About the Video

Peak Performance for Interpreters: Prepare right

We all know the drill, a project comes in, gets confirmed and then we run to read the agenda, make glossaries, chase paperwork, and sort travel. Most interpreters have some sort of routine they use to prepare for a job. But are we missing something? Do we prepare right?

This session for interpreters: prepare right will give you a whole new outlook on preparing for interpreting projects. While glossaries, agendas and paperwork are still important, you will learn that there is much more to be done. Based on cutting-edge research on client expectations and interpreter performance, you will learn what clients really want from interpreters and how your preparation can help you deliver what they want.

The remaining sessions are:

  • Practice right, which will increase your knowledge of effective interpreting practice methods,
  • Work right, which will help you understand the mechanisms involved in interpreting and will show you exercises to improve your skills


CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)


Jonathan Downie


1 hour 2 minutes

Who should watch it?

Both new and established interpreters interested in preparing for interpreting projects.

What are the benefits to you?

With this webinar you will gain new insight into preparing for interpreting assignments.

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  1. Maia Figueroa

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here they are!

    Excellent webinar! Research based practical ways on seeing the assignments from the clients’ perspective, which is not always easy. With the humorous touch as an extra! Highly recommend it.

    This was an excellent webinar, helping me to prepare for my assignments better.