About the Video

Peak Performance for Interpreters: Practice right

As interpreting students and new interpreters we spend much time practising, but have we been taught to practise effectively? And what is effective practice? As seasoned interpreters we may slowly drift away from recording and monitoring ourselves. Does that mean we do not practise any more? Should we practise at all?

This session for interpreters: practice right gives you an overview of different types of effective practice, whether you’re new to the job or very seasoned. Based on research into “deliberate practice” the session provides you with tools to improve your performance through focused and appropriate practice. And, no, it doesn’t tell you that you can do anything if you just put in 10,000 hours!

There is a Facebook Group that those who have watched Practise Right can join: The Community of Practice Interpreter Support Group.

The remaining sessions are:

  • Prepare right, which will help you gain new insight into preparing for interpreting assignments,
  • 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)


Dr Elisabet Tiselius


1 hour 2 minutes

Who should watch it?

Both new and established interpreters.

What are the benefits to you?

This video will increase your knowledge of effective interpreting practice methods.

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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!

    Highly recommended! Whether newbie or seasoned interpreter, we all need to pause from time to time and think about what we do and how we do it and what could we do to further improve our interpreting performance. Very good, opened and expert lecturer with lots of tips and tricks of the job.

    As interpreters, we all agree in theory that practice brings improvement, so why don’t we make time for it? This session is all you need to get you motivated and to inspire you again. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    One of the most useful webinars I’ve ever attended. Good moderator, too. Thanks.