Conference interpreters are specialized interpreters who translate during multilingual conferences, keynote speeches, meetings of corporate bodies (Board of Management, Supervisory Board), sales meetings, press events, etc. from one source language into one or more target languages. Most events make use of so-called simultaneous interpreters or simultaneous translators who translate the spoken word almost in real time. If interpreters do not work simultaneously, but translate paragraph by paragraph (e.g. at an evening gala or negotiation), they are called consecutive interpreters. In order to be able to work as a conference interpreter, one needs not only top-notch university training in conference interpreting, but also needs to be knowledgeable in the languages and cultures of the speaker and the audience. Characteristics like professionalism, flexibility, strong nerves, fast reactions and stamina are essential as well.
Where do you find conference interpreters at work?
Using the services of conference interpreters at international events is key so that the entire content of talks down to the nitty-gritty details can be made accessible to all listeners in their respective languages.
Let’s imagine a convention that is hosted e.g. in France, but that attracts delegates from all over the world. With the help of conference interpreters international guests can follow the conference proceedings smoothly and in real-time. For the host of the event this provides for a lively discussion, the implementation of the communicated content (e.g. during sales meetings) or the impressive presentation of a new product to an international audience. Conference interpreters translate the spoken word almost in real-time from one language into one or more target languages, thus ensuring a smooth and successful event.
Please contact us should you require any advice on the right type of interpreter (simultaneous translator, simultaneous interpreter, consecutive interpreter, specialized interpreter) you need for your convention and what type of conference equipment we recommend for that.
At Klemke Language Services, we provide you with a full service offer: professional and reliable (specialized) interpreters, interpretation equipment and consultancy on the solution that best suits your needs.
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