If you will be inviting foreign guest speakers to a business event, language barriers could impede your and your colleagues' ability to communicate effectively. A language translation service can be utilized during the event.

Your Interpreter

An interpreter may use audio and visual equipment to aid with translating what each guest speaker says. If a video screen or a monitor is set up within the space where a business event is going to be taking place, an interpreter can use closed captioning software to provide you and your colleagues with a translation of what each speaker says.

They may also use a microphone to verbalize the translated words. Consult with an interpreter and learn about the service they offer. They may provide insight about the audio-visual equipment that they prefer using while providing a translation service for a live event. Audio-visual equipment may need to be set up at the event venue in advance.

The Execution

Prepare a list of questions or a written dialog that you would like to relay to the foreign guests. These questions and comments can be staggered throughout the event or can be stated in succession. Your interpreter should have a solid knowledge of the language of your guests. They should be able to provide both English-speaking and foreign-speaking guests with a clear and concise translation for each speaking part that you, a colleague, or a guest speaker will be responsible for.

The execution of the translation session should be planned in advance. Your translator may provide you with some insight concerning how a typical translation of a statement will be executed. For instance, they may guide you in how you should speak during the event. They may specify that they would like you to speak at a relatively slow speed. This will allow the translator to capture each word that you are stating.

Upon the completion of each question or statement, you may be directed to remain quiet and wait. The translator will need enough time to collect verbal dialog from a person who is speaking in a foreign language. Afterward, they will relay the dialog to everyone in the room.

A translator may request an overview of your speech or a verbatim copy of what you plan to say. They can review this information, to determine how long the translation session will last and to familiarize themselves with the type of material that you will be relaying to the foreign guests.

To find out more, contact a company such as Atlanta International Language Institute (AILI).

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