11 April 2015: Lecture by Steve Schwartz

Title: "Communication for Communicators: Why We Do What We Do (and How to Do it Better)"

Read the review by member Paul Osborn here.

Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015 
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, followed by drinks
Location: Park Plaza Hotel, Utrecht (a short walk from Utrecht Central Station)
Cost: €0, including two free drinks in the lobby

Note: PE points will be available

Contact: Curtis Barrett, Program Secretary

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It’s no secret that communication—and our need to communicate—is becoming more important by the day. As machine translation takes over, translators will have to sell themselves as creative translators capable of doing what machines cannot. As computer-based learning increases in size and scope, educators will have to adapt their methods to make them more effective. As European businesses and organizations work increasingly across borders, they will have to alter their style to suit different cultures.

Steve’s lecture/workshop will involve some theory about communication styles, a game calling upon individual and group creativity and clear communication between team members, and some self-examination (“Why did I play that game the way I did?”).

About the speaker

Steve SchwartzSteve Schwartz was born in New York City in 1953. He studied radio journalism at Indiana University and started his career as a freelance reporter for National Public Radio. Steve moved to Amsterdam in 1982 and lived there for thirty years. He now lives in Maastricht.

After many years of working as a translator and copywriter, Steve joined forces with Stephen Johnston more than a year ago to form complete communications. The company trains businesses and individuals in every possible style of communication, whether in the form of writing, presentations, or interpersonal communication.

Steve is also a passionate musician.