We live and wok in a global market, no longer to companies compete for business within the same country and city. A business in Leeds might try to get clients from China or India just the same as an American company may try to gain French or Italian clients, such is the way the business world operates. So how do you compete on this global market? Naturally, having the best service helps and all but what about when communicating? In this article I will look at how you can gain a professional advantage over the competition and improve your international business relations in general.
Think about the correspondence you have with your overseas clients, assuming that one of you speaks both languages you are forcing them to speak a certain language. Now I know that this is common place amongst businesses around the globe but personally I cant help but feel a little rude dragging them away from their mother tongue for the sake of my inability to learn a foreign language (believe me, I tried). So what did I do? I did what you should do and signed up for the services of a language translation company.
Imagine the scenario, you're in preliminary discussions with a client overseas and you're just exchanging emails about ideas for a project. You receive your first email in Finnish, how do you reply? Well, there are several options and one is absolutely incorrect. You should never, never use quick and dirty online translators for thinks like emails and documents, let me tell you why. Languages are extremely reliant on tone and context, without those two things languages fail to communicate on a base level and outside of simple questions free online translators struggle to understand what you mean exactly. Put simply there is something lost in translation.
That's where professional language services come in, they hire fluent speakers from across the planet and work tirelessly to understand, translate and keep everything the same across different languages. Everything from the work choice to the tonality are carried across in a professional and efficient way. Now you two are speaking in terms you feel comfortable with and there's no chance of a vital sentence being lost in the great void that is translations.
The question you have to ask yourself is "is this for my business?" and it's my belief that in this globalist market, quality language translation is invaluable to any business.