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Nancy Hernon Accepted into Forbes New York Business Council

Posted by G3 Translate on June 7, 2018

Nancy Hernon, an experienced Chief Executive Officer at G3 Translate with a demonstrated history of working in the translation and localization industry, has been accepted into the Forbes New York Business Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management and investment firms.

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Tags: Accurate Translation, Cultural Knowledge

Why You Need to Read "Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands" Before Your Next International Business Trip

Posted by G3 Translate on May 9, 2018

"Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands," written by champion international road warrior, Terri Morrison, is the perfect guide for anyone who is traveling to another country whether for business or for leisure. It covers the cultural etiquette and business practices of over 60 countries! Did you know that your body language, speech or appearance can insult others and cause your intentions to be completely misinterpreted? This book tackles tips about how to close deals, break the ice and navigate not only the business world but also avoid being a complete outcast socially. It is derived originally from a 1990s database of international tips that Booz Allen Hamilton, AT&T and DuPont used and is a wealth of information if you plan to work abroad, travel or collaborate with international teams. 

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Tags: International Travel, Cultural Knowledge

Color Your World: Avoid Cultural Taboos Internationally

Posted by G3 Translate on March 20, 2018

You may be a wizard when it comes to boarding passes, booking hotels and moving through various time zones, but your flair for corporate travel won’t take you very far if you offend your international colleagues. Most global marketing professionals know their words and phrases can either make or break them - cultural nuances change the meaning of our messages. But, the colors you use, either through your personal appearance or marketing peripherals, may speak even louder than your voice.

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Tags: Cultural Knowledge

Which Business Documents Can G3 Translate Handle?

Posted by G3 Translate on February 18, 2018

Whether you're communicating with someone in Brussels or in Boston, you need to be able to deliver a clear message that is understood and culturally relevant. Verbatim translations are hardly ever effective and leave significant room for misunderstandings. Our team at G3 Translate can bridge the gap by helping you deliver your message and understand your audience's response.

You might be wondering, what project types and documents can you expect G3 Translate to handle for you?

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Tags: Accurate Translation, Cultural Knowledge

Three Factors that Impact Translation Costs

Posted by G3 Translate on January 1, 2018

Keeping a project on-time and within budget is key for any successful project manager. But before a project can get started, the bid must be completed. Understanding key factors which directly affect pricing can be of tremendous help to get the project started more quickly. Here, we shed light on three key factors that directly affect the cost of translation: language, complexity and deadlines.

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Tags: Accurate Translation, Cultural Knowledge

What Not to Wear to Your Next International Business Meeting

Posted by G3 Translate on December 15, 2017

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

Reputation Management through Quality Translation Services

Posted by G3 Translate on November 15, 2017

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 November 1, 2017

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