Why interpretation is important in business…
To be successful in the business world, you need to be the type of person that enjoys and thrives off taking risks, pushing boundaries and being out their comfort zone.
Trading internationally is one way to push yourself and your business to be better.
However, there are certain challenges that come along with incorporating international trade into your business strategy.
Language is a huge one of these.
If used effectively, language and communication with international clients can bring your business huge success, but it can also do the exact opposite, if your business’ message is misunderstood due to language barriers.
Of course, it is impossible to learn a new language every time you expand your services to another country, so why not make the most of the huge range of professional translation and interpretation services available to you.
Let’s have a look at some of the main reasons why professional interpretation can hugely benefit your business…
Communication is key
All solid and positive working relationships are formed on the basis of good communication. Granted, speech is not the only form of communication. But if you can’t understand each other, how can any type of relationship progress?
Using professional interpretation services provides an easy and effective solution to forming strong relationships with international clients, without you having to attempt to acquire another language. We all know how frustrating it can be to not understand or comprehend what someone is saying to you or for someone to misunderstand what you are saying to them…
Intrawelt are a London-based translation and interpretation agency, who can help business professionals completely avoid potential language barriers when carrying out a range of tasks. Their range of professional interpreters have full linguistic knowledge as well as being confident in recognising any terminological, social and/or cultural variables that may play a part in conversation. Whether you need help with the interpretation of a conference call with an international client, whispered interpreting at an event or business liaison interpretation among a small group of individuals – Intrawelt will be able to ensure smooth and effective communication.
Getting your message across
As well as allowing effective communication with international clients and/or prospects, interpretation services can also benefit the clarity of the message that your business is aiming to get across.
Every business should have its own unique story and clear message that they want to be portrayed. Language barriers risk this message being misunderstood which can have detrimental effects on your business’ reputation. If your message seems confusing to others, they will be much less likely to buy into your brand.
Interpretation can reduce the risk of misunderstanding in a number of ways. For example, if you are at an event in another country you could use professional interpretation to ensure that you can conduct effective networking. Networking should be an important part of every business’ strategy and interpretation will help you to interact with clients and prospects without the worry of being misunderstood.
The last but not least reason why you should look at using interpretation services is for the relationships that can be built. Removing language barriers by having a linguistic professional alongside you means that your business can focus on the important stuff – like sharing your expertise and exchanging value with clients.
Positive working relationships are a two-way system and thus require both sides to be willing to share valuable information. If you choose to try and tackle another language by yourself, you risk ruining your chances of forming a relationship or worse, damaging an already built relationship.
Hopefully, now you can see the increased opportunity and decreased risk that interpretation can offer your business when trading internationally.