You know them, the sign language interpreter “everyone loves, everyone wants to hire, and everyone wants to work with.” Where do people with this perfect blend of supernatural skill and inviting personality come from? Regardless of the answer, I believe we can agree that these amazing people exist in small numbers—only a handful per community.
Let me start by tipping my cap and offering my thanks to the longtime practitioners and business owners and operators that have together persevered to form and publicly legitimize what we know as—our profession. As is the case with most worthwhile endeavors, forerunners likely experienced many quiet victories and public struggles and have sacrificed with
Don’t rush into a large conference with little more than the equivalent of a napkin with dates, times and room numbers scratched on it, and the attitude, “Hey, at least I’m here. How bad can it be? It’s only a conference.” By making the choice to approach your work in this setting with such little