You Hear a Loud Crash

“Do you know this place is haunted, and the ghosts like to turn off the visuals whenever a presentation is going well” Can be used when the slides go down and the audience lose their visuals. Or when the clicker stops working and won’t progress the slides “Beam me up Scotty” You see things go wrong, it happens, get over it. But have pre-planned comedy to help the audience laugh it off since they’re as embarrassed as you. Someone’s phone goes off even though the organiser or you have pleaded…

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How to Present to an Audience Using Simultaneous Translation

Executive Summary I’m fortunate to travel the world, doing what I do, and speaking English is a distinct advantage, as much of the world does too. However, there have been a number of occasions when English wouldn’t do and I needed to be translated. I’ve been translated into Japanese, Farsi, Italian, Mandarin, and Russian on my travels. So let me share with you what I’ve learnt to give you a head start if you’re ever asked to do so. Brief them The translators will come in pairs, as it’s an…

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