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How language interpretation can boost your webinar reach

By Patricia Magaz on October 26, 2021

Webinars have been around for decades and, just like almost anything that’s been around this long, they have evolved. Over the past years, webinars have seen a huge uptick and continue to gain popularity.

Topics: Online Events Multilingual Web Conferencing webinars
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4 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Multilingual Online Conferences

By Patricia Magaz on October 21, 2021

The new norm of global web conferencing has made it as easy as never before to connect with global peers and audiences. But when it comes to hosting multilingual conferences online, there are a few common rookie mistakes, that can stand in the way of your success.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpreters Interpretation Technology Event & Interpretation Support Multilingual Web Conferencing
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How to make the best web conferencing platforms multilingual

By Patricia Magaz on October 19, 2021

More and more events are being taken online to ensure we can stay connected, keep learning and continue communicating. For businesses, this means finding the most practical and efficient solutions to meet their needs. But with so many options available, what should they choose?

While the rush to digital was hastened by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of web conferencing will likely keep many online even after lockdown measures have relaxed. And as businesses scale and grow a global team and client portfolio, there’ll be an increasing demand for real-time translation when the lingua franca fails.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpretation Technology Technology & Telecommunications Multilingual Web Conferencing
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Translation, interpretation, captions, subtitles — do you know the difference?

By Patricia Magaz on October 13, 2021

In an era of globalization, business communication is reaching across international borders, across geographic locations and time zones, and getting closer to barrier-free communication than ever.

As more events leverage digital technologies and hybrid formats, it’s increasingly easy for interested parties to participate in seminars, conferences, meetings, and the like — all in their chosen language. Ultimately ensuring multilingual communication doesn't get interrupted by language barriers.

And it’s all thanks to talents and technologies that allow for translation, interpretation (both simultaneous and consecutive), captioning, and subtitling to take place virtually and manifest locally.

Across the globe, these technologies are transforming how content is delivered and bridging communication gaps. They are enabling greater collaboration, supporting more opportunities to spread knowledge, helping people to pursue new business opportunities, and allowing us all to embrace other cultures.

It’s important to note that these processes all operate independently and are not interchangeable — so getting the most out of them means understanding how each one works and their best use-case scenarios.

In this article, we’re going to look at the differences between translation, interpretation, subtitles, and captioning, and where their best use case is.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Event & Interpretation Support captions
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9 tips for creating stunning international hybrid events

By Markus Aregger on October 6, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns during 2020 and 2021 forced event managers to rethink how they host conferences, seminars, workshops, and other meetings. 

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Interpreter meets AV project manager | Interprefiers take the floor - Episode #6

By Dora Murgu on October 5, 2021

Maha El-Metwally is a highly experienced interpreter who has been working as a conference interpreter for Arabic and English for over 15 years. She is also an RSI trainer. 

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpreters hybrid events
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The best headsets for RSI interpreters & speakers

By Patricia Magaz on September 27, 2021

Good sound quality has a direct impact on the success of any meeting and event, and yet it is too often overlooked. Being able to hear the speaker loud and clear, is not just a matter of comfort for listeners but also a prerequisite for interpretation. So one of the key tools that you should consider using to improve your sound quality is a quality headset.

In this article, we'll show you what makes a good headset and how to pick one.

Topics: Interpreters Online Events Interpretation Technology
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Interpreters share their biggest linguistic challenges

By Dora Murgu on September 7, 2021

The beauty of language diversity is also the source of many challenges, especially when interpreters are faced with words and expressions that are difficult to translate, do not have a direct correspondence or take three times longer to convey into another language. During simultaneous interpretation, the immediacy of the delivery adds to the complication. We have asked a few interpreters to share their stories with us and how they manage this incredibly taxing decision-making process.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpreters
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Interpreter meets Senior Trainer | Interprefiers take the floor - Episode #5

By Dora Murgu on September 2, 2021

Dina Rashad is a highly experienced interpreter who has been working as a conference interpreter for Arabic and English for over ten years.
 
In this interview, Dina meets Marija Vasilic, Senior Trainer at Interprefy, who has trained over 1,000 interpreters and delegates, to talk about the dynamics of delivering simultaneous interpreting through RSI:
 
Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpreters Interpretation Technology
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6 Incredible Benefits of Hybrid Events

By Markus Aregger on August 31, 2021

"Hybrid event" may well be the word of the year within the event industry. Having become the talk of town, the concept of hybrid events has been sending seismic waves across the events industry, sparking event planners' creativity and imagination beyond the constraints of physical venues.

Topics: hybrid events
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What is a hybrid event and how do I get started?

By Markus Aregger on August 24, 2021

Since March last year, most events had to pivot toward a virtual-only model. And despite event planners having to accommodate to the unexpected, many experienced great success and started to embrace the benefits that virtual brought to their events.

Topics: hybrid events
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Interpreter meets sound engineer | Interprefiers take the floor - Episode #4

By Dora Murgu on August 10, 2021

Elef Vakalis is a second-generation interpreter who has been working as a conference interpreter for Greek, French, German and English for over 30 years.
 
In this interview, Elef meets Richard Schiller, sound engineer and Senior Product Manager at Interprefy, to talk about the dynamics of delivering simultaneous interpreting through RSI:
 
Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpreters Interpretation Technology
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Interprefiers take the floor - Episode #3

By Dora Murgu on July 21, 2021

Conference interpreter Sarinya Wood has been working as a English and Thai Interpreter in the Public and Private Sector for over 13 years and with Interprefy for over two years.
 
In this interview, Sarinya meets Interprefy Remote Support Specialist Martina Vojnovic to talk about the dynamics of delivering simultaneous interpreting through RSI.
Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Interpreters Interpretation Technology
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20+ event platforms that now offer an integrated live interpretation experience

By Markus Aregger on June 21, 2021

One year into the new brave world of virtual conferencing, the appetite for virtual events does not seem to slow down. According to marketwatch.com the year-over-year growth rate for the global virtual events market for 2021 is estimated at 40.37%" by the end of 2025.

And even as in-person events slowly begin to return, offering two entry points - a virtual experience and a on-site experience - is increasingly becoming an added value many event organisers don't want to miss out on. The undisputed, yet largely untapped potential of hybrid events means organisers will continue to look for best-of-breed cloud-based event technology to deliver stunning event experiences to remote attendees beyond the pandemic.

Topics: Online Events Multilingual Web Conferencing Interprefy Partners
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How to set up multilingual webinars on any meeting platform

By Markus Aregger on June 7, 2021

In just months, the global landscape has changed dramatically, with almost every sector having to pivot to digital technology. For now, in-person meetings, lectures, events and conferences are off-the-table (or restricted to fewer numbers), leaving companies to rely on virtual meeting and webinar platforms such as GoToWebinar, Microsoft Teams and Zoom to continue operations.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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Effective tips & tactics to promote your online multilingual events

By Markus Aregger on May 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the events industry status quo. And for companies to survive and thrive in our ‘new normal’, they need to rise to the challenge of hosting smooth, engaging events in virtual environments.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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How to set up Interprefy for virtual and hybrid conferences

By Markus Aregger on March 16, 2021

The events industry is in uncharted territory. With many conferences having to pivot to the virtual environment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, what does the future hold for international conferences, and how will the global events industry — worth $1.5 trillion* — recover? 

Topics: Online Events Conferences
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Tools, tactics & features to drive online event engagement

By Markus Aregger on January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a key driver in the rapid adoption of virtual environments. 

This is not to say that their rise in popularity was unforeseen — the format has carved a niche in the events landscape and will continue to alter the DNA of physical events in the future. Hybrid events are expected to continue to gain relevance, catering to both on-site and remote attendees.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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5 things you can learn from 2020’s best online events

By Markus Aregger on December 29, 2021

Up until recently, online events were considered a last resort for event professionals. Mainstream digital experiences lagged behind their on-location counterparts and were largely the preserve of art exhibitions and the “the really risqué” (or borderline gimmicky). 

Topics: Online Events
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Technical requirements for interpreters performing on Interprefy

By Sonja Mihajlov on October 26, 2020

With the shift from physical to online conferencing, technology has become a strong enabler in bridging language gaps between organizations and individuals. That's why we continue to reinforce strict guidelines for the hardware used to deliver remote simultaneous interpretation on the Interprefy platform. Three key elements are essential in order for all events participants - from speakers to interpreters - to speak, hear and be heard clearly and without any interruption.

Topics: Interpreters
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Ideas to make your online multilingual events stand out

By Kim Ludvigsen on October 1, 2020

With more events move online, event organisers and managers of traditionally “offline” events are coming to realise that the landscape is much different.

Topics: Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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How COVID-19 has changed the world of translation & interpretation

By Markus Aregger on August 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world irrevocably, forcing almost every industry to rapidly adopt online technology to continue operations.

And it’s no different for the translation and interpretation market.

Topics: Interpreters Event & Interpretation Support
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Guide to getting the most out of virtual conference platforms

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 13, 2020

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, more and more events are taking place online.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Tips on how to make your online events more engaging for your audience

By Richard Roocroft on March 27, 2020

When it comes to assessing the success of an event, a key variable to consider is audience engagement. Opinions, discussions, questions – these are all signs of audience engagement and, more importantly, proof your event is interesting.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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Improving the diversity and inclusion of your online event

By Kim Ludvigsen on March 27, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, events and conferences across the globe are being cancelled en masses to help mitigate the virus’ spread.

For many event organisers, the solution has been to move events online – delivering smaller, more intimate sessions for delegates. The results have been overwhelmingly positive so far.

Topics: Event Management Online Events
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Can conferences go ahead despite the threat of the Coronavirus?

By Kim Ludvigsen on February 10, 2020

As an industry that relies upon travel and thrives on face-to-face interactions (conferences, seminars and talks), the coronavirus is a pressing concern for many event management professionals and delegates alike.

Topics: Event Management Online Events Event & Interpretation Support
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Why conference engagement won't be enough in 2020

By Kim Ludvigsen on December 12, 2019

I was on a flight from Barcelona to London recently and found myself contemplating the predicament event organisers face today when it comes to the use of technology.

Topics: Event Management
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How does remote simultaneous interpretation work?

By Richard Roocroft on August 15, 2019

How does remote simultaneous interpretation work” is a question we’re often asked. 

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
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How to reduce an event’s carbon footprint with interpretation technology

By Richard Roocroft on July 29, 2019

If you have an upcoming conference, meeting or event, see how you can reduce its carbon footprint using interpretation technology.

Topics: Sustainability
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Interpreter profile: Patrick Lehner

By Richard Roocroft on July 29, 2019

In this interpreter profile, Patrick Lehner discusses his experiences, how remote simultaneous interpreting has helped win new, smaller clients, before expanding on his career challenges and thoughts on where the interpreting industry is heading. 

Topics: Interpreters
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Five things you need to know about remote simultaneous interpretation

By Richard Roocroft on July 1, 2019

When it comes to services like remote simultaneous interpretation there are a number of common misconceptions. 

Whether it’s the cost, technology available or anything else, these misconceptions can cause many people to overlook interpreting services altogether. 

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
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Four tips on how to make an event successful

By Kim Ludvigsen on March 14, 2019

Everywhere you look, there is change across the events industry. Against a backdrop of technological disruption, a shift in the dynamics that define the relationships between brands, agencies and consumers is taking place. It can be overwhelming to navigate through this change and to identify what conference delegates find valuable, what is just hype, and what you now need to make an event successful. 

Topics: Event Management
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 What are the benefits of remote simultaneous interpretation

By Richard Roocroft on February 11, 2019

It has arguably never been more important to understand the benefits of remote simultaneous interpretation. 

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
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Taking a close look at the industry trends coming from IBTM World

By Kim Ludvigsen on November 29, 2018

We attended IBTM World in Barcelona. Here are a few quick thoughts from Greg McEwan, head of communications, on several emerging trends. 

Topics: Industry News & Trends
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How the interpreting industry can help post-Brexit Britain

By Richard Roocroft on October 4, 2018

UK companies cannot afford to rely on Anglophone export markets alone. Technology provides the agility they require to overcome language barriers as they expand into new markets.

Topics: Industry News & Trends
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Why the cloud interpreter is the future of tech based events

By Richard Roocroft on June 25, 2018

Perhaps in no other area is this change as evident as in technology. As the global economy slipped into the most profound recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, century-old financial institutions and industrial hegemons that harvested immeasurable power and wealth were lost into a seemingly bottomless credit sinkhole. 

Topics: Event & Interpretation Support
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Will interpreters be replaced by technology? 

By Kim Ludvigsen on May 1, 2018

What is the future of interpretationWill interpreters be replaced by technology? These are all increasingly common questions in an industry experiencing a flow of technology-based platforms. 

Topics: Interpreters Interpretation Technology
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What does an interpreter do? A day in the life

By Kim Ludvigsen on September 4, 2017

Interpreters live exciting lives. No two days are the same. They are always on the go and they are their own masters with a lot of freedom – and how about their life-work balance. 

Topics: Interpreters