Multilingual Marketing – Reach More Customers With Your Message

Your clients, customers & audiences may need you to make more effort…in language that is. When marketing, there’s a natural expectation that organizations will make an effort to understand the language & cultural differences among various customer populations, countries & cultures. Are you overlooking this important aspect of marketing?...

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When Should I Bring an Interpreter to a Meeting?

Having an interpreter at a business meeting can prove to be a huge asset when you are conducting business with international clients and business prospects. So, when is it appropriate to provide an interpreter to help you conduct business more effectively? When you’re dealing with partners or prospective customers that do not speak your language proficiently, or at all, you may find that there...

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Medical Interpreter Training Program-Summer 2017

Medical Interpreter Training Program-Summer Schedule-2017July 22-23, Aug 12-13, Aug 26-27 (weekend schedule) Hours: 8:30 am until 5:00 pm For more information, please submit an inquiry form which can be accessed at http://www.metaphrasislcs.com/contact/ or call 815-464-1423.

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Seeking Interpreters to Add to Metaphrasis Team

We Are Hiring!We are seeking language professionals to join our team. If you have the ability and passion for providing superior service in everything you do, with a smile, and are inspired by the understanding of others, then we want to hear from you! Below is the current list of specific languages we are seeking to add to our team: Italian Polish Russian Bosnian Vietnamese Greek Farsi Bulgarian...

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Tips for Speakers Working with Simultaneous Interpreters at Events & Conferences

Do you have to lead a discussion or give a speech/presentation that requires simultaneous interpretation? Public speaking with an interpreter requires a few nuances that will result in a much better experience for the presenter and the audience. Interpretation adds a new dimension to the experience. Here are a few tips to help make life easier for both you and the interpreter(s) attempting to...

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Does Your Company Speak Human?

Language and culture don’t have to divide us…Because there is a language that we all share: compassion, laughter, struggles, love, a need to belong. Even when we don’t share an understanding of words, we can connect through customs, cuisine, and creativity. “Speaking human” allows us to reap the benefits of living in a diverse society. Experiencing other cultures through food and the...

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Marketing to Hispanics

Your clients, customers and audiences may need you to make more effort…in language that is. When working internationally, there’s a natural expectation that organizations will make an effort to understand the language and cultural differences among various countries and cultures. But within the U.S., linguistic and cultural differences are often overlooked—most notably, the fast-growing U.S....

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Everybody Wins When You Choose to Go Local!

Today’s business partnerships are about efficiency, best value and bottom line. Many interpret that to mean the lower the price, the better the partnership. We are here to tell you, that’s not always the case! When faced with a buying decision in translation or interpreting, “going local” can mean better efficiency, value and better bottom line. Here’s why. There are far-reaching...

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Planning Your Language Services Strategy for 2017

Language services shouldn’t be just another check box on your list of to-dos when planning for 2017. Taking the time to think through a language services strategy now will help you work smarter and be more cost effective in the year to come. When a seemingly mere translation slipup equals thousands of products pulled from the shelves, millions of dollars in lost revenue, wasted efforts and...

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Creative Partnerships Result In Patient Benefit: Norwegian American Hospital & Metaphrasis Interpreter Program

Professional language services company, Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, and Norwegian American Hospital have recently collaborated to create a unique solution that benefits both entities as well as the community. In the medical world, language barriers can create problems for both patients and providers. For patients, language and communication influences how...

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