If you’re planning a business trip to a non English speaking country, chances are you want an interpreter. In the next three posts we will tell you what kind of interpreter you want, the advantages of an interpreter and how to make the most out of your interpreter.
Let’s start with what kind of interpreter you want.
The two common types of interpreters are consecutive interpreters and simultaneous interpreters. A consecutive interpreter will translate what you say and then speak it when you pause, while a simultaneous interpreter will speak at the same time as you. Simultaneous interpreters are useful for presentations while consecutive interpreters are suited more for smaller meetings. Simultaneous interpreters are more expensive and less available so keep that in mind when planning a presentation.
In the next post we will discuss the advantages of having your own interpreter.