Centralising translation work: sensible or nonsense?

There are so many agencies offering translating services all around the globe that it is hard for multinationals to decide at the headquarters which one is legitimate and fit to handle their translation work. The decision is thus cascaded down to the local level, where colleagues in target markets can find the best language service […]

April 19, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , ,

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Interpreting for Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Shirin Ebadi

In 2003, Dr. Shirin Ebadi was the first Iranian and Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to defend democracy and safeguard human rights, especially those of women, children and refugees. This Iranian lawyer, former judge and activist has lived in exile in the UK since 2009, as her critical views on […]

April 12, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , , , ,

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Keeping track of progress: note taking

There is not one single business that functions without meetings. So needless to say, many a meeting is organised to connect with colleagues, customers or stakeholders in general. A lot of effort is put into organising and preparing the meeting, but unfortunately, the follow-up afterwards is often no more than a sad anti-climax. There are […]

March 22, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , ,

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When connecting is key: multilingual virtual conferences

Connectivity has never been more important. Companies are outgrowing their countries’ borders, colleagues no longer work in the same office and customers are spread across the globe. Reporting lines get stretched, languages are more diverse and competition appears in new places, waiting for the slightest mistake to lure the customer or employee to their organisation. […]

March 1, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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Eventsummit: let’s take your event to a higher level together!

Are you in charge of organising events, be it occasionally or regularly? And are you looking for some assistance or a fresh take on events? If the answer to one or both these questions is ‘yes’, and you are based in The Netherlands, you want to visit the Eventsummit fair at the RAI Amsterdam today. Not […]

February 15, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , , , , , ,

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10 Things to bear in mind when you organise a multilingual event

Organising events is no small feat. It requires coordinating different activities and people, and it is easy to feel lost or overwhelmed if you’re doing it for the first time. Add a couple of languages to that mix, and you get a potentially explosive cocktail! However, before you head for the woods to never come […]

February 9, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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Online event with interpretation? Nail it!

Online meetings have been around for a while now. Meeting participants have learnt about the do’s and don’ts and have developed etiquette rules that make for efficient meetings. From arriving in time to connect to the meeting, to wearing an appropriate outfit when you are broadcasting, and muting yourself while you are not speaking; companies […]

January 25, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Introducing our new project manager: Juanita Helsloot

In our end-of-year post we already hinted at some of the surprises we have in store for you this year. We are now ready to disclose the first one. As from January first of this year, Juanita Helsloot has joined the Presence team. Juanita will be managing translation projects from our Maastricht office. Can you […]

January 11, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , ,

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New year’s resolutions? No thanks, I’ll have a word

New year’s resolutions don’t work. And still every year many of us get lured into joining gyms, downloading life organisation apps, and buying countless books on becoming more confident (and richer in the process). A month into the new year, the gym membership card has become our toddler’s favourite toy, we’ve forgotten our efficiency apps’ […]

January 3, 2018 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , , , ,

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Looking back on 2017 and why it makes us feel proud

As soon as the last leftovers of the Christmas dinner are digested, people tend to look back at the good, the bad and the ugly of the past year. In the last week of December everyone tends to give into nostalgia, and at Presence we’re no exception to that rule. It has been quite an eventful […]

December 28, 2017 Peter Van Den Steene Geen categorie Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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