This type of interpreting is used for small intimate interactive meetings where there is flexibility without severe time constraints. This flexibility is needed since the interpreter has to use the same amount of time as the speaker to complete consecutive interpreting. Board meetings, discussions, and negotiations are more common places to use a consecutive interpreter.
Perfect for board meetings, small business meetings, seminars, technical tours, on-site facility tours and negotiations.
Involves the presenter(s) saying one or two sentences, pausing while the interpreter translates in another language, and the process continues.
"Thank you all so very much for making me look like I knew what I was doing."
Edwin L. Spitzer,
Director, Executive Communications
Westinghouse Electric Corporation