What can be said about the remote conference interpreting option to talk to the speaker before the conference starts? This was also emphasized during my proper preparation, even though gathering a speaker so far is not possible in many cases. Having the opportunity to talk to the person,one needs to decipher enables the translator to “bond” with the speaker, who must consider him or her a key accomplice during the introduction. A five-minute personal meeting with the speaker can colossally affect performance.
Speakers often have no previous experience of working with mediators and need fundamental guidance on how best to collaborate with the translator to ensure that the expected message is properly conveyed to the entire audience, paying little attention to the number of individuals using the synchronous interpretation on the occasion of remote conference interpreting.
Besides, the face-to-face meeting offers the translator the opportunity to ask questions and give the speaker some tips for communication according to the intended interest group’s qualities. It is equally significant for the translator to know in advance whether the speaker intends to show any recording without a caption, make social references or make jokes.
The Quick Breaks
Likewise, having the option of getting a client’s opinion during quick breaks can help the mediator change things quickly as soon as the conference is restarted. Not being around prevents the translator from understanding the intended interest group and the style and expectation of the speaker. A screen indicating someone is speaking does not provide adequate methods for gathering all the data a translator needs to work hard.