I wanted to share with you a brilliant event at which I recently worked, located at one of London’s most iconic buildings, the Gherkin.
This architectural marvel, nestled in the heart of the city, offers an experience unlike any other.
From the moment you step into the Gherkin, you are met with a blend of modernity and elegance that is truly unique. Its distinct structure, reminiscent of a gigantic glass cucumber rising into the sky, provides an almost futuristic vibe. Yet inside, it’s all about style and comfort.
I had the privilege to be introduced to a phenomenal speaker, Renato Mosca, Founder and Senior Partner of Training Luxury, who held the audience captive with his engaging and motivational style.
Renato, in his inimitable way, shared fascinating stories about luxury and beauty, even discussing how the advanced derma sector could borrow key ideas from the luxury industry. His insights were eye-opening, revealing how these concepts could transform how patients perceive the industry, ultimately attracting more business and fostering loyalty.
But the most unforgettable moment of the evening which truly stood out for me, was having the privilege of a personal pre-speech briefing with Renato himself.
Amidst the excitement and flurry of activity, he graciously shared the highlights of his speech with me. From captivating anecdotes to a tribute to the legendary Coco Chanel, and even a tantalising mention of the elusive “potion of immortality,” Renato’s insights were priceless.
This pre-speech briefing was hugely valuable to me as an interpreter. It allowed me to build a mental sequence of images linked to his speech, ensuring that my translation into English truly captured the essence of his message.
It reinforced the importance of having a detailed conversation with the speaker before an interpreting assignment – a step that is often overlooked but one which greatly enhances the smoothness of the interpreting process.
As a member of the project management team, ensuring the flawless execution of the event from an AV and interpreting standpoint was hugely important to me, so witnessing the overwhelmingly positive reactions from our diverse guests left me in awe.
They couldn’t stop complimenting Renato’s top-notch speech, a testament to his incredible ability to engage an audience.
Being part of this event was a fantastic experience, and I will cherish the memories for years to come!