Simultaneous interpreting: do I have a suitable venue?

When providing simultaneous interpreting at your event, bear in mind that not every room is suitable.

Naturally, you need to have enough room to place the interpretation booths.
However, you cannot put the booths just anywhere. Read more

Speakers with more impact when providing simultaneous interpretation

8 tips for a greater impact of your speakers when providing simultaneous translation

To a large extent, the success of your speakers determines the success of your event. It goes without saying that you want to have good speakers at your event.

Everything that turns a speaker into a good speaker is doubly true when it comes to simultaneous interpreting.

That is why it is important Read more

The ABC of profiling questions

Profiling questions are questions that you ask to get a better understanding of the composition of your audience. These questions can provide you with information on Read more

Be prepared to bear the consequences

Is it a good idea to organize a vote on a specific topic when you have already decided for yourself that you are certain about the outcome? Read more

Challenge your audience

An important ingredient in the recipe of any successful event is making sure that your audience is not bored by the questions you ask. You want the meeting to be lively, and keep people in the audience awake, involved and focused. Read more

Choose your options wisely

Some of my clients ask me this: “When I use a voting system and I ask a question, what is the maximum number of answers I should offer? What is best practice?” Read more

The next big shiny object

Event organizers are often looking for ‘the next big thing’ when it comes to crafting a memorable event. Creative minds come up with the most extraordinary show elements Read more

Respect your audience

A while back, I was asked: “Just for fun, is it a good idea to add a ‘fake’ voting session and show results that have been manipulated, just to make people laugh?“ Read more

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You get what you asked for

In science, one of the prerequisites for proper research and reliable results is that the act of measuring does not influence the result. The same is true when you use a voting system to do the measuring: asking the right question and asking it the right way is not always easy. The way you ask a question can influence the answer you get. Read more