Last month (June 2023) I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous team at Italian dental marketing company, Ideandum, interpreting for an event they held in Canary Wharf. Whilst I spend many of my days interpreting for different events across London and further afield, this event has stuck with me as it was such a positive experience, so I thought I would share more about it with you.
Ideandum are such a lively, fun team, and from our very first meeting they had such a positive vibe about them it was impossible not to feel as excited about the event as they were! I was embraced as part of their team from the word go, and so at all times felt like my input was valued and useful.
The two-day event had a hybrid interpreting structure: on the first day I carried out remote interpretation from a separate room to the main speakers and on the second day I was interpreting side by side with the speaker. Both sessions worked really well – the technical elements I had put in place ran smoothly and we worked well as a team for the whole event.
What I most appreciated, however, was how much the team at Ideandum embraced working with me. We were on similar wavelengths when it comes to social media which was great, too! We enjoyed putting some stories out on Instagram after the event and capturing me at work during the proceedings!
Not just stopping with some wonderful reviews on Google, I was especially touched by Ideandum adding a slide in their deck dedicated to thanking me! It was the loveliest gesture.
In the past, I have received many rounds of applause, flowers on stage and even a watch from a client in America, but I have never been recognised with my own page in the main PowerPoint presentation before! It honestly meant a huge amount to me and provided a wonderful boost, empowering me to always strive to provide the best service and excel in my role.
In so many assignments the interpreters are just a voice from a dark, separate booth or room, being required to blend in and be invisible from the speaker. This assignment compensated so wonderfully for those inconspicuous times. It was uplifting to be seen as an integral part of the communication process and to demonstrate my experience in a visible and meaningful way. So thank you Ideandum – I cannot wait to work with you all again!