Posts Tagged ‘simultaneous translation’

Improving translated presentations. Part 3.

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Pause.

The easiest thing you can do to slow down your pace and make it easier on the translator is to simply pause after each slide. Now I have suggested this to dozens of speakers and less than half of them actually do it once they get up on the stage and start speaking. Why? Because auto-pilot takes over and they are presenting from their subconscious mind, not actively optimizing their presentation as they deliver. It is hard to blame them because this is a very difficult mind exercise when you are standing in front of 100s or 1000s of people.

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