Interpreting for a motivational or sales training session may appear to be no different from any regular conferences, seminars or classroom-based trainings, but it’s not true.
In terms of content, motivational or sales training is indeed less technical or may even be easier, however interpreting for an activity like this is so much more than just accuracy. It requires the interpreter to be able to portray the character of the speaker or trainer. His or her voice has to fit with the scene. Shouting, laughing, crying, jumping, sometimes even intimidating…in essence, the interpreter needs to be the character, physically and emotionally.
To further illustrate the difference of motivational or sales trainings from regular classroom-based training or international conferences, here are two exemplary videos.