About the Video

Peak Performance for Interpreters: Work right

Why do interpreters sometimes fail? How can such failures be avoided? Can we avoid them at all? One way to answer this question is to take a closer look at what goes on inside interpreters’ minds. In this webinar for interpreters: work right, I will to show you how aphasia (a neurological condition) can help us realize what we do when we interpret.

Initially it might seem that aphasia and interpreting have nothing in common. On the contrary, anyone who has ever experienced simultaneous interpreting has surely noticed that they sometimes understand the speaker but just can’t find the words to interpret them, although they really want to. On the other hand, interpreters sometimes speak fluently but end up being is incomprehensible and, when they are asked about what they said, they can’t tell you. So by tracing what happens in the minds of aphasia patients, we can construct exercises to help interpreters improve their output and overcome difficult situations.

The remaining sessions are:

  • Practice right, which will increase your knowledge of effective interpreting practice methods,
  • Prepare right, which will help you gain new insight into preparing for interpreting assignments.


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


Martin Djovčoš


52 minutes

Who should watch it?

Both new and established interpreters with and interest in improving their skills.

What are the benefits to you?

This video will help you understand the mechanisms involved in interpreting and will show you exercises to improve your skills.

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  1. Maia Figueroa

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here is one of them!

    For me this was the best session of 4 (also excellent) sessions of “Interpreters, Peak Performance”. However all four were great.