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What Not to Wear to Your Next International Business Meeting

Posted by G3 Translate on Dec 15, 2017 7:15:00 AM

In today’s world of easy travel, we can jump on a plane and get to our destination in a jiffy, but do we ever take a minute to think about how we will be perceived when we arrive? In the U.S. you might be able to grace the stage for a TedTalk in Converse High Tops and an expensive blazer, but in other countries this simply won't do.

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Tags: International Travel, Cultural Knowledge

When Your Vendor Matters: Finding Translation Services You Can Trust

Posted by G3 Translate on Dec 1, 2017 4:45:00 PM

We are an innovative company that combines linguistic talent with advanced technology and a deep understanding of the insights industry. Our translation services help our clients collaborate on a global scale. Brands and companies are moving quickly into new markets, evaluating new products and need client feedback for internal changes. We know that companies are basing massive amounts of potential investment dollars based on the data collected through highly-focused global market research. For this reason, the translation quality of international questionnaires needs to be spot on. At G3 Translate our difference shines through our experience, our commitment to connectivity and ultimate dependability for translation accuracy.

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Tags: Accurate Translation

Reputation Management through Quality Translation Services

Posted by G3 Translate on Nov 15, 2017 3:47:00 PM

Companies spend millions of dollars managing their reputations online to reduce negative press and increase appeal to a global audience. While the costs of a poor reputation are immense, reputation management represents a big expense for companies. While paying to clean up a poor reputation whether true or false, some thought should also be placed on how to prevent reputation loss. For brands with global footprints which span over multiple languages, finding a quality translation service is one point where companies need to be vigilant. Proactive reputation management includes proper vetting of all vendors, but when you cannot read a vendor's output in your own native language, reputation management can be even more complex.

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Tags: Accurate Translation, Cultural Knowledge

Why Cultural Knowledge is Key for Successful Translations

Posted by G3 Translate on Nov 1, 2017 11:51:00 PM

Remember that time in 1977 when President Jimmy Carter abandoned the U.S.? No? Oh yeah, that’s because it never happened. But that’s what he said in his address during a visit to Poland – in the first trip of his presidency. At least, that’s what the Polish audience thought he said. What he actually said was, “…when I left the U.S.” It’s just the difference between going on a business trip, and turning your back forever on the country you have been elected to represent. It’s also a real-world example of an interpretation mistake caused by a lack of cultural understanding. 

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Tags: Accurate Translation, Cultural Knowledge

Top 11 Podcasts for Busy Professionals

Posted by G3 Translate on Oct 15, 2017 8:15:00 AM

As a busy professional it’s always go, go, go. If you travel for your career, there are bound to be downtimes at the airport, Uber travel time, or a few evening hours stuck in the hotel. Looking for some entertainment and education that won’t keep you up too late to make it to the 8 AM conference call? Check out these 11 recommended podcasts for the busy professional!

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Tags: Podcasts

Translate This: Funny Idioms That Defy Direct Translation

Posted by G3 Translate on Oct 1, 2017 1:55:00 PM

I asked directions to the store, this guy said, "Well that's just a hop, skip and a jump away." ... "Well that's not how I'm getting there...You got directions for those who are walking?" - Mitch Hedberg

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Tags: Idioms

From Philadelphia to Filadelfia and Everywhere in Between: The Case for Cultural Awareness of your Target Market

Posted by G3 Translate on Sep 15, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Through professional and culturally relevant translation you can break through language barriers to not only communicate your thought but also do so in a way that helps the listener engage in a meaningful way. The translator should take the burden of not only translating the very words of the message, but also be sure they are conveying the meaning. Cultural awareness is imperative because culture is much more tightly bound to language than most people understand at first glance.

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Tags: Accurate Translation, Cultural Knowledge

10 Best Apps for International Business Travelers

Posted by G3 Translate on Sep 1, 2017 9:05:00 AM

When you travel overseas for work, it can bring on a whole litany of issues to deal with. You do have devices right in your hand that can help you with that, which is great news! These are obviously your smartphone and tablet. There are fantastic apps you can download that will cater to the busy international business traveler. Here are 10 of the best apps to download right now that might help you out.

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Tags: International Travel