanted.
  • A professional does not let mistakes slide by.
  • A professional produces a high-quality product or
    service.
  • A professional understands their limits!

11
Professional Qualities
  • Experience
  • Active participation in events or activities,
    leading to the accumulation of knowledge or
    skill.
  • Knowledge
  • Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained
    through experience or study. Learning erudition.
  • Skill
  • Proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is
    acquired or developed through training or
    experience.

12
Is it something that we can see?
  • Walk like a professional.
  • Show your confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Smile!
  • The manner in which you walk in sets the stage
    for the entire assignment.

13
Is it something that we can see?
  • Act like a Professional.
  • Follow the code of ethics for the field you work
    in.
  • Provide good customer service. Whether we like
    it or not, they are always right, even when they
    are wrong.
  • Respect your fellow interpreters.
  • Continue to learn!
  • Remember every day is a new chance to sell
    yourself and improve your professional
    relationships!

14
Is it something that we can see?
  • Work like a professional.
  • Enjoy what you do!
  • Show that you are good at it!
  • Build professional relationships!

15
Is it something that we can see?
  • Finish like a professional.
  • Remind the client of your name and the best way
    to contact you and give them a card (preferably
    with your name on it).
  • Thank them for the opportunity to interpret.
  • Ask if there is anything else with which you can
    help.

16
Works Cited
  • Characteristics of a Professional
    http//www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/tutorials/profession
    alism/characteristics.html
  • Professional Qualities and Quotes
    http//www.tipsforsuccess.org/professionalism.htm
  • Definitions
    http//www.answers.com/topic/skill
    http//www.merriam-webs
    ter.com/
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