ALL WE NEED IS LOVE

.4 PS CEUs [RID/ACET]

Join us on this journey to SPREAD LOVE in the field of interpreting!



[View the INTRO in the video above]


Hear from 13 Hearing Interpreters/Interpreting Students from all over the U.S. who will talk about their painful and positive experiences in the field. You will see the raw emotions of interpreters who have experienced the darker side of the field. You will hear their honesty, their truths as they vulnerably express the challenges they have been through in becoming or when interacting with interpreters. You will also see their smiles, their laughter, and their joy as they express moments which touched their lives and impacted their careers. You will hear what they felt was "love" in the field of interpreting, and you will see tips on how to spread that love from their perspectives. We don't stop there. Watch as Deaf consumers explain how "interpreter drama" has affected their work environments and their accessibility. Everyone will likely find people with whom they can relate, and stories which are reminiscent of their own. 

Your instructor will analyze the field and highlight reasons for the competition, and negative interaction we so often experience. Then she will offer some definitive suggestions on how we can start changing this field, removing the battle lines, and coming together with unity, camaraderie, and LOVE.

This workshop will be healing, restorative and even cathartic for many. We hope it shines a light on a subject which has been kept in the dark for far too long, and will be inspirational for many moving forward. 

Interpreters and interpreting students will find this workshop intimate, honest and directive and individuals in all seasons of their career will find someone with whom they can relate. Join us on this journey to change the field of interpreting, one heart at a time.

Workshop Details:

Approximately 3 hours of video, + personal work and breaks. 

Educational Objectives:

At this close of this workshop, interpreters will be able to: 

1) Recognize the negative impact competition, ego, verbal attacks, social media attacks, and the like have on individuals working in the field of interpreting 

2) Recognize how “interpreter drama” negatively affects our Deaf/Hearing consumers 

3) Definitively recognize the reasons for the “interpreter drama” we see transpire in the field so regularly 

4) Recognize ways we can reshape the field through love.

Spread the LOVE!

#TERPLOVEREVOLUTION

We can make a difference TOGETHER!

2021 Pricing

What are people saying?

5 star rating

This workshop should be required for all teachers and men...

Rene Bane

I've experienced so many of the non-supportive, soul-crushing situations you will see interpreters talk about in this workshop. I often wonder how my life an...

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I've experienced so many of the non-supportive, soul-crushing situations you will see interpreters talk about in this workshop. I often wonder how my life and career would be different had I instead had the wonderful, encouraging experiences also described here. Samantha Terzis does a wonderful job of showing where and why our interpreter-to-interpreter relationships can go wrong, and how to take steps to help those following us to have a better, richer, more loving experiences, so they can experience the joy of interpreting without so much of the fear and anxiety so many of us face. Mentors and teachers will learn ways to support and encourage students, and students and interpreters who have had bad experiences will see that they aren't alone, and that it's not their fault they've been treated so shabbily. If enough people take this workshop to heart, perhaps we can start to change the interpreting community to be more supportive, encouraging, and loving, and gradually root out the nastiness that has affected so many interpreters so badly.

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5 star rating

All we need is All We Need Is Love!

Diane Delage

I have already told other interpreters about this workshop and I am only part way through! No matter how long you have been in the field or how credentiale...

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I have already told other interpreters about this workshop and I am only part way through! No matter how long you have been in the field or how credentialed you are, you can benefit from the reminder that we are all in this together. Our skills, our education, our vocabulary are not the only measures of a great interpreter. A truly great interpreter is one who lifts up others along the way. Sit down with a cuppa and listen to some stories straight from the heart. Then go out and share the love! CEUs and a message too! Gotta LOVE it!

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Love

Kayla Perez

The stories are real. It has happened all over America. The interpreter community does need connection and change. We all need to support each other. I thoug...

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The stories are real. It has happened all over America. The interpreter community does need connection and change. We all need to support each other. I thought some of these stories only happened to me but I can relate to most of them.

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5 star rating

Loved it!!

Melissa Zatine

Awesome.

Awesome.

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5 star rating

Lots to learn, very valuable.

Amy Hewgill

I'm loving the course so far. One improvement I would like to suggest is: since my signed language isn't ASL and there aren't any captions for the ASL porti...

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I'm loving the course so far. One improvement I would like to suggest is: since my signed language isn't ASL and there aren't any captions for the ASL portions of the video I really struggled to understand the meaning of the speaker. Thank you for the insights on my own behaviour as well as the behaviour of people who have offended me. I'm going to take the time to reevaluate my own unconscious biases and offenses so I don't make the same mistakes again.

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Primary Instructor

Executive Director / Speaker / Instructor / Interpreter / Lighting Designer & Kinda Wacky Person

Samantha Terzis, CI/CT

Samantha began her love for Sign Language at a camp she attended around 1980. There among the many available classes was Signed Music. She signed her first song, and was immediately hooked. From there, apparently a career was born, and it all started at an elementary school camp in the Big Bear Mountains of California. After sign language and drama classes throughout her High School years, she was blessed to attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and there pursue a degree in Art/Theatre. With an ongoing passion for signing she simultaneously enrolled in a formal Interpreting degree program from Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. Samantha became a ranked Theatrical Lighting Designer, and that love spurred her integration of Performance and Interpreting. Samantha officially began interpreting in 1989, but what changed her life was her first concert interpreting assignment in 1990. It only took one concert to be permanently hooked on the integration of sign and music. Samantha has now been interpreting for over 30 years. In the midst of her career, she moved to Nashville to continue her Performance Interpreting pursuits and in 1999, she, along with several local Deaf consumers, began Gate Communications, with the collective goal of advancing Deaf accessibility, interpreting education, Deaf Community interactions, and ministerial outreach. Samantha has interpreted concerts from coast to coast, and provided services alongside Presidents, Country/Christian/Pop Artists, and internationally known speakers. She has taught private ASL/Interpreting classes for over 25 years and spent 10 years as a collegiate instructor in an ITP/IPP. Samantha has authored one interpreting book, "Get REAL, A REAL Look at Interpreting" which is used in multiple ITP programs in the U.S. Samantha has a deep love for foreign sign languages. She has experience signing in 5 foreign sign languages and interpreting in 2. She regularly interacts with foreign Deaf consumers living and traveling within the U.S. and outside our borders. Samantha has been working with the Mexican Deaf Community for 20 years. Samantha is the primary ASL/Interpreting instructor in Gate's ITP, and guides Gate's education department as she travels the country presenting at workshops. She has taught workshops in 26 states, and interpreters from 5 countries have attended her workshops. Her primary position is to serve as the Executive Director of Gate Communications, located in the Nashville area... Music City U.S.A. Samantha is pro-people and anti-ego. Gate's motto is "Changing the world, one person at a time" and Samantha hopes to do just that. Her hope is that these workshops won't just be educational, but will be inspiring, challenging, and creative.


Disclaimers/Policy Statements: 

ICRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. These Professional Studies programs are offered for the CEUs listed above at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level. By taking the workshop, participants agree to hold harmless Gate Communications, its staff, board and volunteers, including participants in the online content, from any physical, mental, emotional, or ethical injury perceived or real. Gate promotes learning environments based on love and respect. We are organization which thrives on the administration of anti-ego, anti-criticism, anti-discrimination, and anti-drama based environments. We believe we are coming together as imperfect humans all striving to improve our skills and our character without judgement of our fellow interpreters, students, and community members. Gate Communications loves people! We do not discriminate. All workshop videos are captioned for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Refunds are offered for mistaken purchases, when requests are made immediately after purchase. Feel free to contact us if that transpires. Additional policies statements are available in our Terms of Service. We hope this workshop will inspire you!