UTCT Client Outreach Kit

Welcome!
Interested in expanding your portfolio of direct clients?

You’re in the right place! The UTCT Client Outreach Kit will give you the tools you need to attract direct clients by positioning yourself as a resource for translation and interpreting buyers and users.

What is the Client Outreach Kit?
  • A customizable PowerPoint presentation to use when speaking to clients
  • A set of stand-alone Skills Modules to assist you
  • A way to raise awareness of translation as a profession
  • A way to help your clients become better-informed consumers
  • A way to promote your own practice
Where can I get the Client Outreach Kit?

You can get the PowerPoint presentation from this website by clicking on the Download link below. You can review and download the individual Skills Modules here.

How much does the kit cost?

The Client Outreach Kit was developed as a member benefit and is free of charge to UTCT members.

What’s the catch?

Using the kit effectively may require you to rework your standard marketing tools and even change your thinking a bit. If your résumé is designed primarily for working with agencies, it probably contains information on your CAT tools, daily capacity, education, and references from other agencies. Most of this will be of no interest to direct clients, who are focused simply on selling their products and services successfully. What they want to know is how you can help them do that. To adapt your marketing materials to a direct clientele, you’ll need to concentrate less on how you do your work, and more on what you can do for your customers — the translator and interpreter as solution providers. This keeps your message informative and upbeat, and highlights your own expertise. The Skills Modules can help.

That’s it?

There’s a little fine print. Before you can download the PowerPoint you must agree to abide by a Terms of Use Agreement and guidelines for use of the UTCT logo. You may not use the presentation for any purpose other than client outreach—creating an ever-expanding group of informed buyers of translation services. Finally, the sale and commercial use of any part of the Client Outreach Kit are strictly prohibited.

How can I trade notes with other translators about this?

The Client Outreach Kit was developed by a team of volunteers and is a work in progress. Your feedback—questions, challenges, new ideas, success stories—is welcome and will help us improve, expand, and update the PowerPoint presentation and the supporting materials. And your lessons learned will help your colleagues fine-tune their own outreach efforts. Visit our Feedback page and use the discussion forum to ask questions, make suggestions, and share insights.