There are two major forms of interpreting: consecutive and simultaneous.
In consecutive, the interpreter waits for the speaker to finish speaking, before relaying the message in the listener’s language. No technical equipment is required.
Consecutive interpreting works best for small groups and one-on-one dialogue:
• HR Meetings
• One-on-one (e.g. parent-teacher) conferences
• Court proceedings
• Medical consultations
• Discussion panels
Consecutive interpreters must:
- Have a (near) perfect command of their active working languages alongside
- Have a pleasant speaking voice.
- Be able to accurately convey the spirit of what the speaker is saying.
- Act and dress professionally.