Oct 21, 2018
6:00 am - 9:00 am
3-26-33 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0074

Presentation Title: To Be or Not To Be...Productive (Extended Version)

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Doors open: 1:30pm
Location: (NEW venue) TKP Shinagawa Conference Center, Room 8H
Address: 3-26-33 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0074,139.7361138,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x60188a56db2b94af:0xe322c6e0d8e4955a!8m2!3d35.6295766!4d139.7379514?hl=en

[Eventbrite - advance purchase] JAT members ¥1,500; non-members ¥3,000
[on-site payment] JAT members ¥2,000; non-members ¥3,500
Networking party: 17:00-19:00
Venue: Grill & Bar AW55
Networking party cost per person (food): JAT members ¥3,500, non-members ¥4,000

Presentation Outline:

To earn more money you can either up your rates or up your productivity (or do both), but if you don't want to spend time on marketing and finding higher paying clients then upping your productivity and managing your time more effectively is probably the more realistic option.

There are many ways we can do this, and I feel like I have tested them all!

Over the past 15+ years I have tried everything from writing to-do lists on scraps of paper and creating all kinds of checklists to ensure there is food on the table and the house is (relatively) clean, to embracing CAT tools, voice recognition, marrying a Word macro programmer, taking online and offline courses and reading books on the subject, and buying a standing desk. All while raising two children (including a few years as a single-mother). Some things worked, some didn't, some I revisit, some I still strive to achieve.

And being a mere mortal, I have occasionally been known to procrastinate.

Expanding on my presentation at IJET-29, I will encourage participants to examine their work style and lifestyle while introducing tips to improve productivity and manage time more effectively and inviting participants to share their own tips and strategies. The tips will broadly be divided into three sections - PC tips, work environment tips, and time management tips.

What works for one person might not work for another. I hope this presentation will give participants some hints and ideas to take away, adapt and try for themselves.

Speaker Profile:

Originally from the UK, Cathy Eberst has been living in Japan since 1998. She started freelancing in 2001 and incorporated in 2009 (Orian). She specializes in legal documents and is a member of the JATLAW steering committee. Cathy lived in Oita, Ishigaki and Osaka before settling in Tokyo. When not translating, she enjoys drinking Japanese sake, nagging her two teenagers, and thinking of ways to be more productive so that she has more time to drink sake and nag her teenagers.