Conference Interpreting

Interpreting for Technical Training

Just as newer technologies continue to replace older technologies, employees must continue to receive updated technical training. Technical skills training is a necessary component of continuing education if employees are to keep abreast with the changes and perform their duties correctly. Even highly skilled employees with many years of experience need additional training from time …

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Onboarding Training

There is a difference between orientation and onboarding employee training. Orientation is usually related to human resources and is done at the first week of employment. It covers a wide variety of general information that employees need to know, like company culture and employees’ benefits. On the other hand, onboarding typically is department specific and …

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Conference Interpreting Solutions for Company Orientations

Company orientations are one of the most common types of employee training. It introduces employees to the company and shares its method of operation and its core values. This formally welcomes newly hired employees. Typically, this happens the first week on the job. This training usually applies to most or all company departments and roles. …

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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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