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The Linguist 56,3 – June/July 2017

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30 The Linguist Vol/56 No/3 2017 INSTITUTE MATTERS Bell, Rosa Civez-Enriquez, James Farmer and Judith Gabler. 1 A selection of interesting seminars followed the AGM and a welcome by Chief Executive Ann Carlisle. Attracted by the aromatic scents coming from one of the rooms, I was soon immersed in the Breathing for Performance workshop by Gabriela Bocanete. Gabriela's calm nature created a pleasant atmosphere in which we tried stress management and posture exercises designed to help us feel better under stressful working conditions. In the second seminar I attended, Alba Sort emphasised the importance of being actively Join Jaquelina Guardamagna at a dynamic and informative Members' Day On 25 March, CIOL members and guests met in the QEII Centre, surrounded by Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye, to participate in a day of dynamic and informative seminars and workshops. We heard expert presentations on topics such as marketing, branding, stress management, professionalism and the translation of literary prose, and networked over lunch and coffee breaks with CIOL managers, academics and other colleagues from the language world. The morning started with an overview of CIOL's activities during 2016 at the Annual General Meeting. Although most attendees arrived after the formal meeting, by combining the AGM with Members' Day for the first time, the Institute was able to increase attendance and involvement. At the meeting, six newly elected Council members, who volunteer their time to support colleagues, the Institute and the language professions, were announced. Only CIOL members and associates were entitled to nominate and vote for members of Council, and I felt honoured to have been chosen to be part of the Institute's Governance along with Carina Balbo, Alistair A day for all © CHRIS CHRISTODOULOU

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