Common Mistakes and Misconceptions About Interpreting and Interpreters No 4

Title 4

Sometimes, some conference organisers find it annoying that foreign delegates don’t speak their language and therefore need the help of interpreters.

Far from being a ‘necessary evil’, interpreters can bring a real added value to your conference. For a start, their presence is a sign of your consideration for your foreign delegates. Interpreters are there to facilitate communication. They are there to help.

So here are a few tips to help you make the most of your interpreters:

Team up

Above all, don’t forget:

Interpreters are what you make of them: make them a part of your team and they will work as one with you to make your meeting a success.