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What Type of Interpretation Do You Need?

February 10, 2016

With virtually all aspects of business going global, many conferences, business meetings, training sessions and facility tours need to be understood in more than one language. If you are tasked with the job of planning such an event, choosing the right provider for interpretation services is crucial for success. Although there are several options available, a variety of criteria will determine your physical and human requirements when buying interpretation services as well as when renting or purchasing interpretation equipment.

A consultant interpreter may be the most logical answer. After all, right from the start it is imperative to work through which languages will be spoken by speakers on the floor as well as which languages need to be understood by the attendees. At ProLingo, our multilingual event planners have the experience and expertise to assist with every aspect of planning and delivery. Once our staff has helped to determine the differing languages involved, decisions have to be made as to the type of interpretation required for a seamless delivery of information. The two most common styles are:

Consecutive Interpretation - With consecutive interpretation, the interpreter waits for the speaker to pause before they deliver the message in an attendee's native language. This type of service is commonly used in legal or financial discussions, smaller business meetings, or facility tours.

Simultaneous Interpretation - With simultaneous interpretation, the interpreter delivers the message in the attendee's preferred language while the speaker is still talking. This type of service is ideal for conferences, seminars or exhibitions.

Once the basics are decided upon, the recruiting of interpreters can also be a daunting prospect. If you are unfamiliar with the language professions, this step requires a thorough understanding of language combinations to efficiently match the type of interpretation being used to the skill level of the interpreters. The effectiveness of the message delivered is determined by the interpreter's understanding of the floor language and interpretation of the nuances of the speaker's message.

ProLingo has decades of experience in providing a wide range of interpretation services, event planning and equipment options for today's multilingual world. Our consultant interpreters know many interpreters, how they work, and where to find them. Some of the more popular languages that our translators interpret for simultaneous or consecutive delivery includes: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Polish and Hungarian. Call toll-free at 800.287.9755 to ensure that everyone who attends your event will feel included.

Client Spotlight

Our last minute request was literally just 2 hours before our event started. ProLingo found interpreters, a tech and had the equipment delivered via cargo air the same day. It was very impressive and we couldn't have done it without the professional and tireless effort of the Prolingo team in New York. Thank you!
- B. Coggin, President

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