Consecutive interpreting for meetings and conferences
In consecutive interpreting, the interpreter is positioned next to the speaker and listens to them. When the speaker finishes or stops, the interpreter provides an oral translation of the speech to all those present.
Segments of the speech may vary in length and if necessary, the interpreter may choose to use notes to guide their memory, using a special code technique.
Consecutive interpreting is the forerunner of simultaneous interpreting and has since been largely replaced by the latter. One reason for this is because alternating the original speech with its translation is not particularly efficient in terms of time.
However, consecutive interpreting still plays a key role at round tables, debates, meetings, highly technical meetings, presentations and for small groups.
At Nexo Corporation, consecutive interpreters are all specifically trained and have honed the ability to translate lengthy speeches, guaranteeing impeccable accuracy and fidelity.