Consecutive – the “diplomatic” mode
Consecutive interpreting is suitable for settings such as official dinners, spontaneous speeches or small confidential meetings. Consecutive interpreters use a special note-taking technique before relaying the original message in stretches of 5 or 10 minutes in the other language.
This mode of interpreting is not provided in real time, so remember to plan your agenda accordingly. Consecutive interpreting can double the duration of the event.