Conference Interpreting

Gratefulness = Contentment = Great Business

Over time, I have come to identify two types of people. The person who tends to dwell on negative things and the positive person. Negative people: Dwell on negative thoughts Tend to be critical of others Often suffer from depression Often make other people frustrated and depressed Positive People: Focus on the good side of …

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The Power of Garlic! -Conference Interpreting-

Yes, garlic is a very powerful substance that gives me super powers! Let me describe the first time I discovered this awesome power. I was living in Brooklyn, New York having to make the daily commute to Manhattan. One day, I was running late, and I ran into my favorite deli for a toasted garlic …

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Be careful with sarcasm when using a conference interpreter

Sarcasm is a kind of humor that can be very witty, but it can also easily be misunderstood. Often, the humor goes right over many people’s head; they can become confused if they take it seriously. I must admit when I see this happen, I often find that quite humorous as well! I have seen …

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Great Conference Interpreters Know How to Listen and Speak

A great conference interpreter knows how to attentively listen and speak. That seems like a very simple sentence, but it is much harder to achieve then you might think. Put someone from New Jersey, the Midwest, Compton, California, and Alpharetta, Georgia in the same room and watch them talk to each other. A few minutes …

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5 ways to help conference interpreters hear better

It might seem overly simple, but professional interpreters must be able to hear and understand what is being said to do their job. I say this because interpreting at a conference or company meeting often comes with challenges and hearing is often one of the biggest.  Here are some things to keep in mind. Enunciate: …

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Would You Have Surgery if the Surgeon Didn’t Have a Nurse and Scalpel?

Recently, we posted a blog outlining the necessity of preparation as a key to an accomplished multilingual event.  There are many moving parts to a conference; the possibility of an item slipping through the cracks is real. Just imagine if the speaker spoke before 2,000 delegates without a microphone.  What a waste of time for …

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Preparation is the Key to Successful Conference Interpreting

Whether you have an international conference or a company training, the presenters are experts in their field. They likely use complicated terminology specific to their subject. The listeners will benefit from years of study and experience in the subject matter being considered. Now consider that a simultaneous interpreting team is required for the presentation. The …

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5 Tips for Successful Conference Interpreter Collaboration

Multilingual conferences require an extra level of planning to incorporate interpreting teams; they also have the potential for snafus. The purpose for the following tips are to assist the interpreting team(s) in performing a fantastic rendition of the speakers.  It not only makes for a smooth event, but also elevates the meeting planner to a …

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What kind of interpreter do you need when planning a conference?

Most large conferences require a ton of planning (sometimes over a year in advance) for the event to proceed smoothly. Conferences with multinational/multilingual attendance require special planning. Your goal should be to impress delegates with a memorable, flawless event that takes into consideration their needs and preferences. Language Needs: Conference Interpreters: Most meeting planners are …

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