Workshop Description: (Educational Objectives and description)
Terp Talk: Let’s Talk Business : With “tax season” behind us, now is the time to begin preparing for next year. This Terp Talk will discuss best business practices by beginning dialogue with the RID Standard Practice Paper – Business Practices. Seasoned community interpreters and a referral agency representative will share their business practices…some learned from the school of hard knocks. Participants will be given the opportunity for a Q & A segment to address specific concerns regarding bookkeeping and business practices. Facilitator for this Terp Talk will be Renee J. Moore.
Participants will be able to distinguish between appropriate, effective business practices and practices that lead to tarnished reputations in regards to business management. They will be given scenarios to identify best judgement decisions for consumer services.
Interpreting Students and interpreters of all backgrounds, experiences, and certifications are encouraged to attend.
Terp Talks are conducted in a roundtable format of dialogue and facilitated learning opportunities. These sessions are hosted by the Eastern regional committee of NCRID. Terp Talks address a wide range of topics related to interpreting, Deaf culture, and shared interest to ultimately improve the quality of interpreting services provided to Deaf and Hearing consumers. These sessions strive to also enhance the camaraderie among professional interpreters, interpreting students, and Deaf and Hearing consumers.
Renee J. Moore is nationally certified (RID: CI and CT) and has held a NC Interpreter and Transliterator License since 2005. She has earned an Associate degree in Interpreter Education and a BFA degree in Art and Design. With over 25 years of experience in the interpreting profession, Renee has been exposed to a broad spectrum of settings and opportunities that have enhanced her perspective as a presenter.
She has the advantage of breadth of teaching experiences in the subjects of ASL, interpreting music, women’s Biblical studies and topics of fine arts. Renee’s teaching approach is personable and encourages the learning benefit of sharing knowledge and wisdom gained through personal experiences.
Renee currently serves as Chair for the Eastern Regional Committee of NCRID. She also volunteers and serves in leadership roles on boards associated with art organizations in Eastern North Carolina. She is the owner/operator of Interpreting Connections, Inc. and RjM Artwork Studios. One can view Renee’s curriculum vitae, which expounds her experiences and accomplishments, at www.rjmartworkstudios.wordpress.com